Despite the fact that the Hollister Official Rally no more exists, we are just a a couple weeks away of the Second Annual Corbin’s Rider Appreciation Day, an event initiated by Mike Corbin and quickly becoming a motorcycle rally of its own. Proof of it, the “Independence Day Corbin Welcome Party” July 1-3, is already attracting many new businesses of the industry jumping on board and scheduling Hollister events.
Centerpiece of the Corbin gathering and bike show this year is none other than Burt Munro’s Bonneville bike more commonly referred to as “The World’s Fastest Indian”. Rumor has it the bike will even be fired up at some point during the day to keep the crowd entertained. The home built Indian Scout motorcycle that New Zealander Burt Munro used to set land speed records in the 1960’s will be on display Saturday July 2nd. In 1967, Munro coaxed his Indian to 183.58 mph. That set a record in the category of “streamlined motorcycles under 1,000cc.” To qualify, he made a one-way run of 190.07 mph, the fastest ever officially recorded speed on an Indian. Read about other Hollister happenings after the jump.
2011 Corbin’s Rider Appreciation Day (at the Corbin factory, 2360 Technology Pky., Hollister, CA 95023)
Friday, July 1. Setup Day. Business as usual at the Wizard’s Workshop: Self guided tours, free installation. 10% rally discount begins. Vendor Setup 8:00am – 5:00pm. Wizard’s Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.
Saturday July 2. Tophatters’ 64th Annual Poker Run. Sign in at Whiskey Creek 10:00am. Final stop Corbin’s Workshop of Wizards approx 3:00pm. Sonny Barger: The one, the only, the legend! Meet and Greet: Autographs, book signings in the Corbin showroom Saturday only. Bill Hayes: Best selling author of The Original Wild Ones. Book signing, meet & greet. World’s Fastest Indian: Burt Munro’s 1920 Indian Scout used to set the land speed record in 1962 and focus of the movie The World’s Fastest Indian will be on display all day at the Bike Show area. Rumor has it they may even fire it up so you can hear it run! More info right HERE. Bike Show: Ride-In Bike Show on the grass in front of the Corbin building. Earn yourself a little braggin’ rights. Live Music: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm featuring Mario Valens and the Backyard Blues Band. Factory Tours: Take a self guided stroll around the workshop or join up with any of Corbin guided tours througout the day. Wizard’s Cafe: Corbin’s on-site `50s style diner will be open for breakfast and lunch all day for sit-down dining. Food Court: A lineup of food selections will begin serving around 11:00am through the afternoon. Event Discount: Take a 10% discount on all Corbin accessories ordered during the weekend! That’s right, just because they don’t have it in stock doesn’t mean you can’t get a discount. Free Installation: In addition to the Discount, all Corbin accessories are eligible for free installation. Get your new saddle and ride home on it!
Sunday, July 3. Family Day: The Workshop of Wizards will be closed in celebration of Independence Day.