In 1924 F.J. Warr founded a small bicycle and motorcycle repair shop on the King's Road in London.
Later that same year he became an agent for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company of Milwaukee, USA.
The rest, as they say, is history..
This year Warr's, Europe's oldest and certainly most sucessful Harley-Davidson dealer, celebrates 90 years with the H-D Motor Company.
So come along and help us celebrate our birthday with a very special celebration day on Sunday June 1st at our Kings Road dealership.
It all kicks off from 10am, with the whole dealership open, as well as access behind the scenes.
WARR'S KING'S ROAD CUSTOMS -
Custom specialist Charlie Stockwell is the driving force behind Warr's Customs. Working for Warr’s since 1996, his aim was, and still is, to bring together & celebrate the creative culture, & lifestyle in hand built custom motorcycles & design. There is more to just owning your machine.
Warr's 90th Celebration Day is your chance to hear Charlie talk about the process behind designing & building a custom bike, from concept to completion, followed by a Q&A session.
A hand picked selection of Warr's King's Road Customs bikes will be on display on the day, as well as all your favourite KRC merchandise available in the Boutique
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WARR'S MUSEUM -
The Warr family have compiled quite a collection over their 90 year partnership with Harley-Davidson. Warr's 90th Celebration Day is your opportunity to take a closer look at the largest assortment of historic Harleys & memorabilia this side of Milwaukee, from the turn of the century to modern day. Amongst other Key models from Harley history, the Warr's Museum Collection includes: 3 ultra rare Edwardian Silent Gray Fellows, WW2 Exhibit, 'Rock and Rollers' , Harley Racer Exhibit, First ever Softail, Electra Glide in Blue exhibit.
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LIVE MUSIC –
We are having some fantastic bands playing music throughout the day, from 11.30am...
Earth Prayer - Kicking off the days live music are this female fronted group from London. They have power and soul in equal measure, and will definitely get the party started with their classic rock sound.
www.facebook.com/earthprayer | www.youtube.com/earthprayerofficial | www.twitter.com/earthprayeruk | www.reverbnation.com/earthprayer
Cairo Son - Fronted by the charismatic, Harley riding Magdy Abdel-Rehim; Cairo Son is riff heavy, lyrically diverse grunge and blues influenced rock.
www.cairoson.com | www.facebook.com/cairosonofficial | www.myspace.com/cairoson www.youtube.com/user/CairoSonOfficial
Tax The Heat - This Bristol 4-piece wear sharp suits & play brilliantly crafted rhythm and blues-infused rock'n'roll, what's not to love..
www.taxtheheat.com | www.facebook.com/taxtheheat | www.twitter.com/taxtheheat | www.soundcloud.com/taxtheheat
Curran - London born (via Ireland and America) this band bring high energy hard rock to our line-up. Expect big solos and even bigger vocals, they really aren't to be missed.
www.curranlive.com | www.facebook.com/CurranLive | www.twitter.com/CURRANLIVE | www.youtube.com/user/CurranLiveOfficial | www.instagram.com/curranlive
FOOD & DRINK -
Our friends at the Hand & Flower - Beer & Grill will be supplying their usual high standards of great beer, craft cider and honest, no nonsense BBQ food (with a special Harley menu just for us).
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Attendees will receive a free Warr’s 90th Anniversary souvenir pin*, and be entered into a prize draw to win an amazing trip for two to Biketoberfest in Daytona, USA.
More details on competitions and special guests will be announced nearer the event, so keep checking Warr’s Harley-Davidson Boutique Facebook page for updates.
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HOW TO GET HERE...
By Road: We are on the King’s Road (A308) just 5mins from Putney Bridge or Sloane Square, outside the congestion charging zone (our postcode is SW6 2EL for all you SatNav users). There will be no car parking facilities available on the premises, and spaces for bikes will be minimal, however we will do our best to direct you to nearby parking on the day.
By Tube or Bus: We are really easy to get to by public transport.
From Fulham Broadway (our nearest tube station) we are an 8min walk. Simply turn left out of the Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre (where the station is located), then turn right on to Waterford Road and continue to the end. We are situated on the King’s Road, between the Hand & Flower Pub and Tesco Petrol Station.
From Sloane Square take a ten minute ride on an 11 or 22 bus west, down the King’s Road. Alight at the Rumbold Road bus stop.
Imperial Wharf Overground station is located a 15min walk away at Chelsea Harbour.
See the TFL website for more details:
Cycle: For those looking to use another form of 2-wheel transportation there is a ‘Boris Bike’ Cycle Hire bay located adjacent to our showroom providing affordable travel starting from just £2.
By Train: If you are coming from further afield our closest mainline terminus is Victoria Station, and Imperial Wharf station is only one stop across the river from Clapham Junction station on the London Overground Line,
By air: For our exceptionally dedicated visitors you can fly to Gatwick and then take the 25 min Express service to Victoria. From Heathrow take the Express to Paddington or tube to Fulham Broadway. Gatwick is the quicker option.
You’re invited to take part in a piece of UK Harley history! #warrs90 #warrsmuseum
*Limited numbers, first come first served.