More pics of our 40th Anniversary – XI

Today I’ll wrap it up. As far as I’m concerned these are the last pictures of gifts we received during our 40th anniversary event. I’m quite certain I’ve had ‘em all and if not; sorry.

The Deathtraps MC – Sonora – California – USA, a rather ‘young’ club – since 2007, also brought along a convenient gift. A very large adjustable Bacho. If we ever run out of tools, this one might come in handy.

France friends of us, the Chopperkingz, had a nice gift as well. A leather saddle with a nice imprint welded on some engine parts used as a stand.

Another longtime friend of us, Tony Leenes, the well known ‘Mister Indian’ himself had also a present for us. I met Tony for the first time in 1987 at the Superrally in Slagharen, Holland. He brought along these very old Indians. And with one of them, the girl on the photo gave a burn-out, awesome!! She had been posing for the BigTwin Magazine earlier that year. You can see the magazine next to her on the floor.

Superrally May 1987, Slagharen – Holland. Tony Leenes Idian collection

But when Tony wanted to give the present, he unfortunately had to wait a while, before handing over his gift, because I was about to give my speech, when he arrived at the party. Sorry Tony.

Tony ‘Mister Indian’ Leenes on hold next to Fonda and Beer.

The last gift in these series, is a gift from our American girlfriend Lesley. It’s a gift for me personally. It’s a brand new heavy denim vest to replace my old leather vest. I’m very pleased with it. Not long from now my sister in-law shall replace my club colors and sew them on my new vest.

Lesley handing me the new vest, which she brought over from the States.

More pics of our 40th Anniversary – X

Some gifts raises questions. One of them is the next. It was given by our English friends. It’s a street sign / nameplate, screws included. It looked genuine and I said to Wicky; “If you ask me I would say it’s the real thing.” Wicky looked at it more closely and concluded the same. It was taken from who knows where. It might have been a ‘replica’, but this one isn’t. We both agreed on that.

So, I’ve done some research on the internet. I searched for the street-name ‘Rogues lane’ in England. Four names popped up. Two with ‘Rogues lane’ and two with ‘Rogue’s lane’. I made screen-shots of them as you can see below. As it appears on the screen only the first two fit the description. The third might, but I’m not sure. The questions remain; where, when, how, who and why. Well, the last question can be crossed out.

Mmmmm, it probably has something to do with our clubname…. Hell, yehhh.

And the ‘where’ question is either nearby Cambridge or nearby Oakham. The ‘when’ question is, looking at the screen-shots, between at least the end of May 2019 and before the 1st of August. The ‘how’ question; I go for the electric screwdriver. At last the ‘who’ question…… somebody who was in England between May and August. Not many fit that description. Probably Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage.

On the first screenshot you can see the street sign. Maby this one is gone.

On the second screen-shot the street sign is ‘still’ clearly visible. Mayby this is the one.

On the third screen-shot you can see a street sign laying in the bushes. Probably the most easy to take away.

The fourth screen-shot didn’t reveal any street sign on both ends of the road.

Other gifts were presented by the Free Wheels – Motorcycleclub – Danmark and the Harley Club from Paderborn – Germany. Manny, one of our members, who died in 2004, came also from Paderborn. I asked them if they knew Manny. They’ve heard of him, but they didn’t know him personally.

More pics of our 40th Anniversary – IX

Okay, we’re nearly there. These are probably one of the last gifts shown here on our blog. We’ve tried to take pictures of them all and I’m pretty sure we’ve done so. Today I’ll show a few photos of gifts which refer a bit to the ‘2%’ scene. Many years ago my best friend Beer introduced the term ‘2%’. He made it clear that there is a difference between a 1%’er and a 2%’er.

A 1%’er can also be a 2%’er, but not necessarily. A 2%’er on the other hand is mostly not a 1%’er. A 2%’er is a real biker with a chopper who loves to ride and build ‘m. You see, the term 2% stands for the total amount of people who still ride their own chopper. I’m sure you all know by now, but if you need to know more about this subject, you will find it in Beer’s books CRP 1, 2 and 3.

Because we also introduced a diamond-shaped 2%’er patch and stickers, which are still available in our webshop, some of our gifts were made in a diamond-shape, referring to the two percent scene. One of them was given by the Dirty Dozen MC – Danmark as shown below.

The second one was a gift from our good friends Leonie & Slik and Gaia & Ruben.

The present below was a gift from CMA, the Christian Motorcycle Association – Holland.

The Wood Wosses – Sköbbe – Sweden were also at our party and they to brought along a gift, which you can see on the next photo.