evalutes the new
Mamba and Ago with sexy
Exclusiive FastDates.com World's First Test!
Rockin Robin Cunningham rides
the limited edition 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000 Ago Replica
Are they as good as they look? Our own SBK Fast Dates World
Superbike Calendar Angel and Ducati Corse umbrella girl,
former Miss Texas and Miss Hawaiian Tropic Internatinal
winner and Miss Hooters, Robin dishes the dirt on the world's
sexiest and most desireable sportbike.
But how do they perform between the sheets? Does winning
all those beauty pageants mean anything at all? The straight
Starts Development for World Superbike
Jan 3rd -Word just in from MV Agusta in Italy is
that the firm is keen to return to the World Superbike Championship
in 2006 and will be running bikes in the German superbike
championship and in the European superstock championship
in 2005. MV - part of the Cagiva and Husqvarna group - is
now 57 per cent owned by Proton, the Malaysian car company
and this upturn in their fortunes has tempted the legendary
marque back into a more serious tilt at racing.
In 2004 Jorg Teuchert won a couple of rounds of the German
superbike championship on a bike run by MV Germany and in
2005 MV intends to run two bikes in the European superstock
championship piloted by Vittorio Iannuzzo and Fabrizio De
Marco run by GI Motorsports. Word is that mid-season Teuchert
and Iannuzzo will start development work on an F4 1000 with
a view to racing it in world superbikes in 2006. And, if
the development goes well, there is a possibility that we'll
see it on some world superbike grids as a wild card entry.
tag team, SBK Fast Dates World Superbike girls (left to
right) Andra Cobb, Taylor McKegney and Chandi Mason got
together with us last month for the shooting of the 2006
Garage Girls calendar sponsored by Feelin' Lucky. All three
girls are profiled in FastDates.com's Meet
the Models and featured in Members
Fast Dates World Superbike Angels are Feelin' Lucky
SBK Corona World
Renews Fast Dates Calendar Endorsement
Feelin' Lucky apparel sponsors Garage Girls
Los Angeles, CA, Jan 1st 2005: The FastDates.com
Calendars and Website is proud to announce that FGSport
has renewed its SBK World Superbike Championship's
endorsement of the the Fast Dates Racebike
Pinup Calendar for 2005 to cover the upcoming 2006 Fast
Dates Calendar, currently in production. The endorsement
is part of a mutual promotion between SBK and FastDates.com
in which the new 2005 SBK Corona Extra Superbike World Championship
logo and the top factory superbikes will be featured in
the 2006 Fast Dates Calendar, on the FastDates.com Website
and in all related advertising for the calendar.
return, along with SBK's endorsement of the Fast
the beautiful FastDates.com Calendar Angeles calendar
models are the officially SBK Fast Dates Calendar
Girls. And the Fast Dates Calendar and FastDates.com
Website featuring in Pit Lane News its excellent
coverage of World Superbike coverage will continue
to bea featured banner link on the official SBK
webite at WorldSBK.com.
with SBK, the Fast Dates Calendar is sponsored by Performance
Machine, the leader in aftermaket billet machined
wheels and controls for motorcycles; and Jardine
Performance, manufacturer of high performance motorcycle
exhaust systems as used by Team American Honda.
mutual endorsement between The SBK World Superbike Championship
and Fast Dates continues the friendship between both parties
which first began with the 1997 Fast Dates Calendar, as
explained by FastDates.com Calendar publisher Jim
are excited to continue our close relationship with the
world's most excing and important production based roadracing
series," said Jim. "The upcoming 2005 SBK World
Superbike Championship is already shaping up to be one of
the most exciting season's ever with the return of all the
major Japanese factory supported teams. It's unfortunate
there will not be an SBK round in America this year, but
we look forward to World Superbike returning to America
the meantime, it gives us a great reason this year to travel
to one of the other international rounds of the SBK World
Championship to photograph the next Fast Dates Calendar.
I'm looking at getting our crew together for the Brands
Hatch, British round on August 5-7th. It should be pretty
wild as the race there draws close to 100,000 fans. I'll
have to remember to get an air horn, and keep the models
out of the pubs"
While SBK superbike fans can still look forward to complete
race coverage throughout 2005 on the FastDates.com and WorldSBK.com
websites, on SpeedTV with same day broadcast, while enjoying
the top factory superbikes and beautiful SBK Fast Dates
Angels featured in the Fast Dates Calendar.
are also excited to announce that Feelin' Lucky apparel
will be the title sponsor of the upcoming 2006 Garage Girls
Calendar. Feelin' Lucky is a well known manufacturer and
retailer of motorcycle event apparel which is a favorite
at major street bike events like Laughlin, Daytona and Sturgis.
Sponshorship of the popular FastDates.com Garage Calendar
will provide Feelin' Lucky with lots of additional promotional
exposure as they continue to grow in all sections of the
Design Associates just concluded the photo shoot
for the 2006 Feelin' Lucky Garage Girls Calendar
featuring 3 very beautiful current and former SBK Fast Dates
Calendar Angels: Andra Cobb (2006),
Chandi Mason (2005) and Taylor McKegney
(2000). The shoot took place on a garage style set in the
Gianatsis Design studio with photographer Jim Gianatsis,
makeup and hair by Lisa Rukus, adhearing to the reknown
Garage Girls theme of sweaty and grimey, yet very beautiful
pinup models in skimpy apparel "...hard at work without
the motorcycles getting in the way!"
to go really Fast without falling off.
Adult film star
Justine Jolie is just one of the beautiful models in Garage
Garage Girls 2005
with photographer Jim Gianatsis
I think Garage Girls 2005 featured one
of my best lineup of beautiful models ever, so I am really
happy with with the pictures you see here. As is sometimesthe
case for Garage Girls, I began this year's
photo selection with models I had also shot for my other
calendar shoots ,in this year's case from Iron
& Lace 2005.
actual working garage shots inside Garage
Girls 2005 of pretty brunette Laura
Niles and blond bombshell Michelle
LaVoie were taken inside my buddy Marc
Norris' BMW Workshop garage in Canoa Park, CA, during
another Iron & Lace Calendar shoot with top
custom bike builders Jesse Rooke and Don Chica.
Sweet Laura was so adoreably cute in her Iron &
Lace photos I knew I want her to be our Garage Girls
cover model, but her school girl outfit from the
Iron & Lace shoot just wasn't right for the
Garage Girls cover, so I brought her back later
in the year to my studio to shoot her in mechanic's
wear, a matching bra and pany set from victoria's
Secret, and smudged with makeup grease for her killer
for bigger view and to order.
picture of Penthouse Pet centerfold and cover girl, 19-year
old British model Martina Warren posing
on an oil pipeline was taken inside a huge security restricted
Los Angeles County power generating facility, during an
Iron & Lace shoot with a Performance Machine custom
which was also filmed by SpeedTV for the American Thunder
TV show. After the TV crew packed up and left the scene,
I took Martina off to the side where we did shots for
Garage Girls, plus some topless photos for Martina's
Member's Corner Gallery.
there is 'Not Barely Legal' 16-year old Jessica
Fife who I met at Marc's garage on a Saturday
morning when Jessica came by with her dad to have her
BMW Roadster checked over. Jessica had just driven out
from her home in North Carolina to move to Los Angeles
on her own (at 16 with her parents' consent )in the hopes
of becoming a Hollywood movie star. It was the legendary
story of "being discovered as she stepped off the
bus" or in Jessica's case, pulling into town in her
topless BMW convertable. I booked Jessica for her first
ever modeling job.
Texas blond Andra Cobb was a happenstance
of serendipity in that we booked her sight unseen on the
phone as a last minute replacment for another model who
stood us up. Andra immediately dazzled me with her beauty,
photogenic results, and positive personality. I would
bring Andra back for many more calendar shoots including
the 2006 Fast Dates calendar shoot at
Laguna Seca World Superbike, and for 2006 Garage
strikingly beautiful redhead is adult film star Justine
Jolie whom I had been trying to track down to
shoot for nearly a year. I really thinkJustine (also known
as Swan) is the most beautiful girls today in adult film,
and if you've ever seen any of her movies i'm sure you'll
agree. Justine only works with other girls, and to see
how she enjoys making love to other girls is truley incredible.
with adult film stars like Justine is a treat because
they have no hangups about nudity whatsoever, normally
walking around nude inthe studio all day rather than cover
up between shoots. Plus they never need any posing direction
for the camera. Once Justine knew I was ready to shoot
she began immediately undressing and caressing herself,
pausing only long enough with the next provocative pose
until she heard the camera "click'. You can see Justine's
fully explicit nude shots from our Garage Girls shoot
Member's Corner Justine
Jolie / Swan Gallery.
the 2004 World Championship winning blue team Gauolious
Fortuna with Valentino Rossi, and the red team Fortuna Yamaha
with Carlos Checa who finsihed 7th. Big
Screen Saver Photo
Full Time Ice Cream Maker on Staff at the Races....
Yamaha's World Championship MotoGP Team Profile
The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha squad, MotoGP World Champions
in 2004, is a cosmopolitan mix of characters. It has seen
many changes since multiple World Champion Valentino Rossi
joined it last winter, not least the make-up of the squad
It’s normal in the Grand Prix world for a new rider
to bring at least one of his favoured mechanics, team
helpers and personal assistants into the fold of his new
team. For Rossi, so successful since he joined the top
flight of the sport in 2000 as a proven champion in both
125 and 250cc World Championships, things were a little
different, and the Yamaha Factory Team was heavily revamped
when he joined.
Realising that it made sense not to break up a winning
team, Yamaha brought no less than four of Rossi’s
pit crew over from their mutual previous employer, Honda.
Rossi was also followed to Yamaha by some key back room
staff, including the head of Yamaha’s impressively
proportioned hospitality efforts, so that the environment
Rossi operates in when off the bike and outside the garage
is still a familiar, almost familial one.
Jeremy Burgess (universally known as ‘JB’),
undoubtedly the most successful crew chief of his generation,
has been Rossi’s crew chief since he moved into
the premier class in 2000, and, before that, was behind
premier class successes for Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan.
Showing his confidence in his latest charge and his new
employers at Yamaha, ‘JB’ followed Rossi in
Quick witted and acerbic if necessary, Burgess is as Aussie
as they come, and has a crew to match, most of whom are
fellow Antipodeans. Burgess’ own reasons for moving
were entirely human. “I came because I wanted the
challenge,” he remarked. “To a degree I felt
that if anybody had the potential to be successful, then
working with Valentino would help them to maximise that
potential. If Yamaha were going to listen to Valentino
and myself then we would move forward. If they weren’t
going to listen then there was no point in hiring Valentino
Rossi. Mr Furusawa did listen to him and we have finished
our first season together as World Champions – an
A+ report card!”
Many of the men in the garage spend a large amount of
their lives on the opposite side of the globe from their
homes; MotoGP for them is like a tough boarding school,
with never-ending coursework and highly public exams every
other weekend. As Burgess explains, that’s part
of the reason why they are successful. “You have
to think about winning,” says Burgess, “so
we don’t come 12,000 miles from Australia just to
pick up the pay check. We’re not going home on Monday
morning after the race. We’re here for the duration.
So we’re keen to hit the whole show pretty hard.
largely Aussie ‘Frat Pack’ who work with Burgess
have a unique style and approach to the job of racing.
Their job, as Burgess states, is not racing, it’s
winning. “We don’t go to the racetrack each
weekend hoping to win, we expect to win. If we finish
second, third or fourth then we have to know the reasons
why. I don’t mind finishing second or third as long
as I know the reasons why. If we finish second and have
no problems then we are in big trouble. If we’re
second and we have problems then over time we will be
able to fix those problems.”
The core of the Rossi crew was new for 2004, with the
link to the 2003 Yamaha team, Kiwi mechanic Brent Stephens,
having moved from Carlos Checa’s side. Stephens’
fellow mechanics, Belgian Bernard Ansiau, and Aussie Alex
Briggs as well as mechanics assistant Gary Coleman (also
Australian), have been with Burgess for various lengths
of time, and all three moved from Honda to follow him
and Valentino. The second existing Yamaha team member
in their new squad is Italian Data Recording Engineer
Matteo Flamigni, who worked with Marco Melandri in 2003
(SEE FEATURE PHOTO 3 – Behind bike left to right:
Gary Coleman / Alex Briggs / Jeremy Burgess / Matteo Flamigni.
In front of bike left to right: Brent Stephens / Bernard
As Briggs explains, working with a new set of people and
a new machine has been a pleasing challenge to take on
. Of course a natural air of in-house competition is all
part of the set-up!. “The guys who were already
in the Yamaha team are a really good bunch. I get on great
with them. We work with them, help each other build the
garage, eat with them, and travel together. But there
is a difference between racing and doing all those sorts
of things. When it comes to racing, whether it comes to
the guy in the garage next door or another company, it
doesn’t make any difference to us, we’re just
trying to beat them.”
Rossi’s crew have done a lot of learning this year,
as well as teaching by example, but the most satisfying
aspect for most of them is outlined once more by Briggs.
“The best thing has been showing them that we have
the ability to do what we always talked about. Before,
in the previous team, it was just a small improvement
from year to year. Coming here we didn’t know what
we would encounter and to see it all happen gives me a
good feeling. It’s good to see people excited and
wanting to continue. There was nothing bad about coming
here at all.”
Other than Team Director Davide Brivio and Flamigni, the
‘link man’ Brent Stephens is the common bond
to the 2003 team. Working with Carlos Checa for five years,
he moved sideways in 2004, and thus has a unique viewpoint.
The Australia-based Kiwi acknowledges that the new mix
of personnel is a positive factor for all involved. “They
wanted someone who was familiar with the bike, experienced
with the motors and I wanted a change as well. I had worked
with Carlos for five years, but change is always good.
There used to be a lot more Italians in the team but now
they are almost outnumbered by the Aussies!” said
Brent. “There are also a few Spaniards and Belgians.
It’s really healthy to have all those different
cultures working together. The Italians in the team didn’t
want to have any more Italians because they themselves
admit that they have quite a high temper, and you need
a balance. The more relaxed Aussies balance that out.
The overall situation works really well.”
intensely focused on winning, the Burgess boys have a
relaxed attitude to the pressures inherent in their field,
a factor of their approach that breaks the stress before
it starts. “We have a good old laugh at races,”
grins Brent, “sometimes I think it’s not right
to have so much fun doing a job! But we have a good old
laugh. There is so much seriousness in it that you have
to inject a bit of humour as well. People expect there
to be much more pressure involved in working with Valentino.
Although you want to say there isn’t, there really
is; there’s a lot on the line and there is a lot
of responsibility resting on you - but it’s all
Compared to the new virtual antipodean homogeny on Rossi’s
side of the garage, the crew who worked for Checa in 2004
included Spaniards, Italians, Brits and the ever-present
tight-knit group of home factory Japanese. Their crew
chief in 2004 was the multi-lingual Antonio Jimenez, who
has since, like Checa, moved on to pastures new). Speaking
this season, he said, “We communicate in English
so it doesn’t matter where we all come from. I can
also speak to the mechanics in Spanish, or Italian and
French with the Michelin people. But our unifying language
Like all other people with a racing spirit, Jimenez admitted
that this unity does not extend across the garage when
racing starts. “There is no wall in the middle of
the garage but when everyone is doing their job they are
concentrating on that, so we are not worrying about what
is going on in the other side. Everybody is doing his
job as well as he can. Of course, after qualifying or
practice, it is good to look at what the other guys are
doing, and they look at what you are doing. This year
especially, with Valentino over the other side, we learned
a lot of things.”
So even though Valentino was not under his wing, his mere
presence made a difference. Over to Antonio again. “I
think the difference was that the presence of Valentino
has given a lot of motivation to the other Yamaha riders.
This also improved their performance.”
Throughout the race weekend, the team’s centre of
operations is the Hospitality unit, run this year by another
Yamaha new recruit, Italian Massimiliano Montanari–
known as Max to all. His role this year was much more
than that, however, as he explains.“I am in charge
of the hospitality operations for Yamaha, I followed Valentino.
I have followed him for six years, from Aprilia to Honda
and now to Yamaha this year. I stay behind him for everything,
supporting him over the weekend.”
With so many different countries palates to sate, given
the multinational nature of the team, Max’s new
culinary experience could have been a nightmare but, although
it is undoubtedly a long slog on race weekends, the job
is somewhat simplified by the universal popularity of
Italian food – and some free beer. “We have
a lot of different nationalities in the team now but they
all largely eat the same things, so that side of things
is not so complicated,” says Max. “I think
the Italian food is the best and all the others seem to
like it. Also we have the Aussie guys in the team and
the most important thing for them is the Nastro Azzurro
beer! I think they must have it in their contract to have
beer on tap after the sessions and races or else they
don’t come to the race!”
Arguably the most popular – and unexpected –
integral part of this whole hospitality chain of human
sustenance in 2004 was Angelo, the ice-cream man. Come
rain or shine, at all times of day during European races,
there was a manned ice cream dispensing machine in the
Yamaha hospitality, with the uniformed Angelo standing
by to dish out his superior home-made ice cream.
After practice sessions on particularly hot days this
year he could even be found in the pit garage, a tray
full of freshly made ice creams being handed out to the
team members during their post session debriefs. A dedicated
MotoGP ice cream operative is a peculiar enough sight
in the paddock, but watching animated discussions on the
nuances of critical chassis setup between key team members,
each with a dripping spoon of vanilla and mocha in one
hand and top secret computer read-outs in the other, verges
on the bizarre.
As well as the on-track performance of the team, there
is also the business of promoting all the team’s
successes via column inches and TV exposure, and another
long-term Yamaha Factory Team collaborator, Alison Forth,
heads that effort. Ali has arguably the best vantage point
to describe how the GFYT members mesh together, having
to deal with all of them at some point over each weekend.
This year, the PR role in the team has changed significantly.
“The workload has greatly increased; the interest
in the team, not just Rossi but the team as a whole, is
massive,” affirms Ali. “We are in the media
spotlight and this has to be dealt with. Access time to
Rossi however, who everyone wants to get their hands on,
is limited, so it’s impossible for us to fulfil
all media requests. Last year we only needed one person
full-time for the PR area, but this year there were two
of us. We deal not just with the PR for Rossi but last
year for Checa also, as well as other key team members
in the media spotlight. We answer media requests during
and away from race weekends, plan the schedules for the
riders and the team during the race weekends for press
conferences, photography, filming and interviews, and
also liaise with the team sponsors over their involvement
with the team. We liaise with Yamaha markets worldwide,
we run the team’s media website, organise hospitality
and guest programmes during race weekends, organise signing
sessions, etc. It’s a lot!”
It is a lot, and, after the wholly successful first season
for Valentino Rossi and Yamaha, and the arrival of Colin
Edwards to the team in 2005, the job can only get more
Tuner joins LA Calendar Motorcycle Show as Associate
The hot new extreme sportbike magazine 2Wheel
Tuner has joined our Los Angeles Calendar
Motorcycle Show as an Associate Media sponsor.
The 6x yearly magazine based out of Motor City with
cool dude Todd Lamb at the throttle is the only American
sportbike magazine at present which has the coolness
to feature hot chicks on the cover and inside their
magazine, along with the extreame stunt bikes. Naturally
we had to get them together with FastDates.com and the
"world's biggest custom and performance streetbike
you've got a wild street modified metri csportbike you'll
defintely want to bring it to our Show on July 17th
to get a shot at the very special 2Wheel Tuner Best
Sportbike trophy. The above LA Calendar Motorcycle Show
ad will now begin running in Wheel Tuner through to
our July, Show and features our own SBK
Fast Dates World Superbike Girl and Bike Show hostess
with the mostess "Rockin'
Robin" Cunningham. The former Miss
Texas and Hawaiian Tropic Interntional winner doesn't
know it yet (and don't tell her), but she's scored the
cover of the next 2006 Fast Dates Racebike Pinup Calendar
which will premier at the Show. Meanwhile, you can find
out more about 2Wheel Tuner magazine and subscribe on
their website: 2WheelTuner.com
Chicks that Kick Ass
Beil makes her first appearance in the
third and final installment of Blade Trinity
as Abagail, the hottest kick ass member of a group
of vampire slayers known as the Nightstalkers who
come to the aid of Blade star Wesley
For years, Blade
has fought against the vampires in the cover of
night, but now he must join forces with a clan of
human vampire hunters he never knew existed, The
Nightstalkers. Together with Abigail Jessica
Biel, (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Hannibal
Ryan Reynolds, two deftly trained
Nightstalkers, Blade follows a
trail of blood to the an ancient creature that is
also hunting him … the original vampire,
Abagail's weapon of choice is a very deadly crossbow
with phosphorous tipped arrows guaranteed to give
blood sucking vampire a hot flash!
in the late 1990's
was the teen darling of the WB Chanel's
sickly sweet drama 7th Heaven.
But when she turned 18 Jessica shed her good girl
image and clothes by posing nearly nude in Gear
magazine to break her contract and get off the show
so she could persue more mature and sexy movie
rolls. We are glad she did.
Revue and Jessica Biel feature HERE
Launches World Superbike Team
Dec 30, 2004 - Former Sidecar World Champion Klaus Klaffenböck
has announced he will field a two-man team for the 2005 World
Superbike and World Supersport Championship. Max Neukirchner
(Germany) and Tatu Lauslehto (Finland) will ride for the Klaffi
Honda Team in 2005. Max Neukirchner will ride a Fireblade in
the WSB championship and Tatu Lauslehto will ride a CBR600RR
Chili Joins The Klaffi Honda Team
Ben Bostrom Left Out
on the Ropes
December 30th - After nine successful years in World’s
Superbike Championship and several top five positions in the
Championship Frankie Chili surprises his fans with a new step
in his career. He switches from a Ducati to a works supported
Klaffi Honda Fireblade.
Klaffenböck, owner and manager of the Klaffi Honda Team,
convinced Frankie Chili to join his team in 2005. With the
Klaffi Honda Fireblade he will achieve top positions in World’s
Superbike Championship 2005.
Chili: "There were a lot of ups and downs during my career.
Sometimes even nobody trusted in me, but especially in these
situations I had success. Joining the Klaffi Honda Team means
a super possibility for me to reach out for the Superbike
Championship again. Honda and Klaus Klaffenböck did all
their best to make this possible.
Beside this I want to say “Thank you” to my Italian
crew. Even when we need a lot of time to discuss al the details
they were waiting for my decision. Nobody left the crew. No
we join together the Klaffi Honda Team and are looking forward
to an exciting and successful World Championship 2005.”
Klaffenböck: “I always promised our sponsors a
rider, who is a winner. And also this time my promise comes
true. During the last weeks we had a lot of discussions. Frankie
Chili or Ben Bostrom – this was the question. Now the
decision is taken: Frankie Chili rides a Klaffi Honda Fireblade
his marvellous debut in the Supersport World Championship
2004 German Max Neukirchner will be the second rider in our
from Finland was the winner of the European Supersport Championship
2004. He will be our pilot in the Supersport World Championship.
roll-out of our new bikes will be in January. Time is running
and the World Championship starts with its first race 26th
of February in Quatar.”
Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson
to be Based in 90210
for 2005 AMA Superbike Assault
Dec 26th- World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson will be based
in Los Angeles for much of the 2005 AMA Superbike season as
he joins Eric Bostrom on the Ducati USA team.
British citizen and former Bristish Superbike Champion, Neil
actually makes his home with his wife and child, on the Isle
of Man off the east coast of Great Britain (in part for tax
purposes because Man is an independent country with no income
tax). But the logistics of traveling to Man and back to America
when the USA Superbike rounds are 1-2 weeks apart are next
to impossible, so Neil will be living in Beverly Hills with
a good British buddy of his.
Neil's buddy is one of our weekend sportbike riding friends
here in Los Angeles, who works as a body guard for a well
know British pop music star living in Los Angeles. Before
becoming a body guard, our riding buddy was in the British
Army Commando Special Forces and faught in the Falkland Islands
war among other conflicts.
us a few stories us of his exploits in the Special Forces,including
the time his squad was doing a low altitude parachute training
jumps in the middle of winter from 1,500 feet. Their packed
parachutes had been stored in a damp warehouse, and by the
time they jumped from the plane the chutes didn't open up
as they were frozen solid. They rest of his squad was killed,
but our buddy landed in a roadside plowed snowbank and survived
with major injuries, spending the nest year in a hospital
to recover. And we thought riding sportbikes was dangerous.....
Nemcova seriously Injured in Tsunami disaster, Boyfriend lost
Jan 1st: 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar cover model
Petra Nemcova was vacationing over the Christmas holiday on
the beaches of Thailand with her boyfriend Simon when they
were caught in the devistating tsunami wave disaster that
swept the Indian Ocean region on December 6th.
suffered a broken pelvis among other injuries in the initial
wave impat, had had to hang in to a tree for 8 hours to survive
the high waters. Her boyfriend Simon who was with her was
lost and is presumed dead.
there are some 140,000 reported dead from the tsumani wave
which is the worst natural disaster in modern recorded histroy.
Because of the huge impoverished areas in the countries and
remote islands which were hit by the giant tidal wave set
off by a huge underwater earthquake, there is no real way
of knowing the exact number of people still missing or unreported
killed. But it could be surmissed the total numer of people
killed could be closer to a quarter million, plus the many
millions left homeless.
donte to your favorite international
charity to help.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search TV Series premieres
Wed 5th on NBC
WE DECIDE THE WINNER!
PREMIERES 8/7PM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5
NBC joins partner Sports Illustrated to launch a nation-wide
search for the next great swimsuit supermodel with its new
unscripted series timed for the launch of the magazine's famed
annual Swimsuit Issue.
Gentlemen, set your TiVo's.
Sports Illustrated's search for an undiscovered model for
the popular Swimsuit Issue, the six-episode series will focus
on what it takes to become a successful swimsuit model. Twelve
selected finalists will live in Los Angeles where they will
compete for the chance to appear in the best selling issue
of any magazine in the world and win a million-dollar modeling
contract from NEXT Model Management.
The series and competition culminate with the final two contestants
who will be flown to an exotic location to shoot a photo spread
for Sports Illustrated. No one will know who the winner will
be until America votes as part of the series finale in February.
with the task of whittling down the field of hopeful models
is a three-judge panel including former Sports Illustrated
model Roshumba Williams, NEXT Model Management President Joel
Wilkenfeld and Sports Illustrated swimsuit editor Jule Campbell.
"The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search" is
produced by Pariah, PB & J Television and Sports Illustrated.
Gavin Polone, Patty Ivins, Julie Pizzi, Terry McDonell and
Roy S. Johnson executive produce the series.
Complete information on the show, the models and voting is
on the NBC
demise of the Victoria's Secret Lingerie Fashion TV Show on
FOX due to the few middle America religious zealouts who complained
to the FCC, we are glad that NBC has the courage to pull off
a similar sexy pinup program, similar in concept to America's
top Model Search on the WB cable channel. Previously, The
Making of the Sports illustrated Swimsuit Issue TV program
/ video have only been shown on cable channels like E! So
NBC is taking a big step for American prime time broadcast
television by airing the program and we applaud them!
might have noticed major chain stores like Barnes & Noble,
Walden Books, etc., have not been carrying any swimsuit pinup
calendars the past few years other than
SI and Maxim due to the "Conserving Down" of America.
Hopefully the prime time NBC broadcast of the Sports Illustrasted
Model Search will return American to some sense of balance
Honored as featured Marque at
2005 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
CA - December 23rd, 2004 - Ducati announced that they will
be the "Featured Marque" at AMA Vintage Motorcycle
Days 2005, an annual event held on July 15-17 at the Mid-Ohio
Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Ducati's long history of
building exciting motorcycles makes this a perfect match and
another occasion to bring Ducatisti together in the celebration
motorcycling. The event will benefit the Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Museum and feature a complete exhibit of classic motorcycles
winner of the 200 miles of Imola race aboard a Ducati 750SS
in 1972, will be honored as the "Grand Marshall"
of this year's AMA Vintage Days. Ducati is also honoring Mr.
Smart's achievements with the production of the Paul Smart
1000 motorcycle, part of the new SportClassics family of
Ducatis. Additionally, special guest and World Stunt Riding
Pfeiffer will perform for the audience on his Ducati Monster.
The legendary Mid-Ohio circuit will again host American Historic
Racing Association (AHRMA) road racing throughout the weekend;
two days of AHRMA motocross, plus observed trials and dirt-track
racing, also will be on the schedule.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2005 boasts three vintage bike
shows; the traditional all-brands AMA Swapmeet, guest speakers,
Ducati demo rides, an array of vendors featuring new products
from top manufacturers and dealers
in addition to the annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame Auction
of motorcycles and memorabilia.
like to get wet...
Caters to TO Ducksters
During Daytona Bike Week
The 2005 edition of Daytona's biggest Ducati
party ramps up to kick off the AMA racing season
Cupertino, CA - December 7th, 2004 - The Ducati.Net Ducati
Owners Club and Ducati North America present Ducati Day Daytona
at Speedpark Motorsports on Friday, March 11th, 2005. This
party kicks off the 2005 AMA racing season in Daytona Beach,
Florida across from the world famous Daytona International
Speedway. Those attending DDD will be able to soak up the
sun while admiring Ducati's on display, race go-carts, or
test their skills aboard the Speedpark's 22 foot dragsters
(each with a roaring 300 horsepower 350 cubic inch V-8 engine)
in the Nitro Alley Challenge.
will also include
Ducati race team appearances, tech talk classroom sessions,
a Ducati only bike show, umbrella girls, the American Ducati
Idol motor sound contest, a vendor row and more. DDD also
marks the final round of the nationwide Ducati Monster Challenge
contest. The lucky winner of this event will be presented
with a new Ducati Monster S4R at the party.
Long known for its prestigious Ducati bike show, the 2005
DDD adds a new class, "Best Special", a salute to
Daytona's long tradition of custom built "specials".
The entry fee to participate in the bike show is $10. Trophies
are provided by CycleCat Motorcycle Performance products,
time sponsor of Ducati.Net.
this year is the popular American Ducati Idol - "Let
Your Ducati Sing" contest where the Ducati with the best
exhaust note will be chosen. This event will again be judged
by the visiting members of the
Desmodromiclub of Rome, Italy.
Celebrities expected to attend and sign autographs include
renowned racer Eric Bostrom, rider of the Parts Unlimited
Ducati Austin AMA 999 Superbike, Neil Hodgson, former World
Superbike Champion n his AMA debut, and world famous long
distance record holder Gary Eagan, who will also be giving
a seminar on his sport touring adventures.
questions about DDD and the featured activities should be
directed to Ms. Vicki Smith by calling on 954-764-3847 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Speedpark is located across from the Daytona Speedway's highest
the Winston Tower, just behind the Hooters on Intl. Speedway
Blvd For further information on Speedpark and this event visit
www.speedparkdaytona.com. Party hours are 11am - 6 pm.
Island returns to Laguna Seca for MotoGP
Ducati Island will return to celebrate the US return of MotoGP
to Laguna Seca Raceway the weekend of July 8th, 2005.
despite a million dollar budget to hire the world's top and
upcoming supermodels and photographer Demarchelier, Pirelli
ran out of money when it came to buying swimsuits for the
girls. Oh well.....
black and white photographs investigate the most mysterious
aspects of the models seeking out the invisible source of
their allure: alongside the already mentioned Naomi Campbell
(Victoria's Secret, America's Next Top Model) are Filippa
Hamilton and Isabeli Fontana (already chosen by Bruce Weber
for the 2003 edition), Adriana Lima (the current featured
model for Victoria's Secret and Maybeline cosmetics), Diana
Dondoe, Erin Wasson, Euguenia Volodina, Julia Stegner, Liliane
Ferrarezi, Marija Vujovic, Michelle Buswell, "Valentina"
and Valeria Bohm.
an international cast with three brazilians, two Americans,
one Romanian, one Swede and one German ranging in age from
just turned 17 to the legendary Naomi Campbell in her mid
'30s. For the inside story on the very sexy and very revealingh
Pirelli Calendar go to Pirelli