Denmark's NIMBUS Touring is a nationwide club for owners of the Danish motorcycle NIMBUS. The club is called in daily speech DNT.
Denmark's Nimbus Touring was founded in 1974 and got this name because there had been a club called the NIMBUS Club since 1925. This club was originally a club for NIMBUS drivers, but is now a club for owners of the oldest Nimbus type A / B, called "Stove Oven Pipe".
Founding, Kalø Vig Camping, May 18, 1974. Twelve of the seventeen Nimbus arrived.
Photo: Keld Nygaard Nielsen.
Denmark's NIMBUS Touring is organized as an association, with board, set of rules and a general meeting once every spring. The general meeting is held at various locations in the country.
Denmark's NIMBUS Touring publishes the magazine Nimbus-tidende five times a year. The leaf is usually 36-44 pages, high quality printed on all pages. In the magazine you can follow what happens in the motorcycle world and in Denmark's Nimbus Touring. You can read technical articles, historical reports and follow travel reports from before and now. There are buy and sell ads from the members, and there are ads from Nimbus's repair shops and dealers.
Frontpage of the Nimbus Magazine No. 146, April 2008. From a trip to Singapore 2007.
Photo: Tormod Amlien.
Camp of the Year
The year's biggest event is DNT's Nimbus camp. In the very first year there was a gathering from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning. Since then, the year has evolved into an arrangement of four days with a rich program. A fixed point all the years is commonplace, how far most of the participants take on a scenically beautiful trip in one long - very long - column of hundreds of Nimbuses.
Just in connection with the annual event, it shows good cooperation between Denmark's NIMBUS Touring and local clubs themselves. The event is held by DNT, but in practice there is a local club that stands for the event.
Camp in Plejelt at Tikøb, August 1975. Spontaneously, the participants settled down with tents and motorcycles in a roundabout on the ground.
Photo: Ejgil Pedersen.
Denmark's NIMBUS Touring annual orientation course for NIMBUS is held at various locations in the country. Originally, it was based on a museum; Hence the name. It will take place on the first Saturday in September, but there may also be "spring training".
From the start of the museum race 2003. The race leader is Allan Rohrberg.
Photo: Jens Bisbjerg Andersen
Denmark's NIMBUS Touring participates twice a year in the big car and parts market in Fredericia, with a stand with sales of club goods and a presentation of the club.
In addition, DNT participates in certain motorcycle events in the metropolitan area when the apartment is offered.
Picture: Exhaust manifold - new type, by DNT
Nimbus museum / archive
Denmark's NIMBUS Touring owns a representative collection of NIMBUS motorcycles and related objects. Since 2001, in the "Coke cut" at the Industrial Museum in Horsens, there has been a permanent exhibition of Nimbus in technical and cultural history. (See link on this page for the museum.)
Danmarks NIMBUS Touring's archive includes, in addition to club archives, almost all production drawings for Nimbus type C, many for Nimbus type A / B, a comprehensive image archive and the NIMBUS factory's books from 1920 to 1960. The archive is located in rented premises with a member of the board, but There is access to the archive by appointment as well as part of the archive available through this website or a set of drawing CDs that can be purchased as club items in the web shop.
April 9, 1940, 2004, at the Nimbus Museum. The exhibition changes from year to year.
Photo: Knud Jørgensen.
Denmark's NIMBUS Touring sells club products from the website, from wooden stores, market stalls or the museum's shop a number of special clubs. (Click here to go to the store)
The picture: DNT top piece type 10 (2015), by DNT
Spare parts and dealers
For a number of years, Denmark's NIMBUS Touring has taken or initiated the manufacture of spare parts. Some of these spare parts (castings such as tops and exhaust manifolds) can be bought as club goods. Otherwise, cooperation with NIMBUS dealers who announce in the Nimbus Journal ensures that there is always a reasonable stock of spare parts available.
Text and editing: Knud Jørgensen
Source: "100 years - a" crooked "anniversary" "(2004). Red. Allan Kløve Nyborg.