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Page 1 • Racing & Calendar News
Superbike, MotoGP, Calendar Girls

Official Calendar of the SBK World Superbike Championship
Sponsor of AMA 750cc Supersport Champs EBSCO Corona Extra Suzuki

This Week's Starting Grid: The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show!
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Three KILLER CHICK Pop / Rock BANDS performing LIVE !
LA Calendar Performance Import & Sports Car Show, Sunday Aug 17th
National recording stars The Beu Sisters, plus Powder and Tilly's Everywhere

Returning for an encore from last month's incredible performances at our LA Calendar Motorcycle Show, national recording stars The Beu Sister will again sing from the hot new album "Decisions". Don't miss it!
Plus-The world's most incredible rock show performance band Powder will blow your mind with sexy Ninette and her robot clones in wild outfits, funky guys in the most incredible stage show you've ever seen. The Beu Sisters at 1pm and 3:30pm. Powder performs at 2 pm. Opening band Tillys performs at 12pm and 3:00 pm. Click their pictures to visit their websites. Plus an incredible hi-performance Import and Sports Car event with Autocross races, venders, manufacturers, a FastDates.com Model Search Pagant and much more! Event Details HERE

Above: Powder.  Left: The Beu Sisters.

A very happy Jesse Rooke, our Performance Machine Best of Show Winner with his retro Roadmaster bicycle styled custom "Rockett", surounded by the beautiful and talented Beu Sisters and FastDates.com Calendar girls Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane and Chandi Mason.

Performance Machine presents The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show

Another year, another killer sellout success for America's premier streetbike show
The 2003 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show gets
really wild! Supermoto, Cool Bikes & Hot Babes!

Long Beach CA, July 21st & 22nd, 2003: The 2003 edition of the Performance Machine presents The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Iron Works magazine, Corona Extra Beer, Russ Brown attorney, Bikernet.com, FastDates.com, The ReCycler/Cycle Buys/LA Times newspapers, Trader Publications and Quick Throttle saw the continued growth of America’s premier outdoor custom and high performance streetbike event. Produced by Gianatsis Design which also produces the popular FastDates.com website and motorcycle pinup calendars, this year’s event at the beautiful Queen Mary Event Park and facility in Long Beach saw the Show to be another sellout success as it was packed to capacity both days for exhibitors and spectators.

Exhibitor participation for the Show was a sell-out weeks in advance at 140 Exhibitors and included a balanced mix of major motorcycle manufacturers including Titan and American Iron Horse, plus premier component manufacturers and distributors including show sponsors Performance Machine, together with Drag Specialties, Jim’s Machine, Edelbrock, Jardine, Pro One and many others. The top custom bike builders and race teams in America included Ron Sims, Paul Yaffe, Harold Pontarelli, Chica Custom Choppers, Mike Powers, MGS Customs and many others, plus the AMA National Supersport Roadracing Championship team of Corona Extra Suzuki sponsored by FastDates.com. Select boutique apparel companies included Feelin’ Lucky which produced the LA Calendar Bike Show’s official event shirt, plus Tribe leather and She Devil women’s apparel to keep the girlfrind’s occupied while the boys played with their big toys.

The LA Calendar Bike Show offered fans 2-days of non stop entertainment that included the exciting new Jardine West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout run by Jardine Marketing Director Kerry Bryant which was jam packed with bikes roaring at full throttle and with hundreds of spectators all weekend. Plus there was Sunday’s Bike Show Contest for Customs, Sportbikes and Vintage Bikes.

Performing throughout the weekend were two incredible live bands. The Show's featured act was the world's premier new pop vocal group The Beu Sisters (TheBeuSisters.com), four beautiful sisters -Danielle, Candice, Jilaine and Christine- flown in from from their home base in Florida especially for the Show for their first west coast perfomance of their critically acclaimed new first album "Decissions" with their songs also featured on the sound tracks of 2 hot new movies "Lizzie McGuire" and "How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days." Also performing live both days was LA's hottest blues band, 2000lbs of Blues.

While in the parking lot next to the Show was this year's featured round of the SB2 Supermoto Nationals sponsored by RussBrown.com featuring America's top motocross and roadrace stars including Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Ward, Travis Pastrana, Mike Metzger, Danny LaPorte and others banging handlebars on an exciting motocross style course of asphalt and dirt. Needless to say, fans got a day stuffed full of exciting entertainment and activities and more than their money's worth.

Mike Metzger (Hon) won the 14-minutes plus 2-laps Open Extreme Final, with Steve Drew (Hon) finishing second and Matt Pursley (Yam) finishing third. Jeff Ward (Hon) won the 450X Final, which went the same distance, Metzger second, and Mark Avard on the FastDates.com sponsored Corona Suzuki taking third.

Team FMF Supermoto racer and manager, former World and National Motocross Champion Danny LaPorte hangs with the Beu Sisters and FastDates.com Calendar girl Chandi Mason in the Bike Show Supermoto pits.

Also included in the incredibly low $20 admission price for the Show was free general admission to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner, normally a separate $23 admission charge to visitors. Plus on Saturday night Bike Show attendees were treated to a free party in the Queen Mary’s Observation Room Bar hosted by Keith Ball’s BikerNet.com .

Another exciting new addition to the Show this year was the Iron Works magazine Reader's Olive Crest Saturday Charity Ride. Benefiting Southern California's largest children's home and family shelter, with over 150 riders assembling at the Olive Crest corporate home in Santa Ana on Saturday morning, were they were treated to complimentary lunch by McDonald's, then they rode their bikes in convoy to the Show were they were treated to VIP front gate parking. In all, ride participants were received some $120 in value including all weekend Show admission for their one low $35 charity donation to the great family services provided by Olive Crest. Additionally, 30 orphaned children from Olive Crest were honored as guests at the Show on Saturday and were treated to an extensive guided tour on the historic Queen mary ocean liner. All the kids said they had an incredible time. Needless to say the highly successful Iron Works Olive Crest Charity Ride will become a regularly featured addition to the annual LA Calendar Show.

And of course, the Show marked the premier of the new 2004 FastDates.com Calendars sponsored by Performance Machine, Mikuni Carburetors, Corona Suzuki, MotoWheels.com with the beautiful FastDates.com Calendar girls on hand both days to meet their fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and assist with trophy presentations. The calendar models included Miss Great Britain 2003 and SBK World Superbike / FastDates.com / Team Ducati Corse girl -Nicki Lane, plus Chandi Mason. And adding to the popular pinup theme of the Show both days was the Calendar Girl Pageant sponsored by the FastDates.com Calendars which drew many more beautiful girls to the event. The Show's on-stage activities were hosted throughout the weekend by Miss Los Angeles Ashley Esqueda, last year's Model Pageant winner and a recent finalist on ABC tv's All American Girl.

The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show again played host on Sunday to America’s premier Custom Bike Contest. Ted Sands from Performance Machine assisted with trophy presentations at the end of the day which featured some $50,000 in gift awards and the Show's renown working Mikuni Carburetor trophies. The coveted Performance Machine Best of Show Trophy (this year featuring a PM polished aluminum drive belt wheel on a base plaque) again at this year's Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show to went to America's hottest new builder Jessie Rooke for his radical new hardtail bike "Rockett" styled after a classic 50's bicycle and featuring his now trademark "Single Sided" suspension. Radical design innovations on Jesse's winning custom included an under-the-seat gas tank to maintain the retro bicycle look of the machine, an oil tank hidden in the swingarm, and a retro style bicycle front fork spring. Jessie built the innovative bike from scratch in just 6 weeks before the Show, working non stop day and night in an all-out attempt to retain his title as America's premier builder at America's premier custom bike Show.

Ted Sands (left) awards the coveted Performance Machine Best of Show Trophy again at this year's Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show to America's hottest new builder Jessie Rooke for his radical new hardtail bike "Rockett" styled after a classic 50's bicycle and featuring his now trademark "Single Sided" suspension. Jessie is flanked by FastDates.com Calendar girls Chandi Mason and Miss Great Britain Nicki Lane, together with Show MC Ashley Esqueda.

“We are extremely happy the 2-day LA Calendar Bike Show continues to be such a huge success," said Show producer and FastDates.com publisher Jim Gianatsis. " Response from Spectators and Exhibitors is nothing but positive,with the sold out parking being our only glitch. The Supermoto Nationals proved to be a great added attraction for the spectators, but it hurt us as well in taking up valuable parking space for many fans who had to park off site in downtown Long Beach. For next year we will look to possibly moving the Supermoto race to its own stand alone event weekend specifically for sportbike and dirtbike fans. This will free up more on site parking for the sell-out attendance we've experienced this year and last.

Our Long Beach location at the Queen Mary facility offers a unique venue with the beautiful grass park right on the water, combined with all the great attractions the Queen Mary, the City of Long Beach with its Aquarium / shops / restaurants / harbor facility, plus nearby Catalina Island and greater Los Angeles have to offer. The LA Calendar Bike Show weekend has even more to offer spectators than other more traditional established motorcycle week venues, both in the quality of the event and the costs for both local and out-of-town visitors. The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show should be at the top of every motorcycle enthusiast's must attend event list as the premier Streetbike Motorcycle Event in America. ”

The 2004 edition LA Calendar Motorcycle Show returns the weekend of July 17-18th, 2004, with complete details and pictures of both this year’s and next year’s LA Calendar Bike Show on this website. See you there!

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Reigning British Superbike Champion Steve Hislop Killed in Hillicopter
7/31/2003- Veteran British Superbike star, Steve Hislop (41), the reigning national Superbike Champion, died in a fiery helicopter crash near Scottish Borders at a remote farm near Teviothead, off the A7 close to Hawick on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 30.

Hislop, a Scot, was 41 and had won the British Superbike title in 1995 and 2002 and also won 11 races at the Isle of Man TT.

Despite winning the British Superbike Championship last season, Steve had been unceremoniously dropped from the MonsteroMob Ducati team to be replaced by youngster Shane Byrne. And now this season, Steve recently been fired from the Virgin Yamaha team in the British Superbike Championship but had not yet announced retirement.
He had recently been visiting friends in the south of England and is believed to have been flying his hilicopter alone.

The New 2004 FastDates.com Calendars now available!

Covergirls Janelle, Chandi and Joanna Krupa get down to work
in the 2004 Garage Girls calendar available right here.

If you missed your chance to say "Hi!" to Chandi and our other beautiful FastDates.com Calendar Angels at Laguna Seca or the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show, don't worry. You can meet each girl in the new 2004 FastDates.com Calendars.

USGP at Barber
Postponed Until 2005

America will have to wait until 2005 to experience the return of MotoGP racing. Regarded as a certainty earlier this year, the USGP will not be returning to the MotoGP World Championship schedule in 2004, according to statements from Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpleta and Gene Hallman, president of the Bruno Event Team, a prestigious Birmingham sports marketing company best known for its work as a PGA organizer and promoter.

Hallman explained,“This brand new facility will need to first operate through 2004 before hosting an event of this magnitude. This additional time will give the Barber Motorsports Park another year of operational experience and allow us to have the park's landscaping and museum in world class condition prior to hosting this event. We are continuing discussions with MotoGP regarding a 2005 event and anticipate having these discussions concluded by the fall of 2003.”

Ezpeleta is less specific, saying, “The present situation makes it impossible for it to be included in the MotoGP World Championship calendar from next year. We will keep the discussions open with Barber Motorsports Park in the near future, and hopefully everything can be ready and tied up for 2005."

The last USGP was held at Laguna Seca in 1994, but didn't return as promoter Kenny Roberts found the venture not to be profitable. Roberts said the Laguna Seca racetrack facility and surrounding hotels were incabable of handling more than 30,000 spectators per day, and an attendance account nearly twice that number was needed to make holding a GP race there, profitable (which suggests we have to take weekend attendance figures of 92,000 at the recently completed Laguna Seca World Superbike weekend with a grain of salt).

Attempts have been made to solve safety problems at Road America in Wisconsin and the Homestead oval in Florida in hopes of turning them into GP caliber facilities as well. But Dorna seems to have opted for the new Barber circuit outside Leeds, Alabama, as the much better choice to turning a silk puse out of a sow's ear.

2003 Bike Show Hosted by TV's All American Girl finalist
Ashley Esqueda

It was 2 Days of Awesome Live Music featuring the Beu Sister, plus our beautiful Calendar Models and a Calendar Model Pageant

The Beu Sisters

Our Featured Show Band

The hottest sounding, most beautiful new pop group in the world in their first West Coast appearance, premiering their new album "DECISIONS."

These four young teenage girls are the hottest, best new girl group on the music scene since the Coors. If you miss the harmonies of Wilson-Phillips and like the pop rock ballads of the Coors, these four beautiful young Beu sisters will totally blow you away. Songs like "I was only Seventeen" might get us arrested, "Stop! Stay away from my Sister!" tells us they'll kick our butt, but then they lead us into temptation with 'Why Don't You Just Kiss Me."

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Get their great new record album Decisions right now from Amazon.com. Featuring their songs also found on the movie soundtracks of Lizzie McGuire and How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days!

Malaysian built Foggy Petronas Superbike Passes Homologation Inspection
Kuala Lumpur, July 24, 2003 – The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) today
announced that the second batch of 75 units of the road version of the PETRONAS FP1 – the first
Malaysian superbike – has passed homologation inspection.
This second batch of the superbikes were assembled by PETRONAS using the resources and facilities
of the Malaysian motorcycle manufacturer, MODENAS, under an agreement signed between
PETRONAS and the manufacturer on 28 April 2003 in Kuala Lumpur. Assembly work took two
months at MODENAS' factory in Gurun, Kedah.
The first 75 units of the road going PETRONAS FP1s -- assembled in the United Kingdom -- had
passed homologation inspection in London on 30 January this year. This paved the way in March for
Foggy PETRONAS Racing Team’s participation in the 2003 FIM World Superbike Championship.
According to the FIM regulations, a superbike model needs to have a minimum of 150 homologated
units before the superbike can be eligible to race in the Championship.
The FP1 road bike will be officially launched in the near future in Malaysia.

2003 Bike Show Winners

Best of Show
Jesse Rooke

Pro Builder
Nanette Packard,
Cyrille Huze Custom

Street Custom
Kaveh Daryaie

Performance Big Twin
Scott Long

Classic Late Big Twin
Kaveh Daryaie

Classic Early Big Twin
Richard Bunch
1914 Indian

Tom Corles

Mike Faith

Fan Mail
Congratulations on a great show!
The bikes were great, the girls were beautiful, and it was just another excellent weekend. Performance Machine was excited to be an important part of it again this year and for the future!
Best regards,
Ted Sands, Marketing Director
Performance Machine

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All of us from Iron Works had a great time at the Calendar Show and I just wanted to thank you and tell you so. We all agreed that the show was very well run and everyone was so accommodating. That has not necessarily been the case with all the shows we attend. We especially appreciate your wonderful promotion of the show - keep us tuned into how we can help with promoting future Calendar Shows in IronWorks, say by featuring a bike from the '04 calendar, as you and Dain may have already discussed.
We're looking forward to next year. Congrats for a job well done!
Marilyn Stemp, Executive Editor
Iron Works magazine