Another one for the “Bucket List”

Motorcycle Cannonball Run Forums

Chris K….  went to this in 2010 the YouTube links in this site are wonderful, if I win the lottery I would love to go to this, it’s on my “Bucket list”

Pre-1930 Cannonball Link

The good old days?

A mottley crew heads off across Europe, in 1953. (Pic is copyright)

It was the Summer of 1953 (the year the Indian Springfield factory closed its doors) when a chap called Geoffrey Gander, and a few mates, set off on a European holiday on their motorcycles.

This lovely tale is worth a scan when you get a spare moment – mostly for the pictures. No Indians in the group, but for V-twin fans there’s an SS100 Brough Superior, plus (shock, horror! – Guido) a couple of Sunbeams.

See this link…

(Please note the pics are copyright and the author would appreciate a small donation to help him cover the web bills. See the end of the story for the donation link.)

Mother Lode Barn Find, Hemming’s Auction News

A couple of links on a huge hoard of various bikes for sale in USA

Hemming’s Link  & Buck’s Indians link

John Smith El President has returned from USA  & is writing a story on his trip, meanwhile a picture has been provided by him I think this is from the famous Barn Ride Meeting

Motorcycles & culture

Cute, isn't it? Motorcycles and their cultural influence headline an exhibit in the USA.

 

Chris Knoop sent us a link on The Wall of Death click on the highlight

The Morris Museum in New Jersey, USA, is running an exhibit on the influence of motorcycles on culture.  See this link

 

 

Tech Article Area is open

We have started a Tech Article area for people who sometime need some advice on repairs or mods to their Indian, this first one is the re-print of the Electric Moccasin article by Phillip White  that was printed in our quarterly magazine Smoke Signals. There is another in the wind about Topping Your Chief  that proves you don’t need a $1000,000 to fix your machine that some of the professionals charge, basically our machines were built in a simpler time where regular maintenance was done in the field not in a high-tech workshop, as a matter of fact lots of Indian’s in WW11 were overhauled in very adverse conditions with service personal that were trained in 3 weeks (see pictures below)! The Myth that surrounds Indian’s that they are hard to repair astounds many, but in saying this they must be repaired to factory specs & methodically to have a useful reliable service life with regular maintenance, some things such as machining or welding need to be given to a professional that can be provided by the many listed in our Parts & Repairers Area, meanwhile enjoy the first article in our series.

This section is open to all enthusiasts whether you are a IIRA member or not. If you have some expertise or handy hints on keeping those wheels turning we would like to hear from you. Just drop us a line at  unionjack@unionjack.com.au. or guyallen@optusnet.com.au .If you are a club member and require help on a particular problem just log onto our “Members Only” area .

Thanks to Australian War Memorial for use of their photos which were copyrighted but are now expired, these pictures are on public domain

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New Flag counter

As we have had over 43,000 hits on this site we have started a flag counter to see what countries are curious about us. A few changes are happening on the site over the next few days keep your eyes peeled. Picture below is of a 1916 Indian recently acquired by one of our members it will be at the Great Race 2012 for it’s first airing here in Aussie

Iron Facebook

Our shiny new Facebook page

Thanks to Connie, Phil, and others, we have a Facebook page up and running.

It’s early days and the content will be chaotic.

For those of you with an account, use this link and drop in, add your thoughts, pix, diaries, whatever. Don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button.

Oh, and if you feel inspired to drop a story on Facebook, why not send it to me for our next club mag, too?

Guy “Guido” Allen

Email: guyallen@optusnet.com.au

Association Monthly Run this Sunday

Don’t forget  the Monthly Run this Sunday, keep your eyes on the Events calendar for the departure point time & destination I have organised good weather so no excuses. Smoke Signals Magazine is available & we are mailing it out & it will also appear on our website as we move into the modern age, so you can have it on file.I almost forgot the members that ordered Tim Pickering’s new book Franklin’s Indian’s these copies are available now. We would like to welcome Major Look Signs & Motorcycle Trader Magazine to our growing list of advertisers, they are all helping with financing  the running of your Association so please support them when you can. Meanwhile one of our friend’s MontiMedia have supplied a couple of photo’s from a trip to Bonneville for you to enjoy, I like the foot clutch conversion

Thanks to our sponsors & friends

The Crazy Horse Rally at Corryong was a huge success  thanks to Victory Motorcycles, Classic Style, Hoggies Country Bakehouse, Corryong Historic Machinery Club, Cudgewa Hotel, & Mountain View Motel all these business’s either supplied raffle prizes, donated food ,a Function Room, & also to all the Marshall’s  that helped on the corners, without them it would not have happened & we are forever in your debit. Financial members will have a full report next week in you quarterly Smoke Signals Magazine.

 

 

Who said newer Indians are not appealing?

From our friends at Twin City Indian & you can purchase the postors  (click on each pin-up for a close-up)

 

 

 

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