2014 Normandy" 2014 Normandy D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour

30.05.2014 - 08.06.2014
The organisers of this event, our good friend Ron Pier, John O. Brien and Co, not forgetting most helpfull members guy Tony, Colin, Andy ( very nice 16H ! ), Mick and Dave. The aim was to get together the largest parade of allied forces military motorcycles ( to go in the Guinness Book of Records ). The 65th Anniversary in 2009 reached 144. It looks like this year to exceed 200 machines. And all for a good cause, any surplus amounts being generated by this event will be donated to the Royal British Legion. Our aim was to bring to the Ètrèham campsite a few spares, should any machine breakdown.


We hired a 6 birth camper van, and heading
for France Peter Long, Trevor Brown,
John Thomas, Cord Cordes, Bernd Große

Most of the photos, taken by Bernd Große
( the Professor )
Also he is to be credited for Our Web Site


The Malta Team      
To show the enthusiasm of some of the groups who traveled to this event.
A team from Malta shipped 18 machines in a container, then hired camper vans to tour France. Lots of respect. A few photos of the team.



Jason Teuma on his BSA M20


The very friendly Micallef Family, Dorian on his Triumph 3HW


Steve Worley on his BSA M20


Another from Steve,
( as he looked the part )



John Baldacchino on his Ariel 350cc W.N.G.


Another from Jason Teuma BSA M20


Yet Another from Jason Teuma
( We think he wants to be a star ! )



Clive Micallef ( his son rides the 3HW ) on his very rare BSA M20 showing original Malta war time markings. He said he is only 35 years old ! Must be the Malta whiskey !


Another from this youthfull looking guy Clive Micallef

Charlie and Clauda Xuereb on his Matchless G3L. Having some experiance trading with Claudia, wow she drives a hard bargain ( BSA M20 Mudguard ). She should get a job in banking then there would be no world crisis !

Anthony Sammut on his 1943 Matchless G3L

Alfred Gala ( father of Dennis Galea? ) on his Norton 16H

Peter Long, would like to thank the Malta Team for putting on such a good show. Many of you have been long term customers. Hope we can help you in the future.
   
 



U.S. Cementery Colleville-sur-Mere ( one of Bernds amazing panoramic photos 360° degrees )


U.S. Cementery Colleville-sur-Mere
Reminder !



Just before the U.S. President arrived


Seems all nations are present !


Colleville-sur-Mere
Cord and John



Must have made some money that day


Pointe du Hoc, Peter, Trevor and John


The Reverend Trevor Brown ( praying ? )


Trevor, Peter and John


Arromanches Beach
At five in the morning Cord, John and Peter



Arromanches Beach
German tank



Arromanches Beach
U.S. Tank



Arromanches Beach
Tank Trevor, Cord and Peter



Arromanches Beach ( panoramic photos 190° degrees )


Arromanches Beach ( panoramic photo 360° degrees )


Pegasus Bridge


Trevor ( who else ! )


BMW outfit John, Trevor and Cord


Harley Davidson 750 Trevor, Peter and John


Cord and Peter


Harley Davidson WLA 750cc


John and Trevor


Harley Davidson WLA 750cc


Saint Vaast la Houguet ( panoramic photo 190° degrees )





Ron Pier and Draganflys number one man Mick Holmes.
At the start of the Guiness Record Run. Both on BSA M20s


   





Our Good friend, Van Breul Sander on Lex Schmidt,s perfectly restored 1942 Norton Big Four, with Side Car Drive. Normandy France 2004. If everbody was as friendly as Sander, the world would be a better place ! He owns the Brough Superior showing our Replica Exhaust Pipes, on our Web Site, Greetings to you and your father for 2015




           Normandy Pointe du Hoc




The Guinness Record Run
     

                   ~ 200 Dispatch Rider Machines




Omaha Beach Trevor, John and Peter


The Reverend Trevor ( what can one say ! )


John, Cord and Peter


John doing his impersonation of Michael Caine ( you was only supposed to blow the bloody doors off ! )


Our camper van at campsite



The Reverend Trevor cooking


John


Trevor, Peter and John cooking ?


A very nice James 125cc ( make a change from Jeeps , H. Davidsons and BSA M20s )


Bernd, Trevor and Peter at campsite


At campsite, Ron Pier passing my palm with silver, Trevor and Mr. Frost from USA, Dave


Nice Velocette MAC


Cord, drinking Tea ?? What no Wine !


Peter, hairs in my teeth ?


Cord, the Gentleman


John, is it one of ours old chap ?

 
Cord and Trevor


Trevor, a well earned break

 
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