News - August 2004
FastDates.com at OC Roadhouse Aug Saturday 21st!
Costa Mesa, CA - Our official FastDates.com
apparel designer and supplier , Feelin' Lucky,
is opening its first retail consumer store with a big Open
House Party this coming weekend at its new location
in Costa Mesa, CA. The grand opening celebration for O.C.
Roadhouse takes place this Saturday, August
21st from 11am - 5pm. In attendance will be FastDates.com
Calendar photographer and publisher Jim Gianatsis,
together with one of the beautiful Calendar Angels
to autograph and sell the new 2005 FastDates.com Calendars.
The OC Roadhouse is located at 1660 Placentia Avenue in Costa
Mesa, CA 92627. Phone 949-645-3550. Additional details and
map online at OCRoadhouse.com
It was Our
Best Show Yet!
Sexy Models, Incredible Bikes, Blues 'n' Rock 'n' Roll and a
record turnout highlight the
13th annual FastDates.com and
Performance Machine presents the
2004 Los Angeles Calendar
Jardine Dyno Shootout Shatters
World Record, World’s Top Custom Bike Builders with free Builder's Seminars, The West Coast’s premier Bike Contest,
Rockin’ Concerts, Iron & Lace Calendar Saturday Night
Party, Purrfect Angelz gone wild, Beautiful FastDates.com Calendar
girls and more!
Click this picture for an incredible full panoramic
view of the Show from the front stage. Go
Beach, CA, July 17-18th, 2004 -The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend presented by
Performance Machine at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach,
CA, continued to grow again this year as the most popular consumer
street bike show in America catering to custom, cruiser, classic
and sportbike enthusiasts. Always the 3rd weekend of July, this
year’s show featured a incredible weekend of activities
and our first ever sold out participation by 165 major
motorcycle and product manufacturers, exhibitors and venders,
leading custom bike builders from across the world, together with
a 2-day jam-packed crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts.
this years Show director Jim Gianatsis of Gianatsis
Design Associates, also producer of the renown FastDates.com
Motorcycle Pinup Calendars and Website for which the Calendar Bike Show marks the Calendars’ annual
season premier, focused on increased visitor parking in cooperation
with the City of Long Beach for continued growth in spectator
Show weekend included an incredible lineup of activities including
the Jardine Performance West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout
- now an exclusive feature attraction at the Show. In a stunning
climax on Sunday afternoon to an already record-breaking weekend
at the Show, JE Pistons' John Noonan on his Suzuki
GSX1300R Hayabusa land speed bike obliterated the existing North
American record for horsepower registered at a Dyno Shoot-Out
on Sunday at 545hp, Noonan surpassed the current
world record by 31 hp!
LA Calendar Motorcycle Show again supported an important charity,
the Iron Works Magazine Readers Ride to benefit Olive
Crest Children’s Shelters - the biggest shelter
for orphans, abused children and families in Southern California),
as its ride-to destination. On Saturday morning riders start ed
at the Olive Crest Children's main facility in Santa Ana, CA,
and then rode to the Calendar Bike Show in Long Beach, just 25
miles away, where for the Ride’s charity donation, participants
got to enjoy all the Show’s weekend’s activities and
be treated to lunch and VIP up front parking.
Kimura from Zero Engineering, Japan, flew in just for the Show
and took the coveted Performance Machine Best of Show Trophy.
His bikes are back ordered 4 years! He's flanked by Roland and
Ted Sands from PM, plus FastDates.com Calendar Cover Angels, Miss
Great Britain Nicki Lane and Laura Niles.
always the LA Calendar Show offers one of America’s
premier Custom, Sportbike and Classic Bike Contests featuring
many of top bike Pro and Amateur builders in America -and now
from around the world vying for the prestigious Performance
Machine Best of Show Trophy. Winning the coveted top
spot this year was Shinya Kimura founder of Zero
Engineering of Japan (now with a 2nd shop in Las Vegas)
who flew to America to enter his bikes in the Contest, confirming
the LA Calendar motorcycle Show as now a world caliber event.
Shinya’s winning bike “Masamune” was a ‘50’s
Panhead street hotrod with a sheet aluminum fabricated frame rigid
frame, ‘74 springer front end, and bodywork befitting the
retro style bike. Zero has a 4-year customer waiting list for
their highly regard retro rods which actually use new replica
components like the engines. Upon accepting the Best of Show trophy
from Performance Machine’s Ted and Roland Sands,
Shinya posed with FastDates.com Calendar Angel 2005 cover girls
Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane and Laura
Niles, then fired up the bike with just one kick to ride
off into the sunset.
contention for winning Best of Show for the 3rd year running was
Jesse Rooke, now sponsored by Rock Star energy
drink, who still took home 1st place Pro Builder in the LA Calendar Bike Show’s premier feature class against
some 30 other professional builder bikes including bikes from Mitch Bergeron, Jesse James’ West
Coast Choppers. Rooke’s winning bike was a development
from his last year’s highly innovative Best of Show winning
Kali Kruiser bicycle concept.
Show’s title sponsor Performance Machine bolstered the already
huge $60,000 Bike Show awards purse with an additional
$5,000 Award Check for the Best PM Equipped
Bike at the Show which was won by Sean Gibbs
of Wild West Choppers with his all new 2004 special construction
chopper featuring all Performance Machine components.
Calendar Angel and Mikuni Carburetor advertising campaign model
Andra Cobb with the world premier of DreamcraftStudios.com's
incredible V-Twin Chopper. Look for more pictures of the world's
most inovative new chopper in The
Iron & Lace Garage.
got to meet many Discovery Channel and Speed TV featured builders
including Mitch Bergeron, Paul Yaffe,
Mike Stafford, Harold Pontarelli
plus West Coast superstars Ron Simms and Mike
Powers showcasing their latest rolling hardware. Also
making their first ever motorcycle show appearance just on Saturday
were builders Larry Nagal and Paul Yang
of DreamcaftStudios.com with their industry shattering
hi-tech chopper that would have been a contender for Best of Show
if it didn’t have to put in a press appearance with their
bike at the Pasadena Art Center of Design on Sunday. Other exciting
new bike premiers at the Show included MotoCreations.com's
production oriented Ducati Chopper, and the Italian Poggipolini
Group's $160,000 Macchia Nera naked
superbike which won Best Sportbike at the Show and the $60,000
Exciting new attractions this year included the free Iron
& Lace Calendar Bike Builder's Seminars held hourly
throughout the weekend in a midway tent located in the center
of the Show Park conducted by the leading custom bike builders
in America as featured in the Iron & Lace calendar. Featured
builders included Harold Pontarelli, Russell
Mitchell, and Cyril Huze who made the
4-day drive from his shop in Florida, Jesse Rooke and Paul
Yaffe, each explaining their own personal style for building
world class custom bikes, and then they answered questions from
enthusiastic fans. This was probably the first ever opportunity
for fans to discuss bike building techniques with top celebrity
builders in an open forum. The Iron & Lace Calendar Bike Builder
Seminars was a big hit among fans and will remain a regular feature
at future Shows.
Saturday night Show producer and calendar photographer Jim
Gianatsis hosted the Iron & Lace Calendar
Builders Night Party from 9pm to 1am aboard the historic
Queen Mary ocean liner in the ship’s Observation Room Bar.
Many of the top Iron & Lace Calendar bike builders were there
to party with the Show staff, exhibitors, venders and fans And
what would the Iron & Lace calendar builders party be without
the beautiful FastDates.com Calendar Angels who
were also in attendance with the Purrfect Angelez.
Live musical entertainment was provided at the party by the beautiful
country rock band Elle3.com featuring sisters
Allison, Ashley and Lauren Lawry backed up by
their dad Jon on a wicked lead rock guitar.
year’s the LA Calendar Bike Bike show featured different
musical themes each day by incredible bands that played all day
long. Saturday featured an all day Mini Blues Festival
headlined by 2000 lbs of Blues, one
of Los Angeles’ most popular blues bands, together with
the hugely popular Unauthorized Rolling Stones
out of San Francisco and the rock/blues vocals of the beautiful
really bringing down the house both days and jamming fans to the
park's main Stage were the the beautiful Purrfect Angelz with
their sizzlin'’ Las Vegas style stage shows. One of the
Angelz' skits involved bringing builders Jesse Rooke and Russell
Mitchell on on stage, seating them in chairs, and then the girls
lap danced , abused, slapped and kicked them to the beat of pounding
of the music and the cheering crowds. .
Showcasing the Calendar Girls theme of the Calendar Bike Show
will be the premier of the 2005 FastDates.com Calendars with the
beautiful SBK World Superbike Calendar Angels in attendance including
Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane and beautiful new Calendar Angels
Andra Cobb and Laura Niles. Plus the beautiful Corona Extra and
Archie’s Ice Cream Girls,
Sponsorship support for the premier streetbike event weekend in
America was provided by Iron Works magazine, Jardine Performance,
Corona Extra, Trader Publications, FastDates.com Calendars &
Website, The Los Angeles Times / ReCycler / Cycle Buys, Quick
Throttle and SPEED TV’s American Thunder. The 2005 LA Calendar
Motorcycle Show is scheduled for July 16-17th. Spectators and
Exhibitors can find out more about The 2004 & 2005 LA Calendar
Bike Show HERE.
World's Best Custom Bike Builder? Jesse Rooke took Best Pro Builder
this year with his Rock Star Kruiser, garnering his 3rd straight
win in 3 years at the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. He's flanked
by Roland and Ted Sands from PM, plus FastDates.com Calendar Cover
Angels, Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane and Laura Niles.
Show Contest judges included 2 other top name builders featured
in the Iron & Lace Calendars together with Calendar photographer
and Show producer Jim Gianatsis. See more of Rock Star Kruser
in The Paddock Garage.
Bike Show Contest Results:
Best of Show: Katsuhi Kumagi, Zero Engineering
Pro Builder: 1. Jesse Rooke, Jesse Rooke Customs
“Rock Star Kruiser”; 2. Rick Bedford, Y2K Chopper;
3. Brian Hardin, Mitch Bergeron Custom.
Best PM Equipped Bike at the Show: Sean Gibbs of Wild
West Choppers with his all new 2004 special construction
chopper featuring all Performance Machine components.
Street Custom: 1. Rick Kyker, Special Construction;
2. Rick Moran, Diamond Softail; 3. Rick Wahlberg, 2003 CFL.
Street Performance: 1. Mike Cook, American Cafe
Racers Super Manx; 2. Keith Drum, KD Kustoms, 115ci Pro Street
Drag Bike @8.62 sec.; 3. Keith Drum, KD Customs 1952 Panhead blown.
Classic Early Twin: 1. Bob Carrillo, 1952 H-D
Panhead, 2. Mike Dunn, stock 1936 BMW R12 750cc Wehrmacht WW2,
3. Larry Ramos, stock 1954 H-D FL.
Classic Late Twin: 1. JR Keeble, 2003 H-D FLHT
Standard Glide; 2. Dave Reichman , 2002 H-D Road king; 3. Chris
Stabb, 1979 H-D FL.
Sportster: 1. Bob Neff, 1967 stock Sportster
XLCH; 2. Dave Arnold, rigid Sportster chopper; 3. Larry Winkleman,
performance modified 2000 Sportster.
Sportbike: 1. Poggipolini Macchia Nera; 2. Eddie
mccoy, Kawasaki ZX12; 3. Glenn Castro, Suzuki GSXR1000.
Jardine West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout Winner: John Noonan, J&E Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa land speed bike,
new World Record at 545 horsepower.
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