2011 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Preview
The 20th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, America’s premier custom, cruiser, performance streetbike event returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday July 16, 2011.
The Show features many of the world’s top Pro and Amateur custom street bike builders in attendance with their newest 2-wheeled creations of rolling art to compete in the Calendar Show Bike Building Championship for cash and awards including the coveted Best of Show Trophy.
Making a return to this year’s Show are two legendary custom bike builders which have been featured in the popular FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom Motorcycle PinUp Calendars over the past 20 years.
Builder Jim Giuffra and the AFT Customs Motorsports Models return to this year’s Calendar Show on a 4-year winning streak which has already seen them take home a Best of Show and three 1st Place Metric Custom titles.
All of the custom bikes emerging from AFT Customs shop in Jackson, CA, are the creation of shop owner Jim Guiffra, but are hand craft from the ground-up by the beautiful motorsports savvy trade show models represented by the AFT Modeling Agency.
In fact two of the girls, Cyndi and Kristen, recently returned from Miller Electric Welding’s corporate headquarters in Wisconsin where they received their TIG Welding Certifications. All of the Agency’s girls are fully versed in motorcycle tuning, repair,and custom bike fabrication, making them the perfect spokes models for motorsports manufacturers at trade shows and consumer events.
AFT Customs will be premiering two new customs at this year’s Calendar Show.
Jim Guiffra says: “‘Senthoh’ is based on a 1975 Honda CB750 SOHC, my first streetbike in high school and the first bike I ever customized. The name in Japanese means ‘beginning’ both for me as a builder back then, and for the AFT girls today. I’m keeping the bike’s specification quiet for now, but I will tell you it is a cafe racer.
“Our second bike premiering is named ‘Azumati’ – its a VT750 Bobber/Street tracker being built on commission for the Jackson Rancheria Indian Casino. Asumati is a Miwuk Indian word meaning grizzly bear, the monarch of the forest. In Miwuk stories the bear is a symbol of great strength and courage. This bike will be just as fierce with a Yamaha R1 front end, Race Tech Piggyback Rear Shocks, a hidden radiator, CR450 front hub and brake.”
The AFT Customs bikes are sponsored by suppliers: Miller Welding, Race Tech, Works Connection, Avon Tyre, Bell /Easton, Dyna Tech, Joker Machine, Grip Ace, Beringer Brakes, JE Piston, Web Cams, Clear Water Lights, Moto Master, Shorai Batteries, Leo Vince, Joker Machine.
Legendary custom bike builder Jim Nasi out of Phoenix, Ariz., makes his long anticipated return to the the West Coast and the Calendar Show this year. Jim will be premiering an all-new radical Custom Bagger that is so cutting edge – like all his show bikes, it has already been scheduled for a coveted Iron & Lace Calendar shoot even before being completed.
Other Exciting Calendar Motorcycle Show activities during the weekend include the Horsepower Dyno Shoot Out, Calendar Bike Building Seminars, world premier of the new 2012 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars with the beautiful Calendar Kittens. And the Calendar Girl Music Festival headlining with the band Frentik and its singer Emily Jaye who will be hosting the Awards Festivities with BikerNet.com’s Keith “Bandit” Ball and Calendar Show producer Jim Gianatsis.
Join the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show for a New Location, a New Show Day, and Lower $20 Admission Prices as the Show celebrates its 20th Anniversary! The event moves from the traditional Queen Mary Event Park of years past, now dockside next to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner on Saturday in the exciting Seawalk Village which replicates an old British seaside town for a step back in history. This is one of the world’s premier motorcycle events featuring major motorcycle and parts manufacturers, top name builders, selected exhibitors, product and apparel vendors.
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys present the Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show with Associate Sponsors: Iron Works Magazine, Mikuni Carburetors, Blanco Basura Beer, Bikernet.com, Meguiar’s Car Care Products, and the FastDates.com Website & Calendars.
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