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‘VII DrogaKaszubska’ 28-31.08.2014 Łapino

 

The very first guests had arrived at ‘Roma’, the astonishing holiday resort, as early as one week before the event began. Then, day by day there were coming other motorbike geeks. First comers were Birgit and Michael Przibilski from Germany, and Michal Mackiewicz from Scotland.

 

The final number of guests was 171 people with 121 motorcycles. We were pleased to have guests from eight countries, including: Poland, England, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Scotland, Finland, and Norway. The number of participants was much greater, and the quality of motorbikes was much better, than we initially expected.

 The civilian motorcycles  were beautifully renovated and shining and in nice unrestored original condition as well. At the same time we could admire many remarkable motorbikes from the period of the II World War. In overall there were 25 different makes of motorcycles which were 73 years old on average.  Over 40 motorcycles came from abroad.

 

Michal Mackiewicz had the longest distance from his house in Scotland to us. He travelled for almost 1600 miles, but he didn’t go by motorbike. To our amazement, Mick Small from England managed to get to us riding his motorbike – Ariel.  His distance was 1000 miles direct to “Roma” and also his friends from Ariel OMC made similar distances . Clive Warrington with his wife Jo went about 900 miles, which is not much less than Mick on Ariel did. This lovely couple also mistook the date of the event and came to Poland a week before. They were happy about that mistake,as they could have a longer holiday, which made us very pleased as well.

Everyone else registered on Thursday. We found that day exhausting, but still enjoyable.

On Friday everyone set off on a road trip and made  90 kilometers. We had a break in Szymbark and visited CEPR there. When we came back to the resort, the editor Jerzy Kossowski gave us an interesting lecture about the motorcycles ignition. Later on, everyone participated in the competition, which we  called ‘funny games’, such as an exciting ‘international’ tug-of-war.

 

On Saturday we departed to Oliwa, where we could visit historic Water Smith. Then we headed towards beautiful Sopot. We had a dinner on a pier and spent a few entertaining moments by the Baltic Sea. When everyone came back from the seaside, we took part in three traditional ‘DrogaKaszubska’ competitions; Concours de Elegance when participants showed off their wonderful costumes from the old period, and also ‘slow riding’, when the motorcyclist had to demonstrate their best skills and slowest idling of engine competition.  

At about 8 pm, after all the fun of that Saturday, the party started and the prizes were handed out to the winners in as many as 20 categories. The results were as presented below:

-THE OLDEST MOTORBIKE - Josef Gareis, D-Rad 1925 rok,

-THE LONGEST DISTANCE “ON WHEELS”-POLAND – Wojciech Skorzyński BSA M20,

-THE LONGEST DISTANCE- EUROPE- Michał Mackiewicz,  Rudge Special,

- THE LONGEST DISTANCE “ON WHEELS”: EUROPE - Mick Small, Ariel,

-BEST RESTORED MOTORCYCLE: UP TO 1945- Krzysztof Mazur, D-Rad,

-BEST RESTORED MOTORCYCLE: AFTER 1945 – Tomasz Wesołowski, Ariel SQ4,

-THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE: UP TO 1945r. –Stefan Stein, Ariel LF,

-THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE: AFTER 1945r. – Ireneusz Tomyślak, Ariel SQ4,

-THE MOST INTERESTING MOTORCYCLE - Andre Zipa, Scott 1929r.,

-THE MOST ORIGINAL MOTORBIKE-  Krzysztof Nowak, Indian Chief 1940r.,

- I PLACE IN THE CONCOURS de ELEGANCE– Dariusz Skowyra, HD 1930r.,

- II PLACE IN THE CONCOURS de ELEGANCE – Ryszard Borucki, HD 1927r.,

- III PLACE IN THE CONCOURS de ELEGANCE - Ludwig Jatzwauk, NSU,

- ‘SLOWEST IDLING’ COMPETITION: SINGLE- Josef Gareis, D-Rad,

- ‘SLOWEST IDLING’ COMPETITION: TWIN- Łukasz Wyra, BMW R75WH,

-I PLACE IN ‘SLOW RIDING’- Piotr Matysiak, BSA Spitfire,

- II PLACE IN ‘SLOW RIDING’- Ryszard Brodziak, HD VL,

-THE BEST DEBUT 2014- WiesławKoller, Panther M100,

-THE BIGGEST TEAM- Ariel Owners Motorcycle Club,

-A PRIZE OF „AUTOMOBILSTA” MAGAZINE - Tomasz Skorzyński, Ariel model F,

-A PRIZE FROM A GERMAN TEAM -WaldemarDrabik, Sokół 600.

 

After the prizes have been presented, there was a concert – cover band ‘De Bobbers’ from Torun.

The weather was very beautiful for the whole time of the event and the atmosphere was very friendly.

Now we would like to invite you to take part in the ‘VIII DrogaKaszubska’ which will happen in two years’ time. It will take place on the last weekend of August 2016.

Marcin Klimczak

 


Marcin Hewelt Tel. 501276399
Marcin Klimczak Tel.604379213
Krzysztof Rotta
www.drogakaszubska.pl