Get your motor running
Motorcycle enthusiasts gearing up for the region’s Grampians ‘Ride to Remember’ in early February can get an early fix at the movies the night before the big ride.
East Grampians Health Service Aged Care Auxiliary is running a movie night at Ararat’s Astor Cinema, screening iconic motorbike movie ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’, starring Anthony Hopkins.
The movie is based on New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle.
In 1967 Burt took his machine to Utah’s salt flats where he attempted the impossible, using his dream bike to set a new world record for speed.
Based on a true story, the record Munro set more than three decades ago remains.
The movie night is aimed at motorbike riders in town for the big ride, organised annually by Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch, and also Ararat district people to support its fundraising efforts.
Auxiliary president Libby Mccormick said The World’s Fastest Indian was a fantastic story of courage and determination.
“It fits in perfectly with the Grampians Ride to Remember on the following day,” she said.
“We are encouraging not only motorbike enthusiasts to come along to the movie night, but also anyone who would like a great night out to support a good cause.
“The auxiliary raises money for services and equipment at East Grampians Health Service’s two aged-care facilities, 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court.”
The World’s Fastest Indian will screen on February 4 at 8.30pm. Tickets are $20 and include ‘movie munchies’, a complimentary drink and lucky-seat prizes.
Tickets are available from Astor Cinema during opening hours or on the night, or if participating in the Ride to Remember, through www.trybooking.com/nptu.