L.A. Calendar Motorcycle Show
Photos and Captions by Tom Corley/TCE Studios
CALABASAS, CA, JULY 22, 2012
This year, the L.A. Calendar Motorcycle Show made the big move from the Queen Mary venue to the Calabasas Inn, so these show bikes – works of art in metal – most certainly had a very classy setting. The grassy and very shady area was most comfortable for all to enjoy on this hot summer day. Models walked around with trays of cupcakes for the guests, while the sounds from three female groups provided the musical entertainment throughout the event.
Motorcyclists found this year’s venue very easy to get to: They just took the Calabasas Parkway off the 101 Freeway.
This is the must-attend event for those who appreciate the finest in bike building.
The guys from Dynojet were on hand, along with a dyno that could tell you just how much torque and horsepower your bike was actually producing.
The Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys girls were making sure that everyone had a membership card. Russ Brown is a consistent supporter of motorcycle events.
Mike was there, representing UTI – the Universal Technical Institute.
The guys from Todds Cycle brought out this custom bike, which reflected their work.
Upgrade your Harley motor or buy a complete custom one from the guys at Jims. Chad was on site to answer all technical questions.
Powerplant Motorcycle Company showed them all how a retro bike should be. Yaniv (a.k.a. “Neevo”) proudly stands behind this 1951 Harley Panhead Custom, which won the Bar Hopper class. This builder also won the Pro Builder class with a Harley Shovelhead.
Andy Lawwacone of Top Dead Center Cycles placed second in the Pro Builder class with this incredible work of art in metal – a 1947 Harley Knucklehead.
The very beautiful Kelsey offered guests cupcakes from her tray. Kelsey models against this Pro Builder bike, which belongs to Quintin of Downey, California.
Another view of the beautiful bike that Quintin displayed in the Pro Builder class.
There was a class for just about every type of bike, including the European/Metric machines.
Manuel Muller and Lorren Carney strike a pose behind this bike that is powered by a 1973 Triumph motor and mounted on a 1967 Bonneville frame. Muller placed second in the Bar Hopper class with this Glitter Cycle Tribute bike.
Michael Schacht unveiled a modern limited edition of a motorcycle by Crocker, which closed in 1942. Schacht spent years acquiring the rights to the Crocker brand name, and his business is now based in Torrance, California.
Bella had the coolest ride at this event!
There were bikes that had some bizarre-looking exhaust pipes, like this one...
...and this one, too!
There were more than street bikes on display, like this 1973-74 Honda Elsinore 250cc motocross bike.
Just one more cupcake, thanks to the beautiful Sabella.
“Melodic and passionate music” (a review from the Washington Post) well describes the sound of Marina V., a Russian-American award-winning singer and songwriter. She captivated all those who attended this show.
The all-girl group “Nylon Pink” rocked the crowd!
Last on the stage was the entertaining Rachel McGoye, who sang and played guitar.
SicChops.com made the great-looking awards, including this “Best of Show” award, which went to Hoshikawa Hideki.
What a classy setting this venue was for the L.A. Calendar Motorcycle Show. Hopefully, this event will be held at the Calabasas Inn again next year.
Results: July 22, 2012
BEST OF SHOW: Hoshikawa Hideki.
PRO BUILDER: 1. Yaniv Evan, Powerplant Motorcycles’ Harley Shovelhead; 2. Andy Lawwacone, Top Dead Center Cycles’ 1947 Harley Knucklehead.
STREET CUSTOM: 1. Charlie Mitchell, 2001 Harley Heritage Lowrider; 2. Doug Ide, 2009 Harley Roadglide Bagger.
BAR HOPPER: 1. Yaniv Evan/ Scott Cann, Powerplant Motorcycles’ 1951 Harley Panhead; 2. Manuel Muller,1967 Triumph TR7 Glitter Cycle Tribute.
SPORTBIKE: 1. AFT Customs/ Halia Honda VT750 Street Tracker; 2. Paul Morris, PM Racing.
CLASSIC AMERICAN PRE-1980: 1. Shinya Kimura, Harley Panhead; 2. Dave Destler, 1970 Harley Sportster.
CLASSIC EUROPEAN PRE-1980: 1. Chris Redpath, Moto GP Werks 1975 Kawasaki Z1 Daytona 200; 2. LACD, 1975 Norton 850 Commando.