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motorcycle village opens its doors

West Coast Harley-Davidson, which recently relocated from Glasgow city centre to a newly created motorcycle village at Hillington Park, held a grand opening on the weekend of 6/7 May.

The opening was blessed by blistering sunshine – certainly not the norm for Scotland – but those who attended were entertained by cheerleaders, bands, dancers, face painters and an opportunity of a free trim from Badlander Barbers.

West Coast owner Don Rutherford (above), who reckoned the total attendance was close to 1000, was delighted with the outcome. “We kick started proceedings with a party on the Friday evening for staff, business associates, fellow dealers and those directly involved in the new showroom and the party just continued all weekend!”

Officially opened by David Hackshall, the UK country manager, and Heather Malenshek, vice-president of global marketing and brand from H-D Milwaukee, the purpose-built 18,000sq.ft premises is almost double the size of the previous city-centre facility, some five miles away.

Sales director Fiona Rutherford told BDN: “We’ve been extremely busy since we opened in the middle of March and have been pretty stretched dealing with the level of enquiries generated from visitors to the new showroom. We knew that might be the case but it has nonetheless been a bit of an eye-opener for us all. The grand opening weekend was fantastic for us and so many of our customers loved the new showroom – a good thing too when you consider all the hard work we put into it.”

www.westcoastharley.com

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