H.O.G Pretoria's Spring Rally

Chapter Organiser: 

  • Chapter Rally

The Spring Rally 2018 at Gariep Dam will go down in the history books as a hugely successful Chapter event with nearly double the number of riders compared to last year. The Spring Rally has evolved and enhanced every year to feature as one of the main events on the year calendar. We had a rider from Germany a couple from ABU Dhabi, Dubai and Namibia. From South Africa, we had riders from all major provinces. The venue and outlay was superb and all enjoyed the outrides. Thank you to Rudi and Eugene for taking special care in the planning of the outrides.

The music was tremendous and our own ladies dancing group were very courageous to perform in such a short time to rehearse. I think the highlight for me was our magnificent five who gave us a show of the figure eight. Bennie, Eugene, George, Martin, Johan and team leader Marius you guys were spectacular and we are very proud of you. Marius and George thanks for all your hard work organizing the games and Marius for managing the auctions so successfully. The Gin bar was also a winner at the Harley games, which kept most of the visitors entertained the entire day. Well done Priscilla Raffa for coming up with this great idea to keep everyone entertained in one area.

This year we had a new winner for the bike brag and people’s choice thank you Martin, Rudi and Klasie for the judging of the competition.

To all the photographers job well done and thank you for all the great memories. Finally yet most importantly, the Convenor of the rally Elsie Van Niekerk must get all the credit for organizing the whole event with so much passion and precision. Elsie you were superb, your admin and organizing was top notch and you, your co convenor Priscilla Raffa the LOH worked like a well-oiled machine. A special thank you must go to Irene who does so much work and support in the background.

To all the Harley riders that made the effort to attend the Spring Rally, I thank you all! Without your support this rally could never have been so successful and to our dealer Principle Fanie Haarhoff and all the sponsors, thank you once again for making this rally so special.
 
I hope to see you all again next year as the team is ready to go and make it even bigger and better.
 
Ride and have fun
 
Tony Raffa - Director
H.O.G.® Pretoria #6811
 
Rally Photographers: Diana Amaro, Jonty Marais, Charl Naudé and Desiré Klopper
Best Tourer
No rally is complete without a charity collection - sexy ladies from the chapter danced for a good cause to the tune of R 9800!