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DmD History

The first time ...

The first meeting took place in Deuaville in 2003. About 160 people (100 motorcycles) from 10 European countries met in Deauville.

Many thanks to the organizers: Engelke, Eric, Wim and Marcel and all participants.

This meeting in Deauville lays the foundation for the annual meetings in various cities and countries.

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Participants talking about this first meeting:

"It was a great meeting and for many people unforgettable!"
"Want we to repeat it again?"

In the meantime (as of 2018) more than 2400 participants from over 24 countries have participated. These countries include:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvija
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
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but also participants from Chile and Australia were already there.

In 2005 there were about 260 participants from 13 countries, in 2007 and 2018 the participants came from 15 countries.

It is a special event when motorcycle enthusiasts from Europe and beyond meet. Meanwhile this is a big family reunion and there is an overwhelming hello as a welcome. There is a lot to tell if you haven't seen each other for a year; communication goes with hands and feet, motorcycling itself is international and succeeds perfectly even in transnational groups.

 

We see this as a living contribution to a united Europe.