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2009 Harley Davidson EuroFestival

19th May 2009

2009 Harley Davidson EuroFestivalThe sun shone down over thousands of Harley-Davidson® motorcyclists recently, as enthusiasts from all across Europe flocked to St Tropez for the 2009 Harley-Davidson® EuroFestival™. Nearly 8,000 bikes rumbled into picturesque Port Grimaud for three days of rocking and riding during the weekend of 7-10 May.

While the surrounding area of the French Riviera provided breathtaking views by day, tributes to AC/DC and U2 as well as local French bands entertained the crowds by night. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the event was a Woodstock revival show on Saturday, which relived the famous concert of 1967.

Harley Davidson EuroFestivalThe port of St Tropez hosted a constant stream of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles all weekend. The spectacular parade on Sunday led bikes through the town where Chapters from all across Europe and beyond were represented in the Chapter Parade of Flags.

As well as the main event site at Port Grimaud, neighbouring towns La Mole and St Maxime hosted their own parties, with bands, ride-outs and barbeques. However, it was in the heart of the main event site where the party really came to life. Traders from across southern Europe, as well as many food and drink outlets took over the site, while demo ride stands gave more than 500 visitors the opportunity to test ride the Harley-Davidson® model of their dreams.

The custom bike show, held in the nearby picturesque village of Grimaud on Friday, was by far the best show the EuroFestival™ has ever seen – superb custom bikes were entered into categories such as Custom, Radical, Ladies of Harley and Big Twin. Meanwhile, the hundreds of visitors relaxed in the sun and sampled the culinary delights of the local bars and restaurants.

Pictures of the event, winners of the custom bike show and video clips can be found at www.hogeuropegallery.com.