The Australian Ariel Register

Notice to Members: click on links (blue font) to open notices.
1. The 2025 AGM will be held at Evans head on 10 May 2025. An AGM pack contianing the agenda and documents to be tabled at the AGM will beavailable for downloading via the Members Only web page or via the AGM web notice in early 2025.
2. 2025 Rally at Evans Head - The 2025 AAR Annual Rally will be held at Evans Head NSW, 9 - 12 May 2025. Click on the title to read more on the proposed 2025 rally. Entrants booking at the Reflections Holiday Park will recieve 10% discount on advertised prices if they quote the group booking number 1295598.
3.AAR Travellers' Pack contacts
4. Ariel Posters (no longer available through AAR but still available from Germany AOMCC branch representative)
5.Other Club Events
6. A.A.R. Polo Shirts (also see regalia in main menu)
7. Membership Renewal. Members now have options on how they wish to renew membership. Details are on the Membership web page in the main menu.
8. Updating A.A.R. Bike Data Base
9. Patrick Castel, Editor of UK Vintage Motorcycle News has released a Special Edition devoted to Ariel motorcycles. Patrick has kindly given approval for the AAR to share this edition with its members. To download a pdf version of this full colour newsletter, go to Notice 6 in the Members Only web page (a large file approx 114MB).

Rare Parts Locally Made:

W&P Barrels. Barry Deeth has commissioned a pattern for casting Ariel veteran barrels . Anyone who needs a new barrel for a veteran should contact Barry on (07) 32661548 or send the Secretary an email and he will pass on details. Click here to view details.

Bronze Rocker Box - Cast-Iron Square 4.. A new pattern has been made and 20 new boxes were cast cast in manganese bronze, machined, and all were sold. Unfortunately, a machinist was notable to be found to do a second production run, but blank castings are available from Manx Classic Spares for anyone who wants to arrange their own machining. Blank castings are $225 each, plus shipping/postage. Anyone wanting a blank should contact Greg Ditchfield at Manx Classic Spares on 0408 503 920 or email: manxcs@ncable.net.au

New Billet Square 4 Con Rods.. Bennet Longman of Ironhorse Spares UK ( Website) now has new billet conrods for Square 4 engines. Only avaliable as a set of 4 for around AUD $1200 (includes shipping). Email Ben at bennet@ironhorsespares.co.uk

Alloy Square 4 Rocker Box to fit Cast-Iron 4G. New Aluminium rocker boxes for cast-iron Square 4 are now available from Draganfly. Click here to view details.

VH Alloy Head. New VH head now available form UK. . Click here to view details.

TLC Motorbike Transport . If in need of motorcxycle transport, call Tony on 0416 011 075, or check out his web site at: TLC Motobike Transport - your interstate motorcycle transport company (tlcmotorbiketransport.com.au)

 

On this website, text in blue font contains links to information pertinent to that text.

Know the Birth History of Your Ariel: Get to know how your Ariel started out from the factory by obtaining a dating certificate from Draganfly UK for 14.95 (10% less if sent as an attachment to an email for you to print out). The dating certificate will provide the original configuration information, plus dispatch details (where the bike was first sent). If your bike is not in the factory engine and frame configuration, the dating certificate will clarify original numbers for you. Well worth pursuing for such a modest cost. Draganfly order number for dating certificates is DAT92: email is spares@draganfly.co.uk.

AAR National Rally: The next AAR rally is in Evans Head, NSW in May 2025. Go to the rally web page via the main menu for more details.


Membership renewals for 2024 are now open. Check details on the Membership web page.

Change to AAR Committee Position: The Assistant Committee position of Regalia Officer has now been absorbed by the Rally Director. Regalia will be on sale at future rallies. Any person wanting regalia items outside of the rally should contact the Rally Director (rally@australian-ariel-register.com) or the Secretary.

Shannons- for all motor cycle, car and home insurance. Ph 13 46 46

 

Welcome

The Australian Ariel Register (A.A.R.) is an Incorporated Association (A0030096D, Incorporated in Victoria, Australia) that offers membership to any person who owns or has an interest in Ariel Motorcycles. Click here to read about the formation of the A.A.R. Click here to view the Honour Board of past Committee members.

AAR National Rally - entry forms for the annual rally are normally provided with the Spring edition of the Club's magazine, but can also be downloaded from the Rally Home Page (access via the Annual Rally menu key in the main menu), once the rally sub-committee has released the form (usually this occurs in October each year for rallies held in the first quarter, or in January for rallies held in the second quarter).

If you have any spare Ariel motorcycle parts, you may be able to help A.A.R. members keeping Ariels on the road. Click the 'Wanted' list on the 'Advertisements' page to see what parts A.A.R. members need help in obtaining.

Members wishing to place a notice or advertise through the AAR should contact the Secretary for placing advertisements/notices on the AAR web or the Editor for placing advertisements/notices in the Horse's Mouth magazine. This free service is not available to non-members.

The Ariel Archives that contain information on Ariel motorcycles has been copied from the master CD into an Ariel Archives directory on the AAR web. This directory contains the information previously only available by purchasing a USB. Members can now access the Ariel Archives USB via the Members Only web page and download a compressed file (approx 450 MB) that will need to be unzipped after downloading.

Notice to web builders and general business providers: This web site is for use by Club members and Ariel motorcycle enthusiasts. It is not online for the purpose of generating income or attracting business in any form as it is purely a hobby site. Please do not contact any Committee members offering business services as you will not receive any response.

UP-COMING EVENTS

2024 Goulburn Motorcycle Only Swap Meet 3. The proposed 2024 Goulburn motrcycle only swap meet has been deffered from March 20024 to mid-year 2024 because of works at the Wakefild Park venuse. Click here for up-to-date details on when the event will be held.

100th Anniversary of the First Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 21-23 June 2024 . Click here for details on the planned events for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Australian Grand Prix.