PD13 (Friday Sept. 13th) Port Dover

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Copy taken from official PD13 website www.pd13.com

In 1971 when George Simons gave his son a Rupp minibike, he never dreamt he would be instilling a life-long passion in his son Chris. Chris Simons has since owned several dozen bikes. He knows bikes inside-out and top to bottom. Chris also had a well-known bike shop in Port Dover called 'Biker's Delight'. The Friday the 13th tradition started in 1981. It was the same year that a group of head-banging teenagers had come together in Los Angeles to form Metallica. Despite a recent assassination attempt, the president of the United States was still Ronald Reagan. Pierre Trudeau was prime minister of Canada, while Bill Davis was premier of Ontario. The Rolling Stones were singing "Start Me Up" and "An American Werewolf in London" was playing in theatres. Against the backdrop, Chris Simons and approximately 25 friends, through word of mouth, got together at the Commerical Hotel {The Zoo}, now known as Angelos of Dover. It was in November and it was Friday the 13th. They had such a good time they decided they should do it every Friday the 13th. And so the tradition was born. Every Friday the 13th thereafter, the number of people coming to the event has increased. Chris has a suitcase full of newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Friday the 13th and he has become somewhat of a celebrity because of it. Everywhere he goes, people have heard of Friday the 13th in Port Dover. ~Courtesy of the Port Dover Maple Leaf

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Comments (16)

Adam Elmquist on October 13, 2013

Wow... Nice Bikes...

Lady Harley on October 13, 2013

Hi * Adam *. Every Friday the 13th this small town of 6000 people swells in size. I believe this year about 80,000 bikers showed up, I think the record is about 170k.

Every Fri 13th, rain, snow or shine, they show up in droves. Quite an amazing thing to see.

Take care, Judy


Sidnei Recco on October 14, 2013

Very interesting capture!Beautiful!LIKE

Best greetings!-Sidnei

Lady Harley on October 14, 2013

Thank you * Sidnei * for your nice comments and visit!

Warm greetings, Judy

J. Kolman on October 16, 2013

A lot of nice bikes, I guess you had wonderful day. L.
Greetings, Jos.

Lady Harley on October 17, 2013

Thank you * Jos *! Warm greetings, Judy

Pantelis65 on October 18, 2013

i wish i was there!!! Ysl greetings Pantelis.

Lady Harley on October 20, 2013

Thank you * Pantelis * :))

Warm greetings, Judy

WINGEGUE on October 21, 2013

Is also a BMW like? L Greetings Günter.

Lady Harley on October 21, 2013

There were many different kinds of motorcycles; including BMW * Günter *! Thank you for the visit :))

Warm greetings, Judy

Nick Weall on October 22, 2013

Parking must be a nightmare ~ and finding your bike again challenging too ~~~:~)

Bassam Jayousi on October 22, 2013

Looks very very busy place, superb shot! Like

Best wishes, Bassam

GasGasL€X on October 27, 2013

Good to see the chrome industry well supported there.. :-)

Lady Harley on October 27, 2013

Thank you dear friends for your kind comments and visit!!

* Nick * it certainly can be! Some town folks rent out their front lawns and driveways for bikers to park!!

* Bassam * busy but lots of fun :)

* Lex * it is and some certainly like to show their chrome off too :)

Cheers, Judy

Horst Reisinger on December 21, 2013

Wow, very great motorcycles!


Greetings from Germany, Horst

Lady Harley on February 24, 2014

The motorcycles are always fun to see and ride :))

Thank you for the nice comment and visit * Horst *

Warm greetings from frozen Canada

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