Motocycle Club of Australia
Welcome to the official website for the Indian Motocycle Club of Australia Inc. the largest pre 1953 Indian only club in Australia.
To promote and encourage restoration and preservation of Indian Motocycles manufactured up to and including 1953.
History of the Indian Motocycle Club of Australia Inc
The inaugural meeting of The Indian Motocycle Club of Australia Inc. (IMCA) 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 as members diminished, so did the club..
The IMCA was duly incorporated with 16 founding members and the constitution adopted was ‘The Model Rules’ as set out by Victorian law. The founding members wanted to keep things simple and fun, without too much formality, and it was resolved to meet only four times a year.
The IMCA aim is to provide an environment for the enjoyment and preservation of Indian Motocycles manufactured by the Indian Motorcycle Company of Springfield Massachusetts, USA up to 1953.
The Club holds many events throughout the year and has active chapters in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, each holding their own events and participating in joint interstate and international events.
Membership has steadily grown and now sits at over 200 – far in excess of what the founders anticipated
To become a member you must own and or be an Indian Motocycle enthusiast between 1901 – 1953.
Membership enables you to attend IMCA events, have access to the Red Plate Scheme, Merchandise, club emails and four magazines a year.
The IMCA holds regular club rides including day, weekend, interstate and international rallies held throughout the year. A backup vehicle is provided for recovery of broken down bikes on all major rallies. We aim to keep our bikes ridden and not hidden and encourage members to attend our rallies. See our club calendar for our upcoming events.
General Meetings are held at the Oakleigh RSL Club every 3 months – February, May, August and November on the 3rd Thursday of that month. Members meet informally at 6pm for a meal, drink and catch up prior to the meeting starting at 7.30.
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The IMCA prides itself on developing and maintaining historical information and a spirit of comradeship, through a common interest in Indian Motocycles manufactured up to and including 1953.
Members have a wealth of information and knowledge on repairing, maintaining and restoring Indian Motocycles and are keen to help like minded enthusiasts.