Hey, welcome to The Machine Show website.
First up, if you don’t find the information you need here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to answer your query. We don’t do this full time, so it may take a day or two to get back to you. We post on our Instagram account all the time and watch that closely, so you can message us through there also. We post across to Facebook via the Instagram account, but we don’t engage with Facebook much at all so best try the other avenues. Have a read through the “About” page if you want to get into some detail of what we are all about on our weekend.
As you probably already know, the 2018 Show is scheduled for Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25. Gates open Friday lunch and most people are headed home by lunch Sunday. What this means is that we are a two day and two night event. If you are here to buy a weekend camp pass, or weekend camp pass/T-shirt bundle hit the menu at top right and head to “shop” or “tickets“. Day passes will be sold at the gate and concession passes with proof of concession on the day. Day passes will mean no camping. So if you have other accommodation arranged just buy a day pass if you like on the saturday when you come for the day.
The Show is a camp-out weekend for both Friday and Saturday nights. We have proper bathroom facilities with toilets and showers, food vendors, a beautiful campground with firebins and firewood for sale so that everyone can have a great camp set up and be comfortable around a fire with their friends and family. The centre stage of our weekend is the static “show and shine” display all day Saturday. The arena gate opens at 8am and all bikes pre-1988 are eligible to enter and be judged. We are into ALL motorcycles in ALL levels of condition, so bring your bike along and put it in the arena. This year we are adding a few new elements to the show. The 2018 Bike Build Competition that has 41 entries (we can’t believe the response was so amazing), and the Mini-Machine Build comp for under 13s. We have two boys and two girls building bikes for that, which is super exiting for us and I’m sure the kids too. We also promote selling parts or bikes over the weekend, so anyone that wants to bring parts along just set up shop at your campsite. In other words, an informal swap meet, but please, motorcycle parts only, no car parts or bric-a-brac.
Last year there were rides organised to and from the show. Guys and girls rode from Victoria, Sydney, Queensland and pretty well all over NSW. If you are organising a ride and are taking a couple of days to get to Braidwood and home, and want to ride with others, send usa message and we will let others know so that they can join you along the way. At the Machine Show it doesn’t matter what you ride…as long as you ride. All motorcycles and their riders are welcome. Our show is about motorcycles and friends getting together around a campfire, enjoying the country and our local town Braidwood that has so much to offer. We hope to see you at the show this March and please be careful riding to and from the event, we really promote safety throughout the weekend and do our best to ensure the Braidwood Showground is a safe place for all adults and children to visit.