The Australian Ariel Register

Notice to Members: click on links (blue font) to open notices.
1. At the 2021 AGM, AAR members John Shanks and Col Hill were made Life Members of the Club. For details on the AGM go to the Members Only web page
2. 2023 Rally at Ulverstone TAS - The 2023 AAR Annual Rally will be held at Ulverstone TAS 10-13 Mar 23. Rally HQ will be at the Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club. Accomodation is available at the nearby Big4 Caravan Park. For further infomation on this rally, go to the Rally web page via the main menu..
3.AAR Travellers' Pack contacts
4. Ariel Posters (no longer avialable through AAR but still available from Germany AOMCC branch representative)
5.Other Club Events
6. A.A.R. Polo Shirts (also see regalia in main menu)
7. Membership Renewal. Members now have options on how they wish to renew membership. Details are on the Membership web page in the main menu.
8. Updating A.A.R. Bike Data Base
9. Patrick Castel, Editor of UK Vintage Motorcycle News has released a Special Edition devoted to Ariel motorcycles. Patrick has kindly given approval for the AAR to share this edition with its members. To download a pdf version of this full colour newsletter, go to Notice 6 in the Members Only web page (a large file approx 114MB).

Rare Parts Locally Made:

W&P Barrels. Barry Deeth has commissioned a pattern for casting Ariel veteran barrels . Anyone who needs a new barrel for a veteran should contact Barry on (07) 32661548 or send the Secretary an email and he will pass on details. Click here to view details.

Bronze Rocker Box - Cast-Iron Square 4.. A new pattern has been made and 20 new boxes were cast cast in manganese bronze, machined, and all were sold. Unfortunately, a machinist was notable to be found to do a second production run, but blank castings are available from Manx Classic Spares for anyone who wants to arrange their own machining. Blank castings are $225 each, plus shipping/postage. Anyone wanting a blank should contact Greg Ditchfield at Manx Classic Spares on 0408 503 920 or email:

New Billot Square 4 Con Rods.. Bennet Longman of Ironhorse Spares UK ( Website) now has new billet conrods for Square 4 engines. Only avaliable as a set of 4 for around AUD $1200 (includes shipping). Click here to contact Ben by email.

Alloy Square 4 Rocker Box to fit Cast-Iron 4G. New Aluminium rocker boxes for cast-iron Square 4 are now available from Draganfly. Click here to view details.

VH Alloy Head. New VH head now available form UK. . Click here to view details.


Know the Birth History of Your Ariel: Get to know how your Ariel started out from the factory by obtaining a dating certificate from Draganfly UK for £14.95 (10% less if sent as an attachment to an email for you to print out). The dating certificate will provide the original configuration information, plus dispatch details (where the bike was first sent). If your bike is not in the factory engine and frame configuration, the dating certificate will clarify original numbers for you. Well worth pursuing for such a modest cost. Draganfly order number for dating certificates is DAT92: email is

AAR National Rally: The next two AAR rallies will be held in Tasmania(2023) and South Australia (2024). Go to the rally web page via the main menu for more details.

Membership renewal for 2022 are now open. Check details on the Membership web page.

2022 AGM. The 2022 AGM was held in comjunction with the 2022 AAR National Rally at Wangaratta. For minutes of the AGM, go to the Members Only web page for details.

Change to AAR Committee Position: The Assitant Committee position of Regalia Officer has now been absorbed by the Rally Director. Regalia will be on sale at future rallies. Any person wanting regalia items outside of the rally should contact the Rally Director ( or the Secretary.

Urgent Notice - Stolen Bike and Trailer

The motorcycle trailer owned by former AAR President and life member was stolen from his home in Queanbeyan on Saturday night, 23 Apr 22. Click here for deails.


The Australian Ariel Register (A.A.R.) is an Incorporated Association (A0030096D, Incorporated in Victoria, Australia) that offers membership to any person who owns or has an interest in Ariel Motorcycles. Click here to read about the formation of the A.A.R. Click here to view the Honour Board of past Committee members.

AAR National Rally - entry forms for the annual rally are normally provided with the Spring edition of the Club's magazine, but can also be downloaded from the Rally Home Page (access via the Annual Rally menu key in the main menu), once the rally sub-committee has released the form (usually this occurs in October each year).

If you have any spare Ariel motorcycle parts, you may be able to help A.A.R. members keeping Ariels on the road. Click the 'Wanted' list on the 'Advertisements' page to see what parts A.A.R. members need help in obtaining.

Members wishing to place a notice or advertise through the AAR should contact the Secretary for placing avertisements/notices on the AAR web or the Editor for placing advertisments/notices in the Horse's Mouth magazine. This free service is not available to non-members.

Notice to web builders and general business providers: This web site is for use by Club members and Ariel motorcycle enthusiasts. It is not online for the purpose of generating income or attracting business in any form as it is purely a hobby site. Please do not contact any Committee members offering business services as you will not receive any response.


30 October 2022 - Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of SA Motorcycle Only Swat Meet
(Note date changed from 2 Oct 22 to 30 Oct 22)
Goulburn Classic Riders Rally 21-23 Oct 22. Click here to view notice and here to for entry form.