LA Calendar Bike Show is
California, July 21st & 22nd, 2001: The 2001 edition of
the Hot Bike magazine presents
for the Show was up 25% as well with a sell-out at115 Exhibitors
that included a
Bike Show offered bike fans 2-days of non stop entertainment that
included the exciting
And of course the Show marked the premier of the new 2002 FastDates.com Calendars sponsored by White Brothers, Performance Machine, Mikuni Carburetors, EBSCO Suzuki and Sportbikes.com with the beautiful FastDates.com Calendar girls on hand both days to meet their fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and assist with trophy presentations. The models included SBK World Superbike umbrella girls Brooke Johnson, Taylor McKegney and Deliah Stombs. Together with Russian beauty Marina Pahomova, Playboy 40th Anniversary Playmate Anna Marie Goddard, and Perfect 10 covergirl and Temptation Island temptress Venessa Norris. And adding to the popular pinup theme of the Show both days was a beauty pagent sponsored by Bad Pig which drew many more beautiful girls to the event.
attraction at this years Show was the first public showing
As always a big attraction each year at the Show is the White Brothers West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout, hosted by Tom White and Kerry Bryant. The Dyno is always a big crowd pleaser with bike owners competing in different classes for trophies and prizes. This year's big horsepower winner was John Noonan of Canoga Park, CA, running a Suzuki Hayabusa-Turbo Bike which posted 302.6 hp from 1300cc!
years parking problems at the Queen Mary Park were alleviated
this year by
expanded 2-day format for this years LA Calendar Bike Show
proved to be a huge
In this respect,
I feel the LA Calendar Bike Show weekend has even more to offer
The 2002 edition
of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is scheduled for the weekend
Meet our great Bike Show staff...
Assisting LA Calendar bike Show producert Jim Gianatsis with the production of our most successful Show yet was a staff of great assistants. Pictured above are two of them, actress Anna Marie Wood (left) with Jim's neice Jessica Ehrlich (right), a fitness club director from Houston, TX. Jessica usually takes a week off from work to come to Los Angeles to help Jim with the Show. Anna lives in Hollywood and her flexible acting schedule allows her to assist at our offices in the months leading up to, and at the Show. Anna is a commercial actress who is featured in many currently running TV commercials.
A wild Hollywood girl, Anna was seen streaking the corridors of the Queen Mary ocean liner hotel in her underwear on Saturday night!
Additional thanks go to Steve Carpenter who also assisted with vender setup the weekend of the Show, and to John Adamson, Director of Special Events at the Queen Mary.
Calendar Bike Show Production
Adam, unfortunately for us, couldn't help with the Bike Show in 2001 because he had to leave for Africa for 2 months on July 2nd to produce the next Survivor TV Series, Survivor 3 in Kenya! Adam was involved in selecting the contestants for the Series, then he left for filming and directing on location in Africa, followed by returning to Hollywood to edit the Series from September to December for its premiere on national TV in the fall of this year. As you probably know, the Survivor Series is the most watched program on American television.
We will also not have Adam working with us at the 2002 Show because he'll be off at some undesclosed location working on Survivir V. We are really excited and proud of Adam who is self taught, and who's first film experience was working as " assistant director and actor " on a gangster movie in Moscow, Russia, called Americanski Blues some 9 years ago.
Filling in for Adam as production coordinator at this year's Show was Adam's girl "friend" and actress Anna Marie Wood, plus my young niece Jessica Erlich who once got hit on by country singer and biker Lyle Lovette, and motorsports enthusiast Steve Carpenter, all who have assisted us at past shows. -Jim Gianatsis
complains of being ticketed
A spectator, his wife & friends rode to the Show on their bikes. On their way out, they were pulled over & ticketed on Pacific Coast Highway 1 (a residential street bordered by homes and apartments) by Long Beach Police Department for 'loud pipes'. The Spectator goes on to say that basically the 'attendees' are 'sucked into' the Show then the LBPD pulls people aside for "issues" such as these. He said he will contact all the (motorcycle) publications about this and will never attend another (LA Calendar Bike) Show if this is to be the way it is (cops/tickets). He says he talked to "many" people about this and heard the same story.
says he was "obeying the laws"
But also, many
people attending the show over the weekend overheard our announcer
Brenda Fox announcing over the PA system several times during the
the show - announcements telling people on "loud bikes"
bikes to avoid certain Long Beach city streets because cops were ticketing
loud pipes -(and laying in wait.) We
told people with loud pipes to ride home on the 710 Longbeach Freeway
and to stay off the City's residential streets.
What can I
say to this Gentleman without getting into an arguement?
He was riding
on a residential street with an illegal exhaust system (probably open
pipes). He probably did deserve to get a ticket, as does anyone on
a bike or in a car with open pipes on a residential street. It amazes
me that more cops in more cities do not regularly enforce the California
Vehicle Code, particularly when it is applies to motorcycle riders.
The Law states: "It is illegal to modify any vehicle's exhaust
to make it louder than stock."
This is also
one of the questions which appears on the
Any motorcycle event in any city is subject to enforcement of the law. This includes such big events as the Cycle World Advanstar Show at the Long Beach Convention Center in November, or the Love Ride in Glendale. Our previous Shows at the Santa Monica Airport were also targeted by the Santa Monica Police because our previous Museum of Flying location was located just off of a residential street which riders rode down on a Sunday morning and local residents were calling the police to complain, requiring the police to come out and enforce the law (which they might not have otherwise).
situation probably occured in Long Beach. Residents were annoyed by
the noise of spectators with open pipes riding to the Show on Saturday
and Sunday morning, and the police had no choice but to be out
may make an exception to open pipes. Like The Love Ride in Glendal,
CA, because it is a major charity event that takes place quickly in
just a few hours. Or Laughlin Bike Week, NV, because it's a casino
tourist town that wants the revenue spending of noisey bikers. Long
Beach, however, is normally a quiet residential and tourist community
and it wants to maintain that standard.
The LA Calendar
Motorcycle Show has no advance knowledge that police will "target"
our event to enforce the law. Nor should we have to be notified. But
still, we did make many PA announcements at the Show on Saturday and
Sunday afternoon telling spectators the police were ticketing loud
bikes on the residential
I should mention that I am a biker myself and all of my motorcycles
do have modified exhausts. But the exhausts are equipped with silencers
to not anoy my neighbors and attract the attention of the police.
And when I do get written up with a fix-it ticket, I've got my stock
pipes at home to get the ticket signed-off, then it's back to bolting
on the cool looking pipes. No big deal. It's a game we've always played.
our Spectatorand other motorcyclists attending the LA Calendar BIke
Show didn't know was that the Long Beach and Los Angeles PD were also
protecting THEIR RIGHTS throughout the weeknd. All large bike events
are regularly target by bike theft rings, and the LA Calendar Bike
Show is no exception. Our Show was assigned a 40-man undercover police
task force throughout the weekend to guard spectator bikes in
White Brothers West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout Winners:
Sportbike Class Winner
Sportbike Class Winner
Calendar Motorcycle Show, Bike