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Well this year came and went like a “shot out of a gun” as my Dad would say, speaking of which the past events this year that were fairly busy with runs, rallies and social events. The rallies were as such the Midnight Express in January with Pete Kime and his FOC “Shoo Roo”s for participants, February was a good Sitting Bull rally at Inverloch with Noel Thornby, then came July with our Rain in the Face rally at Beechworth that Gary Hogg ran superbly and we never got wet, October came and went with the Crazy Horse rally totally booked out at Dunkeld thanks to Pete Kime. The social events were well catered for as well with Christmas in July and the Christmas Party (November) both at the Old England Hotel In Heidelberg. Then of course our fearless Club Captain Owen Jones handled the first Sunday of the month rides (unless a rally was in that month) in his own unique manner. The Association meetings were on the last Tuesday of the month at the Pascoe Vale Hotel, plenty happened a new President and Secretary and treasurer, also new Own Rules were voted in and as usual a new Clubman of the Year was awarded at the AGM.
So 2020 the “Roaring Twenties” are upon us with our 10 year anniversary this year it is a virtual repeat except that in October we replace the Crazy Horse with a 10 day tour to Handorf in S.Aust (9-19 Oct) and back and that will be limited to 20 only individuals the first priority will be to old Indians then newer versions and then other red plate suitable bikes, I would suggest you get the old girl out and give her a good kicking and I don’t mean your missus.

Seems only 6 months ago since Christmas was here, strange as when I was a kid it took two years to come around. Seriously though things go fast these days the year included, in this past 12 months we did the Midnight Express in January (and its up again on 11th of Jan 2020) followed by the Sitting Bull Rally at Inverloch in February, then the Rain in the face Rally in June, the Crazy Horse in October thats not counting monthly meetings (none on this month) 1st Sunday of the month rides and Christmas in July as well as the Christmas Party last week! Next years starts with a bang with all of the above except the Crazy Horse in October which is replaced with the 10 day Anniversary ride to Harndorf S.Aust. So that means plenty of fun and over the Christmas break get your Indian in tip-top riding condition as they still require maintenance.

Yes after 12 months demand another limited batch on TLS Indian brakes are available, the one pictured above is girder or Tele fork type and of course the earlier leaf spring fork type is available. Either contact Mark at Crazy Horse Moto or Phil at UnionJack motorcycles 0394996428, a special discounted price is available only for current IIRA members only. There are now over 80 of these out around the world and they have proven safe and successful order now to procure yours as I’m thinking of discontinuing the early leaf variation to concentrate on only post war types

It’s on again on 28th Feb all booking through Pete Kime, rally is fully booked alternative accommodation is available on request. 


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