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1955 Hoffman Gouverneur Pictures

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Many thanks to Federico Rodriguez of Buenos Aires, Argentina for these fascinating pictures.  They show his father being presented the motorcycle by ex President General Juan Domingo Peron in 1955.   His father appears in two photos, in one he is on the bike alone and in the other one is shown just at the same moment President Juan Domingo Peron was giving him the bike – his father appears at the right of Peron (with a cap) in a dark suit. He was given the bike because in 1955 entered the 1955 Holland Olympics and once he returned to Buenos Aires, Peron awarded him the bike for his remarkable performance during this sports event.The Argentinean team was formed by 36 men, his father was the leader; the rest of team was awarded with 35 Siambretta (other bikes). As you can see from the last photo, the bike is still in lovely condition.

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  • Year: 1955
  • Decade: 1950s
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3 Responses to “1955 Hoffman Gouverneur”

  1. Hello ,

    I am looking for anybody ( and anything ) who ( what ) know some info about this one 1954 JAWA 500


    IN OWN of president Juan Peron . Or I am looking for somebody who can me help find somewhere these information’s .

    Thank You very much for eventually information ,


  2. Kristen Aliotti on September 14, 2013 @ 12:24 am

    I have copies of an exchange of letters (1954) between Juan Peron and the American businessman person who gifted this Indian motorcycle. The reason it appears to have to be the same bike it is that the company went out of business about this time, and the man who made the gift said it was “the last new one in existence” when he shipped the bike to Peron. (He was involved with the company.)

    I am interested in finding other people who know this story or know where the motorcycle is now! (Good luck!)

    Seeing this picture – of Peron giving the motorcycle to someone else – is the first photo I’ve seen of him with the motorcycle but I have just begun looking into the subject.

    I would very much like to be in touch with anyone who knows more about the gift and/or know where to find more pictures.

    I am not sure if I understand fully the letter above but if that person would like to write in Spanish, I also speak Spanish and would love to hear back.

    Martin, when you say “IN OWN of President Juan Peron” — are you asking for information on the motorcycle owned by Peron? Or perhaps you could clarify for me – in English or Spanish.

    Thanks for posting these great pictures.

    • Gabriel biz on October 9, 2015 @ 2:12 am

      Buenas noches, la motocicleta se encuentra para la venta tal como se la ve en la foto. De estar interesado comuníquese por vía Mail. Saludos cordiales.

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