- Gray's use of the term was in relation to " Rat Bikes, " motorcycles that were assembled from spare parts, to be enjoyed and ridden, and not necessarily for the display of the builder's skills.
- Prizes are awarded for the furthest distance travelled, best bike, best rat bike, oldest person attending, youngest person attending, etc . There are usually planned ride-outs on the Saturday taking in good roads and sometimes historic sites, museums, etc.
- For instance, it is hard to insure motorcycles older than 25 years because at that point insurance companies consider them " vintage " or " antique " or " classic ", but that's not a statement of value ( a 1980 rat bike is not particularly classic ), but rather a desire to avoid replacement claims on irreplaceable bikes . & mdash; & # 9742; 19 : 23, August 12, 2005 ( UTC)