Northern Old Bastards return to Ladysmith

The Northern Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club held their 12th annual Show and Shine on Sunday, seeing over 300 bikes turn up at the Ladysmith Hotel. The parking lot was mostly full all day, as club members, supporters and fans rode in from across the Pontiac, Ottawa Valley, and different parts of Quebec and Ontario.
The free event drew in motorcycle fans of all ages. Pictured, 5-year-old Desmond Richard enjoyed his first taste of hopping aboard various bikes.
Motorcycle owners could enter their rides in various categories, separated by the decade they were released in. From left, Shane Doucette and Roger Demers, both club members, get ready to go out for a rip.
The event draws in not only Old Bastards club members, but fans or supporters, too. Pictured, Bruce Strickland shows off his motorcycle in the front parking lot of the Ladysmith Hotel.

LADYSMITH June 10, 2018
The Ladysmith Hotel’s favourite bikers returned en masse over the weekend, filling the town with all sorts of Old Bastards as the annual bike show took place.
Celebrating the Northern Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club Show and Shine, upwards of 300 motorcycles and their riders arrived throughout the day for 12th annual iteration of the event.
“As you can see, the parking lot is full,” said Northern Old Bastards Vice President Stuart MacFarlane, as he looked around the parking lot.
With the support of Ernie and Cathy Pasch, the owners of the Ladysmith Hotel, the entire show is free. Guests are welcome to browse the bikes all around the property and come as they please. The restaurant owners even provide most of the trophies for the judging competition, for the various decade categories.

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