2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show

2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Best of Show winner Yuichi Yoshizkwaat center, joined from left: Hiroko Taka, show producer and photographer Jim Gianatsis, Calendar Kittens Kaustin Rose, Alissa Bourne, Daria Dali.

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Japanese Builder Yuichi Yoshizkwa dominates at
2016 Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Concours de Elegance
& Calendar Girl Music Festival

The Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, CA, Saturday July 23rd 2016 - The 2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show with sponsorship support by Russ Brown Attorneys continued its now 25-year tradition as one of America’s premier annual outdoor street bike events as it rocked the legendary biker party zone at the Sagebrush Cantina for the 2nd year in beautiful downtown Calabasas, California. Celebrity Custom Bike Builders premiered their latest works of rolling art in the Calendar Bike Building Championship, alongside selected Product Manufacturers and Vendors.

Taking Best of Show this year, as in the last 4 out of 5 years, was another new-to-America custom bike builder out of Japan.

Yuichi Yoshizkwa / Custom Works Zon / cw-zon.com, flew his bike in from Japan to take Best of Show at the 2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. This was the 4th out of 5 years that virtually unknown Japanese Builders have claimed the top spot at America's premier custom motorcycle show with their very unique and ornate hand crafted builds. Yuichiti's Cafe Racer themed retro Big Twin bike featured engraved hand formed brass bodywork, a unique front single sided and rear single sided swingarm suspension bolted to a one-off aluminum girder frame, and its American V-Twin replica Shovel Head motor fed by a exhaust powered turbocharger!

Yuichi Yoshizawa returned to the winners circle in the Street Custom Class with a dragster styled Harley-Davidson Flat Tracker 750cc that he had built with Custom Works partner Yoshikazu Ueda. A few months earlier the pair had garnered the the win with this bike in the Harley-Davidson of Japan sponsored “Street Build Off” where five of Japan’s top custom workshops were given free reign to tear into Harley’s new Street 750, with results that were incredible. It was jaw dropping to see that Harley’s new water-cooled budget minded street cruiser could also be the base for this incredible custom featuring a single-cradle frame and completely new suspension front and back. The vibe is functional, with an eye on the drag strip: There’s a 19-inch W&W wheel up front, and a 15-inch Rocket Racing rear rim. Joining Yoshizkwa on his trip to America and in the winner’s circle at the Calendar Show was his good friend Hiroko Takai / also of Custom Works, followed by a road trip to Sturgis to show off their Show winning bikes.

The Show always marks the annual premier of new FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars with the new 2017 Fast Dates World Superbike, Iron & Lace CustomMotorcycles and Garage Girls Pin Up Calendars featuring the world's top Race Bikes, Cafe Racers and Custom Motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens in attendance at the Show.This year’s Kittens included official SBK World Superbike podium girls Alissa Bourne and Penthouse centerfold Austin Rose who worked the podium at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca USA World Superbike round just 2 weekends before, and beautiful Russian model Daria Dali.

This year the Calendar Motorcycle Show payed special tribute to legendary custom bike builder Ron Simms / Ron Simms.com out of Oakland, California, as one of the favorite and most successful FastDates.com Calendar Bike Builders over the last 25 years. Ron has attended nearly every Calendar Show over the years going back to the mid ‘90s when the Show started at the Santa Monica Airport. His newest custom bikes are always photographed by Calendar publisher Jim Gianatsis for the Iron & Lace Calendar, with the bike shoots also featured in major magazines like Easyriders and American Iron.

An incredible day of live Calendar Girl Music featured American Idol contender Alex Nester and her band performing two exciting sets of rock classics and her own original songs. Alex also serves as vocalist and keyboardist in the bands of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and his son Salvador Santana. Also performing was incredibly talented 16-year old singer songwriter Jac Mackenzie, also featured on American Idol lat season.

Like many we know impacted by cancer, singer Alex Nester and Calendar Show producer Jim Gianatsis are cancer survivors, with a portion of ticket sales from the Calendar Show being donated to the American Cancer Society to help others. To find our more about the important work of fighting cancer go to www.Cancer.org

The once Mikuni American sponsored LA Calendar Motorcycle Show saw its glory days from 1996-2008 as the premier custom street bike event in America when the custom bike market was at its height. The Calendar Show spanned two days at major Southern California venues the Santa Monica Airport Museum of Flying and The Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, drawing anually some 10,000 paid spectators and 190 major motorcycle and parts companies. Then with the Economic Downturn of 2008 much of people’s expendable income went away, and with it some 80% of the custom motorcycle industry going away, causing the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show to downsize as well.

Show funder, producer and FastDates.com Calendar photographer Jim Gianatsis has endeavored to keep the Show continuing these last 6 years as the last independently produced street bike event on the west coast. It has been difficult because of high event location costs, staffing and advertising. While today, on any given weekend in Southern California many Motorcycle Dealers, Cities and Indian Casinos, in an attempt to pull in the few motorcycle baby boomers and customers left after the economic downturn, put on free Open Houses and competing Events with their own staff, in their own parking lots, with live music, free BBQ, sale prices and demo rides. It is nearly impossible for an independently produced bike event on the West Coast like the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show to convince spectators to pay a low $20 admission, and to encourage the few remaining manufacturers and sponsors to support it.

The LA Calendar Show and the associated FastDates.com Calendars produced by Jim Gianatsis / Gianatsis Design Associates has seen a rich history over its last 25 years. It pioneered Supermoto races at the Show, innovative features like its Calendar Bike Building Championship, World Record Dyno Shootout, Builders Seminars, the Calendar Girl Model Pageant and its Calendar Girl Music Festival which many other International Motorcycle Events have copied. And it help to launch the careers of many celebrity builders including Jesse James, Russell Mitchell, Roland Sands, Russ Tom, Harold Pontarelli, AFT Customs, Richard Pollock and so many others who had their first custom bikes featured at the show and in the Calendars. Not to forget the legendary builders who have also have been an important part of the Show and featured in the Calendars - Ron Simms, Arlen Ness, Paul Yaffe, Jim Nasi, Shinya Kimura, Chica, Todd’s Cycle and so many more. As long as Show producer Jim Gianatsis can afford to keep the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show alive to support the custom and street sport bike market we all love, he will try to do so. Any supporters who would like to help keep the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show and the custom bike building industry alive, your support is invited and welcome.

The annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is normally held on the 3rd weekend in July at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302. For additional information and more Calendar Bike Show coverage go to: www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM

2016 CALENDAR BIKE BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Best of Show: Yuichi Yoshizkwa / Custom Works Zon, Custom Panhead with Single Sidede Swingarm Front ans Rear Suspension.

AFT Customs Visionary Award: Nick O'Kane, Honda CB1100 Cafe racer

Pro Builder: 1. Gustavo Penna & Oliver van Anhault / Apogee Motor Works, Ducati 1098 Superbike Retro Cafe Custom; 2.Richard Jones, Aluminum Frame Softail Twin Cam Custom; 3. Ron Simms/ Old School Orange Flame Shovelhead.

Street Custom: 1. Yuichi Yoshizkwa and Yoshikazu Ueda / Custom Works Zon, Harley_Davidson Street 750 Tracker;
2. Paul Morris, S&S Drag Bike; 3. Zyke Unger, 2013 Harley-Davidson Custom Softail.

Bar Hopper: 1. Michal LaFountain, 1967 Kawasaki 650cc W1 Cafe Racer; 2. Kris Van Damme, Triumph Thruxton; 3. Kevin Stanley, Triumph Thruxton.

Sportbike: 1. . Adam Gasperic / Gasser Customs, Honda CB700 Cafe Racer; 2. Robert Loomis, Norton framed H-D 1200 Sportster Cafe Racer; 3. Alan Breise, BMW HP4 Superbike.

Classic American: 1. Joe Chavez, Beercan Willy 1957 Panhead / 1966 Shovelhead custom.

Classic Import: 1. Nick O'Kane, Honda CB1100 Cafe Racer; 2. Jim Giuffra/ AFT Metric Customs, Honda VTX1300; 3. Vidas Enck, 1951 Vincent Black Shadow.

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2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle & Calendar Girl Music Show

Los Angeles, CA, Feb 1st 2016 - The 2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continues its now 25-year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America as we rock the legendary biker hangout and party zone: the Sagebrush Cantina in beautiful downtown Calabasas, California. Featured as always are top Celebrity Custom Bike Builders, the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concourse d' Elegance, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Calendar Girl Music live performances. The Show marks the world premier of next year's new 2017 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world's top Sport and Custom Motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens in attendance at the Show.

Celebrity Builders from Around the World Bringing Hot New Bike Premiers!
The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show features many of the world's top Pro and Amateur custom street bike builders in attendance with their newest 2-wheeled creations of rolling art to compete in the Calendar Show Bike Building Championship for cash and awards including the coveted Best of Show Trophy. The Calendar Show is broadening its focus to include the growing Collector Bike Market with Exhibitors and Bike Show classes for classic European, British and Japanese motorcycles, along with American V-Twins and Customs. Show Entries will be placed in a Concourse d' Elegance display throughout the Sagebrush Cantina's shaded outdoor patio venue..

Legendary Builders featured in the popular FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycle PinUp Calendars planning to attend include 2014 Best of Show winners Calin Senciac / Imagine Vehicles International premiering a new Moto Guzzi based cafe racer build, Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles (pictured above), Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, Ron Simms / Ron Simms Customs, Jim Guiffra & Spokesmodels / AFT Customs, Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks, Sam Kao / JSK Custom Design, Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering, Adrian Packet / Canyon Motorcycles and many more!

Ron Simms photo

Ron Simms to Be Honored at The 2016 Show

The 2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show on Saturday July 23rd will pay special tribute this year to legendary custom bike builder and Hamster club member Ron Simms / Ron Simms.com as one of the favorite and most successful FastDates.com Calendar Bike Builders over the last 25 years. You'll certainly want to the Show as they honor Ron and he premiers his latest custom bike builds!

Calendar Girl Music

Includes the Calendar Girl Music Concert and American Cancer Society Benefit with Alex Nester
There's an incredible day of live music featuring American Idol contender and Carlos Santana's vocalist and keyboardist Alex Nester, performing two exciting sets of rock classics and own original songs. Additional top name female performers will be announced shortly.  Like many we know impacted by cancer, Alex is a survivor and the Calendar Show will be helping others with a portion of ticket sales going to the American Cancer Society. So please join the Calendar Show for a great day of entertainment to benefit a great cause! To find our more about the important work of fighting cancer go to www.Cancer.org

Calendar Show Hosted by official Fast Dates SBK World Superbike Umbrella Girls
The official Starting Line and Podium Girls of the SBK World Superbike Championship are again featured at this year's Show. FastDates.com Calendar Kittens Alissa Bourne and Alena Savostikova the official 2016 SBK Grid and Podium Girls at World Superbike Laguna Seca this July 10-12th, and LA Calendar Show on Saturday July 23rd. At the Calendar Show, fans will be able to meet them, pose for photos and get autographed copies of the new 2017 FastDates.com Calendars which always make their world premier at the Calendar Bike Show.

"This year's SBK World Superbike round at Laguna Seca USA marks the 22nd year that the FastDates.com Calendars have provided our beautiful Calendar Kittens to be the official SBK Umbrella and Podium models, going back to the first ever American World Superbike race at Laguna Seca in 1995", explains FastDates.com Calendar and Show producer photographer Jim Gianatsis. "The Fast Dates Superbike Calendar shares a rich history with both AMA National and SBK World Superbike - the most exciting production based motorcycle roadracing series ever, all the top factory race teams and their riders over those many years, and with Mazda Raceway in the years that SBK has been here at one of America's most renown roadracing venues, and with our partner Umbrella Girls USA.

Last year's 2015 World and AMA Superbike round at Laguna Seca featured our official SBK Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar Kittens Sara Horvath, Helene Milana and Alena Savostikova who spent the month of July with Calendar photographer Jim Gianatsis to shoot and work at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. They are featured in the new 2017 FastDates.com Calendars: Fast Dates, Iron & Lace and Garage Girls which will premier at the 2017 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show and be available July 1st online at FastDates.com

For additional information on these two great California based Motorcycle Events and to purchase tickets, and for more about the Fast Dates Calendars and Kittens visit: http://www.MazdaRaceway.com snd http://www.FastDatess.com




For Hi-Resolution Photos go to - http://www.FastDates.com/BikeShow2015/BIKESHOW2015.HTM

Builder Hiroyuki Hirata returns from Japan to take his 2nd Best of Show with "Zero Fighter"
2015 LA Calendar Motorcycle & Calendar Girl Music Show

The Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, CA, Saturday July 25th 2015 - The 2015 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continued its now 24- year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America as it rocked the legendary Los Angeles biker hangout and party zone, the Sagebrush Cantina in beautiful downtown Calabasas, California. Featured were top Celebrity Custom Bike Builders from across the globe competitiing in the Calendar Bike Building Championship, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Calendar Girl Music live performances, and an incredibly delicious Sagebrush Cantina Taco Lunch Buffet included with admission. The Calendar Motorcycle Show again benefited the American Cancer Society with a portion of each Admission Ticket being donated to help find a cure.

Everyone in attendace complimented the new Sagebrush Cantina location for the Show with its rustic Spanish architecture and charm for the Calendar Motorcyce Show, offering a huge large shadowed outdoor patio, ample tables and chair, and s providing an up-close and intimate venue where builders and fans could hangout and interact through the day. The Mexican taco buffet provided with admission offered a great tatsing lunch everyone loved, and full alcohol bar and waiter service was available. The permanant music stage and sound system sounded incredible with the live music shows. And there was ample parking for bikes and cars in the on property parking lot. The Cantina management loved hoting the Calendar Show, which now seems to have found the perfect location in greater Los Angeles after the economy downsized the motorcycle industry and fan base.

The Calendar Motorcycle Show featured many of the world's top Pro and Amateur custom street bike builders in attendance with their newest 2-wheeled creations of rolling art to compete in the Calendar Show Bike Building Championship for fame and awards including the coveted Best of Show Trophy. The Calendar Show provides a broad focus for all motorcycle enthusiasts including the growing Collector Bike Market with Exhibitors and Bike Show classes for classic European, British and Japanese motorcycles, along with American V-Twins and Customs. Show Entries will be placed in a Concourse display on the Cantina's large outdoor event patio.

Famed Japanese custom bike builder Hiroyuki Hirata / B&B Custom Factory, in Hiroshima, Japan, winner of the 2011 Best of Show at the Queen Mary with his full custom 1990 Harley FLHTC fully modified to the theme of "Japanese Culture”, after a four year hiatus, flew back to America again this year just for the Calendar Bike Bike Building Championship. And again for this year 2015 the Show’s celebrity judges who included Richard Pollock, Chris Redwing. Jim Guiffra and Jim Gianatsis awarded Hiroyuki the coveted Mikuni Carburetor Best of Show Trophy for his radical Big Twin custom premiering at the Show dubbed "Zero Fighter”.

Another repeat winner this year was Pro Class builder Samuel Kao / JSK Custom Design, with an innovative BMW R9T Retro Custom in legendary BMW M car Martini Racing colors. Sam garnered the coveted AFY Visionary Award for the most innovative bike design at the Show, and backed it up with 2nd Place in Pro Builder. 1st Place in Pro Builder went to Hollywood film producer Raffia with his cool Gustavo Penna built Ducati 848 Superbike Retro Cafe Racer Custom.

Other Celebrity Builders featured in the popular FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars who attend this year’s Show included 2014 Best of Show winner Calin Senciac / Imagine Vehicles International premiering a new wild bicycle styled Moto Guzzi based custom, Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles, Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, Ron Simms / Ron Simms Customs, Jim Guiffra / AFT Customs, Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks, and Ron Baldonado / Rock Bottom Motorcycle Company.

Included with admission was the Calendar Girl Music Show with live music by beautiful actress and singer songwriter Gwendolyn Edwards and her Band, and American Idol contender and Carlos Santa’s newest vocalist and keyboard Alex Nester, each performing a great mix of of their own original and cover songs . Like many we know impacted by cancer, both Alex and Jim Gianatsis are cancer survivors, with Alex generously donated her entire performance fee at Calendar Show to the American Cancer Society. Together with a portion of ticket proceeds, the Calendar Show donated $600 thi year to the American Cancer Society. To find our more about the ACS’s important work fighting cancer and how you can help go to www.Cancer.org

The annual Calendar Motorcycle Show always kicks off the world premier of this year’s new 2016 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world's top road race and custom motorcycles, with the beautiful Calendar Kittens featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show. The Calendar Kittens at this year’s Show included the previous weekend’s SBK World Superbike Championship USA round at Laguna Seca Raceway, Montery, official podium and grid girls Sara Horvath, Helena Milana and Alena Savostikova, plus Apple Price. On Sunday following Saturday’s Calendar Show, producer Jim Gianatsis again photographed the winning bikes at his home studio with the Kittens for the next FastDates.com Calendars. Jim followed up the studio shoot with a house party and concert for the Bike Builders, his Show Staff and Calendar Kittens, with a live performance by previous Show singer songwriter Natale Gelman.

The next 2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is tenatively scheduled for Saturday July 23rd 10am-3pm at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302. For additional information and more Calendar Bike Show coverage go to: www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM

CALENDAR BIKE BUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Best of Show: Hiroyuki Hirata, 1450cc Big Twin Full Custom "Zero Fighter"
AFT Customs Visionary Award: Samuel Kao / JSK Custom Design, BMW R9T Retro Custom M-Cafe Racer

Imagine Vehicles International (http://imaginevehicles.com), Calin Senciac and Terry Ward, 1979 Honda CBX
Special Mention: Samuel Kao / JSK Custom Design, Harley Sportster Cafe Racer

Pro Builder:
1. Raffi and Gustavo Penna, Ducati 848 Superbike Retro Cafe Custom; 2. Samuel Kao / JSK Custom Design ,BMW R9T Retro Custom M-Cafe Racer; 3. Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles, Brown FXR.

Street Custom:
1. Rick Noceti, Harley-Davidson V-Rod Custom; 2. Mike, WW Custom Cycles, 1991/2014 H-D Street Dragster w/126ci STar Racing motor; 3. Alan Briese2013 H-D FXOC 110th Aniversay Edition

Bar Hopper:
1. Mel Cary / Mule Motorcycles, Sportster Streetmaster; 2. Miike Witte, 1988 H-D XL Custom;
3. Josh Soto / Boars Nest 2014 H-D Shovelhead Custom.

Sportbike:
1. Mike Witte / 2001 Aprilia RS250 w/ Suzuki RG500 engined custom styreet racer;
2. Nick & Anje O'kane, 2002 Suzuki TL1000R Cafe Racer; 3. Gustav Penna / Apoge, Ducati Monster S4RS Street Fighte.

Classic American:
1. Thad Wolff, 1920 Harley-Davidsopn.

Classic Import:
1. Calin Senciac and Clint Browning / Imagine Vehicles International (http://imaginevehicles.com), 1978 Honda CB750; 2. Calin Senciac and Clint Browning / Imagine Vehicles International (http://imaginevehicles.com), 1979 Kawasaki ZX1000; 3. CJ Bonier, Kawasaki KZ1000J Superbike custom.


Richard Pollock, MuleMotorcyoe photo

Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles Honored at The 2015 Show!

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World Premier of the New FastDates.com Calendars!
The Show features off the premier of next year's new 2015 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world's top road race and custom motorcycles with the Bikes. Builders and beautiful Calendar Kittens featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show. Hi-Resolution Covers and Calendar Details at - http://www.FastDates.com/Distributor.HTM


Best of Show
2013 LA Calendar Motorcycle Best of Show winner Sam Bladi / Jimmy Todorvitvh, Profile Cycles presented here by FastDates.com Calednar Kittens Sara and Jessica, and Show producer Jim Gianatsis.

- Complete 2013 Calendar Show Coverge With Hi-Resolution Images Here -

Best of Show 2012 LA Calendar Motorccyle Show photo

2012 LA Calendar Best of Show winner Hideki Hoshikawa and his bike 'Asterisk'. Pictured from left are Calendar Kittens Halle and Sabella, Hideki, show producer Jim Gianatsis, and Kinsey Ray. The unique aluminum die cut and laser painted
Calendar Girl logo trophies were produced by SicChops.com


Celebrity Builders Jim Giuffra and the Girls of of AFT Customs

AFT Customs

Can you guess what kind of bike they're building?
Jim Giuffra and the spokesmodels at AFTcustoms.com are hard at work on their latest custom bike build Cimeron premiering at the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show in Malibu on Sunday July 20th. And don't forget their special AFT Visionary Trophy Award presented to the most innovative new custom at the Show. Download hi-resolution photos of the build from the AFT Customs Facebook Fage Photo Album at - https://www.facebook.com/aft.customs/media_set?set=a.550354648368176.1073741832.100001809367951&type=3

Jim Giuffra AFT Customs

AFT bike build for LA Calednar Motorcycle Show

AFT Customs will be premiering two new customs at this year's Calendar Show. "'Senthoh' is based on a 1975 Honda CB750 SOHC,  my first streetbike in high school and the first bike I ever customized, " explains Giuffra. "The name in Japanese means 'beginning' both for me as a builder back then, and for the AFT girls today. I'm keeping the bike's specification quiet for now, but I will tell you it is a cafe racer."

"Our second bike premiering is named 'Azumati' - its a VT750 Bobber/Street tracker being built on commission for the Jackson Rancheria Indian Casino. Asumati is a Miwuk Indian word meaning grizzly bear, the monarch of the forest. In Miwuk stories the bear is a symbol of great strength and courage. This bike will be just as fierce with a Yamaha R1 front end, Race Tech Piggyback Rear Shocks, a hidden radiator, CR450 front hub and brake."

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Show History

The first annual LA Calendar Motorccyle Show actually started out as a backyard BBQ at producer Jim Gianatsis' house in 1991 to celebrate the publication of the 1992 Fast Dates racebike, and first 1992 Mikuni Iron & Lace Calendar with custom bikes and models. One of the calendar models, Playboy Playmate Teri Weigel, actually handled cooking the burgers on the outdoor grill.

The first Mikuni Calendar actually pubished in 1990 with my photo of Playmate Teri Lynn Doss on the cover holding a Mikuni carburetor, and inside the "Mikuni Calendar" featured nude model photography from Penthuse photographer Steven Hicks.
This first Calendar was produced by Gianatsis Design for our client Mikuni to replace the generic stock nude photogrpahy which Mikuni had been buying from Japan, imprinting Mikuni name on it and giving it to distributors as a Christmas present each year.
It was our intention (Gianatsis Design and Mikuni marketing director Lee Chapin) to bring out an origional calendar which incorporated Mikuni carburetor products.

Then the next year, 1991 we decided to produce a Mikuni promotional calendar we could sell to the public and featurd Mikuni carburetors on all the top racing bikes of the era.
The 1991 Mikuni Calendar was photographed in its entirity by myself and included cover model and new Playboy Playmate Pamela Andreson with Miguel Duhamel's Yoshimura Suzuki "Big Poppa" unlimited class Superbike.

In 1992 we movied to Mikuni Calendar premier party to Mikuni American and invited all of the motorcycle media and mikuni distributors to attend, along with the models and big builders.
It was such a great party, I suggested we open it to the public the following year, and weith Mikuni as a 50/50 parter to moved to to the Santa Monica Airport's Museum of Flying

The Mikuni Calendar Motorcycle Show remained and grew at the Sanata Monica Airport through year 1999, but at that point the 1-day Show had become too big for the Museum Facility and the available parking.
And Mikuni Corporation felt the Calendar Show was taking time away from the Carburetior Division's main focus of carburetor development and sales. So Mikuni relinquised its partnership in the Calendar Show to Gianatis Design, and in 2000 the Calendar Show was renamed the Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show and it movedto the Queen Mary Park in Long Beach in association with the Queen Mary Corp. The Queen Mary Park location right on on the Pacific Ocean proved to be an incredible event location for a Motorcycle Show in the hot SoCal in the summer, and in 2001 we expanded the Show to 2-days as it continued to grow.

Mikuni American still remains a Associate Sponsor of the Iron & Lace Calendar, and the Calendar Bike Building Championship at the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend.

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Jim Giuffra / AFT Customs, talks about his 2011 Best of show winner Sentoh -
" I bought a CB750F when I graduated from high school & still have it. The time was right to build a custom. A lot of the details can’t be seen in that picture.Every piece is custom for this bike.

Here are a few of the high points – Our buddy Bryan From TPJ Customs made the perimeter frame & was kind enough to let Cyndi do a little of the TIG welding. Race Tech custom built the shocks using 15 different measurements from the bike. R1 forks with custom trees by our buddy Alan Kraus. We used CRF 450 hubs, foot controls (we modified) And took a CRF 450 K/S & shaft & mated it internally to the 750 mechanism. It has an exposed stator by Cycle X.

All the lighting/instumentation is digital & LED by Clearwater Lights/Grip Ace/Motogadget. The bike is street legal. License plate pivots vertical or horizontal. Steering stabilizer is making a custom bike debut. Some parts are Moto GP prototype ( only 1 in USA) like the remote lever adj from Beringer. Beringer also supplied the Calipers & rotors (super mnoto) & hand controls. It has a Moto Gp quick disconnect front brake line.

The oil tank is the tail piece. Fuel tank holds almost 4 gals. Bars are 1 3/8′ with our Double D risers. We completely went through the engine & added the Wiseco 836 kit & Web Cam. Dynatek provided the ign.system.We wanted to ditch the engine covers phillips screws & go to 8mm head bolts. They don’t make those longer than 45mm that we could find so we had to make our own in lengths above that.

The intake manifold (4 into 1) was probably the hardest piece to make & then the exhaust. We cut the Leo Vince cans down 50% then reassembled them. They lazered the name for us. It weighs 420 with a gal of gas & 4 qts. oil – 10lbs lighter than an 05 R1 Yamaha that we also weighed.

The AFT Girls did most of the sheet metal, welding, engine rebuilding, wheel lacing/trueing and final assembly under my supervision. I like to teach them to do all the labor intensive jobs, then I can just sit back and watch them go to work! I’m very proud of all their hard work & committment to excellance."