International Indian Rally 2011

1911 Isle of Man TT memories

With our previous International Indian Rally in 2001 we remembered that it was 100 years ago that Oscar Hedström and George Hendee built their first Indian Motorcycle. In 2011 we will remember the great results of the Indian factory racing team that took part on the Isle of Man TT and finished first, second and third. Oliver Godfrey after his TT-win 1911 It was the first year that the TT took place on the famous and very difficult to ride Mountain Circuit.

The brave men who did this on their Indian racers were Oliver Godfrey, Charles Franklin and Arthur Moorhouse. This triple Indian victory showed the world that the V-twin engine with a two-speed gearbox and chain driven Indian motorcycle was the best you could get. Until the late thirties almost all land-speed records and long-distance records were set by Indian riders all over the world.

The Dutch Indian Motorcycle Club invites all Indian riders to join the 2011 International Indian Rally on July 29 – 31 in the Netherlands to celibrate this triple victory.

Because of the great success during our International Rally in 2001 we will once again put up our wigwams at Party Center “De Heereboer” at Zeddam. This old in 1907 build farm and its large premises offers us all the space and supplies that we need for the biggest ever European Indian Motorcycle meeting that we have in mind.

For those who prefer a hotel or private bungalow there are a lot of possibilities. Check them on our website. The Village Zeddam is situated close to highway Arnhem (NL) – Oberhausen (D), close to the German border, so very easy accessible from all directions.


Friday July 29

12:00 – 21:00 Registration of participants

18:00 Entertainment / socializing

Saturday July 30

08:30 – 10:00 Registration of participants

08:30 Breakfast

11:00 Official Rally Start Scenic Tour / TT 1911 Swap meet

19:00 Rally evening dinner Prizes and awards Entertainment / socializing

Sunday July 31

08:30 Breakfast

10:00 Short ride-out

13:00 End of the Rally

International Indian Rally 2001 Zeddam

Because the Indian Motorcycle celebrates his 100th birthday in 2001, the Dutch Indianclub invites you to join the International Indian Rally 2001 in Zeddamn.

On friday the 27th of July (and even sooner if required) every Indian lover can put up his of her teepee in Zeddam, a small town in the eastern part of Holland, at a beautiful and exclusive location. Apart from a camping site (with all the necessary facilities) on this location you will find a large farm, perfectly restored and transformed into a big restaurant. The restaurant itself has four bars and on the terras a large party-tent will be erected to house the band and an extra bar. On saturday evening a grand barbeque buffet will be served to all the participants and everyone can enjoy an extensive breakfast with regional specialities on saturday as well as on sunday morning. The whole farm with surrounding grounds is fenced and exclusively at the disposal of the participants of this special International Indian Rally-weekend.

The location is a 15 kilometer drive from the highway (A12 / A3) which runs from The Hague (Holland) to Oberhausen (Germany), in a region called Montferland. In this region you can find all kinds of interestings sights, for example castle’s, windmills, smuglers-routes, wooden-shoe-factory’s, museums etc. The campingsite is equiped with light, water-points, toilets and showers and all motorcycles may be parked right beside the tents/caravans.


The swapmeet, held on the grounds of the rally, will be open to all participants and visitors. (The campinggrounds will be a restricted area open to participants only.) For this swapmeet we invite everyone with an interest for the Indian Motorcycle, including traders, souvenir sellers, a wall of death, an attraction for the children, etc.

Indian display

On the farm we have the use of a shed in which we will put on display as many Indianmodels as possible. Anyone with unusual models or willing to put their biko on display, please contact us.


Friday 27th

12:00 Start of rally: all guests will be welcomed with a free drink

18.00 – 22.00 Possibility to have dinner at own expenses

02.00 Bars closed

Continiously Informal meeting and making acquaintances

Saturday 28th

08.30 – 11.00 Extensive breakfast

10.00 – 18.00 Swapmeet

11.00 – 15.00 Biketour (app. 80 km, with lunch-stop at own expenses)

16.00 – 18.00 Silly games

19.00 – 23.00 Grand Barbeque-buffet

21.00 – 02.00 Party with live band

02:00 Bars closed

Sunday 29th

08.30 – 11.00 Extensive breakfast

13.00 End of rally