The Darwin Motorcycle Club's Kamfari has been firmly entrenched in the Top End's Motorsport Calender for 35 years. It is not only the longest serving Motorsport event in the Northern Territory, it is also one of the toughest and most spectacular motorcycle endurance events in the country.
The idea arose in 1970 at a club barbecue when a few members decided to organize a 100 mile MUD race which would push the rider and their machine to the limit and therefore become the ultimate challenge, and so the Kamfari was born. For the first fifteen years the event was held on the flood plains surrounding the Adelaide River opposite Fog Dam later known as Kamfari Park.
This year as with the last 2 yrs, Land Administration of the Dept of Planning and Infrastructure has given the club permission to hold the event on crown land out on the Gunn point road. This new location for the last 2 years proved to be one of the best and with some modifications to the tracks again this year will see the best Kamfari event ever.
With insurance regulations on our doorstep, 2004 saw a change to racing bikes and quads together, and the twin track KAMFARI racing idea. This was taken on board by the riders with great steed and full steam ahead for lots of years to come.
The Kamfari has over the years attracted many competitors from interstate who came to conquer the toughest enduro. Many have tried and failed to even finish, up until 2004 any one from interstate had gone home with dented egos. 2004 proved to be a good year for NSW Brad Williscroft who placed 1st from winning the Kamfari.
In 2005 riders came from all over Australia, in the endeavor to conquer the toughest endurance race in Darwin, but it was our own Darwin riders who went out to win the KAMFARI in 2005. Darren Hansen took out bikes outright as well as Waldo Hussie taking out the quads outright.