Other Calendar Bike Building Championship Classes featured contingency sponsorship by Jardine, Vance & Hines, Havoc Industries, American Iron, Road Bike and Iron Works magazines, Meguiar's Car Care Products with winners receiving complete exhaust systems of their choice and other many other awards totaling $70,000. Not the least of which is the $5,000 product award for Best Performance Machine Equipped Bike at the show from the title sponsor, plus another product award for $3,500 Custom Cycle Controls. Along with the Show's unique and famous working Mikuni Carburetor Desk Pen Set Awards for1st Place in class, and engraved Calendar Show Whiskey Flasks for 2nd and 3rd, many of the class sponsors constructed unique one off trophies for their class winners consisting of Anodized Motorcycle Wheels (Best Performance Machine Bike), Engine Components (Iron Works magazine), and Jardine Exhaust Pipes (Metric Road Bike magazine).
The most popular attractions at the Show included the Jardine World Record Horsepower Dyno shootout where James Noonan, the former world record holder returned to claim another class win. And Big Daddy's Hillicoptermobile which featured a real military transport helicopter painted up with 1940's WWII bomber pinup nose art, grafted atop a drive able bus chassis with a walk-through party lounge inside.
Iron & Lace Calendar builders Russell Mitchell and Jesse Rooke trade barbs for the TV cameras during their Builders seminars both days.
The Purrfect Angelz choose a few lucky spectators each day to join them on stage for a close-up view of their performances.
Plus in the middle of the Show weekend on Saturday night on board the historical Queen Mary ocean liner in the art deco Observation Bar was the big Iron & Lace Calendar Builder's Party where you could hang with the builders, exhibitors, Show producer Jim Gianatsis and his staff, and dance with the Purrfect Angelz all night long to the cover tunes of beautiful Mary Fall and her band Reckless Driver. Bike Show spectator admission included complimentary admission to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner and the Saturday Night Calendar Bike Builder's Party.
The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show also marks the annual premier of the new 2007 FastDates.com Motorcycle Pinup Calendars and this year the beautiful 2007 Calendar Kittens were in attendance including Playboy Playmates Tamara Witmer and Athena Lundberg, and model Cora Skinner. There was the Calendar Girl Model Search Pageant both days with last year's winner Candice Curtis returning with her sexy on stage striptease to win both days the $500 first place award and a paid calendar shoot.
The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is sponsored by Performance Machine, Jardine Performance, Tam Publications' American Iron American V-Twin and RoadBike Metric magazines, The Los Angeles Times / ReCycler.com / Cycle Buys, Speed TV's American Thunder and Build or Bust, Trader Publications / Cycle Trader, BikerNet.com, Quick Throttle and Connection magazine, Meguiar's Car Care Products, and the FastDates.com Calendars.
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2006 LA Calendar Show Bike Building Championship Class Winners:
Performance Machine Best of Show: Russ Hess / CowboyCutsomBikes.com, Jacksboro, TX, old school unibody chopper "Art Attack" with 113ci El Bruto 120hp, 6-speed.
Best Performance Machine Equipped Bike: George Lindemann / Roger Kuwahard - Kustom Fab, Honolulu, HI, "Fusion" radical custom in candy copper, w/ Shovel Head.
Pro Builder by American Iron magazine: 1). Randy Hocker / Red Hill Motorcycle Werx, Loveland,Co. Yellow Softail lowboy with Jim's 120ci T.C.B.; 2). George Lindemann / Roger Kuwahard - Kustom Fab, Honolulu, HI, "Fusion" radical custom in candy copper, w/ Shovel Head; 3). Kirk Taylor / Custom Design, gooseneck rigid splitail in purple w/ 110ci RevTech Pan Rockers.
Street Custom by Havoc Industries: 1). Jason Coursey, Henderson, NV. Wrath in blue w/ 127ci Ultima; 2). Mike Kornowski / Hand Built Softail in Silver/Maroon/ Tangerine, w/106ci billet top end; 3). Bob Baumann / Abeline, TX, Red Neck frame w/H-D and 2 front heads.
Street Performance by Performance Machine: 1). Dave & Corey Wall / D&C Customs, LaVerne, CA, D&C Woody w/Rev Tech; 2). Paul Soto / KD Customs, Anaheim, CA. 2001 Fat Boy w/Magnacharger blower; 3). Bobbi Kelly / Semi Valley, CA. Paramount silver/red flames w/Rev Tech.
Street Chopper by Havoc Industries: 1). Nash / Nash Motorcycle Company, Vancouver, WA, Nash grey/red riggid w/Shovelhead; 2). Shannon Aikav / Counts Customs, Las Vegas, NV. 1977 FXE purple Shovelhead; 3). Satya Kraus / Cazadero, CA. CFL w/96ci S&S Evo.
Bar Hopper by Iron Works magazine: 1). Gary Smith / Harold Hanvey, Triumph 650 w/750 kit rigid frame; 2). Mike Tomas / Kiwi Motorcycle Company, Riverside, CA. 2001 Big Chief bobber; 3). Barton Sengelmann / Bobber Shop. 2006 Springer rigid w/93ci Shovelhead.
Classic V-Twin From '56 by Vance & Hines: 1). James Aikaw / Las Vegas, NV. 1974 H-D with CCI frame; 2). Mark Monroe / Wichita, KS. 2001 H-D Heritage Springer; 3). Joe McIntyre / Rancho Santa Margareta, CA. Speical constuuction w/ Panhead Pandemonium.
Clasic V-Twin Pre '56 by Iron Works magazine: 1). Mike Tomas / Kiwi Motorcycle Company, Riverside, CA. 2003 Big Chief Roadmaster w/Kiwi Flathead 84ci; 2). Keith Drum / KD Customs, Anaheim, CA. 1954 H-D rigid Knucklehead w/supercharger; 3). Ray Robertson / Ray & Dino, Harbor City, CA. 1940 H-D Knucklehead.
Sportster by Iron Works magazine: 1). Kevin Brooks / Thunder Mountain Motorsports. Lakewood, CO. Sportster Retro Hot Rod w/ dual rear heads and 2-barrell Holly carb. 2). Jalopy / Top Shelf Customs, Huntington Beach, CA. 2006 Sportster; 3). Brandon Holstein / ToddÕs Cycle, Long Beach,CA. 2004 Sportster rigid.
Metric Custom by Road Bike magazine: 1). Bill Bushing / MagnaCharger Yamaha V-Max; 2). Richard Clairefond, 2000 Victory Sport Cruiser. 3). RA / SREKustums, Hollywood, CA. 2006 Honda Rebel.
Sportbike by Jardine Performance: 1). Carlos Navarro / Chrome Effects, Whittier, CA. 2006 Honda CBR1000RR; 2). Gary McKenzie / Chrome Effects, Whittier, CA. 2006 Yamaha R1; 3). Silviano Blea Jr., Albuaurane, NM. Ducati 998 Matrix Superbike.
CALENDAR SHOW PR PHOTO: FastDates.com Calendar Kitten and SBK Fast Dates World Superbike Girl, Gemma Gleeson with the controversial Jesse Rooke Customs/ Russell Mitchell, Exile Cycles X-1 Kali Cruiser bike from the TV Show Build or Bust, on location at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach.
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Right: Beautiful Calendar Kitten Gemma Gleeson at the Queen Mary with the Jesse Rooke / Russell Mitchell built X-1 Kali Cruiser featured on Build or Bust TV.
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