Wings Over the County
Saturday September 27th, 2014
Hillier Creek Estates Winery
Prince Edward County, Ontario
and TSN’s Motorcycle Experience
are throwing a birthday party at the end of the month and motorcycle fans are invited to come out and join in the celebration. This fall marks the official kick off to the 40th anniversary of the Honda Gold Wing
here in Canada while the long running national TV motorcycle magazine has been cranking out The Experience coast to coast on TSN for 25 years. Together Honda Canada and Motorcycle Experience will mark these two incredible milestones on Saturday, September 27 at the Hillier Creek Estates
winery in Prince Edward County
. The event titled, Wings Over The County is a tip of the hat to both the long running Honda Gold Wing and show host Dave Hatch’s neighbours over at the 8 Wing Air Base in nearby Trenton.
“There aren’t a lot of Canadian TV shows that can say they’ve been around since 1989 and the Honda Gold Wing’s 40 year run is extremely impressive”, says Dave Hatch. Motorcycle Experience, which is shot primarily in Prince Edward County, plans to play host at the Hillier Creek Estates winery from 9am to 4pm and Honda Canada will be on hand providing the party favours. A TSN camera crew will also be on site throughout the day providing coverage to be broadcast early next spring on Motorcycle Experience. While the winery won’t be offering wine tastings during the celebration demo rides, there will still be plenty of events going on throughout the day. The winery will be holding vineyard tours and serving their famous wood fired pizzas while Motorcycle Experience and Honda Canada will be hosting motorcycle demo rides while a meet and greet seminar, exclusive motorcycle displays, hourly door prize giveaways including a special edition 40th Anniversary Honda Gold Wing tee shirt and an escorted County Back Roads Ride With Dave will round out the day.
“Honda Canada has really stepped up to make it a real Wing Ding”, said Hatch. Honda Canada will bring out their full up demo ride program to the winery so fans of the company’s new motorcycle line up can sample the very latest products Honda has on offer. “I’m not quite sure where we’ll park all the motorcycles” said winery owner Kemp Stewart, “but we’re thrilled that they’ve chosen our vineyard as a site for this special celebration.” Stewart, a retired military officer, is an avid motorcycle fan and currently rides a Triumph Bonneville, but says several years ago he also owned a Gold Wing. “I still love the Gold Wing,” said Stewart “because they set the standard for touring machines and they’ve always been a great way to travel and see the country.” According to Hatch, “If you had told me back in 1989 when we first went on the air on TSN that we’d be doing this for 25 years, I’m not sure I would have believed it! It’s been an incredible ride and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone out at our event and being able to say thank you for supporting our TV show for all of these years.”
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2014 Honda F6B Goldwing photo by Martin Lortz