Motoring Travel

15 Years, Steel & Skin

THE INK AND IRON “DAY JOL” WAS STARTED IN 2002 BY GRANT MCNICOL

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HAVING SPENT YEARS publishing Biker Lifestyle, he took the leap of faith and created a rally with a difference. He combined bikes and tattoos and launched Ink and Iron in 2002. The first show was very small and humble. It was held at Magics Tavern in Walkerville, South of Johannesburg. Today it is a premier event on the bikers calendar. Bikers from all around South Africa, from clubs to independent riders, they gather to enjoy the great rock music, stalls and stands selling only biking gear and accessories. The Ink and Iron, now held at Luso Africa Sports Club in Primrose, the show continues to grow and has to find new premises to accommodating the growing trend in South Africa to become a “petrol head”. Manufacturers such as Indian Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, and BMW are making leisure biking a new pastime. To accommodate the pride of ownership, Ink and Iron have a concours competition and with 16 categories, your bike is polished and shown off. Tattoo artists use this event to create an environment for new ideas and styles of tattoos seen only at Tattoo conventions. They bring these ideas to the rally and share it with both bikers and wannabe bikers.

Anytime Magazine recognises the growing trend of biking in South Africa as we not only have the roads for it but certainly the weather. We are offering our readers a chance to enjoy the Ink and iron from our VIP tent for as little as R300 per person! Included is entry, badge, lunch, drinks and the best music in town. Never mind the passing parade! It’s a joy to watch the people, the bikes and certainly the tattoo artists in action. Join us on 3 March in Johannesburg or 14 July in Durban. Early bird before 15 February is R250 per person. And the best part is you don’t have to ride or be a part of a club to enjoy the day. Limited to 50 people only to avoid overcrowding.

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About the author

Geniene Preston

I have travelled the world – almost 82 countries and has been in publishing since 2003. Before that I was an IT Project manager for over 20 years and woke up one day to the realisation that actually all I wanted to do was write. So I started my first magazine Style in IT which was, in essence, a newsletter. But I loved it and I started my own mouthpiece SA Commuter. I re-invented myself once Smart phones became popular and learnt Social Media so that I could be a pro at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now I could have fun instantly! My world has grown and includes reviews and with over 49000 followers on Trip Advisor I am in the top 1% of reviewers in South Africa. I am a true South African and a love of Johannesburg has kept me here since 1981. My stories are real and I love people and history! Now I publish Anytime Magazine in print and online as well as my blog, sacommuter.com

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