The Ft. Lauderdale Drill Team
Presented by Palm Beach Harley Davidson
The Ft. Lauderdale Drill Team presented by Palm Beach Harley-Davidson was founded in 2002 to demonstrate the capabilities of slow speed maneuvers on 950 pound motorcycles. Over the years, the Team has continued to develop precision motorcycling performance routines that are both technically challenging to the riders and exciting for spectators to watch from the sidelines. Our 12 to 15 minute shows are full of thrilling moves that leave even the most seasoned motorcycle riders shaking their heads in amazement. A soundtrack of great rock and roll music during our performances adds to the fun atmosphere at our shows!
In 2005, the Ft. Lauderdale Drill Team was the only drill team invited to perform at Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary Party in Milwaukee. Since then, the Team has performed in Oklahoma City, Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville, New York City, Ft. Walton Beach, Leesburg, Gainesville, and venues all throughout south Florida.
For the last 2 years, the Drill Team was invited to perform at Rolling to Remember, the annual Vietnam Veterans demonstration ride which occurs over the Memorial Day weekend in Washington, DC. During this year’s Rolling to Remember, the Team had the privilege of performing at The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia to wildly enthusiastic crowds. The Drill Team also had performed several exciting shows to include HOG Rallies, such as Bikes, Beaches and Bridges in Clearwater, Florida.
Today’s team includes Gene Fiamma, Jack Garabedian, Mike Flarity, Len Maniscalco, Alan Rawyser, Bob Michael, Tom Melnichok, Tim Flipper, and Fred De La Pena. Special thanks to the side coaches, Bernie Weiss and Scott Thomas, and Bruce Haber for all great videos and pictures.
We have several shows scheduled for this year 2024! Check our announcements periodically if you are interested in watching one of our upcoming performances. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the webmaster.