Pine shindig attracts plenty of ‘shovels’

June 17, 2017

Spectators peruse the line-up of Harley Davidson motorbikes at Pretty Pine on Saturday. Photo courtesy Gavin Leys Photography.

About 300 people made their way to Pretty Pine on Saturday to see a stunning line-up of Harley Davidson motorbikes.

The Deni Shovel Muster attracted 60 Shovelhead Harley Davidsons, with some of the most impressive claiming trophies in a show ‘n’ shine competition.

One lucky muster goer even went home with an extra set of wheels, with a Perth man claiming the raffle of a 1972 FLH motorbike.

While the bikes were the main attraction at the fifth annual event, Bendigo band The Flannos also pulled in a crowd on Saturday night, supported by Jackson Creek Boogie Band and Deniliquin’s DJ Beefy.

Deni Shovel Muster Inc member Dave Downie said it was a successful weekend and plans were already in place for the sixth event.

‘‘On behalf of the Muster, I’d like to thank everyone who came along and had good time, the hard working crew who organise and prepare everything and help it run smoothly, the bands, the sound crew and all involved at the Pretty Pine Hotel,’’ he said.

‘‘I also want to thank everyone who brought their bikes to display.

‘‘It’s a pat on the back for us to see everyone enjoy themselves.’’

The 2018 Deni Shovel Muster is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, again at the Pretty Pine Hotel.

Mr Downie said The Flannos have already agreed to return to next year’s stage, alongside Catfish Voodoo who were a crowd favourite at the 2014 event.

More information about next year’s event will be posted on the ‘Deni shovel muster the sixth event’ Facebook event page as planning progresses.

2017 results:

Publican’s choice – Travis Buchanan.

Most unique – Jamin with a 1978 bitza.

Most original – Paul Houlihan with a 1970 FLH.

Best Ironhead – BJ with a 1983 Sportster.

Best Shovel Alternator – Dennis with a 1980 Wideglide.

Best Shovel Generator – Mick Welsh with a 1969 FLH.

Best Shovel Swingarm – Mitch Goodwin with a 1974 Shovel.

Best rigid – Grim with a 1974 Shovel.

Best overall – Luke Hall with a 1976 Bobber.

Best burnout – Dan McLean.

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