Iron & Lace Calendar News September - October 2012
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Calendar Kitten Jennifer Englund with a Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering built Ducati 999# custom cafe bike with all hand fabricated aluminum bodywork built for customer Devon. FastDates.com Calendars are highest quality full color 15 x 15" wire spiral bound printed on heavy art stock revealing 16 months beginning with September. $16.95 each - Click on the Calendar Picture Above or Here to Order Now
You'll find many of Calendar Bikes featured in the Calendar Bike Garage and a lot more pictures of all our beautiful Calendar Kittens in Members Corner. Past Editon Calendars are still available in Collector's Corner. Photo by Jim Gianatsis.
AFT Sentoh CB750 Iron & Lace Calendar Cover Bike for Sale on Ebay
Oct 20th, 2012 - AFT Custom's 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Best of Show winning bike Sentoh
based on a classic Honda CB750, and featured on the cover of the new 2013 FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom PinUp Calendar, has justed been posted for sale on Ebay by builder and owner Jim Guiffra. Check it out, and if you're interested the "Buy It Now" pice is just $20,000. The bidding closes on Monday October 29th 2012.
The girls from the headline Japanese rock band Nylon Pink with Calendar Kittens Lindsey and Sabella, and the Yaniv Evan / PowerPlantChoppers.com 1st Place Pro Builder Class winner.
Japanese Builder Hoshikawa Hideki flys in to take Best of Show
2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Calendar Bike Building Championship
Calabasas, California, USA, Sunday July 22nd, 2012 - The 21st edition of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show sponsored by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys moved into its third decade as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America featuring its top Celebrity Builders, the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concours d' Elegance, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Calendar Girl Music live performances, this year taking place at a beautiful new new location on the lawn and under the shade trees of the Calabasas Inn, in the upscale Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, California. The first decade of the Calendar Motorcycle Show took place at the exciting Museum of Flying at the Santa Moncia Airport, then expanded in 1991 to two days the larger Queen Mary event facility in Long Beach venue alongside the Pacific Ocean.
The Show's activities again included the Calendar Bike Building Championship, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, the Motorcycle Machine Dyno, and Calendar Girl Music live performances featuring the Japanese girl rock band Nylon Pink, singer songwriters Rachel McGoye and Marina V.
As always the Show marks the world premier of next year's new 2013 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars photographed by Calendar Show producer Jim Gianatsis. The Calendars include Fast Dates World Superbike and MotoGP roadracebikes, Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycles, and Garage Girls Hard at Work, hosted by beautiful Calendar Kittens and SBK World Superbike grid girls Sabella Shake and Kinzy Ray featured in the in the FastDates.com Calendars and Website. The new 2013 Calendars are available now at FastDates.com, Amazon.com, at Cycle Gear Stores and your favorite dealer, or phone Van Leeuwen Distributing at 1-800-461-1226.
The Show park was filled to capacity with top industry names including Jim's Machine, Edelbrock Engineering, Frog Specialties / Beringer Brakes, AXO streetbike apparel, and Universal Technical Institute training school. Spectators were treaded to upscale dining on lined covered tables under shade trees, with food and beverages form some of LA's top food trucks - Baby's Badass Burgers, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Maui Waui Hawaiian Smoothies and Sugar Babies Cupcakery. The fresh baked heart topped cup cakes were passed out by the Calendar Kittens complimentary to show spectators.
The Calendar Motorcycle Show continues to feature many of the world's top Pro and Amateur custom street bike builders with their newest 2-wheeled creations of rolling art to compete in the Calendar Show Bike Building Championship for fame and awards including the coveted Best of Show Trophy. The Calendar Show broadened its focus to include the growing Collector Bike Market with Exhibitors and Bike Show classes for classic European, British and Japanese motorcycles, along with American V-Twins and Customs. Show Entries were place in a Concours d' Elegance display throughout the venue on the grass and under shade trees at the Calabasas Inn.
Shinya Kimura took first place in the Classic American class with this H-D Sportster based cafe racer with Shinya's signature hand made aluminum bodywork.
Among the top custom and racebike builders in attendance and featured in FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycle and Fast Dates Racebike PinUp Calendars over the past 20 years included Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles and Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering, Jim Guiffra & Spokesmodels / AFT Customs, Todd Silicato / Todd's Cycle, Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks, Caleb Owens / CRO Customs, Yaniv Evan / Power Plant Choppers and Steve Storz / Storz Performance.
Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks.com 1st Place Classic Metric with a Ducati Bevel Drive Cafe Bike built for Tom Cruise.
Chris Redpath of MotoGP Werks used the Show to display two really neat Ducati's he had just built for Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, one a naked Ducati MotoGP Desmosedici streetfighter valued over $100,000, and the other an old Ducati Bevel-Drive 750 custom Cafe Bike. Redpath, a former factory race tuner and now performance show owner, also brought along couple of former AMA National Superbike Championship racers, one a Mike Baldwin CB900F, the other a Matt Mladin Yoshimura Suzuki GSXR750, plus a classic Mike Hailwood type Ducati racer.
For the fourth time in eight years, a top Japanese builder used the LA Calendar Show to mark his entrance onto the world stage, following in the foot steps of former Best of Show and Class winners Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering, Kenji Nagai / Ken’s Factory and Hiroyouki Hirata of BB Custom Factory who all flew in with their bikes from Japan just to compete at the world renoun Calendar Show.
Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting 2012 LA Calendar Best of Show winner Hoshikawa Hideki and his bike 'Asterisk'. Pictured from left are Calendar Kittens Halle and Sabella, Hideki, show producer Jim Gianatsis, and Kinsey Ray. The unique aluminum die cut and laser painted Calednar Girl logo trophies were produced by SicChops.com. Look for all these great bikes and model in the next 2014 FastDates.com Calendars.
Garnering Best of Show in this year's 2012 Calendar Bike Building Championship was Hoshikawa Hideki / Asteris9.com from Miyagi, Japan who flew in to Los Angeles for just 3 days with his latest custom bike build to compete and take top honors, then fly back home to Japan. Celebrity judges Jim Gianatsis, Jim Giuffra, Chris Redpath and Michael Schacht choose Hideki's 883cc Sportster based naked custom sportbike as the most exciting, original and well constructed custom at the Show. Hideki said he built it for a customer who gave him a blank check and no instructions whatsoever, other then to ask him to build the best bike he could build. Hideki is not necessarily a sportbike enthusiast, he builds all kinds of Harley based customs, but this time he said, he wanted to concentrate on the quality of the design and build, utilizing real sportbike feel and performance for the now highly modified 1200cc Sportster engine.
AFT Customs also award Hideki their own "AFT Visionary Awards Trophy" which was hand built by the spokesmodels at AFT, and award by shop owner Jim Giuffra, models and Angelea and Shelby to the one builder at the Show who they felt exhibited an new direction in custom bike building. In this case Hideki had taken a mundane, underpowered, overweight, ill handling 883cc Sportster and turned it into a1200cc highly potent, world-class custom sportbike.
Calendar Kittens Elle, Sabella and Lindsey with Yaniv Evan / PowerPlantChoppers.com 1st Place Pro Builder Class winner.
In the Pro Builder Class it was Yaniv Evan / Power Plant Choppers who took home top honors with his classically styled bare metal custom Black & Metal" based on a 1970 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead. "I wanted to build something in between a 'Rudge Superior' from the 1930's meets 1960's chopper, with a bit more power and good handlebar feel." Evan's shop PowerPlant Choppers.com is located on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood where he also sells cool PowerPlant apparel to visiting tourists and locals. Yaniv also displayed this awesome retro Springer Panhead below, which we also photographed the day after the Show for the next 2014 Ion & Lace Calendar.
FastDates.com Calendar Kittens Halle, Sabella and Kinsey, AFT's Jim, Angela and Shelby with sponsor Phillippe Danh from Frog Specialities/Beringer Brakes USA.
Among the Calendar Show's exciting custom bike world premiers was Two-Time Best of Show and now Six-Time Class Winners with this year's Sportbike Class victory, Jim Giuffra and the Spokesmodels from AFTCustoms.com, Jaskson, CA. premiering their latest build as always at the Calendar Show. Following their tradition of naming their bikes after spirit gods, their bike 'Halia' is a Hawaiian spirit named Honda Shadow performance custom Cafe Sport Racer that will head for the BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August with its girl builders Angela and Shelby in the saddle for speed record attempts.
Michael Schacht of Crocker Motorcycle brought his new bike to shoot for the FastDates.com Calendars the day after the Show with Kitten Kinsey Ray.
Among the Calendar Show's World Premiers this year was the first showing of the newly reborn Crocker Motorcycle, produced by Michael Schacht of Crocker Motorcycle Company, this new production bike, built to the original designs, is now available for sale. It's a true replica of the original 1936 high performance Crocker V-twin machines of which only 200 were built.
The 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show's move to the new Calabasas Inn venue, proved to be a tremendous success. Everyone had nothing but positive comments about the beautiful new location, how important the Calendar Show was to the custom bike building community on the West Coast, and how they looked forward to returning again next year on the 3rd weekend of July 2013 to see the Show continue.
More 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show coverage HERE
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Calendar Kittens Layla and Candise just finished helping to build this cool Russell Mitchel / Exile Cycles Trike. See more of our beautiful models and Calendar bikes in the Calendar Bike Garage and in Members Corner.
Past Editon Calendars are still available in Collector's Corner. Photo by Jim Gianatsis.
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