Partly due to the fabulous weather, our January meeting turned out to be one of the best attended in recent years. There were many classic Triumphs, BSA's and Ducati's in Pappas' covered parking lot. However, there was only one Norton in the crowd. That one was there thanks to Bob Cox who rode his beautiful 850 Commando.
A couple of members rode new rides to the meeting including Dicky Hunter's R1200ST, Laura Keating's Ducati Monster S2R 1000, Mike Vance's '78 T-140V Bonneville and Bob Speer's new R1200GS. (Pictures pending). Most of the afternoon was spent socializing and looking at the many outstanding classic & new British, German and Italian bikes in the parking lot.
Clay Walley opened the meeting with a vote on the purchase of an enclosed Wells Cargo trailer (pictures below) with generator and E-Z-Up for $1,650 to be used by club members and to store the club's Lake O' the Pines Rallye equipment. All the members present voted unanimously to purchase the trailer. Pictures below.
Dennis Tackett asked for a show of hands of those who would be interested in seeing the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" the following Sunday (5 February) at 11:45 AM at the Inwood Theatre in Dallas. The idea was to pay for about 25 tickets for those members who wanted to go but interest grew and it became apparent that the club should consider purchasing tickets for all 65 seats and have an exclusive showing for club members, their spouse or significant other (but not both). By going to the 11:45 AM showing everyone would be able to still watch the Super Bowl later that afternoon. Click here for more details and maps to the Inwood.
Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world (New Zealand) to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Munro's 1967 world record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today. Co-starring Diane Ladd and Jessica Cauffiel. Written and directed by Roger Donaldson (The Recruit, Thirteen Days). Official Web Site
Writer/director Roger Donaldson premieres his film in New Zealand
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