Buffalo Rally smashes records

Published on : Friday, March 28, 2014

download-319As organisers crunch the numbers, it’s clear that the 37th Buffalo Rally was one of the best ever – which bodes well for its future in Mossel Bay.


The Rally took place on the Human Rights Day weekend (21 – 23 March), and, said organiser and Nomads Motorcycle Club chairman Luderick Jacoby, attendance was up by about 7.5% on 2013.

“This is exciting because numbers are declining at many rallies around the country,” he said.

“We think the Buff has been doing well over the past few years for a number of reasons – especially because of the support we get from the Municipality of Mossel Bay, and because Mossel Bay is a great destination for an event like ours.”

Despite sensationalised – and erroneous – headlines published by some media outlets, all indicators point to a return to Mossel Bay in 2015.


The Municipality released a statement on Tuesday stating that it is “eager to renew the contract with the Nomads Motorcycle Club for staging the annual Buffalo Rally in Mossel Bay for another three years.”

The statement made it clear that the parties have concluded their negotiations, and that, in order to comply with prescribed municipal procedure, the contract needs only to be ratified at a full meeting of the Council.


The matter has been placed on the agenda for the 24th of April.

Mr. Jacoby said that good weather played an important part in the success of this year’s rally – and that members of the public of Mossel Bay turned out in huge numbers to support the Concours d’ Elegance, the Mass Ride, and the free trick riding displays which were presented by the Le Riche Brothers and the Christian Motorcycle Association at the Garden Route Casino.

He said that the decision to hold the Concours at the Eden Plaza was a good one.

“The weather helped again, but this year’s event drew bigger crowds, too, and more bikes than last year – and the bikes on display were also of a higher calibre.”

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