No Rules Club takes over Impala Rally: Hartbeespoort, 8-10 March 2019
“Energetic bunch of enthusiastic go-getting bikers,” No Rules Club will be the new organisers
The No Rules Motorcycle Club will be taking over the organisation and running of the famous Impala Rally as of 2019. Like previous years, the event will be hosted at the Hartbeespoort Holiday Resort and will again take place on the second weekend of March after the Ink & Iron.
The event was started by Simon Fourie in 1977 in the town then known as Pietersburg, and was originally called the Skunk Rally as a sort of parody of the popular trend of naming rallies after animals, like the Buffalo Rally and the Rhino Rally. In 1978, it became the Impala and has been running successfully ever since, growing to become one of the biggest events on the South African motorcycling calendar.
Now the 74 year-old semi-retired Simon Fourie – the unfortunate father of The Bike Show’s Donovan Fourie – has decided to pass it on, and he could not have have found a more worthy group to be his successor. It will be run by No Rules MCC, who have participated in every kind motorcycling event there is including rallies, day jols, braais, Desert Runs, rides, track racing and off-road racing. They are also the organisers of the famous HBC1000 run where participants complete 1000 km in as short a time as possible.
Simon Fourie wrote about the No Rules Club:
“The Hartbeespoort area has a rich biking history and was the nucleus of the biking boom of the 1960s. Things have since slowed but no-one has told that energetic bunch of enthusiastic go-getting bikers, mostly from Hartbeespoort, Brits, Mooi Nooi, Rustenburg but also spread across the country.”
So Fourie’s choice of successor for the Impala Rally was an obvious one and the usual Resort is handily on their doorstep.
Impala Rally Contacts:
Tel: Jeanty Olivier (National Secretary): 083 635 4909
Tel: Robert Olivier (National Vice): 083 628 3726
Tel: Robert Stoltz (National President): 072 567 1196
Tel: 012 253 2539