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History of the Indian Motocycle Club of Australia Inc

The inaugural meeting of The Indian Motocycle Club of Australia Inc. was held on May 19th 1994.

The Club was formed by a diverse group of about a dozen people in Melbourne who knew one another through their interest in Indians, and regularly rode together, usually with the Vintage Motorcycle Club of Victoria or, increasingly, with each other, and imagined themselves as the “Indian Motorcycle Club”

It was decided to formalise “The Club”, not just because of the interests of the riders, but also to honour the memory of the members of the original Indian Club, which was active from the teens through to the 1930s and then died out.

Sixteen people became the foundation members.

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History of the Indian Motocycle

The Indian Saga

by Jerry Hatfield

Jerry Hatfield has written about American Motorcycling history for nearly forty years, including articles for The Antique Motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson Enthusiast, The Classic Motor Cycle, Classic Bike, American Rider, Vintage Motorcycles and American Heritage. Jerry has also written many books about Indian Motocycles, Harley-Davidsons, American motorcycling in general and one biography, Flat Out-The Rollie Free Story. He is a member of the Trailblazers Hall of Fame, The Indian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Jerry is a life member of the American Motorcyclist Association and an honorary member of the Indian Motocycle Club of Australia. In over the 50 years of the Antique Motorcycle Club, the 10,000 member organisation has awarded only 17 honorary memberships, and Jerry Hatfield is one of these honorees.

We are very grateful that Jerry welcomed the chance to write about the history of Indian for this website.

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