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The second Vindian

Yes they are like arseholes, everybody has one even me. But most people think Peter Arundel built the first Vindian after the factory one that is, Pete built his in the early 2000’s this one above was built by Peter Shoemark’s father Ron and a good 45 years earlier using a Army Chief 344 for the frame unlike the factory one that used a 1948 rolling chassis. The coloured picture was taken in 1959 at the Bathurst Easter Races and your Pete and his mother are in the sidecar with the dog in the trailer, lucky dog probably half gassed with exhaust fumes and deaf from the exhaust noise to boot.

Guido”s minor breakdown

Sad to see it on a trailer

100 years young

Jon Munn & the Powerplus

Another brilliant article from Guido on Jon Munn’s 100 year old Indian PowerPlus

Iron Indian Riders Trials team

IIRA Trials team 2021

Meet the Iron Indian Rider’s Club Crew!?
What an absolute cracker of a day with 8 of their club members ready to check out what all this Trials stuff is all about?

We had so much fun working with them all and progressing their skills throughout the day. Most of them were only road riders before they began but after today we might have a few dirt converts??

Thanks to Richard for arranging the day and being a legend at organising his group and keeping us in the loop along the way?

We look forward to seeing you all again sometime soon and we hope the muscles aren’t too sore tonight??.


How’s Pete?

Yesterday member Chris Horner and myself visited Pete Kime at the Eppworth Hospital in Richmond, Pete is on the mend and wanting to to be home after his series of mini strokes. Unfortunately he has been in hospital since before Christmas and for sometime is was looking like his last pit stop, the good thing is is that is all behind him now and he has six months of rehab ahead of him, the word is they will shift him back to St Vincent’s hospital in Werribee in the next couple of weeks which will make it easier for Pat and his family. You may wish to visit and I believe that’s now possible as Pete is bored of seeing only close relatives and likes to talk about bikes, he wants to participate in the Anniversary Rally when we have it (hopefully March 2022) wheather its on two wheels or more likely four wheels will yet to be seen.

Guido loves his Indians

Are Things back to normal?

Yes and no with 6 million people to be vaccinated in Victoria alone and at the current rate being “jabbed” at 600 a day we should be done in 27 years! Although in Queensland they have double dosed some people up to three times the required dose the havoc gets worse, still last night we had our first general meeting in over a year so it was good to see some regulars face to face again all itching to get their Indian out and start riding without going into ‘lockdown’ for 5 days at the beginning of a rally like two weeks back at the Sitting Bull Rally. So all being well 1st Sunday of the Month ride day on the 7th of March and possibly in April the Warrnambool Jaunt on 16-18 April with the Premier’s blessing hopefully.

Anyone for tennis?

You know how I dislike this guy and am I angry its all stuffed again, the Inverloch Rally was abandoned on Friday morning and although we attended and had a small 1/1/2 hour ride then had to have a hasty BBQ for lunch to use all the food. Then we all had to pack up again and headed home, anyone for tennis?

A update from the President

Hi All
Following on from my recent email, I want to keep you updated on club activities. With border restrictions changing rapidly, we are constantly reviewing our forward activities.
Thanks to Richard Onyon for a successful Midnight Express rally last Saturday night, the run was great fun and those who attended enjoyed the rally.
Upcoming events are always shown on the club calendar on the website and I encourage you to keep yourselves updated on club activities.
There have been a couple of changes since I last contacted you.
The March rally to Warrnambool has been moved to April, from the 16th to the 18th. This avoids having 2 monthly events in succession. We are keen to have a few rides, but not everyone can do 2 months in a row.
In its place, on Sunday March 14th, Richard Onyon has arranged a Trials bike riding day. This is aimed at teaching road riders some of the finer points of balance and control at slow speed and is great fun as well. 
The day is limited to a maximum of 12 people, 6 in the morning & 6 in the afternoon, with lunch in the middle. The cost is $280 per person. I’ve attached a link to the website for more information. If you are interested, could you please confirm with Richard on 0414466966 as soon as possible.

The Inverloch weekend is fully booked, thank you all for arranging your own accomodation, Noel has arranged another wonderful weekend for us all. Don’t forget to bring your $30 ride fee in cash if possible. With Peter Kime being unable to manage the fees due to his recent ill health, we would appreciate your help with this.
Peter, it is great to hear that you are on the mend and our thoughts are with you and your family as you return to health.
Monthly meetings commence on Tuesday 23rd Feb at the Pascoevale Hotel from 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Alistair Piercy

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