Gold Coast Harley celebrates Grand Opening with a bang

In typical Gold Coast fashion, a cloudless blue sky and beautiful sunshine beamed down on the massive crowd enjoying the Grand Opening of Gold Coast Harley-Davidson this past Saturday, October 11th.

Near a thousand rev heads from all across South East Queensland and Northern NSW were treated to an epic event featuring a packed motorcycle Show n Shine, a three-band live music line-up, Grand Opening clearance specials and delicious food vendors serving American inspired cuisine.

Adding to the already charged atmosphere was the highly anticipated Grand Prize draw, where one lucky customer won a Harley-Davidson Iron 883.

With tears of joy and surprise in her eyes, Louise Lucock was drawn as the lucky winner in front of the massive crowd.  It took Louise several moments to get to her feet as she was in shock and could not believe her name had been drawn.

“I cannot believe that I won,” Louise said. “I never win anything. This means so much to me.”


“It was totally surreal. I just felt like… its hard to explain! The anticipation of waiting and sitting, thinking maybe I have a chance, then the drum roll and then I hear my name and I just screamed! I couldn’t even get up – I had to put my head between my knees for a second! I was just in awe, it was so amazing! It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me! Very, very, very, happy. Thank you so much to Gold Coast Harley-Davidson.”

Louise, her husband Peter – who owns a Harley-Davidson Fat Bob – and their two sons (Liam and Zane) were present on the day to celebrate and are very excited to be adding an Iron 883 to their family.

The motorcycle Show n Shine was another great feature of the Grand Opening celebration.

With near 50 entrants, the competition was fierce, with some very unique custom motorcycles on display.  For a full gallery of the Show n Shine, please visit the Gold Coast Harley-Davidson Facebook page.

Customers were also treated to great live music, with local band The Swamp Stompers kicking things off, followed by Jimmy The Saints and The Sinners and finishing up with headline act Phil Jamieson.

The unique sound of these local artists perfectly fits with the Gold Coast vibe of the new dealership.

“This is just the beginning for us, but what a great kick-off celebration it was!” Steve Schilling, Gold Coast Harley-Davidson Dealer Principal said.

“Our events calendar is already filling up; with our 2015 Harley Demo Day this weekend, followed by a ride to Longboards Burger Bar October 22nd and a Halloween Party at the shop on October 31st.”

“We’ve established ourself as a true destination dealership and our Grand Opening proved just how much fun and exciting our events are going to be.”

For a full photo gallery and video of the Grand Opening Celebration, please visit our Facebook page:



Some pictures from the day … For a full gallery; please visit

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