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Monica and Gemma go Live Timing on!

Our official SBK Fast Dates World Superbike and Ducati Corse girls (front and center) Monica McDermott and Gemma Gleason shared the starting grid and a staring role with the top factory riders at this year's Brands Hatch World Superbike race weekend. On Friday Monica and Gemma were joined with 3rd model Aaliayah to shoot our next SBK Fast Dates Calendar.

SBK World Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch GB Round 8 of 13

2006 SBK Fast Dates Calendar World Premier! Calendar Publisher and Photographer Jim Gianatsis and our newest Calendar Angels - Monica, Gemma and Aaliayah blow the lid off at Brands Hatch

By Jim Gianatsis
Brands Hatch, Great Britain, August 6-7th 2005
- The European World Premier of the SBK World Superbike endorsed 2006 Fast Dates Racebike Pinup Calendar took place in the SBK Paddock Show display during the Brands Hatch World Superbike Weekend. This was an exciting year for the shooting of the next 2007 Fast Dates Calendar. With no SBK World Superbike round taking place in America this year, I figured the time was right to shoot our next Calendar at one of the European rounds. The Brands Hatch race track located just outside of London in Great Britain seemed the purfect choice -an English speaking round with easy access to model agencies in London (to find us some sexy new models!), an easy direct plane flight to Heathrow Airport (10 hours from our base in Los Angeles), and I could extend my trip for a few days to visit London and the surrounding countryside.

Another positive was the fact Brands Hatch is a legenday racing facility dating back to the 1920s with a rich history of grand prix, sports car and motorcycle racing. And it is known for pulling a huge crowd of British sportbike fans numbering some 100,000 strong, twice the amount of any motorcycle race ever held in America! I really wanted to experience and be part of all the action and excitement that a World Superbike round at historic Brands Hatch had to offer.

The timing of the Brands Hatch SBK round was purfect as well, taking place the first week in August, 3 weeks after the winding down of our big LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. The recent terrorist bombings in London during July were not a concern to me, as the British police had quickly taken control of the situation and captured any of the responsible terrorists who weren't killed in the blasts.

Meet the beautiful Monica McDermott (above left), Gemma Gleason (above right) and Aaliayah (right) who we found at the London based motorsports oriented model agency Universal Models.

Right along side the top factory riders holding their press conferences and signing autographs for fans, our beautiful new Fast Dates Calendar Angels Monica McDermott and Gemma Gleason were there with photographer and editor jim Gianatsis to meet everyone and autograph the new 2006 Calendars.

We were also excited to have both Monica and Gemma serve as their official SBK World Superbike Spokes models in "Live Timing on" uniforms at Superpole and on the race grid, plus serve as and team umbrella girls during the race weekend for Team Ducati Corse reigning World Champion James Toseland and his runner up team mate Regis Laconi.

I passed on going to the MotoGP at Laguna Seca this year (the location of all out Fast Dates shoots since 1996), for a number of reasons. Media credentials at a MotoGP are next to impossible to get/or very expensive to purchase to shoot a Calendar. Add to that the MotoGP teams are notoriously difficult to work with when it comes to shooting their bikes on a race weeeknd. Plus two months earlier I had already photographed World Champion Valentino Rossi's Yamaha M1 with model Robin Cunningham, so I had the top bike in the MotoGP Championship already photographed. And finally, I just didn't want to fight the crowds at Laguna Seca which is a given nightmare if more than 25,000 spectators show up.

Ready for action! The beautiful Monica, Aaliayah and Gemma get ready on Pit Lane on Friday afternoon after practive to shoot with all the top factory superbikes for the next edition of Fast Dates.

And, with Fast Dates being the officially endorsedCalendar of SBK World Superbike, I certainly wanted to go where we were wanted and appreciated, both by FGSport the organizers of World Superbike, and by the factory race teams who welcome me (and my beautiful calendar models) with open arms" "You want our bikes where and when? Just tell us and we will bring them to you!"

The Angels with World Superbike race winner Chris Vermeulen and the Ten Kate Winston Honda CBR1000RR.

Another first for us this year, besides the trip to Brands Hatch, was the fact we are now shooting the calendar photos digitallyfor the first instead of on film. All of our Bike and Model photos on this trip were shot with the new medium format $23,000 Hasselblad H1 Digital camera system. Each picture is a huge 80 MB file and the camera's digital back shoots while wired in to a battery powered computer hard drive which holds up to 850 shots. Then later, back at the office the piuctures are downladed to our Apple G5 computer for review and editing. It's convient in that there is no longer any film to change and process, but it has its disadvantages as well in the electronic files are easy to loose and difficult to archieve over a long period of time with the changes in technology and computer systems.

Left to right: Kel Edge interviews Saturday's Superbike Superpole winners Troy Corser. Karl Muggeridge, James Toseland and Regis Laconi, along with Superstock pole sitter Sebastian Charpentier in the Paddock Show. Our girls Monica and Gemma make the picture purfect. Click to go BIGGER.

2006 SBK Fast Dates Calendar World Premier!
The European World Premier of the SBK World Superbike endorsed 2006 Fast Dates Racebike Pinup Calendar took place in the SBK Paddock Show during the Brands World Superbike Weekend. Right along side the top factory riders holding their press conferences and signing autographs for fans, our beautiful new Fast Dates Calendar Angels Monica McDermott,Gemma Gleason and Aaliayah were there with me to meet everyone and autograph the new 2006 Calendars. Assisting us with the sales of the Calendars in the Paddock Show during the Brands Hatch weekend will be British Calendar distributor John Withrow of, giving the beautiful models lots of extra time to pose for photos with fans.

We were also excited to have both Monica and Gemma serve as their official SBK World Superbike Spokes models in "Live Timing on" uniforms at Superpole and on Sunday's race grid, plus assist Team Ducati Corse as umbrella girls for reigning World Champion James Toseland and his runner up team mate Regis Laconi.

Throughout the weekend we were based out of Team Ducati's Hospitality Pavilion in the Race Paddock, and in their Race Team Transporter behind the pits. There's nothing like being able to relax in the rider's lounge in the race transporter, and having Ducati's private chefs cooking you lunch and dinner each day.

Monica and Gemma brighten up Superpole on Saturday as American Ben Bostrom prepares to get away on the not too competitive Koji Renegade Honda CBR1000RR.

World Champ James Toseland jammi' on keyboards at the Sunday night Paddock party.

Sunday Night Paddock Party
Adding to the excitement at the Brands Hatch weekend was thenow traditional Brand's Sunday Night Paddock Party for the race teams and media. The part took place in the SBK hospitality tent and featured World Superbike Champion James Toselan'ds band performing live, with a DJ spinning tunes between their sets. In case you didn't know it, James is a skilled concert pianist, who also jams and sings with his own rock band. The party included an openbar where the Championship sponsor's Corona beer, plus wine were free flowing.

My Calendar Angels, being the beautiful girls they are, needed me to drive them back to our hotel in spectator race traffic so they could dress up for the party. Two hours later we were back with the girls curled, mascared and dressed to kill. Needless to say, they were the hit of the Paddock Party with guys 5 deep around them trying to talk them up, dance with them and ply them with drinks.

I had a great time getting to know some of the riders better like Chris Vermeulen and his cute girlfriend Toni. Noriyuki Haga joined as ar one point. And even Troy Corser's wife Sam, a former Fast Dates Calendar model, wo had just given bith to their second baby the weekend before. Race winner Dad was back home in the hotel babysitting so mom could come out to party.

Come 11pm Gemma was bouncing off the tent ceiling on the dance floor on the shoulders of Arne, one of the team mechanics. Monica by this time had consumed some 4 bottles of wine and had crashed out on the back seat of our rental Mini Cooper. We finally closed down the party at 1 am. I had to pry Gemma away from James Toseland who was chatting her up in the parking lot, stuffed Gemma into the Mini with Monica still sound asleep in the back and we headed back home to the hotel after a really exciting Brands Hatch World Superbike Weekend.

I hope you enjoy these photos, as well as our great calendar shots when the next edition of the 2007 Fast Dates calendar premiers a year from now. And if you ever go to a European World Superbike round, make sure Brands Hatch is at the top of your list!

Chicks That Kick Ass

Jessica Biel
in Stealth

If you like the beautiful Jessica Biel and high performance machines like we do, then Stealth is the summer block buster movie you do not want to miss.

Stealth shares the excitement and looks of Top Gun with Tom Cruise, but flash forwarded 20 years into the future with Jessica playing a hot young fighter pilot deployed in combat training with the next generation swept wing YF37 stealth fighter stationed on the active atomic

aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. All the Star Wars technology shown with the YF37 and its nemesis the UCAV is actually in development, and the movie provides a great preview of what future air warfare would be like if we decide to put it into production. The scenes of the prototype fighters landing and taking off from the USS Abraham Lincoln are incredibly realistic, as are all the flying scenes.  More Jessica and Stealth

This is Jessica's 3rd hot action drama in a row, following close on the heels of 2 more of our favorites, Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Blade Trinity. And we think vaulting Jessica right up there in super goddess status with Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider as Laura Croft.
Jessica runs her Talon dangerously close 10 feet off the ground as she zooms in under enemy radar. But isn't the plane supposed to be "stealth"? The rear engine module pivots to provide thrust vectoring for 90-degree turns in mid-air dog fights.

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Live with the new SBK World Superbike Fast Dates Calendar Angels. Meet photographer Jim Gianatsis and the Angels in the SBK Paddock Show both days, Saturday and Sunday. Buy the new 2006 Calendar from Crossbow Calendars and have them autographed. Our girls will also be serving as the official Ducati Corse umbrella girls on Sunday for World Champion James Toseland and team mate Regis Laconi!

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AMA Pro Racing's
Scott Hollingsworth Crashes & Burns on
Dave Despain's
Wind Tunnel
July 26th- Scott Hollingsworth, CEO of AMA Pro Racing was interviewed on Speed TVs Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain.
Dave's intentions were good to have Hollingsworth there, to find out why the AMA's National Roadracing Championship was now an embarrassing failure with no major sponsorship in 20 yrears, the top factory teams divided into 4 different and overly duplicated classes, with spectator turnout nearly non existent at many races. And then as the motorcycle media and fans clammered for change, AMA Pro Racing announced last month the Disastrous rules and classes would remain unchanged for 2006.

Dave asked the right questions of Hollingsworth in the interview, but obviously the questions had been been presented to him in advance, and the responses prepared prepared before the show. Hollingsworth had his spin doctoring well rehearsed as he rattle off like the little robot he was, kissing ass to the the manufacturers who ran the Pro Racing Board, and making it sound that everything was peaches and cream.

Unfortunately, Dave Despain really let us and the sport down by not following up Hollingsworth 's prepared statements with harder questions backed up by the true facts.

Despain asked Hollingsworth if having 4 National class were a determent to not the best racing with all the top riders and teams notbeing in one feature class, for which Hollingsworth replied: "Superbike remains our premier class. We are just guilty of having too many good Support Classes. To prove this, Spectator attendance is continuing to grow."

This was an outright lie by Hollingsworth as spectator attendance is a its lowest point ever in 20 years. Many tracks like Pipes Peak, California Speedway can hardly pull 1,000 spectators. Last year laguna Seca, and this year daytona only pulled 4,000 spectators -down from the 40,000 seen there 10-15 years ago. -Editor."Are you doing anything to get the other 2 factory teams (Yamaha and kawasaki) back into AMA Superbike?" asked Despain. "At this point we will have to look at 2007," replied Hollingsworth.

Reading between the lines, Hollingsworth doesn't have the balls or the interest to buck the manufacturers or lobby in public to reduce the Pro classes from 4 classes to just 2 or 3 classes, with one of them a stock class for privateers. -Editor.

"Are you making it too easy for the manufacturers to race the other classes?" Despain asked.

"We designed Superstock (600cc and 1000cc) for Privateers, but it's not working out that way. We didn't get exactly what we wanted. but the fundamentals are right," Hollingsworth said. "The classes are a reflection of the market place."

Sure, but why two 600cc classes and two 1000cc classes both of which are open to factory Pros and teams? Doesn't that defeat The entire purpose of 2 classes if one isn't restricted to entry level riders, and the other is only for pros? Despain just didn't have the moxie to ask Hollingsworth the important follow up questions. -Editor.

"How do we get all the manufacturers into Superbike, that's the problem," was the question Hollingsworth left unanswered as they ended what was now obviously a well planned PR spin to try and put AMA Pro Racing in a favorable light amid all the other media criticism.

And to answer the question, no, Scott and Dave, it's not a problem getting al the manufactures into Superbike if you adopt the simple 2-class structure of World Superbike and run 600cc Supersport without direct factory team involvement, and have just 1000cc Superbike for the factory teams. Simple. -Editor.

"At Daytona the safety concerns require 600cc Extreme to be the main 200 mile race. We are just going to have to live with it." -Hollingsworth.

No, you don't have to live with it Scott. If Indianapolis can build an FIA approved world caliber Formula One roadrace course in its infield, so can Daytona for World sports cars and motorcycles. AMA Pro racing needs to tell the France family to fix the track at Daytona or take a hike.

Unfortunately, despite the small spectator turnout at all AMA Nationals including Daytona, AMA Racing needs all the entry money off all the riders in all the multiplicity of classes in order to to survive. They can't reduce the classes at an AMA National weekend or they'll be more broke than they already are. And as long as Scott Hollingsworth remains the puppet CEO at AMA Pro Racing to a Board of Directors run by the motorcycle manufacturers with their own company agendas to serve, the sport of professional roadracing in America will continue to flounder in oblivion.

For Hollingsworth, being the CEO of AMA Pro Racing is a job, a pay check with no responsibility or accountability, and he's going to ride that gravy train as long as he can.Like any other successful professional motorsports racing Championships, motorcycle roadracing in America needs to be owned or run by a racing czar like a Bill France, a Bernie Eckelstone or Paolo Flammini to grow and be successful. -Editor

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Top Custom & Sportbike Bike Builders, Beautiful Girls, Another Record Turnout - Our LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Blows the Lid off!
Los Angeles, CA, July 16-17th. - It was an an impressive lineup of America's top celebrity custom bike builders with the hottest new bikes, free Iron & Lace Calendar Builders Seminars and literally hundreds of beautiful girls at the big Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend. In fact, many of these top name builders made their first ever pubic appearance as builders at the LA Calendar Show, and garnered world wide recognition of their leading edge bikes in the produced Iron & Lace Calendar photographed by Show producer Jim Gianatsis.

The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend presented by Performance Machine continued to grow again this year as the most popular consumer street bike show in America. Always the 3rd weekend of July at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, CA,, the Show offers a huge weekend of activities with sold out participation from 195 major motorcycle and product companies, up 30 more from last year in an expanded event layout. The Show again featured leading custom bike builders from across America and around the world, and hosted a 2-day near capacity crowd of 18,000, up another 20% over last year.

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