Vic Maber­ley

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The doyen of the In­dian mar­que in Syd­ney, VIC MABER­LEY, passed away in April af­ter a long ill­ness. A man with an en­cy­clopaedic knowl­edge of the brand as well as huge col­lec­tion of rare mod­els, Vic was known far and wide for his en­thu­si­asm and will­ing­ness to as­sist oth­ers with restora­tion and ad­vice. His vast shed in Syd­ney’s north west was a mag­net for In­dian en­thu­si­asts and club groups, all of whom were wel­comed with open arms. Vic’s In­dian sta­ble ranged from tiny two-stokes to the big twins, and the sin­gle cylin­der Princes mod­els from the late ‘twen­ties. Vic used to say, “No­body knows every­thing about In­di­ans. There are just too many de­tail changes be­tween mod­els, even within the same model in some cases.” That may be so, but Vic must have come mighty close. His story ap­peared in OBA 27.

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