Motorcycles rally highlights single cylinders

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group’s (CVMG) 18th annual Ponoka Rally welcomed approximately 80 bikes

Approximately 80 motorcycles from across Canada congregated in Ponoka for the annual Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Some of the vintage models attracted much attention among the enthusiasts.

Approximately 80 motorcycles from across Canada congregated in Ponoka for the annual Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Some of the vintage models attracted much attention among the enthusiasts.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group’s (CVMG) 18th annual Ponoka Rally welcomed approximately 80 bikes for the well-attended show and shine.

“We had a fairly nice crowd, an awful lot of nice bikes,” said organizer Craig Cookley.

Jim Greene brought to the show one of the most talked about bikes of the show and shine, a 1939 Indian Cannonball. “It used to be run through the wall of fire,” said Cookley.

“It was an interesting bike to see,” he added.

Other noteworthy motorcycles in attendance included a 1938 Indian Scout, a 1946 Indian Chief and a 1911 Harley Davidson.

This year’s rally theme was Singles, meaning single cylinder. Cookley added the 1911 Harley Davidson was a single cylinder bike, which he calls uncommon.

The farthest rider to attend the rally this year was from Regina and CVMG president Jim Briggs travelled down from Edmonton.

Also included in the rally was the dinner and poker rally, attended by approximately 35 riders.