Although the principle costs of the Pan American Adventure were self-funded, Norman and Maggie were fortunate to gain the support of a number of sponsors, all of whom went out of their way to assist the Leprechauns with their endeavour. Thanks go to the following people for their kindness and generosity:
Loman Hellier at Scottoiler
Provided 2 Scottoiler chain lubricators for the bikes.
Paul Binswanger and Peter Locke at Motobins
Located in Spalding in Lincolnshire, Motobins have been invaluable throughout the equipping and fitting out of our bikes, including the Hepco & Becker Panniers. Paul Binswanger took a personal interest in our venture and provided comprehensive spares kits for each of the bikes including a CD workshop manual. Motobins are an invaluable source for all BMW motorcycle parts and are also the UK distributor for Hepco & Becker aluminium pannier kits.
John and Janet Duff at Bike Stop
Stevenage has a long heritage of motorcycling, going way back to when that most illustrious of British marques, ‘Vincent’ were made here. Little remains of this now, but Stevenage Old Town does have Bike Stop, one of the best motorcycle clothing & accessory shops in the UK. John & Janet provided excellent advice on selecting our personal kit and helped with discounted ARAI Tour X Helmets, Autocom Bike-to-Bike Intercom kit and Dainese clothing.
Thanks also to the Hein Gericke shops at Harrow and Belfast, and Sawbridgeworth BMW (now SBW Motorwork), for help and support in obtaining kit for the trip.
Paul Fox at Kuehne & Nagel
For organising the shipment of the bikes out to Chile. Paul’s professional help took a lot of the pain and worry out of what we thought would be a major logistical nightmare.
Hilary Carmichael and Tina Milan at Ultraseal
Provided tyre puncture sealant for the bikes.
Ryan Fairweather at Revolution Decals
Discounted Artwork for Pannier Decals.
Les Wood at Saddlecraft
Silicone Gel Pad inserts for bike seats.
Steve and Darren at Festaworld
Cool T-Shirts at NASS 2003!
Andy Thompson at Anti Monkey Butt Corporation
Anti Monkey Butt Powder and T-Shirts! Anti Monkey Butt saved our Asses!
Jim and Maggie Mathieson at Sea-Air International
For arranging the return of the bikes to the UK from Vancouver. Like Paul at K&N they had things quickly in hand and took away all the pain and worry of shipping home at the end of the road.