A FLEET of 25 Harley Davidson motorbikes will be roaring into Eastbourne as part of a fast-approaching free two-day motoring festival.
The 1066 HOG Chapter will be one of the stars of the show at the Magnificent Motors event starting on Sunday, May 6, where they will take part in a seafront cavalcade.
They will be accompanied by more than 200 other vehicles, running from the Western Lawns to the show ground at Princes Park as part of the ninth annual showcase.
Taking place on the Saturday and Sunday, the event has moved to the bigger ground at Prince Park. The festival, jointly organised by Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club and East Sussex Omnibus Society, regularly attracts more than 600 classic and vintage vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, scooters, buses, military and commercial vehicles.
The Harleys will be among the most popular. The 1066 HOG Chapter, sponsored by Shaw’s, has more than 300 members and will be adding Eastbourne to their busy calendar. Later this year they are taking 56 members to ride for two weeks in the USA.
The group’s name, HOG, stands for Harley Owners Group – which is the largest factory sponsored club in the world – and the 1066 chapter is the only one in the world known by a number and not a name.
Director of the 1066 HOG Chapter, Skelly said, “As a club we are invited to many shows and displays and our members are only to happy to attend and share their bikes and experiences with members of the public.
“1066 are very pleased to have been invited to take part in this years Magnificent Motors Event and just hope it’s a dry day – as when it rains it takes ages to clean all the chrome on the bike when we get home.”
Last year’s festival drew vehicles from well over a century of motoring and featured an historic 1897 Henriod Phaeton and 1909 Brush Runabout, as well as a gleaming array of classic car clubs from MG’s and Jaguars to audacious American saloons.
More details on Magnificent Motors and the cavalcade visit www.magnificentmotors.co.uk.