Carmel Beach (left to right) are Robin Cunningham, Nicki Lane
and Andra Cobb. For more sexy beach photos of our official SBK
World Superbike Fast Dates Calendar Angels visit them in Members
endorsed Calendar of the SBK World
July- December 2004
Nicki and Andra close down Cannery Row on
Calendar Girls Gone Wild at Lagna
Jim Gianatsis, Director, The SBK Fast Dates Race Pinup Calendar
sponsored by Performance Machine and Jardine Performance
Superbike Weekend, Monterey, CA, July 9-11th,2004 - This
year's annual trip to World Superbike Weekend at Laguna Seca,
California, to shoot the next edition of the SBK World Superbike
endorsed Fast Dates Racebike Pinup Calendar had
me wishing I was eligible for hazardous duty pay as I played chaperone
to the hottest set of SBK World Superbike Fast Dates Calendar
Angels and official Ducati Corse Umbrella Girls
ever! Gentlemen, feast your eyes on the ever so beautiful Miss
Great Britain Nicki Lane (back by popular demand
and returning for her 2nd encore appearance), together with new
Calendar Angels, triple title holder Miss Texas / Miss Hawaiian
Tropic International / Miss Harley-Davidson Robin Cunningham,
with another Texas to LA model transplant Mikuni's "Explicit
Performance' magazine ad campaign girl Andra Cobb.
Robin" Cunningham has her career in full swing as she will
be appearing on 3 television networks in America this fall, so
we were really happy to have her joining us despite her busy schedule.
Look for Robin hosting the new TV series "X-Music Network
on the WB Channel beginning in September, "Under Water Odyssey"
series on ABC Family, and Blackbelt TV on the new martial arts
TV channel premiering in November.
knew I had picked the right girls for this year's calendar shoot
weekend when Robin got out of her car at my house on Thursday
morning for our trip, covered in bruises and scabs from dirt bike
riding the week before in the Colorado mountains. I had caution
all 3 girls to pack light for the weekend, just one small airline
carry-on bag each, since I also had all my camera gear for the
weekend, bags of bikinis and high heels, and a case of the new
2005 Fast Dates calendars to barter with the factory race teams
for shooting privilages. All of it just made it into the boot
of my modified BMW M3, and with the Valentine One radar detector
turned up high and the car cruising at 110mph we made the normal
7 hour trip up Highway 101 from Los Angels to Monterey in just
4 hours, not including a 2 hour stop over in Los Olivios near
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for lunch. Did I mention these
skinny models were BIG eaters? When we finally did check into
our offical Fast Dates Calendar motel in much cooler Monterey,
we needed to make a run into nearby Carmel to get the girls some
cheap tourist sweatshirts to keep them warm. We then did dinner
in the courtyard at Clint Castwood's Hogsbreath Inn, and our two
Texas girls started their weekend chugging down long neck beers
non stop just like back in Lone Star.
morning kicked off with a huge pancake and omlet breakfast for
the girls at Dennys, then it was down to nearby Carmel Beach for
our annual itsey bitsey teeny weenie swimsuit shoot on the beautiful
white sugar sand beach, the photos of which you can enjoy in Members
Corner. Then it was off to Race Registration too pick up our track
credentials which weren't there for the 10th year in a row. So
I had to BS my way into the track and the paddock, to get to the
SBK World Superbike office where Christina from SBK had our All
Access Track Passes and Staff One Pit Parking, (Thanks!).
Angels visited the Venders area (That's Rockin' Robin in the red
wig!) to pose with MotoWheels.com's trick MV Agusta. Our favorite
bike was this 50cc Derbi GPR sportbike in the Moto Euro Magazine
booth. Check out the radial brakes and aluminum win spar frame
for just $4000! Click to enlarge.
With our coveted SBK Passes giving us access to anywhere and anyone,
I quickly set the girls to work visiting the factory race team
garages with the new Fast Dates calendars as welcome gifts for
the mechanics and team managers with the expected results. 9 months
of living on airplanes and in cramped pit garages around the world
rebuilding bikes is hardly glamerous and the Friday evening Fast
Dates calendar shoot on Pit Lane at Laguna Seca WSB has turned
into a long anticipated ritual and break from the tedium of twisting
wrenches. Who wouldn't want to watch the world's most beautiful
girls in the world posng on your factory race bike in a skimpy
bikini?Come 6pm and the close of practice we had 15 factory AMA
and SBK superbikes lined up on Pit Lane for us to shoot. We were
even able to sneak in Jake Zmeke's AMA Superbike race winning
Honda CBR1000RR this year whenb no one was looking (American Honda
has a no bikes and bikini Middle Ages policy) One day I'll get
smart and charge admission, as some 100 team mechanics and riders
sat back on pit wall to enjoy the live calendar shoot with 3 beautiful
girls for the next 2 hours until sunset and, "It's a Wrap!"
Then it was down the road to nearby Tarpy's Road House for great
food and service at our traditional Friday night dinner party.
at Laguna Seca is usually a "catch all" day for the
Fast Dates crew, pulling off photo shoots in the AMA factory team
pits of any bikes we might have missed the evening before, like
Josh Hays' top privateer Attack Kawasaki ZX10. It's also our chance
to visit and check out the Vender Midway in the infield of te
track where the calendar Angels can pose for fans' photos.
year there was no AMA Superbike race on Saturday, instead it was
moved to Sunday and sandwiched between the towo World Superbike
races. It prevented AMA riders like Eric Bostrom or Josh Hayes
who also wanted to race in World Superbike, from being able to
do so (the spec tire rule not withstanding). Hopefully World Superbike
will be returning again to Laguna Seca in 2005, and AMA Superbike
will move back to Saturday.
Pool shark "Rockin' Robin" with FastDates.com
publisher Jim Gianatsis, "Devil girl" Andra and Nicki
at the Blue Fin..
With our day at the track on Saturday completed,
it was back to the motel for a quick clean up and dress up, then
I took the girls down to Cannery Row for dinner
overlooking the ocean and a look at the Saturday night bike scene.
This year was the most crowed i have ever seen it on Cannery Row,
with the spectators and bikes packing the road from Bubba Gumps
back about half a mile. There seemed to be more people in town
than out at the track that day, for the first time ever. I then
took the Girls up to the Blue Fin bar where evening
sponsor Motorcycle.com had gratefully put us
on their guest list for the night. We grabbed us a pool table
and pool shark "Rockin' Robin" quickly began downing
long necks and reeling in the suckers, " I loose the first
game on purpose, show them a lot of tits to distract them, and
then i take them to the cleaners! It works every time."
three beautiful FastDates.com Calendar Angels were certainly the
main attraction at The Blue Fin that night, and then rank me under
the table as we closed down Cannery Row around 1am. On the walk
back to where the car was parked we were folllowed by some local
gang members who were looking for something from us. I turned
around and confronted them and was ready to fight when they wouldn't
leave us along. But Andra and Robin jumped between us and began
talking to them in gangster rap to "Be cool Bro, we just
be chillin' en don wana no trouble."
finally made it back to the car and then the motel. But once in
their room the girls started screaming and laughing so loud I
could hear them in my room, 4 rooms down. The motel magagement
started phoning them every 15 minutes to keep quite, but they
never did fall asleep, playing Wee Gee board and laughing until
4am and our Sunday morning wakeup call was for 7am! I hope the
motel management lets us come back next year....
feature Superbike race day was the big exciting day for the girls
as they changed from my FastDates.com Calendar Angels to the official
Team Ducati Corse umbrella girls working for
team marketing director Paolo Ciabotti and press
manager Julian Thomas on the starting grid in
front of the World Superbike TV feed. Unfortunately the Speed
TV broadcast of World Superbike in the USA offers the poorest
coverage re-edited from the world feed, with no close up camera
shots of our umbrella girls and riders on the starting grid, no
pre race or pit lane interviews with Suzy Perry
which goes on the british TV feed, nothing). You have to be watching
the race in Europe to see our girls on TV, or to get behind the
scenes race information on the riders and teams from the British
Corse team was smitten by the Angels from press officier Julian
Thomas (above left) to the team mechanics (above right)! Clickon
any picture to enlarge.
Nicki Lane served as the offical Ducati Corse
umbrella girl for James Toseland, Robin took
care of championship points leader Regis Laconi,
and Robin looked after FG1 Ducati's Pier Frankie Chili.
Also doing double duty in the AMA Superbike race one Sunday, Andra
looked after Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom and
Andra kept Attack Kawasaki's Josh Hays cool in
the shade. Josh had a difficult time keeping his concentration
on the front row where he qualified, with Andra holding his umbrella.
He was so busy asking her out on a date, he blew his concetration
and the start of the race dropping back to 15th by the time he
got off the line. Beautiful umbrella girls can be a serious race
Nicki on the SBK grid with fellow Brit James Toseland. Andra with
Superbike legend Frankie Chili.
the final Superbike race we returned the Ducati Corse grid girl
uniforms to team Ducati Corse manager Davide Tardozzi
in the garage, said our good byes for another year, and headed
over the Front Straight spectator bridge to where the M3 was waiting
for a quick escape out the back road of the track to Salinas and
Highway 101 in another 110 mph sprint back home to LA. With a
quick stop for junk food and cany, the radio locked to an oldies
channel or the new Holly
Valance CD we were back home in LA by sunset. It had been
an incredible weekend with a great bunch of gilrs, and we were
set to do it all again the following weekend in Long Beach for
my huge Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle
Show! Thanks Angels. Ciao!
Our girls in their official SBK Fast Dates Ducati Corse uniforms.
Note the 999R Superbike key fobs on their skirts, curtesy Pro