From 11th to 14th of August in St. Petersburg with Grand scale was organized the Fifth Anniversary Russian Motor festival St. Petersburg Harley® Days!
These long-awaited four days gathered in the square in front of Alexandrinsky theatre about 90 thousand fans of the legendary brand, including at least 1.5 thousand foreign guests from 25 countries. Traditionally, the festival was accompanied by eventful program, a key element of which was a gala motor parade from the Palace square, which was attended by over 3 thousand motorcycles.
Wide attention to the Festival from the city and Federal mass media indicates the high significance of performed event. This was emphasized by Alexander Govorunov - Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg - at the Opening Ceremony of the Russian motor festival. The city administration annually provides invaluable assistance, providing for the event one of the architectural attractions of St. Petersburg – Ostrovsky square.
The significance of the festival also showed by the annual increase in the number of partners, who are experiencing genuine interest to mass events, looking for a potential customer in each viewer. In this year the General partner of the event was Open joint-stock company Bank "United financial capital" («Объединенный финансовый капитал»). The company is gradually increasing its presence in the North-West of Russia. In addition, they plans to develop partnership with the distributors of auto and motorcycle technology programme of leasing.
The most notable difference of Jubilee Motor festival from previous ones was the double increase in the area thanks to the territory of the Anichkov Palace, where was conveniently posted sports and children's playgrounds, added brutal area of Custom Bike Show. In this year sports theme was especially popular. The center of attention on the sports ground became tennis tournament, organized in cooperation with organization group of St. the Petersburg Open and company Ramek. It was attended by the owners of motorcycles Harley-Davidson and friends of the Festival. There were built two of the Boxing ring, where were organized fighting sparring, demonstrations and workshops, presented by trainers of fitness-centres network World Class.
Longstanding partner of the Festival – the mobile operator MTS - has supported sporting atmosphere by staging competition for a fun bike ride Bungee Drive. The company "ESCO" for several years in a row makes the area with a giant robot - transformer, which welcomed guests from Nevsky Prospekt.
During the large-scale celebration, all the equipment at the Festival territory was filled with premium fuel G-Drive, provided by network of filling stations "Gazpromneft’” - fuel partner St. Petersburg Harley® Days. On the way to the Northern capital, the column of foreign and russian participants of the motofestival centrally refueled at the stations of the network. And throughout the Festival on Ostrovsky square everyone could check the quality of fuel in mobile laboratories network "Gazpromneft", equipped with high-tech express analyzers. Guest of the Festival was also the reigning world champion in endurance racing, pilot of the Russian team G-Drive Racing - Roman Rusinov.
Partner of the Festival, the company "Chevrolet", entertained the guests of the event by the presentation of two of their top models. Visitors could get acquainted with all-wheel drive SUV Tahoe, take a test drive, make cool photos next to the Chevrolet Camaro, the legendary transformer, Bumblebee, which was represented on the stand.
Today St.Petersburg Harley® Days is not only a great city feast, but also a perspective platform for making successful business linkages. For the second time "St.Petersburg Harley® Days Business Summit" gathered at the Tsar's lobby of the Alexandrinsky theatre big number of entrepreneurs (most of whom are also motorcyclists) to discuss the prospects of cooperation in the spheres of business, culture and tourism.
One of the most moment of the Festival was the Annual Grand bike parade, what traditionally started from the Palace square. This year the start of the bike parade was transmitted 800 towns of the broadcast "Radio Chanson" - General Radio partner of the Festival, which for 3 months regularly announced the Festival on the air, held raffles and donated prizes. From the home page of the Festival website was conducted an online broadcast: everyone who could not attend, were able to feel like part of the holiday.
This year all the guests memorized great Custom Bike Show – exhibition of unique author motorcycles, showing the limitless possibilities of the masters of their affairs. "The First furniture factory" («Первая мебельная фабрика») complemented the exhibition of motorcycles by individual boxes, which also served a protective function. That was very useful because of the capricious St. Petersburg weather.
The construction company LSR Group on their stand combined two men's passions - motorcycles and beautiful girls-dancers, that inevitably gathered around the booth a crowd of admirers of both.
But the real highlight of the festival was the Grand finale of the beauty contest "Miss St. Petersburg Harley® Days". Seventeen beauties competed for the honorary title and the main prize - luxury Swiss watch Van Der Bauwede presented by the company Gold Union. The winner, 23–year-old Daria Nesterkina, claims that Miss St.Petersburg Harley® Days should be bright, bold, sexy and always remain a Lady.
Evening program of St.Petersburg Harley® Days was no less eventful than the day, and after a spectacular night passage of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the feast continued in the restaurant complex Official hotel of the Festival "Moscow".
In the program of these 4 days you could also see the traditional test-ride a new models of Harley-Davidson and truckaway riding on motorcycles - Stuntriding Show, a variety music program, presented on two stages and the competition of unusual vehicles Crazy Wheels, loved by many visitors in the past year.
For lovers of speed competitions were organized on the high-speed booth. Prize on this stage was wrist watch Legend Rider by Van Der Bauwede. Also the best music-band, selected by the jury of the Festival, next summer will go to perform at the Hamburg Harley® Days 2017.
St.Petersburg Harley® Days have demonstrated how seamlessly blends the elegance and beauty of the city on the Neva river with the irrepressible spirit of power and freedom. The possibility of holding such an event and travel a few thousand motorcycles through the center of the beautiful city, making St. Petersburg is not only cultural, but also the bike capital of Russia.