03 Dec BLACK ANGELS 40TH ANNIVERSARY BASH AT KILLARNEY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
The Black Angels, one of Cape Town’s longest-established motorcycle clubs, celebrated their 40th anniversary with a milestone party at the Killarney International Raceway clubhouse on Saturday 1 December, playing host to more than 100 riders from as many as a dozen clubs.
The occasion will go down in history as a monumental bash that went on until 1am on Sunday with games, big prizes and biker rock music from new six-piece band Ocean’s Riff that exactly matched the spirit of the day – even though most of the numbers they played were written before any of the band members were born!
Black Angels was founded in 1978, but faded away in the 1990s after several riders were killed in a horror crash on a run. Early in the new millennium, however, a group of younger riders for whom the original club had been role models growing up approached the surviving members with a view to putting the Black Angels back on the road.
Since then the the club has gone from strength to strength, with 16 riding members and and more than 30 non-active members currently on the roll, and it was that resilience, that revival of the original spirit more than anything else, that the club was celebrating on Saturday. Killarney International Raceway wishes the Black Angels well and invites them to celebrate future anniversaries with us.