The 9th Annual David Mann Chopperfest will be held Sunday December 9th 2012 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura CA from 8am-3pm.
The event features: The "If You Build It They Will Come" All Brand Antique and Custom Motorcycle Show; Custom Bike Builder Displays featuring World Class Bike Builders; A very special David Mann & Friends Art Exhibit with David Mann's first and last painting on display by special guest Jacquie Mann, the art exhibit will also feature Tom Fritz, David Uhl, Dan Collins and more; Hundreds of Motorcycle/Culture Vendors; a New and Used Motorcycle parts Swap Meet; The Charlie Brechtel Band; Sugartown Rollergirls Roller Derby Exhibition; Food and Beer.
General admission is $15, Military with ID $10, kids 12 & under $5
The "If you build it they will come" All Brand Motorcycle Show will feature over 12 classes of motorcycles from Antique and Old School to Twin Cam and Radical Design classes, check out the Chopperfest website Bike Show link for more details on all the classes and entering your motorcycle. If you have a bike that fits one of these classes please enter it, it's only $40 and you get 1 admission and an event t-shirt. The trophy's are amazing one of a kind pieces of art by Sonny Boy. Plus new for this year – there is a $2000 cash prize for Best Of Show bike presented by Perri Ink Cartel and Nash Motorcycle Co.
There are still Vendor and Swapmeet spaces available, Vendor/swapmeet forms can be downloaded at www.chopperfestival.com or you can call or email Tory to reserve your space. 805.217.2113 firstname.lastname@example.org Spaces fill up fast so don't delay!
Thank you to our sponsors: Ventura Harley-Davidson, The Shop, Perri Ink Cartel, Nash Motorcycle Co., Barnett Clutches and Cables, Duane Ballard Custom Leather, Jims Machine, Schapiro and Leventhal Motorcycle Attorneys, Guitar Center, Sonny Boy Paint and Pinstripping, Dice Magazine, Cycle Source Magazine, Law Tigers, Old Gold Garage, Morrow Vintage Customs, Street Chopper Magazine, Sugartown Rollergirls, Atomic Silkscreen, Final Details, Dave Mackie Engineering and Cycle Dynamics by Monty Howard.
There are still sponsorship opportunities available – email email@example.com for more info.
We'd also like to thank all the attendees, volunteers, friends and family who make this event happen and help keep David Mann's spirit alive.
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This is sizing up to be one of the best Las Vegas BikeFest weekends ever! Great entertainment, over 200 vendors, awesome Poker Run rides, 20 unbelievable creations in Artistry in Iron, parties, and four fun-filled days hanging out with your fellow motorcycle enthusiasts.
The list of new stuff happening this year is endless – Strip Ride for Charity led by Corey Harrison of Pawn Stars, Demo Rides, Hot Rod Display, PowerSport Institute Bike Build, Thursday Poker Walk, Boxing Pavilion and Vegas has great riding! READ FULL STORY
Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings after advancing to the semi-final round of eliminations at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, the second event in the six-race Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Krawiec has an 11-point lead over his teammate, Andrew Hines, who also advanced to the semi-finals at theTexas event. Michael Ray defeated Karen Stoffer in the final, the first of the season not to feature at least one of the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle riders, as the team’s winning streak came to end after 13 consecutive NHRA events dating back to 2011.
“It’s been almost a calendar year since there wasn’t a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® rider on the winner’s podium,” said Hines. “We can look back on this streak with pride. We may never do it again, but it’s a string of success we will always remember.”
Krawiec (6.887 seconds) and Hines (6.892 seconds), racing Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycles finished in dazzling metalflake Hard Candy paint, qualified third and fourth, respectively, for the event. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr. paced all qualifiers with an Elapsed Time of 6.852 seconds.
Hines defeated the Steve Johnson Suzuki and MB Precision/LAT Racing Oil Buell rider Mike Berry in the first two rounds of Sunday eliminations before losing to Ray on the Viper Motorcycle Company Buell in the third round.
Krawiec got wins over PiranaZ Racing Buell rider Shawn Gann and ZLOOP Suzuki rider LE Tonglet in the first two rounds, and then lost to Geico Suzuki rider Stoffer on a holeshot in the third round.
“Both of our V-Rods really fell off in performance between the second and third rounds,” said Krawiec. “We’ve had that happen at this track in the past, as the temperature goes up and the track surface starts to get a little greasy. I’m not sure why. We knew the win streak would end eventually. It’s more important that we gained points on our two closest rivals in the Countdown.”
As a result of bonus points earned during qualifying, Krawiec gained a single point on Hines over the weekend, and is now up by 11 with 2295 points. Hines is second with 2284 points. Hector Arana Jr., who lost on a red light in the second round at Texas, is third with 2216 points and drops from 64 to 79 points behind Krawiec. Ray, who won the first National event of his career atTexas, jumps to fourth place with 2187 points. Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr., who broke at the starting line in the first round, drops to fifth place with 2185 points. Stoffer is sixth with 2175 points.
The Pro Stock Motorcycles will be back in action September 28-30 at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
KLR Group/Spyke’s Harley-Davidson rider Michael Barnes won his second AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series race of the season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a day after his teammate Kyle Wyman’s season come to a disappointing end after a qualifying crash.
Barnes battled polesitter Tyler O’Hara (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade) and Travis Wyman (Harv’s Harley-Davidson), who rounded out the podium spots, along with Suburban Motors H-D’s Benjamin Carlson and MOB Racing’s Jake Holden throughout the 11-lap contest. After leading the third and fourth laps of the race, Barnes fell back to third behind O’Hara and Wyman, who traded the lead for the next several laps. But on lap ten, Barnes picked off Wyman for second, setting up a decisive move for the lead and eventual win on the final lap, when he passed O’Hara on the back straight. With yellow flags out for a crashed rider on the last lap, Barnes was able to hold that lead through the final few corners and fend off O’Hara’s late draft-pass attempt at the start/finish line by 0.132 second.
“It’s been a real emotional rollercoaster weekend with Kyle getting hurt yesterday,” Barnes said. “It affected the whole team but it made us dig that much deeper, and I know Travis was digging deeper for his brother out there too. He was riding hard. It was hard to out-brake him, but I needed to get by Travis in order to get by Tyler. I dug deep for that one.”
On Saturday, XR Showdown contender Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/ Spyke’s Harley-Davidson) high-sided in damp track conditions during qualifying and was air-lifted to a local hospital for observation. Wyman was released later that evening and returned to the track to root for his teammate Barnes on Sunday, but decided to call an end to his season to recuperate after several hard crashes in recent races.
With Wyman out of contention, the fight for the XR Showdown title will likely come down to a battle between Barnes, O’Hara, and Carlson, who are separated by eight points with one race remaining in the series.
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series concludes October 6-7 at NOLA MotorsportsPark in New Orleans, La.
Homestead-Miami Race Result:
1. Michael Barnes (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), 11 laps
2. Tyler O’Hara (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +0.132 second
3. Travis Wyman (Harv’s H-D), +0.515 second
4. Benjamin Carlson (Suburban Motors H-D), +1.843 seconds
5. Michael Corbino (XP Motorsports/Rossiter’s H-D), +14.014 seconds
6. Shane Narbonne (MOB Racing/Teterboro Rams LLC), +25.216 seconds
7. David Estok (Ruthless Racing/Deeley H-D Racing), +32.734 seconds
8. Barrett Long (Longevity Racing), +53.345
9. Josh Chisum (Bartels’ H-D/Scrubblade), +53.350 seconds
10. Eric Haugo (MOB Racing/Teterboro Rams LLC), +1:20.960
11. Jake Holden (MOB Racing/Teterboro Rams LLC), 10 laps, mechanical
12. Ray Delaney (Fury Offshore Racing Team), +1:26.767
13. Gerry Signorelli (Kuryakyn), +39.124 seconds, 9 laps
14. Kyle Wyman (KLR Group/Spyke’s H-D), DNS
XR1200 Showdown Points Standings
1. Michael Barnes, 1,090
2. Tyler O’Hara, 1,088
3. Benjamin Carlson, 1,082
4. Michael Corbino, 1,064
5. Kyle Wyman, 1,062
6. Travis Wyman, 1,062
7. David Estok, 1,049
8. Josh Chisum, 1,042
9. Gerry Signorelli, 1,018
10. Darren James, 1,000