Get your mo­tor run­ning

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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