The 2009 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show promo image photographed by Jim Gianatsis with Calendar Kitten Rachel Bernstein at the Queen Mary with a Performance Machine Softail custom is also featured in the 2010 Iron & Lace Calendar. Click for Hi-Res
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$86,000 in Cash and Awards* in the Calendar Bike Building Championship
Kenji Nagai returns to claim one better with Best of Show
July 18-19th 2009, Queen Mary Event Park, Long Beach, CA - The 18th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show and Calendar Girl Music Festival Weekend presented by Performance Machine, America's premier custom, cruiser, performance and sportbike weekend marked its returned to the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach. Thousands of motorcycle and rock music fans were in attendance for the world's most exciting 2-day motorcycle event in the beautiful Queen Mary Event Park on the grass alongside the Pacific Ocean with it’s cool ocean breezes to fend off California summer’s scorching heat.
Despite the tough economic conditions that have taken their toll on the motorcycle industry and all events across America, the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show remains the world's premier street motorcycle weekend featuring major motorcycle and parts manufacturers, top name custom builders and selected product venders. As always the Show gave spectators a full 8-hour day of exciting value for their $25 1-day admission with the Calendar Bike Building Championship bike contest, Calendar Bike Building Seminars, the Calendar Girl Music Festival, the Brown & Koro World Record Dyno Shootout, free Can-Am Spyder demo rides, complimentary admission aboard the Queen Mary ghost ship, and the Saturday Night Iron & Lace Calendar Builder's Party aboard the Queen Mary with a live band.
Spectators view the Pro Builder Class entries along the Park's shore line at Sunday's Calendar Bike Building Championship. The Show has 10 different classes dispersed throughout the Park to provide an even flow of spectators to all the venders and exhibitors.
Calendar Kittens Apple and Melody stop by the Performance Machine display to check the great products and some new custom bikes by Roland Sands Design that the girls just might be shooting with for the next FastDates.com Calendars.
A Bike Show couldn't get more world class than this! - Best of Show winner Kenji Nagai flew in from Tokyo with his bike, together with Calendar Girl Model Search winner Katrine who flew in with her bikini from from Moscow, pose together on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach, California.
Ken's Factory Returns to Win 2009 Best of Show!
The weekend features many of the world's top Pro and Amateur street bike builders in attendance to compete in the Performance Machine Calendar Show Bike Building Championship with a bulging purse of $86,000 in cash and awards. There are 10 individual classes for American V-Twin and Metric Street Custom, Performance, Classic, Bobber, Chopper and Sportbike motorcycles The coveted Performance Machine Best of Show Trophy is awarded for the top overall bike at the Show and included a $500 cash prize, an additional $7,500 in product awards bringing the total awards to $8,000 overall, plus the winning bike and builder receives an editorial bike feature in Iron Works magazine and the Iron & Lace Calendar photographed by Show producer Jim Gianatsis.
AFT Metric Customs and Models bike LoLA wins 1st Place Metric Custom!
LoLA was built in just 4 months for its world premier from a new 2009 Honda VXT1300 with a ground up rebuild to Pro Street drag bike specifications. The naked engine features JE Pistons and a Web Cam. Special modifications include a hidden radiator, hydraulic clutch conversion from cable, and an "Oh So Sexy" Red/Cream paint job. Congratulations girls, great job1 Photo: www.PhotosByRichard.net Hi-Resolution
Brown & Koro Motorcycle Attorneys Sponsor
Founding by attorney and long time motorcycle rider Russ Brown, and now partnered with another riding attorney Chuck Koro, Russ was one of the first attorneys on the National scene to dedicate his firm to protecting biker's rights, particularly when involved in accidents with automobiles drivers who are responsible for 70% of all motorcycle accidents in America. Brown also founded BAM, a national based motorcycle breakdown and assistance organization where member bikers can dial 1-800-4BIKERS to get assistance from other members who are near them geographically, if they are stranded on the road. For additional information visit http://www.RussBrown.com
This year's World Record Dyno Shootout is being produced by DynoJet Research, Inc, based in Las Vegas, NV, , who are bringing their official factory superbike dyno truck from their headquarters in Arizona, just for the Calendar Show.For a minimum cost of just $20 per run, Bike Show attendees can have their motorcycles run on the factory DynoJet dynometer by DynoJet Technical Support Manager Dustin Schaller. At the end of their run they'll receive a printout record of their bikes torque and horsepower figures after the run. http://www.DynoJet.com
Transformers in the making? Skip Fordyce Harley V-Rod nitrous Drag Bike meets Roehr Supercharged Harley V-Rod Superbike with Russian bikini super model Katrine taking pictures as they prepare to mate. Photo curtsey Motorcycle.com Click to go bigger.
Iron & Lace Calendar Builders Seminars
Todd Silicato / Todd's Cycles was one of our builders holding Calendar Builders Seminars both days.
Shinya Kimura and partner Ayu show the Calendar Kittens the two new bikes he just completed on order for movie star Brad Pitt - a Ducati 750cc Bevel Drive and a Triumph 650cc in cafe racer styling. Check out the rare '60s era magnesium double leading shoe vented racing front brake drum assembly on the Ducati.
Shinya Kimura premiers 2 new Brad Pitt custom bikes
Brad has recently commission Shinya to build him two more bikes, both of which were unveiled at this year's Calendar Show even before their owner has had a chance to see them. Both bikes feature Shinya's retro roadracer styling with hand formed aluminum upper fairings, rare magnesium front drum roadracing brakes, and are powered by old Ducati 750ccand Triumph 650cc engines.
2-Day Calendar Girl Music Festival
Show Admission also includes Complimentary Entry to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner all weekend (normally a separate $12 charge per day) and the Saturday Night Calendar Bike Builder's Party in the ship's Observation Bar with Mary Falls and Chain Reaction performing.
Title and Associate Sponsorship support for the premier streetbike event weekend in America is provided by Performance Machine, Russ Brown & Chuck Koro Attorneys, Iron Works magazine, S&S Cycle, California Harley-Davidson, , CycleTrader.com, Thunder Press, Mikuni Carburetors, Meguiar’s Car Care Products, and the FastDates.com Calendars.
2009 Calendar Bike Building Championship Results:
2009 Brown & Koro presents the World Record
Calendar Motorcycle Show
LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Sponsors:
Linda Lou / Cockpit
Elizabeth Nicole with
AFT Metric Custom's LoLA was built by the AFT Model Agency girls just for the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show where it made its world premier and won 1st Place metric Custom
The guys also held Calendar Bike Building Seminars both days, as did builders Todd Silicato and Barry LaCour.
Calendar Kittens Apple and Melody stop by Show sponsor Performance Machine's display where there were a number of exciting new custom bikes on display featuring PM products.
One of the new Performance Machine bikes premiering at the Calendar Show was this Roland Sands Design built military themed street tracker ' Grunt".
Calendar Kittens Melody and Apple stop by the Renegade Wheel big rig display.
The summers in Moscow are very short, so Calendar Girl Model Search winner Katrin finds the Roehr Harley V-Rod Superbike the perfect lounge chair for working on her tan.
A Bike Show couldn't get more world class than this! - Best of Show winner Kenji Nagai flew in from Tokyo with his bike, together with Calendar Girl Model Search winner Katrin who flew in with her bikini from from Moscow, pose together on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach, California.
Apple and Melody stop by the factory can-Am Spyder demo rides which operated all weekend.
Shinya Kimura and partner Ayu show the Calendar Kittens the two new bikes he just completed on order for movie star Brad Pitt - a Ducati 750cc Bevel Drive and a Triumph 650cc in cafe racer styling.
Brad Pitt's new Ducati and Triumph retro sportbike built by Shinya Kimura.
Bike Show hostess and singer songwriter actress Elizabeth Nicole (in blue) poses on stage with Calendar Kittens Melody and Apple with the Calendar Girl Model Search finalists and winner Katrine (striped bikini) from Russia.
The popular Purrfect Angelz performed between band sets and were, as always, part of the exciting 2-day Calendar Girl Music Weekend which was included with Bike Show admission
Calendar Kittens Melody and Apple passed out the Show's color programs to spectators at the front gate each day and posed with them for pictures.
Doug from Metal Sport Wheels with the Metal Sport girls had a great display of their new products and custom bikes with their wheels.
The California Gold Ice Skaters performed dance routines in front of the Main Stage throughout the weekend to attract attention to their team raffle sales with a $20,000 new bike purchase prize credit from Laidlaw's Harley-Davidson. The money raised goes towards their expenses to travel and compete in National and International ice skating team events.