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Title: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: alwyn on 27 Jun 2005 at 05:59
Hi all,
Did you know that it is now 98 years since production of the Douglas marque of motorcycles began? Production by the company of Douglas Motorcycles Limited began in Bristol, UK, in 1907.

This means that the Centennial Year of the Douglas will occur during 2007. By coincidence, it is also the 50th year since production of Douglas motorcycles ceased.

We believe it is cause for celebration and are hoping that many Douglas enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand and in other countries around the world will agree with us.

What do you think about organising a Douglas rally to celebrate the anniversary? For starters let's dub it say the Australian Douglas Centenary Rally. Ian and I have tossed it around a bit and our preliminary thoughts are perhaps to organise a 4-day rally for Douglas machines only to be held somewhere in the Southern Highlands region of NSW, sometime during the first half of 2007.

Let us know what you think by posting your comments and ideas here.

Consider and tell us if such a rally was organised whether you would participate and support it, how might it be financed, what events might be organised, would you help in organising or the running of such a rally, if so, in what capacity could you help? - and tell us about any other ideas you may have.

Maybe you would like to make a more formal and private response. If so you may do so by sending an e-mail to adcr@douglasmotorcycles.net or by writing to ADCR c/- PO Box 234 Victor Harbor South Australia 5211.

Ian and Alwyn
Title: rally
Post by: trevorp on 27 Jun 2005 at 09:56
sounds like a great idea to me, count me in i should have mine finished by then, just make sure its not winter lol
count on one 48 t35 being there and a mk 3 sports
Title: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: Ian on 29 Jun 2005 at 04:03
Folks, what we really need to know at this stage is if there is a level of interest out there for a rally. If you think you may be interested please let us know as soon as possible. :lol:

Over the next little while I will be posting information on some of the interesting things we could do in the planned area so you can comment.

Just for the record I will be attending on my OC600 and my wife will ride the TS (if I can convince her it is safe by then) so we have at least 3 so far !!
Title: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: graeme on 29 Jun 2005 at 06:40
You can add 6 Douglas (well, 5 plus a Fairy) machines from the Gullick stable. Several riders will be recruited!
Title: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: Dave on 29 Jun 2005 at 07:03
Graeme, may I volunteer to ride one?
Title: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: alwyn on 29 Jun 2005 at 07:52
Offer him the fairy Graeme :twisted:    :lol:
Title: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: Daren W Australia on 29 Jun 2005 at 10:00
Hi If I have one finished by then count me in if not will bring out some works in progress on a trailer for display
Some of you who know Eric Bourne may urge him to bing out his S1 and DT
Regards Daren
Title: Centenary Rally in Australia
Post by: Derek on 29 Jun 2005 at 13:19
Ian
You can count us in from Coffs Harbour, great idea.

Derek (1926 Douglas EW)
Steve (1923 Douglas CW)
George (Douglas EW) and probably
Ned (Douglas Dragonfly)
Title: Registrations required!
Post by: alwyn on 08 Jul 2005 at 07:33
Thanks to all you guys who have registerd your interest in the proposal.

For those Douglas enthusiasts who have not yet responded please register and register on behalf of your Duggie mates as well if you have any and they are interested in attending!!

Alwyn

Title: Hi Eric's Dt and S1
Post by: Daren W Australia on 08 Jul 2005 at 08:08
Hi Eric's Dt and S1 will be there regards Daren
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: Dirt Track on 05 Sep 2005 at 11:32
G'day all
What a splendid idea!
I may well have a Douglas ready and would love to attend.
I am sure the new committee would have more than the necessary experience to pull such a rally together.
Suggest an invitation be sent off to the members of the London Douglas Club ASAP together with a notice in the likes of "Just Bikes" and "Motorcycle Trader" plus a letter to all the clubs throughout Australia & NZ.
Howard.
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: alwyn on 05 Sep 2005 at 13:50
Suggest an invitation be sent off to the members of the London Douglas Club ASAP together with a notice in the likes of "Just Bikes" and "Motorcycle Trader" plus a letter to all the clubs throughout Australia & NZ. Howard.

Thanks for the ideas Howard. Keep an eye on the NCR. Have you or anyone else reading this got a complete d-base of "all the clubs throughout Australia & NZ" that we could have access to?

All/any ideas invited.
Alwyn
Global Mod
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: Ian on 05 Sep 2005 at 22:39
Alwyn, maybe we can start with the list at the back of Just Bikes ? We probably need to firm up the date first though - lets discuss in SA when we get together
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: KiwiJohn on 06 Sep 2005 at 01:36
Would someone please make enquiries regarding the red tape etc that visitors to Australia would face if they brought their Duggies from home?

Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: alwyn on 06 Sep 2005 at 05:33
Would someone please make enquiries regarding the red tape etc that visitors to Australia would face if they brought their Duggies from home?

Hi John,
I have instigated an enquiry to establish what statutory requirements may have to be met and what consents, permits, etc., may be needed and what, if any, fees or charges may be involved. I will publish a reponse as soon as the information is to hand.
Alwyn
Global Mod.
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: KiwiJohn on 06 Sep 2005 at 09:14
Thanks Alwyn.

Please count me in as interested at this stage although there are some health issues that need to be resolved and of course I need to get this *&^%(* Douglas thing to run yet!
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: Doug on 10 Sep 2005 at 20:10
It will be a long haul from the east coast of the USA, but I will endeavor, or is it Endeavour, to make it.  Sans Douglas, as I expect it will be far to much trouble and expense to ship one down under.  Hopefull things will correlate with whatever the LDMCC decide to do for a centenary in the UK, so as to hit that either comming or going. 

-Doug
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: alwyn on 10 Sep 2005 at 23:10
Hopefull things will correlate with whatever the LDMCC decide to do for a centenary in the UK, so as to hit that either comming or going.  - Doug

To Doug and any other like-minded globe trotters, the ADCR OC is concious of the need for celebrations in Oz and the UK to be separated in time - comments about the optimum separation whether it be three or four days or one or two weeks between events and whether the OZ event should precede or follow that in the UK will be appreciated. We will be liaising with the LDMCC in respect of this matter.
Alwyn
Global Mod
for the ADCR Organising Committee
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: pryfield on 08 Nov 2005 at 10:00
 Hi, Please register my interest in the centenary rally. Should be a great few days. I will have a couple of Duggies there.  Regards Nev
Title: Re: Centenary Rally in Australia? Register your interest here.
Post by: gsx1100s on 13 Jan 2006 at 00:30
Would love to be there. I've only ever seen one Douglas in the flesh , and would be absolutely stoked to hear one, especially an  early 350 ( circa 1915 )

cheers Michael