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14 May 2017

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Sidecar Saturday 25/03/2012

Ace Cafe London hosts Watsonian sidecars  on occasion of the cafe's annual "Sidecar Saturday" (31st March 2012) as part of the British manufacturer's centenary celebrations.

Founded by TF Watson in 1912, Watsonian has survived two world wars, the Great Depression  of 1929 (and numerous economic recessions that followed) and a devastating factory fire in 1930.  Today the company still makes Great British sidecars in the Heart of England, exporting across the globe.

Visitors will have opportunity to see the "Watsonian Wizard" outfit, based on the combinations that the factory supplied for the filming of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".  Watsonian supplied several sidecar Royal Enfield Bullet/GP Manx combinations to the film-makers for use in the spectacular chase sequence in which Harry Potter flees from the "Death Eaters" in a sidecar outfit driven by Hagrid.

Watsonian will also be promoting their centenary rally, which they are hosting at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry on 18-19th Aug 2012.  Attractions include a display of historic sidecars along with the company archives, driving skills test, prizes for Best in Show, celebrity guests, trade stands and an opportunity to test ride Royal Enfield motorcycles, which have been distributed by Watsonian since 1999.       

For more information on Watsonian's current range of sidecars and details of the Centenary Rally call 01386 700907 or visit