Calendar Kitten Lindsay Hancock and the silver James Dean Porsche 550 Spyder influnced Triumph Tracker named "Ivan the Terrible".
Driving back home to Southern California, Richard stopped with the Porsche 550 Spyder themed bike Ivan at the James Dean Memorial Junction of Highways 41 and 46 in the San Joaquin Valley where James Dean was killed in his Porsche 550 Speedster back on September 30, 1955 .
James Dean's life of just twenty-four years was filled with wonder, pain, loss, hope, adventure, love and speed! It is bitter irony to remember scenes from his films which involve James Dean huddled and lonely atop a speeding train in East of Eden, discovered lying in the street and then the deadly 'Chicken Run' in Rebel Without a Cause, and the mythic image of Jimmy sprawled over the seat of that old car with Reata in the background in Giant.
Jimmy spent his entire paycheck from East of Eden to buy the equally legendary Porsche 550 'Spyder" in which he lost his life driving to a sports car race at the Salinas Airport.
In fact, "Ivan the Terrible" almost lived up to its namesake when Richard unloaded the bike from his pickup truck at our photo studio, and thought he'd "gas-it" up the driveway. The bike wheelied up unexpectedly and off balance, Richard cut the throttle and the front wheel came down at a crossed up angle that put him into a tankslapper, bending the handlebars and cut open his right knee on the engine's cylinder fins. A big bloody gash in his knee required an emergency trip to the hospital emergency room and 12 stitches to sew it closed.
Look for more of Ivan along with other cool Richard Pollock built Mule Motorcycle Calendar Bikes in our Calendar Bike Garage.
America's Top Builders Return to LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Sunday July 20th
Also returning in July to this year's Calendar Show is 7-time consecutive Class and Best of Show winner Jim Giuffra / AFT Metric Customs with the AFT Spokesmodels who help build the shop's custom bikes. They will be premiering their first new build in 2 years, and will be awarding the AFT Customs Visionary Award to the most innovative custom bike at the Show.
Other premier builders attending include the legendary Ron Simms / Ron Simms Customs making his only visit to SoCal with his Simms Big Rig Display Truck featuring an extensive lineup of all-new bikes in both the full-dress Bagger category, and his popular Softail and Bar Hopper customs. Plus you can expect past Calendar Show winners like TV personality Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles, eclectic builder Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering, and custom sportbike builder Chris Redwing / MotoGP Werks among many others showing off their latest builds as well.
The 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concourse d'Elegance continues its now 23rd year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America with the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concourse d' Elegance, top Celebrity Builders, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, and the live Calendar Girl Music Show. This year's designated charity is the American Cancer Society with a portion of gate receipts going to support their Research and Patient Care programs. Their will also be Motorcycle Dealership sponsored group rides to the Show on Sunday morning with additional information on the Show's website.
This year the Show moves to the Malibu Golf Course off Encinal Canyon Road, between Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Hwy 101, in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. The Show always kicks off the world premier of next year's new 2015 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world's top road race and custom motorcycles with the beautiful SBK World Superbike Calendar Kittens Jitka and Petra from the Czech Republic featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show.
The 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concourse d' Elegance on Sunday July 20th is just $20 General Admission, and $40 VIP Admission includes an awesome Food Truck Lunch w/ Beverages from the famous Baby's Badass Burgers and The Grilled Cheese. Event parking is free, with separate paved Motorcycle and Car Parking areas. Show capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase is suggested. The Malibu Golf Course is located at 901 Encinal Canyon Road. Malibu, CA 90265. Additional Information, Purchase Advance Tickets, Vendor and Bike Contest Registration is online at: www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM
FastDates.com Calendar Kittens and official SBK World Superbike Umbrella Girls, Jitka (left) and Petra (right) are featured in the
Fast Dates brings Czech SBK girls Jitka and Petra to
These two 6-foot 2-inch tall long legged, blond hair professional supermodels hail from the capital of the Czech Republic, Prauge, and have been featured on SBK world TV race broadcasts the last 3 years standing at the front of the SBK World Superbike starting grid towering above the race bikes and riders in their uniforms with umbrellas to showcase SBK's title sponsors Pirelli Tires, Agip Fuels and Lubricants, and Alfa Romeo Automobiles. In their official uniforms with 6-inch heels on their platform boots, Jitka and Petra tower nearly 7 feet tall and can intimidate the bravest factory racers and experienced photographers!
Both these Czech mates are already official FastDates.com Calendar Kittens having shot for the Calendars with contributing Italian photographer Max Oliana at the 2012 and 2013 SBK rounds at Bruno and Silverstone for the current 2014 and upcoming 2015 Fast Dates World Superbike and Garage Girls PinUp Calendars.
Somewhere in California, May 2014 - Czech Calendar Kitten and SBK podium girl Petra couldn't wait for July to join us in California for our photo shoots, so she surprised us by arriving 6 weeks early! Flying into San Francisco, Petra rented a car and started driving all across the Southwest to visit all the places she'd always heard about, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Giant Redwood Forests, Yosemite park, Las Vegas, Brice Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, then down to San Diego and back up to Las Angeles to visit us for a few days. Her stop in the City of Angles included meeting for Calendar photographer Jim Gianatsis lunch at the Malibu Mart where we got to hang out with Resident Evil actress Mila Jovovich, then they spent day together at Universal Studios. From Los Angles, Petra head back up the coast on legendary Highway 1 to Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey for a few days, before heading back to San Francisco to turn in her rental car and fly back to Prague. But she will be back again in 6 weeks with girlfriend Jitka to do it all again as they shoot with us at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca the weekend of July 10-13th at tat the LA Calendar Show July 20th.
Under the Skin - Scarlet Johansson and Motorcycle Racer Jeremy Mc Williams
At first, there’s some killing and no talking, then some more killing and still no talking, and then some more killing, but then suddenly, Scarlet decides to spare one of her victims. And so on. But that’s not the real reason for watching this film.
One big reason for watching this movie is her co-star, former MotoGP racer and road warrior Jeremy Mc Williams. He plays Johansson’s helper, a tough guy dressed up in his full race leathers, riding a GSXR1000 wide open on wet twisty roads at night, helping Scarlet kill people and dispose of their bodies. I have to admit it was pretty scary seeing Mc Williams riding at over 100mph on wet, twisty 2-lane roads. Perhaps he was using the film as a training excuse for the North West 200 TT race in Ireland. Also a little scary was seeing an overweight Johansson with bigger than normal booty standing around naked a lot, and often filmed from behind walking around in skin tight jeans.
After a bad opening lap that left him down in 8th place from his pole position, Marquez (93) was able to catch race leader Valentiono Rossi (46) just before mid race and pass easily to win by 2 seconds.
Marquez Continues his MoToGP Domination at LeMans, Rossi Takes 2nd
Alvaro Bautista (Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini RC213V) made it two Hondas on the podium with a storming ride to third that helped erase memories of a difficult start to his season. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC213V) and Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda RC213V) – both recovering from post-Jerez surgery to fix arm-pump problems – finished in fifth and sixth positions
Marquez started from pole position – as he has done at every race so far this year – but he lost out in the long drag to Le Mans’ high-speed turn one. This was no real worry for the youngster who knew that he and his RC213V had the pace to run at the front. But at the tight Garage Vert double right-hander he ran right off the track when Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) ran slightly wide just ahead of him. That dropped Marquez a further four places.
His comeback was spectacular. Showing remarkable cool, he was soon the fastest man on track, passing Pedrosa, Bautista and Bradley Smith (Yamaha) in short order. On lap seven he rode right round the outside of early leader Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and established a new lap record as he set off in pursuit of the top three: Bradl, Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) and Rossi.
He took Bradl and Espargaro on consecutive laps at Turn Two, then rapidly closed the gap on leader Rossi, who made things easy for his young rival by running wide at the Esses Bleu just before half-distance, allowing Marquez into the lead for the first time. From there he fully controlled the race, stretching his lead to 3.4 seconds at the start of the last lap, which he ended by cruising across the finish line, 1.4 seconds in front of his childhood hero.
Marquez now has a perfect score of 125 points from the opening five races, the first time any rider has managed this since Giacomo Agostini in 1971, a different era of racing when Ago enjoyed a huge machinery advantage over his mostly privateer rivals. And he broke another record today, becoming the youngest rider to score five premier-class victories.
Bautista, who scored his first points of the year at Jerez after crashing out of the first three races, was delighted with third place, which he grabbed from Espargaro with ten laps to go. Pedrosa fought a long duel with old rival Lorenzo, eventually leaving his compatriot behind and then closing right up on Espargaro in the final laps, despite issues with front-end grip. Without that concern he would undoubtedly have been closer to the front.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda: race winner - “I am really happy with this win, which was different to the other victories. I made a mistake at the start; maybe I was too relaxed off the line, then when Jorge passed me I had to take a wide line otherwise we would have touched and as a result, many riders overtook me. However, from that moment on I began a really good comeback and it was a lot of fun, ending in my fifth consecutive victory. Although it might look easy to people, we are working extremely hard and this is the reward for the whole team!”
Valentino Rossi 2nd / +1.486 / 28 laps- “For sure I’m very happy about the race and the result. I made a very good start and when I saw Dovi and Bradl in front I knew I could go faster than them so I overtook. I got in front and tried as hard as possible but it was more difficult with the front today, maybe because the asphalt was hot. Anyway I tried the maximum and my pace was not so bad. I was waiting for Marc or Jorge and Dani to arrive, when Marc arrived I tried to push a lot to stay on the 1’34.0 to make the work difficult for him but in the crucial moment of the race I made a mistake in braking. I braked a little bit too deep and went wide. It's a great pity as it was too easy for Marc. If not we could have fought a little bit because today I was not so bad, difficult to beat but for sure more fun. I hoped he would wait for me but... he didn't! We’ll have to try again next week in Mugello, I want to do a good weekend and try to fight with him another time. I’m happy because my target is to be competitive, to stay with the front and fight with them. At this moment I’m not able to win a race but I am always there and I’m enjoying it very much.”
RESULTS MOTOGP RACE: (28 laps = 117.18 Km)
Pole Position: Marc MARQUEZ 1'32.042 163.6 Km/h
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS TILL DATE:
2014 Eni SBK World Superbike Championship, Donnington, GB Round 5 of 13
Preview: WSBK in the heart of England for the UK Round
The current layout of Donington Park features a fast, flowing first half of the track and a heavy braking, stop-and-go second one, which make it difficult for teams and riders to find a good overall setup for their bikes.
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was the absolute master of last year’s event by winning the Tissot-Superpole and both races in dominant fashion in front of his home crowd, as well as setting a new lap record and a best lap for the track. Sykes’ teammate Loris Baz made his WSBK debut at Donington Park two years ago, when he replaced the injured Joan Lascorz.
At the moment Sykes and Baz lie second and fourth in the standings, respectively, behind new leader Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike). The Ulsterman is hoping to keep his winning streak alive, as he stood atop the podium in the last three encounters. Rea has already been victorious at Donington Park (2012, Race 2), at the end of one of the most incredible and unpredictable races of all times. Local rider Leon Haslam from Derby is hoping to step up his game after the good progress made in the one day, post-race official test at Imola last week.
Aprilia Racing Team’s Sylvain Guintoli and Marco Melandri have enjoyed good results at Donington Park in recent years, with the Frenchman twice on the podium in 2013 and the Italian rider able to score two wins (2011 and 2012, Race 1) and two second places (2011 Race 2, 2013 Race 1).
There have been no top 3 finishes so far at Donington Park in WSBK for the Ducati Superbike Team duo
The whole Voltcom Crescent Suzuki Team is looking forward to their home round, with Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes aiming to get back on podium form after a difficult round at Imola. The only podium finish for Laverty at Donington Park came last year in Race 2, as the Irishman on an Aprilia was third behind Sykes and Guintoli. Lowes dominated last year’s BSB round by edging out his main rival for the title Shane Byrne in both races. Back in 2008, the 23 year old from Lincoln scored his first podium finish at international level here by crossing the line second in the STK600 encounter.
MV Agusta RC – Yakhnich Motorsport and Team Hero EBR will continue their learning curve within the Superbike World Championship at Donington Park.
Leon Camier is looking forward to his home round, which he will contest aboard the EVO-spec BMW S1000RR of the BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team, once again as substitute rider for the injured Sylvain Barrier. The battle for supremacy in the EVO class will see David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing Team Ducati), like the rest of the field, aiming again for top honours in the new category.
Standings (Round 4 of 13): 1. Rea 139; 2. Sykes 135; 3. Guintoli 123; 4. Baz 119; 5. Davies 87; 6. Melandri 84; 7. Giugliano 69; 8. Laverty 62; 9. Haslam 58; 10. Lowes 50; 11. Elias 50; 12. Salom 34; 13. Canepa 28; 14. Camier 20; 15. Scassa 16; 16. Foret 10; 17. Morais 10; 18. Guarnoni 7; 19. Allerton 6; 20. Bos 5; 21. Corti 5; 22. Fabrizio 2; 23. Andreozzi 1. Manufacturers: 1. Kawasaki 143; 2. Honda 139; 3. Aprilia 133; 4. Ducati 113; 5. Suzuki 92; 6. BMW 26; 7. MV Agusta 5.
Behind Sykes, the top ten in the combined three session classification, and therefore automatically into Tissot-Superpole 2 are as follows: Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team), Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), Loris Baz, Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team), Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Pata Honda duo Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team), and Chaz Davies.
The EVO standings were once again headed by Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) who was 11th overall. Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team) left it until FP3 to show his real potential moving into 12th overall just behind the flying Italian rider.
Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) crashed at Redgate corner with 18 minutes to go, both riders able to walk back to the paddock uninjured.
Alessandro Andreozzi (Pedercini Kawasaki) made it into Tissot-Superpole by claiming the final spot in 20th just beating his team mate Romain Lanusse, who is making his World Superbike debut this weekend.
Bryan Staring (Iron Brain Grillini Racing Kawasaki), who replaces Michel Fabrizio for the remainder of the year, will take no further part in the round because of the injury he sustained prior to coming to Donington Park. The Australian rider was unable to fully manoeuvre on the machine, resulting in him withdrawing from the event.
Friday Times: 1. Sykes (Kawasaki) 1'27.840 average 164.877 kph; 2. Giugliano (Ducati) 1'28.082; 3. Guintoli (Aprilia) 1'28.132; 4. Baz (Kawasaki) 1'28.181; 5. Lowes (Suzuki) 1'28.187; 6. Melandri (Aprilia) 1'28.467; 7. Laverty (Suzuki) 1'28.495; 8. Rea (Honda) 1'28.665; 9. Haslam (Honda) 1'28.833; 10. Davies(Ducati) 1'28.947; 11. Canepa (Ducati) 1'29.435; 12. Camier (BMW) 1'29.684; 13. Iddon (Bimota) 1'29.999; 14. Badovini (Bimota) 1'29.999; 15. Salom(Kawasaki) 1'30.020; 16. Elias (Aprilia) 1'30.555; 17. Foret (Kawasaki) 1'30.643; 18. Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 1'31.135; 19. Corti (MV Agusta) 1'31.480; 20. Andreozzi (Kawasaki) 1'31.877; 21. Lanusse (Kawasaki) 1'32.032; 22. Morais (Kawasaki) 1'32.064; 23. Toth (BMW) 1'32.339; 24. Yates (EBR) 1'32.615;NC. May (EBR) 1'34.194; NC. Sebestyen (BMW) 1'34.519; NC. Staring (Kawasaki) 1'35.916.
2014 Eni SBK World Superbike Championship, Imola, Italy Round 4 of 13
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2014 MotoGP World Championship, Jerez, Spain Round 4 of 18
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Yamaha Is Presenting Sponsor For Three-Event GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout; Shootout Races Added To 2014 Yamaha Road Racing Contingency Program
“All of us at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., are proud that Yamaha is the presenting sponsor for this new race series,” Starr commented. “We’re excited that our loyal customers and race fans in the Western part of the U.S. will now have three events to attend that are close to their homes, and they’ll be able to see for themselves just how breathtaking professional motorcycle road racing at this level is!”
Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., added, “I’m excited that Yamaha is now the presenting sponsor for the Shootout and that the fans will get the opportunity to see our Monster Energy Pro Superbike riders Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier, as well as our Y.E.S./Monster Energy Pro Sportbike riders Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach, compete in these three race weekends. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of fans come out to support the races and interact with our riders. Stay tuned for more information as the opening round of the Superbike Shootout draws near.”