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Introducing an event we are very proud about here in France, THE VINTAGE REVIVAL MONTLHERY.

Images and post by Hervé.

Salut à toi American rider,
 
Biannually, the well initiated classic car and motorcycle lovers come together in Montlhery, just south east of Paris, to indulge themselves on a weekend of pre-war splendor.DSC_0053

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Challenge 999”, 621 miles in 24 hours all around the Beautiful French Countryside

Post & Images by Hervé
Salut à toi American rider,
 
As you may remember, I’m a long distance rider. Member of the Iron Butt Association for years I try to attend in Europe any events which offer bikers that kind of challenge.

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INTRODUCING VINCENT VERMANDEL, A 16 YEAR OLD MOTOR HEAD IN FRANCE AND HIS RECONSTRUCTED FXR

Salut à toi American rider,
Let me introduce my young friend VINCENT VERMANDEL
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This kid is incredible … teenager (sixteen), still at school, still living with his parents of course, no driving license and proud owner of a magnificent, legendary Harley bike, a FXR 1984.DSC_0042

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FXR’s, POPULAR IN THE USA… EXTREMELY, BUT RARE IN FRANCE, BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP THIS FRENCHMAN

Post and images by contributor Herve’ Rebollo from France.
When I attended the FXR show (during my first Sturgis bike week in 2014 with my friend David Uhl), I discovered that specific design and style the owners of FXR and some Dyna gave to their bike.
I literally fell in love with that motorcycle trend we don’t have in Europe.

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Biking Euro Style Coming to IRON TRADER NEWS

By Marilyn Stemp

Above: New contributor from France, Herve’ Rebollo, and ITN editor Marilyn Stemp

“Your magazine was better known here than you may know,” said my longtime friend, Motographer Horst Rossler from Germany.

It was 2014, and Horst and I were at the Custom bike Show in Bad Salzuflun, Germany looking at the rows of stunning bikes displayed. Horst was commiserating with me on the recent news that IronWorks, the title founded by my late husband Dennis Stemp and I, would cease publication.

A similar message came to me at that time from French rider and writer Herve’ Rebollo, who postd to a European riding forum about IRON WORK’s legacy. I was as surprised to read this as I’d been by Horst’s comments – but gratified to learn that IronWorks had enjoyed such reach internationally.

Ironically, the demise of IronWorks was the catalyst for Herve’ and I to connect, after he reached out by email and we met for coffee when I came through Paris in November, 2015. That’s when I learned what an avid rider he is and how often he rides for transportation as much as recreation. In fact, he arrived for our meeting on his motorcycle, removing his riding suit to reveal a businessman’s coat and tie, necessary in his professional life.

It has become clear that Herve’ rides – a lot! And he enjoys recording his rides in words and photos. So we’re delighted to welcome Herve’ as the newest contributor to Iron Trader News, offering our readers a look at the European V-Twin culture first hand. We expect you’ll enjoy his charming stories as much as we do.

As writers, we send out words to the world but we seldom know where they land. Apparently, sometimes they have an impact. Please enjoy Herve’s words on Iron Trader News.