and Performance Machine present the 2004
Los Angeles Calendar
Motorcycle Show Weekend
July 17-18th 2004
Iron Works Charity Ride, Jardine Performance
West Coast Dyno Shootout,
America's Top Builders, Live Blues and Rock Concert Festivals,
Las Vegas Extremes, Calendar Models and the Purrfect Angelz
The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend
sponsored by Performance Machine held at
the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, CA, continues to
grow every 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, the 13th Annual
Show is scheduled for Saturday July 17th and Sunday
July 18th, 2004. The Show features a huge weekend
of activities with over 160 major motorcycle and product manufacturers,
exhibitors and venders, together with the leading custom bike
from across America. This year Show producer Gianatsis
Design has focus on increased parking for continued
growth in spectator attendance. Associate Sponsorship support
for the premier streetbike event weekend in America is provided
by Iron Works magazine, Jardine Performance,
Corona Extra, Trader Publications,
FastDates.com Calendars & Website, The
Los Angeles Times / ReCycler / Cycle Buys, and SPEED
TV’s American Thunder.
an incredible lineup of activities including the Jardine
Performance West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout -
now an exclusive permanent feature attraction at the Show,
new bike demo rides from select motorcycle manufacturers,
and complimentary admission to the Queen Mary historic ocean
liner (Normally a separate $26 charge to tourists, Queen Mary
admission is included free to Bike Show spectators with their
low $20 admission to the Bike Show). The LA Calendar Motorcycle
Show again supports 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. Saturday morning the 17th riders will start at
the Olive Crest Children's Home in Santa Ana, CA, from where
they will then ride to the Calendar Bike Show in Long Beach,
just 25 miles away and receive VIP parking, a complimentary
lunch and weekend admission for their charity donation.
always the LA Calendar Show offers the premier Performance
Machine Custom, Sportbike and Classic Bike Contest
on the West Coast featuring many of top bike Pro and Amateur
builders in America vying for the prestigious Performance
Machine Best of Show Trophy. Jesse Rooke
will return to premier his latest cutting edge custom in a
bid to secure Best of Show for the 3rd year in a row, but
competition will again be intense from many other top builders
normally in attendance including Paul Yaffe,
Don Chica, Ron Simms, Mike
Stafford, Roger Goldammer, Harold
Pontarelli and many others. The Calendar Show, its
bikes and builders, and exhibitors receive more national media
coverage in major motorcycle magazines including Iron Works
and in TV programs on Discovery, Spike, and with our Show's
associate sponsor Speed TV’s American Thunder.
year’s Show features exciting live on-stage entertainment.
This year will there will be different musical themes each
day. Saturday the 17th will feature an all day Mini Blues
Festival headlined by 2000 lbs of Blues,
one of Los Angeles’ most popular blues bands, together
with a number of special guests. On Sunday the 18th the Show
will shift to a Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival
with the hugely popular Unauthorized Rolling Stones
out of San Francisco, together with the Janis Joplin style
rock/blues vocals of the beautiful Boudeeka.
us for the first time this year will be the Purrfect
Angelzs with special on-stage shows both days. The
Angelz are a group of 5 beautiful girls performing dance,
gymnastic and comedy magic routines. Also making a special
appearance all weekend long will be the Las Vegas
Extremes team, famous for their wild sportbike stunts
and videos, staring the crazed Pauly Sherer and the beautiful
21 year old Jolleen "JoJo" Farmer. They promise
a lot of smokey burnouts followed by exploding rear tires
to keep things exciting all weekend long.
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,
Comedy Central’s Janelle Perzina, The
Man Show’s Chandi Mason, and beautiful
new Calendar Angels Andra Cobb and Laura
Niles. Plus there will be the FastDates.com
Calendar Girl Model Pageant both days, the beautiful
Corona Extra and Archie’s Ice
Cream Girls. Also planed are special promotions from
Playboy, Penthouse and Maxim magazine with appearances by
their models and Hometown Honeys.
enthusiasts love The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show
because of its quality of attractions and weekend long excitement,
plus the participation of many of the major bike and product
manufacturers, and top custom bike builders in America. Plus
our beautiful FastDates.com Calendar models!” explains
event producer Jim Gianatsis of Gianatsis
Design, a motorsports advertising design agency which also
produces the popular FastDates.com Motorcycle Pinup Calendars.
“This outdoor event located on the ocean’s edge
at the beautiful Queen Mary Park, in the heart of America’s
motorcycle industry makes our Show even more significant.
With everything that Long Beach has to offers including the
ferry boat to Catalina Island, the Aquarium, the downtown
restaurants and clubs, and the attractions Los Angeles has
to offer, the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is a must do weekend
for streetbike fans.”
Spectators and Exhibitors can find out more about The LA Calendar
Motorcycle Show, the Bike Contest and all the available weekend
activities online at BIKE SHOW
DUCATI WEEK 2004 IS COMING
A vast range of racetrack activities and special events await
sportbikers from around the world
Bologna, Italy, 20 February 2004: The offices at
Borgo Panigale are a whirl of activity in
preparation for Ducati’s fourth international meeting,
to be from May 17 to 23 at the Santa Monica track, Misano.
WDW 2004 is a full week of activity dedicated to the passion
for sport motorcycles. Tens of thousands of Ducatisti are
expected but lovers of sportbiking in general are also invited.
The event is open to motorcyclists of all ages, tastes and
abilities. For those without a Ducati, WDW2004 gives them
the opportunity to test the bikes that have made Borgo Panigale
– the home of Ducati – world famous.
activities have already been scheduled:
TRACK AREA: An exciting aspect
of this year’s event is the use of the track for the
entire week; participants will be able to ride the track on
all 7 days.
TEST RIDE AREA: From Tuesday
to Sunday, participants will be able to try out the new Ducati
2004 range of motorcycles on the test ride track.
AREA AND SALES AREA: A technical area
will be created in the track pits to support events on the
track itself. Furthermore, a 1100 square metre sales area
for Ducati products will be provided, with the entire range
of Ducati accessories and apparel on display.
RELAXATION AREA: In conformity
with the principles of Zen philosophy, a relaxation area will
be provided where participants can listen to chill-out music,
relax on Stokke ergonomic chairs and enjoy free massages by
professional masseurs using the “fast massage”
technique. The massages will last for around fifteen minutes,
using traditional Chinese micro-massage, reflexology, decontraction,
anti-stress and shiatsu techniques. A gym will also be made
available for all participants, with the most modern Technogym
DUCATI RIDING EXPERIENCE: The
first day, Monday 17 May, will be a Ducati Riding Experience
(DRE) day, dedicated to the motorcycle riding course organised
by Ducati. Participation depends on purchase of a WDW week
ticket at a special rate. On subsequent days brief basic and
advanced courses will be held to give everyone the opportunity
to experience the unique sensations of the DRE.
BIKE WASH: A stand will be
provided where participants can have their
motorcycles washed by young assistants. You will also be able
to immortalise this
unique moment and send your pictures to your friends via MMS.
BEACH AREA: For participants who enjoy
sports, an area of the paddock will be outfitted for beach
sports, including beach soccer and beach volley. There will
also be a genuine Mexican bar where you can enjoy colourful
cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere with cool music.
TOURS: Three types of tour
will be organised in collaboration with “Curve e Tornanti”,
which will visit the most beautiful areas of Emilia Romagna,
especially designed for riders who enjoy exploring the world
on their motorcycles.
A range of ticket options are available:
- week ticket for Ducati owners: reservations by 18 April,
95 euro; after 18/04, 110 euro.
- weekend ticket for Ducati owners: reservations by 18 April,
50 euro; after 18/04 60 euro.
- week ticket for non-Ducati owners: 120 euro.
- weekend ticket for non-Ducati owners: 70 euro.
- week ticket for guest without motorcycle or passenger: 90
- weekend ticket for guest without motorcycle or passenger:
All participants who reserve their week tickets (of any type)
by 18 April, will qualify for a lottery for 100 guest places
at a dinner with the official Ducati Corse riders.
Registration and further information about the event: www.wdw2004.com.
Team Ducati Austin tests at Barber Motorsports Park
March 18-19th, Montgomery AL -Eric Bostrom tested the Parts
Unlimited Ducati Austin 999 for the first time at Barber Motorsports
Park on Thursday, putting in 71 laps at the fast and flowing
track under overcast but mild conditions. With this being
the first true road course for Bostrom on the 999, the focus
was on the front end and continuing to get Eric comfortable
with the bike on a track new to the 999.
Bostrom from Las Vegas, Nevada had ridden the 2.3-mile track
only once before in a short practice session, having missed
last season’s final race at the Alabama venue due to
injury. “It was fun to shake the 999 down on a real
road course type track,” said an enthusiastic Bostrom.
repaved late last year, created a specific challenge in tire
selection. “It’s just unfortunate that the track
is so green. It feels different from the brief test I did
here on the old pavement,” said Bostrom. “With
so many blind drop-away turns, it’s a challenging track
to learn and judging the correct corner entry speed is critical.
We made good progress today and I had a great time pushing
the bike hard on this course.”
race engineer Luca Ferraccioli explained, “With the
condition of the repaved track we are concentrating on finding
the correct front tire. Michelin has more front tires for
us to try tomorrow so we will continue focusing on that.”
The Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin team wrapped up a productive
two-day test at Barber Motorsports Park with Eric Bostrom
turning a total of 101 laps in warm and sunny conditions.
went really well today,” said Bostrom. “I’m
really curious about what the pace is going to be on this
new asphalt. We worked with Michelin to find the right tire
and I got my time down by a couple of seconds over yesterday.
I’m happy about the progress because things just keep
test follows an incredible AMA debut at the Daytona 200 where
Bostrom proved the potential of the Ducati 999 by qualifying
in pole position and running at the front of the field until
a stone-damaged oil cooler forced his early retirement from
main goal of our test was to find the ideal front tire and
we found a solution that we are happy with,” explained
race engineer Luca Ferraccioli. “With the increased
confidence Eric is showing with the set-up, we feel that good
things can happen at Fontana,” declared the team’s
racing manager Tom Bodenbach. Fontana is one of the few tracks
where Bostrom has had the opportunity to test the 999. A test
session in mid February gave the team critical data to work
with as they head into the next round at the Southern California
2 of the AMA series will be held April 2-4 at California Speedway