Friday, May 30, 2014

Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP™ Legend

Posted by MotoGP.com
Marco Simoncelli tragically lost hi life on Oct. 23, 2011.  (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend on Friday at Mugello Circuit.

The 2008 250cc World Champion tragically lost his life on Oct. 23, 2011, at the Sepang circuit following a crash on the second lap of the MotoGP race.

The Italian rider gained millions of fans worldwide with his charisma, ability and racing style, and in addition to becoming a World Champion he amassed 15 pole positions, 31 podiums and 14 victories across the three Grand Prix classes. ‘SuperSic’ is fondly remembered by the MotoGP community.
Marco Simoncelli celebrates after winning the 2008 250cc MotoGP World Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta officially inducted Simoncelli into the MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame on Friday in Mugello, in the presence of the late rider’s father, Paolo.

The last rider to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was Casey Stoner, at Phillip Island last year and Simoncelli is the 21st rider to become a MotoGP Legend, joining compatriots such as Giacomo Agostini and Carlo Ubbiali on the list of illustrious names.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

America’s Top Builders Return to LA Calendar Motorcycle Show

May 22, 2014 – Many of America’s top Celebrity Custom Bike Builders will be making their return to this year’s 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concourse d’ Elegance now relocated to the beautiful Malibu Golf Course in the Santa Monica Mountains above the Pacific Ocean on Sunday July 20th. Featured builders include Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles who just took 1st Place Custom at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering on May 17th with his just completed custom Triumph “Ivan the Terrible” which featured a James Dean Porsche 550 Spyder build theme. Pollock, known for his trademark Street Tracker style twin cylinder customs, plans to unveil two new bikes at this year’s Calendar Show. His popular Mule Motorcycle customs have been photographed and featured by Show producer Jim Gianatsis in the FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars many times over the last 15 years.
Calendar Show builders will include Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles who just took 1st Place Custom at the 2014 Quail Motorcycle Gathering on May 17th with his just completed custom Triumph “Ivan the Terrible”.

Also returning in July to this year’s Calendar Show is 7-time consecutive Class and Best of Show winner Jim Giuffra / AFT Metric Customs with the AFT Spokesmodels who help build the shop’s custom bikes. They will be premiering their first new build in 2 years, and will be awarding the AFT Customs Visionary Award to the most innovative custom bike at the Show.

Other premier builders attending include the legendary Ron Simms / Ron Simms Customs making his only visit to SoCal with his Simms Big Rig Display Truck featuring an extensive lineup of all-new bikes in both the full-dress Bagger category, and his popular Softail and Bar Hopper customs. Plus you can expect past Calendar Show winners like TV personality Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles, eclectic builder Shinya Kimura / Chabott Engineering, and custom sportbike builder Chris Redwing / MotoGP Werks among many others showing off their latest builds as well.

The 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concourse d’Elegance continues its now 23rd year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America with the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concourse d’ Elegance, top Celebrity Builders, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, and the live Calendar Girl Music Show. This year’s designated charity is the American Cancer Society with a portion of gate receipts going to support their Research and Patient Care programs. Their will also be Motorcycle Dealership sponsored group rides to the Show on Sunday morning with additional information on the Show’s website.

This year the Show moves to the Malibu Golf Course off Encinal Canyon Road, between Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Hwy 101, in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. The Show always kicks off the world premier of next year’s new 2015 FastDates.comMotorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world’s top road race and custom motorcycles with the beautiful SBK World Superbike Calendar Kittens Jitka and Petra from the Czech Republic featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show.

The 2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concourse d’ Elegance on Sunday July 20th is just $20 General Admission, and $40 VIP Admission includes an awesome Food Truck Lunch w/ Beverages from the famous Baby’s Badass Burgers and The Grilled Cheese. Event parking is free, with separate paved Motorcycle and Car Parking areas. Show capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase is suggested. The Malibu Golf Course is located at 901 Encinal Canyon Road. Malibu, CA 90265. Additional Information, Purchase Advance Tickets, Vendor and Bike Contest Registration is online at: www.FastDates.com/BIKESHOW.HTM

Article from Motor Sports Newswire.