2014 Motorcycle LiveTwelve very special photographs, capturing some great action in 2014, will be sold at Riders for Health’s charity auction on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Motorcycle Live, Birmingham NEC. The auction will raise money for Riders for Health – the official charity of MotoGP.
The images, professionally mounted on 1100mm X 750mm boards, feature some of the world’s best road and track motorcycle racers from World Superbikes, British Superbikes and the famous Isle of Man TT. Most of the images will be signed by the rider in the photograph.Also on offer will be three photographs from the 2014 MotoGP season featuring World Champion Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Scott Redding. The winning bidders of these images will also win two tickets to Riders for Health’s 2015 Day of Champions event, and have the chance to get their images signed in person by the riders.See these wonderful images on Riders for Health’s Facebook page.The auction will be hosted by popular motorsports commentator Toby Moody, and will take place from 12:30 – 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, on the Black Horse Stage at Motorcycle Live.For your chance to bid on any of these exceptional items, you must be coming to Motorcycle Live – the UK’s largest motorcycle show. To find out more or to book your tickets visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk.You can visit Riders for Health’s stand before Sunday 23 November to see some of the mounted images on display. Riders will be at the show all week, from 22 – 30 November with a stand, and will also be running their Helmet Park during the event. Those arriving by bike will be able to leave their helmets and leathers securely in the Helmet Park in return for a small donation to the charity.The auction and Helmet Park at Motorcycle Live aims to raise money for Riders’ vital work in Africa. Riders for Health ensure health workers in Africa have access to reliable, well maintained motorcycles and ambulances so that they can transform health care for 14 million people.All of the money raised at this year’s auction will be matched by the UK government, as part of a new Riders for Health appeal. Until 28th November, every UK donation made to Riders for Health will be doubled by the UK government.Thanks to David Goldman (Gold & Goose), Graeme Brown (GeeBee Images), James Wright (Double Red Photographic) and Stephen Davison (Pacemaker Press) for donating three beautiful images each to the auction, and to Bennetts Insurance for sponsoring the auction.The full list of auction items:British Superbikes(Photographer: James Wright, Double Red Photographic)1. Chris Walker 2. Ryuichi Kiyonari 3. Shane ‘Shakey’ ByrneMotoGPPhotographer: David Goldman (Gold and Goose)4. Scott Redding 5. Marc Marquez 6. Valentino RossiWorld SuperbikesPhotographer: Graeme Brown (GeeBee Images)7. Jonathan Rea 8. Tom Sykes 9. Sylvian GuintoliRoad Racing (Isle of Man TT)Photographer: Stephen Davison (Pacemaker)10. Michael Dunlop 11. Bruce Anstey 12. John McGuinnessAll of three of the TT riders will also be present at the auction.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.