The Belgium 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 " owners.
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' meetings").
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
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
Would-be-members can get any information they need from
the different club sections that make contacts easy all
over the country.