Harley -Davidson Club 74 was born on the 24th of February 1974,
after the official publication in the "Moniteur Belge" article 2911.
The object of the association is fostering national and
international friendship and solidarity among H-D or " Indian "
The wish to create a national club can easily be understood : the
number of Harleys registered in Belgium in the seventies (not taking
the police into account) did not exceed of a few dozens. Some
contacts already existed between Belgian Harley bikers (future
members of the club) and Dutch, French or British clubs for the
organisation of trips and annual committee meetings (later called "Presidents'
Two international rallies had already taken place in 72 and 73
before the "Super Rally Harley bavidson" was organised in 1974 in
Kasterlee ( Belgium) by the brand new BHDC 74 Club. The BHDC 74 Club
took up a new challenge in 1990 with the 2nd Super Rally at" le
Barrage de l'Eau d’Heure" with some 5500 bikers.
The history of the BHDC 74 Club is marked by the organisation of
annual international rallies: "Martilly" in the 70ies or anniversary
rallies every five years. No doubt everyone will remember the 20th
anniversary rally at "La Cité de l'Enfance" in Marcinelle with the
famous guitar player Alvin Lee and the magic Elmore D.
The BHDC 74 is one of the forerunners, than the founder of the "Federation
of Harley-Davidson Clubs- Europe" that counts 20000 members in 40
different European clubs.
The BHDC 74 remains exclusive in so far as it deals only with H-D
activities, especially federation clubs' organisations, without
forgetting the bike weeks of Daytona (FL) and Sturgis (SD).
The Club is open to H-D owners who like biking, taking part to the
club activities in a spirit of friendship and solidarity.
Would-be-members can get any information they need from the
different club sections that make contacts easy all over the
Club 74 regio Gent