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23rd annual Spökenkieker Fahrt 2014
One of the most charming bike events we had the pleasure to visit this year.
As we were going to be in the area, we made some time to visit the Heiner Beckmann motorcycle museum in Harsewinkel-Greffen.
Unknowing that the annual Spökenkieker-Fahrt (ghost rider run) was taking place.
The Spökenkieker run is organised by the 'Motorrad-Veteranen and Oldtimer Rallye' vintage bike club in a different location each year, so we really had double luck.
Superbly restored Simson trike in the car/bike park was one of the most modern bikes to see.
The main building of the Heiner Beckmann motorcycle museum in Beelener Straße 32, 33428 Harsewinkel-Greffen.
Some of the participants after the club run around the surrounding area.
Stunning Indian sidecar outfit in original condition with a deep patina.
1914 New Hudson 500cc sidecar outfit with wicker bodywork.
The awards await the worthy on a Sparta utility three wheeler.
In the museum, a wealth of motorcycling history with over 200 motorcycles in the collection as well as memorabilia.
Almost exclusively makes that I have never or rarely heard of !
At least I can recognise this Indian !
BMW sidecar combination from WW2.
1902 Minerva, 1914 Blackburne, 1927 AJS
1914 500cc Wanderer.
1912 'silent grey fellow', one of the first sucess models for Harley Davidson is a true collectors piece today. This one in remarkable restored condition.
The 1902 Minerva V twin, however with only 211cc producing 1.75 horse power.
Ineke Noormann about to recieve her trophy for her outstanding 1927 AJS 350, alongside THE CRANKCASE. Brigitte, centre, and museum owner: Heiner Beckmann, seated on the right of the picture.
Classic fore and aft flat twin layout of the Douglas.
The third museum hall with a wide variety of utility vehicles from older times.
My favourite tractor maker: Hanomag.
Participants prepare to bring their treasures back home, hopefully to join the Spökenkieker run again next year.
We will be looking out for the dates and location to plan another visit in 2015.