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Gimson

Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
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Gimson was an acronym for Gimbernat and Sons, name that included Pierre Gimbernat and his three children: Pierre, Antoine and Françoise. A few years later they changed the business name to Gimbernat Hermanos, SRC. The company was always a family business.

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Gimson logo. (Image: Moto Retro)

Gimson was a Spanish bicycle and motorcycle brand, manufactured in Figueres by Gimbernat Hermanos S.R.C. in two distinct stages: the first in 1930 (producing a total amount of six) and the second from 1955 to 1982.

Pierre Gimbernat i Font, eldest brother, was the chief Engineer and had Salvador Dalí as a classmate when he was young. His parents thought that the fantasies of the future painter would be a bad influence on their son, thus they sent him to Mataro for a while, to live with a businessman who produced spokes for Gimson bicycles, to keep him away from distractions.

With the outbreak of the First World War and, after, the Spanish Civil War, Gimbernat was able to dodge both economic conditions because their suppliers were small workshops nearby. Thanks to the experience gained and good results with bicycles, in mid-fifties began manufacturing their first mopeds, starting by mounting the Gamo engine made in Barcelona by the renowned Parés brothers.

(text source: Wikiwand)

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Gimson logo. (image: Reciclone)

 
 
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