2014 AIMExpo Contest WinnersThe American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that three lucky winners of the inaugural event’s 3-Way Giveaway contest have received their new motorcycles. AIMExpo partnered with OEM exhibitors KYMCO, Suzuki, and Yamaha Star who provided the prizes.
AIMExpo attendees could enter to win a KYMCO Super 8 50 2T Scooter, Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S., or customized Star Bolt featuring Kenny Roberts replica graphics. Contestants were able to enter at the show or by mail.The winners were randomly selected following AIMExpo and received their prize at their local dealer. The winners are Randle L. Bennett, Jr., from Oakland, Fla., Connie Ann McKeever, from Palm Bay, Fla., and Belinda Phillips, from Orlando, Fla.Bennett, Jr., rode home on the one-off Star Bolt. Iconic black and yellow Yamaha racing livery popularized by AIMExpo Champion Kenny Roberts adorned the same bike Roberts rode down the red carpet inside the OCCC to officially kick off AIMExpo.McKeever won the Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S., a head-turning cruiser that is blacked-out from top to bottom.Phillips nabbed the new KYMCO Super 8 50 2T Scooter, a sporty ride that is the scooter of choice at IndyCar and NHRA events.Thanks to the excitement and engagement generated by the 3-Way Giveaway at the inaugural AIMExpo, an all-new giveaway feature is in development for 2014.With over 225 exhibitors already committed to AIMExpo in 2014, the event continues to cement its place within the powersports marketplace. Exhibitor presence builds each day and companies looking to take advantage of the AIMExpo platform should contact an AIMExpo Account Manager toll free at 855-MCShows (855-627-4697).Be sure to stay tuned to AIMExpoUSA.com and keep up to date on the continued progress by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook by visiting the AIMExpo page, and “Follow” on Twitter: @AIMExpo.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!