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    We have just had a very successful 2018 Spyderfest in the UK

    46 of the Spyders attending UK SpyderFest'18 held at Darwin Lake near Matlock, from May 11-14 2018 visited CMC Motorcycles in Chesterfield for a photoshoot of the biggest gathering of Can-Am Spyders ever seen in the UK.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eY-eSs...ature=youtu.be

    We want to show BRP (Europe) that there is a market for their product and would value their support which unfortunately has not been the case
    It took an Owner and a very keen rider along with his partner with the assistance of others to put this together with no support from BRP
    At least 2 dealers came along which considering we only have less than 10 Spyder dealers for the whole of the UK was pleasing to see
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    congrats to Spyderfest UK.....have you posted on the Can-am Facebook page......

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddieshep999 View Post
    We have just had a very successful 2018 Spyderfest in the UK 46 of the Spyders attending UK SpyderFest'18 – held at Darwin Lake near Matlock, from May 11-14 2018 – visited CMC Motorcycles in Chesterfield for a photoshoot of the biggest gathering of Can-Am Spyders ever seen in the UK.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eY-eSs...ature=youtu.be

    We want to show BRP (Europe) that there is a market for their product and would value their support which unfortunately has not been the case It took an Owner and a very keen rider along with his partner with the assistance of others to put this together with no support from BRP At least 2 dealers came along which considering we only have less than 10 Spyder dealers for the whole of the UK was pleasing to see
    That's what it usually takes to get something like this off the ground. Congratulations to all of you. Hang in there, mate!

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    Not a small effort to pull something like that off.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) Pictures of 2008 and 2009 Spyders are in Alaska Albums 2009 and 2010.
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    Default Awesome...!!

    your off to a great start. congratulationsand a well done to the boys and gals that put it all in motion. hang in there your on your way.....
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    Congrats on your 2018 UK Spyderfest. We are in the process of planning our 5th annual Spyder Muster. I agree there is a lot of work in planning such and event. You need to pat yourselves on the back for obtaining 46 Spyders in attandance.

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    Congrats on a good turn out, IT CAN ONLY GET BETTER FROM HERE. Thanks for the pic. Well be watching for more picture from down under. Ride safe John & Carol [the twins 2016 f3L } Ocala,Florida.


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    Here is a short clip of what the drone saw when some of the Spydets at UK SpyderFest'18 posed by the Darwin Lake hall for a photoshoot requested by the owners of the holiday complex (13-May-18).


    https://youtu.be/JMHbfFpsWeM
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    Quote Originally Posted by flamingobabe View Post
    congrats to Spyderfest UK.....have you posted on the Can-am Facebook page......
    I have posted on the Can-Am Facebook page with little success. As the organiser of the weekend I have been left with a sour taste in my mouth regarding BRP at the moment but I am not going to give in. Next year I want 75 Spyders in attendance :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noboot View Post
    Congrats on your 2018 UK Spyderfest. We are in the process of planning our 5th annual Spyder Muster. I agree there is a lot of work in planning such and event. You need to pat yourselves on the back for obtaining 46 Spyders in attandance.
    Dang...I'd need a trailer the size of...a boat...or one of these...

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    Nice film Eddie. And you even had sunshine. i hope you can meet your goal for next year. Sounds like a fun event.

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    My thanks to Eddie for posting my other drone videos from UK SpyderFest'18. Here now is the FULL drone footage taken when some of the bykes posed by the Darwin Lake hall for a photoshoot requested by the owners of the holiday complex (13-May-18). (I have sped it up 2.5X so you don't get too bored watching it all!)

    https://youtu.be/VpKuJRflQa4

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    My drone also managed to capture one of the organisers giving a brief ride round the camp to one of her friends.

    https://youtu.be/-CKEBIvHtLA
    Last edited by Big Mac; 05-19-2018 at 09:52 AM.

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    Great job.

    My bro lives between Matlock & Chesterfield.
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