LONG BEACH, CA – April 2, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Gianatsis Design Associates, producers of the annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show and the FastDates.com Calendars, is excited to announce that top media partners will be joining long-standing title sponsor Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, to help expand the stature of this year’s Show in the motorcycle industry. Joining the Calendar Show as valued partners is Barnett’s Bike Craft Magazine featuring retro and cafe bikes, Source Media’s American V-Twin Group of magazines Hot Bike, Hot Bike Baggers and Street Chopper, and the motorcycle events monthly Thunder Press. The editors from each of the magazines will be in attendance to cover the event, assist in judging their sponsored classes, and choosing the top bikes to appear in their publications. Show producer Jim Gianatsis will be photographing the winning bikes to appear in the Magazines and the next FastDates.com Calendars. In addition to the coveted Best of Show and Class Awards, AFT Customs will present its Visionary Award Trophy for the most innovative and exciting bike at the event. No other singel bike event in America will provide custom bike builders and their sponsors with as much public exposure and media attention.
The 2013 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continues its now 22-year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike show in America with a return to the Queen Mary’s Seawalk Village, Long Beach, CA on Sunday July 14th. Featured as always are the world’s top Celebrity Builders displaying their newest bikes and competing in the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concours d’ Elegance, together with selected Industry Manufacturers and Vendors, and Calendar Girl Music Concert live performances. The Show always marks the world premier of the new 2014 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world’s top roadrace and custom motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show.
The Calendar Show in recent years has broadened its focus from just the American V-Twin custom market, to embrace the growing Collector and Cafe Bike segments. The Show still includes its popular Pro Builder and Street Custom classes, Cafe Bike / Bobber, and Sportbike / Racebike Classes, and now the growing Collector Bike Market for European and Japanese Classics. Show Entries will be placed in a Concours d’ Elegance displays on grass and patio walkways in the the Queen Mary’s Seawalk Village. There is also an opportunity for Builders and Sellers to join the very affordable Seller’s Showcase to market their bike or services, without having to purchase a full size Exhibitor Space.
2012 LA Calendar Show Winners Featured In latest Bike Craft Magazine!
Three of the top winning bikes at last year’s LA Calendar Motorcycle Show are featured in the Spring 2013 edition of Barnett’s Bike Craft magazine. Garnering the cover and inside features in Bike Craft are Best of Show winner Hideki Hoshikawa / Asterisk Custom Cycles’ ‘Avanzare’ naked Sportster based Streetfighter, Jim Giuffra / AFT Custom’s ‘Halia” Honda Shadow 750 based Bobber, and a Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks built Ducati Desmosedici RR ultimate naked Streetfighter.
Among the top name custom bike builders expected to attend are former LA Calendar Show winners and featured FastDates.com Calendar bike builders Jim Giuffra and the Spokesmodels of AFT Metric Customs, Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles, Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering, Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, Todd Silicato / Todds Cycle, Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks and many more.
Headlining the live musical entertainment again this year is the all-girl Japanese Rock Band ‘Nylon Pink’ who will just be returning from their world music tour. Also featured will be some of Southern California’s most talented and beautiful signer songwriters. While the Queen Mary’s own gourmet restaurant culinary chefs will be preparing an incredible BBQ lunch menu that promises to exceed expectations of what is normally served at bike events. In all, it will be a full day of incredible bikes and builder, beautiful girls, music, food and beverages that will overwhelm all five of the human senses!
The 2013 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concours d’ Elegance takes place on Sunday July 14th 10am-5pm at the The Queen Mary Seawalk Village,1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802. General Admission is just $20, or $40 VIP Admission which includes a BBQ Lunch w/ Beverage and Queen Mary ghost ship admission. Show capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase is suggested. Purchase Advance Tickets, Vendor and Bike Contest Registration online at: http://www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM