Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Old Indians Never, Ever, Die

Who knew that there's a Sturgis-type rally in Scotland????

Got an email from a chap across the pond, asking me to post this. Since it's motorcycle related and I liked what I saw, I said "Why not?". Check out the great trailer, below:

Old Indians Never Ever Die

November 30, 2009

Watermill present an hour long documentary film of the “Old Indians Never Die 2″ Indian Motorcycle rally, 24-26 July 2009 at Traquair House, Scotland, England.
The film is called “Old Indians Never, Ever, Die”.

Indian Motorcycles were produced in Springfield Massachusetts, Illinois, USA from 1901 to 1953. They were, in their day, the definitive American Motorcycle. Used by the Police, raced by top riders, hill climbers and stunt men as well as adored by the riding public. Sturdy and beautiful these bikes have a large following worldwide.

Over the weekend there were some 400 vintage machines from all over Europe, Australia and the USA.

The film is an affectionate portrait of the people who’s lives are so bound up in these amazing machines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qx_WsKD_zc



Hope you enjoyed this clip. Let's make plans to see this when it makes the rounds.

A low, slow wave,

Joe Rocket

3 comments:

mrken said...

I always have admired the Indians only from a distance though. It is a dream of mine to have one. Of course I would ride it like on Sundays..
Your blog interests me as I also have a Sturgis site. http://mrkenslifeinsturgis.com
Please check it out and it is always good to hear from you on Twitter,
Talk soon!
Ken

chessie said...

Joe, owning an original Indian would indeed be the crowning achievement of many if not most of your readers. I wouldn't mind owning one...but as I see things, I'm never going to. I'll be glad to see them on the road from time to time, to hear them as their proud owners kick them to life for the spectators full of envy and lust...they are great machines...

TCRPMG said...

I lived in Massachusetts for quite a while and drove past the Indian factory many times, but never got to visit. Excellent write-up. Can't wait to see more.