We are Confirmed Cannonball Enrty No 16
Team Name is "Southern Cross"
Chris Knoop (Team Leader / Main rider)
Christina Hemphill (Sidecar passenger / Moral Support)
Ian Lihou (Head Mechanic / Back up rider / Support)
Vacancy (Support / Backup drive) who has not yet been appointed. This could be you. Do you happen to own a van in America and want to be part of the Journey !
I have several sidecars, and tend to prefer touring in an outfit.
I have completed many interstate rallies within Australia on my 1944 Indian Military Chief Outfit and have several other Indians which are my preferred marque.
I was lucky to be part of the 2010 Cannonball and offered support to many along the route. It was always the intention to enter the 2012 Cannonball.
Our choice of bike "1925 Invincible Jap" was chosen to highlight a locally made, historically significant Australian Motorcycle combination and showcase the engineering Melbourne Australia had to offer in the 1920's.
Attached to the motorcycle will be a suitable period Goulding Sidecar also made in Melbourne Australia from the same year.
This sidecar will be fitted with a period Wicker Body that will trimmed to my partners level of comfort.
We are the only Australian team and hope to compete, to have fun and experience the journey.
We hope that if you choose to follow us or meet up with us along the route, please say G'day.
Fair Dinkum Mate.