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Vic Section IIRA Association General Meetings held last Tuesday of the month (except December- January)  at

Pascoe Vale Hotel

12 Railway Pde Pascoe Vale Victoria 3044

Monthly Association Run

1st Sunday of the month run  check Calendar as these are not on if a rally falls in the same month

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Application Form June 15 V.3


IIRA Rally Account

Commonwealth Bank 063141

Acc 10486429

All Events and meetings are subject to Corona Virus regulations, keep viewing the calendar for up to date information.

Don’t forget the meeting on Tuesday

At the Pascoe Vale Hotel 8-00pm start, also the Spurs ride is on this Sunday it’s listed in the calendar and it is the third attempt to do this ride as weather was against us, hopefully it’s on this time

New regulations for importing Classic Indians

Some Permit related changes afoot at VicRoads…from AOMC…

VicRoads club permit forms and VIN stamping

Dear Club representative

Please read on for the following updates :

  • Alignment of VicRoads club permit forms with the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021
  • Commonwealth requirement – Classic and collectible vehicles imported from 1 July 2021 will be issued a VIN that must be stamped on the vehicle.
    Alignment of VicRoads club permit forms with the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021
    VicRoads has updated a number of Club Permit forms to improve the vehicle data collected by VicRoads, and to ensure that the correct permit types and club permit plates are issued to eligible vehicles.

What do Club Permit Scheme clubs and members need to do?
The updated forms are now available on the VicRoads website at < > for you and your members to use.

  • Club Permit application form
  • Club Permit reassignment form
  • Vehicle eligibility and standards declaration form
  • Approved club office bearers and scrutineers
    Please encourage your members to use these current forms rather than previous versions.

Why have these changes been made?
These forms now have an updated layout and align with the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2021.

Club Permit application

  • There are only four categories of Club Permit – Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Historic, and Street Rod.
  • Each category now has a sub-category – either Original, Modified or Replica.
  • The documents required for each sub-category are listed at the bottom of the form.
    Vehicle eligibility and standards declaration for Club Permit vehicles
  • Now includes a record of the VASS approval certificate and Vehicle import details, where applicable.

Club permit reassignment and Club permit agreement

  • Re-ordering of the data fields.
    Club Permit logbook
  • The Club Permit logbook has been updated to align with regulation changes.

New requirement – Classic and collectible vehicles imported from 1 July 2021 will be issued a VIN that must be stamped on the vehicle.
With the introduction of the Commonwealth Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 and Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019, vehicles imported from 1 July 2021 that do not already have a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) stamped into the vehicle will be issued a VIN, which needs to be stamped on the vehicle.

Club members who are considering importing these vehicles should familiarise themselves with the new requirements as explained below.

Most classic and collectible vehicles are issued a chassis number by the vehicle manufacturer. Under the Commonwealth Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 and Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2019, these types of vehicles are now imported under the concessional entry pathway and recorded on the Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV).

As these vehicles do not have a 17-character VIN that meets the ISO standards, the Commonwealth Department of Transport Infrastructure Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) will issue a VIN with the condition that the VIN must be stamped on the vehicle. It is an offence under the Commonwealth legislation if this condition is not complied with. A plate attached to the vehicle displaying the VIN is not acceptable.

The VIN provided by the Commonwealth via the RAV process is the identifier by which the vehicle must be known throughout Australia for registration and club permit purposes and is how the vehicle’s origin will be determined for the purpose of registration/CPS permit eligibility.

Further information
To find out more about the Club Permit Scheme obligations, search ‘Club Permit Scheme’ at < >.
To find out more about the RVS legislation please visit < >.

Kind regards,
Director, Registration and Licensing

Practice Standards and Solutions

Neither nor Nither

So a few things are happening as our small world slowly returns to normal, last months ride The Two Spurs ride was canceled due to a miscommunication and also because of the foul weather that was forecast. The good news is it is being re-instated for the April first Sunday Ride, other things that happened is the Association Meeting is cancelled this month due to a huge contingency of members attending the Tassie Tour 2022 Rally in obviously Tassie for a 12 day Rally. After this things as far as regular meetings should click back to normal again.

Odd things in the olden days

Message from the President

Hi All
Welcome to 2022, we welcome the easing of restrictions in NSW & Victoria and look forward to a more normal year.
With that in mind, this is a quick note to remind you that our normal monthly meetings resume from Tuesday 22nd at the Pascoevale Hotel from 8pm. Meals are available if you arrive earlier.
Monthly rides on the first Sunday of each month resumed before Xmas thanks to Owen Jones & David Cattrall. Check the website calendar for details.
Also a reminder that the Inverloch ride is on next weekend. Details are on the calendar on the website. We have spread this over 3 days to enable a wider audience of members to come earlier, or after work on Friday to enjoy some magnificent Gippsland countryside.
This is booking out fast, so contact the Inverloch Motel if you’re interested.
Alistair Piercy

2 years later and were are not back to normal

So a lot of people are still “shell shocked” by the recent pandemic, some are still afraid to travel others are reluctant to gather with friends and of course social distancing and mask rules are still in place but QR codes are now 50% down on what they were a mere month ago. Still having just recently turned 70 I’m out to make up 2 years of life and at this age 2 years is a lot of time, what does one do to make it up well I’m off to Tassie next month with the British Motorcycle Club of Hobart on a 12 day ride which is what happens every 2 years the last one I just got back before lockdown! Then there is the Sitting Bull Rally in two weeks and a run the week after with our new club captain Dave Catteral to the Two Spurs, so plenty on and hopefully with friends coming along as well

Members under the weather

1908 Indian

At this point I must wish some of our members all the best as they are not well at this point in time Linda Jones, Pete Kime & Ian Rhook if you are personal friends why not give them a ring and give them a get well message

Its not just us

Recently I was asked about other club’s policies on Covid -19 the Williamstown Motorcycle Club have a similar policy to us

Fully Vaccinated Requirement for WMCC Events

With the roll out across Victoria of proof of COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of entry into ven- ues or events, the committee has decided to make being fully vaccinated a condition of entry for all WMCC events. This will apply to all attendees, including members and invitees.

This will come into effect from 5 November (the Victorian 80% double vaccination target date) when ca- fés, pubs and restaurants etc. will re-open for indoor service for patrons who can prove vaccination sta- tus. Should the Government move this date, WMCC will move ours accordingly.

Proof of full vaccination status can best be done by uploading your vaccination certificate to the ‘Victoria Service App’, or having a hard copy of your certificate from your Medicare records.

At Café Cirino, the Customs House Hotel, or a ride lunch venue evidence of your vaccination status will of course be the responsibility for the venue – not WMCC.

Our club has an older demographic, some of whom do have underlying medical conditions, which alt- hough double-vaccinated, would suffer unnecessarily should they be exposed to the virus and suffer even mild symptoms. Therefore the committee believes we have a responsibility to ensure the club pro- vides a safe environment for all its members.

With any change in Government Directions we will review this requirement.

The WMCC Committee

Famous Indian

Few people know her and yet, this 1200 Chief of 1948 was probably one of the most media-related Indians in the world. In front of 30 million spectators, she indeed opened the marriage procession of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly on April 19, 1956, to find her place more recently in the Principality.

Three years after the launch of the Indian brand in 1901, law enforcement is among the first important customers to recognize the potential of Springfield motorcycles. On December 10, 1904, the New York Police Department issued an inaugural order of Indian motorcycles to the Hendee Manufacturing Company. Given their great efficiency, a second batch of these monocylinders was purchased on April 22, 1905. In France, we have to wait for the end of World War I for Georges Clemenceau, then the President of the Council, to give the Gendarmerie of a long-term motorcycles, left in place by Uncle Sam’s armed forces. Also, 64% of these m Achilles used by American allies are Indian, more precisely 1000cc Powerplus models. At this time, and until his death in 1922, Prince Albert 1st of Monaco has been riding the handlebar of a British Humber-branded motorcycle for more than twenty years. He even has a number of road trivia that led him from Monte-Carlo to Paris. So it’s no surprise that early 1951, the young Prince Rainier III decides to complete his Carabiniers Corps of a future motorcycle escort squadron.
Contrary to his illustrious great-grandfather Albert 1st, he does not choose this squadron’s motorcycles over English builders, but opts for American beautiful ones. As much as on March 10, 1951, the French Army Regional Parc of the Paris Materials offered the Carabiniers eleven Harley 750 WLC 1943, rescued from the Second War. They are quickly “civilized”, fitted and painted in navy blue. However, Prince Rainier III reserves a much more prestigious model for his peloton leader, Deputy Lieutenant François Delaye. On June 10, 1951, he personally purchased an Indian 1200 Chief 1948 carrying the CDH 6420 serial number. She is also entitled to a new painting and is wearing the Prince’s crowned monogram on the tip of her front guard. All bikes are also equipped with electric sirens installed on the top of the fork, as well as elegant white flanking tires. In 1953, the Fanion of the motorcyclist Peloton was restored by Prince Rainier III and will be installed on a support arch fitted by collars at the Chief’s handlebar. In addition to the ceremonies and official escorts, the Carabiniers bikers participate in the procession of the now mythical marriage principle on April 19, 1956.

The Indian opens the march with a lot of elegance, with its generous body being seen by 30 million viewers around the world. This remarkable motorcycle, followed by the smallest 750 cc, is also featured in countless official photos, sometimes published in the past press.
But a wind of change is blowing on the Peloton from March 10, 1962, with the purchase of eight 500 cc BMW motorcycles. Little by little, these Germans are going to replace the American ones. According to the Carabiniers Register, August 16, 1966, the registered Indian “611” was sold with a major stock of spare parts to M. Marchisio, who holds a butcher shop in the city of Menton. Due to lack of space, he ended up separating from the lot in the late 60s, to give it to Edmond Joly, Nicois motorcyclist. The latter let this Chief rustle and skate for thirty years in his shop, provoking the lust of many local amateurs of fine mechanics. Despite his pitiful condition, this Chief remains incredibly attached: his chromos are stung, oxidized aluminum, his night blue paint, and cracked. As for the leather of its large double saddle, it is as dry as the GoodYear tire rubber.
Despite all the buying offers submitted to him, Mr. Joly stubbornly refuses to part ways with this Indian, on which he ended up undergoing in the early 1990s a somewhat “fantasy” first restaurant. With a bicolored beige-gold paint and a few other minor taste or anachronisms, this Chief will long be displayed in the showroom of a Jolly family Japanese motorcycle dealership. Even after Edmond passed away in 2009 Three years later, she still returns to Monaco, where she is loaned to the Carabiniers Barracks on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the motorcyclist Peloton celebrated in 2012. She will be exposed for a year.

Prince Albert II wanting to redeem the Indian acquired Jadis by his father, the heirs of Edmond Joly agree to sell it to the Palais Princier. It was restored for a second time, by Gilles Lumes, a motorcycle technician at the Carabiniers workshop. However, appearing very dark on the archives photos, it will be painted black by the body of the Palais, instead of its dark blue of the time. It is in this delivery that the former motorcycle of the head of Peloton integrates the museum that brings together the collection of cars from S.A.S. Prince of Monaco. Little bit of appreciation, she rests on her side cradle, stuck between an Imperial Chrysler and a 1950’s Cadillac. With great regret of the Carabiniers, she left their barracks that hosted her for a year and would have had a place of honor in their “Museum of Princes of Monaco and their Guards”.
In the absence of the real Indian Chief 1948 of the former motorcyclist Peloton, a model reduced to 1:10y is displayed under the window, this time around the authentic blue night of the Carabiniers!

Happy New Year

Midnight Express

Good riddance 2021 I’m glad to see the back of you especially after vaccine shots, lockdowns, and for me personally no Christmas because of a close contact situation although fortunately I proved Covid free and 30,000 were in the same situation at the same time. This year hopefully may see the end of these problems and all being well 2023 we may be back to normal again personally I would recommend get your booster shot when you can and follow social distancing, mask rules where applicable

So The Midnight Express is on again on 15/01/22 at 6-30 for a 7.00 pm start at the Ampol Mill Park servo and hopefully a nice night as well to finish around Midnight make sure your lights are working and some “Shoo Roo”s can be bought from Supercheap Auto’s for large hopping Skippies, we usually get a good turn up for this event so start planning now. details are on the calendar.

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