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