Our Best 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 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 some 15,000 motorcycle enthusiasts!
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 attendance. People arriving by car during prime
Show hours were routed off the I-710 Long Beach Freeway to
the nearby Convention Center city parking structures and then
were quickly given free shuttle bus rides to the Show. While
spectators arriving on motorcycles were routed directly into
the Queen Mary lot for immediate parking, just a short walk
into the Show. At no point during the weekend did anyone have
to wait more than a few minutes to park, which had been a
big problem in past years when many people were turned away.
Noonan tunes his turbo Hayabusa on the Jardine Dyno before
kicking out a motorcycle world record 545hp!
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!
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.
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.
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 which had
been rushed to completion for the ‘03 Show and hadn’t
yet been wired to run, drawing complaints from some “sour
grapes” competitors. As Jesse accepted this year Pro
Builder trophy to become the Show’s first ever 3-time
winner and confirm his status as one of the world’s
best custom builders, hecklers in the audience began calling
out “Start it Up!” Jesse paid them no mind for
a moment and looked ready to push away another non-running
bike, but then he non chalantly reached under the tank and
pushed the starter button and the Rock Star Kruiser roared
to life. Jesse jumped on the bike, popped the clutch and spun
a 180 burnout in the grass and blasted off through the gathered
crowd as the naysayers were left picking uprooted grass from
their opened mouths.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 special guests Lynwood
Slim on hermonica and beautiful vocalist Taryn Donath.
Other acts scheduled to appear throughout the afternoon and
into the evening to fit the beautiful pinup calendar girl
theme of the Show included Francesa of Francesca &
the Flames, Huston Orkide, Mama's
Boys with Lisa Cee, and Jessie Payo from
Jessie and the Raindogs. Then on Sunday the Show
shifted to a Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival
with the hugely popular Unauthorized Rolling Stones
out of San Francisco ("I've seen the Rolling Stones in
concert," said one Show goer, "and these guys are
better!"), together with the Janis Joplin
style rock/blues vocals of the beautiful Boudeeka.
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.
For some reason the guys still managed to smile and grin throughout
the whole ordeal. And for sportbike fans the Las Vegas Extremes
sportbike stunt riding team of heart throb Pauly Sherer and
sexy Jolleen "JoJo" Farmer with their wild tire
smookin' antics tore up the parking lot on Saturday.
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,
Associate Sponsorship support for the premier streetbike event
weekend in America i 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 Show, the Bike Contest and all the available weekend
activities online at www.FastDates.com.
World's Best Sportbike? The $160,000 titanium and magnesium
NCR/Poggipolini Macchia Nera Ducati came all the way from
Italy to win the Sportbike class. Poggipoloni's USA manager
is 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.
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
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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