LA Calendar Motorcycle Show: AFT Customs

Bike Builders

Reigning LA Calendar Bike Building Champions, AFT Customs of Martel, CA, with owner designer Jim Guiffra and his AFT Motorsports Model Agency spokesmodels, will again use this year’s 2010 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show on Sunday July 18th at the Queen Mary Event Park, Long Beach, CA to premier their latest custom built motorcycle "Kemosabe".

Then after the Calendar Show the AFT crew and the bike will head to the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to participate in the BUB Speed Trials where two of the girl builders, Sukhee and Shelby, will pilot the bike on world speed record attempts. Also helping with the bike build and attending the events are models Cyndi, Sara, Malanie and Katy.

The AFT crew are no strangers to premiering new bikes at the Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend having garnered the coveted "Best of Show" award in 2008 with their Yamaha Royal Star based custom "Er Head."

Last year they returned with "LoLA" a 2009 Honda VXT1300 Pro Street custom to take 1st place in the Metric Custom class. After the Show their winning bikes were photographed by Calendar Show producer Jim Gianatsis for the Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycle PinUp Calendar, the new 2011 edition of which premiers at this year’s Show.

"Kemosabe means faithful friend in Comanche, explains Guiffra. "It’s the nickname Indian sidekick Tonto used for his partner "The Lone Ranger" in the classic old TV series from the 1960s.

AFT Customs is all about our friendships. All the AFT Model Agency Girls are working together with me build this bike, just as they have with all our past Calendar Show premiered bikes. We are like a family. We wanted our close friends in the Northern California custom bike builder community to be a part of this build as well so that it represented the Nor Cal scene & the support we have for each other.

Each builder was given artistic creativity as long it fit our theme. The build is being fully documented and filmed for a upcoming TV show, which has been a lot of fun. The approach is different from what you’ve seen in the past."

The AFT Agency models again went all out for this year’s build which is a "Bobber" style custom based on a Honda VT750 V-twin streetbike. Miller Welding came on board as a sponsor and sent an instructor to help the girls improve their TIG welding.

Guiffra’s aim with the AFT Model Agency is to supply the Motorsports Industry with attractive spokesmodels for trade shows and consumer event, models who are knowledgeable in talking to customers about the products and companies they represent. Being involved in building some of the word’s winning-est custom bikes featured in Calendars, magazines and on TV, and attempting world land speed records at Bonneville certainly makes them well qualified.

Product suppliers and sponsors for Kemosabe include Cole Foster – fairing for headlight; Satya / Alan Kraus – h/bar risers and wheel rotor centers; Brian Schimke – tail light, exhaust tip; Kirk Taylor – foot pegs; Greg Westbury – gas cap; Duane Ballard – leather work; Bozzie Customs – engine porting & polishing; Todd Evans – paint, Lyndall Racing Brakes; Avon Tyre; Avon grips; Works Connection; Alloy Art -controls, JE Piston, Web Cam, Motion Pro; Kingup and Easton.

The 19th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend presented by Brown & Koro Motorcycle Attorneys, America’s premier custom, cruiser, performance and sportbike weekend returns to the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach on Sunday July 18, 2010.

Join thousands of street bike motorcycle and music fans for the world’s most exciting motorcycle event in the beautiful Queen Mary Event Park on the grass alongside the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach.

This is the world’s premier street motorcycle show featuring major motorcycle and parts manufacturers, top name builders, selected exhibitors, product and apparel vendors. Included with admission is the Calendar Girl Music Festival with beautiful girl performers, and complimentary admission aboard the historic Queen Mary Ghost Ship.

For additional LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Calendar Girl Music Festival weekend details including the show schedules, hotels and parking information