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LA Calendar Show Winner AFT featured in new iKustom TV Series Available Online

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Watch the build of AFT Metric Custom's LA Calendar Bike Show winner and Calendar Bike "Kimosabe" and join the AFT Spokesmodels
as they take it to Bonneville to race on the Salt Flats. This video is the first of Twelve iKustom show Bike Builder TV Series

RogueFlix, the new young-male driven Action Lifestyle Network will release the iKuztom TV series on January 7, 2013 featuring the world of custom motorcycles written, directed, and produced by award winning producer, Erik Lundmark and his partner Timothy G. Ledford, an innovator in the custom motorcycle industry.   

“CINE Golden Eagle Award Winner, iKuztom takes you up close and personal through smoke, fire, and steel as elite custom motorcycle artisans ply their trade behind the scenes to design and create one-of-a-kind bikes for the ultimate discerning bike enthusiasts,” stated Erik Lundmark, CEO of Leomark Studios which created the series together with Grip Ace Industries.  “The 13 half-hour episodes also feature a bevy of bikini models and comedy sketches, in a fun, fast paced thrill ride.”   

“We are very excited about teaming up with Erik and his team at Leomark Studios to bring our RogueFlix audience a truly amazing motorcycle TV series,” stated Bryan Duran, co-founder, CEO and General Counsel of RogueFlix.  “I was very impressed with the quality of the award winning iKuztom TV series and I knew right away that I wanted it on RogueFlix.  Erik and I met poolside at the Loews Hotel during the American Film Market and quickly realized we wanted to work together and are collaborating on more productions.” 

You can view the entire 12 episode iKustom TV Series Online here

TEXAS SHOW COMING

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THIS SUNDAY!!!!!!!!

JANUARY 13 – IT'S TEXAS SCOOTER TIMES‚

10th Annual – DALLAS CHOPPER SHOW & SWAP MEET

 

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Judged Competition For : Manufacturer Built Choppers (Big Dog, Iron Horse, Ect) Shop Built Choppers (constructed by motorcycle shop) Home Built Choppers (constructed by owner)

 

1st & 2nd Trophys – PLUS Peoples Choice & Judges Choice Award – NO ENTRY FEE

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AND – BARGAINS !!! BARGAINS !!! BARGAINS!!!!

CHEAP Leather Deals (Several Vendors coming with „End of Winter„ PRICING)

New & Used Parts (Closed Shop Owners coming to DUMP inventory) – Distributor „Over-Runs‰

Lifestyle Necessities  – Garage „Clean-Outs‰, Knife Sharpener, Leather, Jewlery, Apparel, Engraver, Patches, Sewing, LEDs, Pinstriper, Onsite Repair and more.

  DECENT WEATHER PREDICTED – SO THERE SHOULD BE A GOOD SHOWING OF VENDORS OUT BACK – DON'T MISS THE TRAILER DEALS!

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LIVE BAND

– Pete Barbeck & 7th Son, Blues & Rock – With 20 NEW Original SONGS!!

 

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LOCATION: Longhorn Ballroom, Corner of Riverfront & Corinth – Take Riverfront Blvd. Exit from either I-30 or I-35 at Downtown Dallas & go South 5 blocks.

 

DATE: Sunday, January 13

SHOW HOURS: 10am – 4:30pm

ADMISSION: $8 Adults, $5 Active Military (With i.d.) & Kids 5-14, Under 5 Free

INFORMATION – DOWNLOADABLE FLYERS – BIKE SHOW ENTRY FORMS & MORE

WWW.TEXASSCOOTER.COM

254-687-9066 Office

214-428-4500 Day of Show ONLY

 

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AND Second CALL FOR –

## The FORT WORTH BIKER LIFESTYLE EXPO & SWAP MEET

…………….Sunday – February 17 – Will Rogers Memorial Complex

## The SPRING HOUSTON SWAP MEET

…………….Sunday – March 17 – Humble Civic Center

Dirt Track Heroes Exhibit to open at National Motorcycle Museum

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The most all-American form of motorcycle racing is no doubt dirt track. Born on horse racing tracks a century ago, man and machine still duel it out to this day for the podium finish. But from 1954 to 1985, winning the GNC called for extreme talent. These were the glory days when riders had to be masters of the Mile, half-mile, the short track and TT but also earn road racing points  to lock up the Grand National Championship. TheDirt Track Heroes exhibit will focus on this period but also cover  dynamic bikes and riders up into the 1990's.

Join us as we tell the Dirt Track Heroes story in an in depth special exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa. 
 
And if you know the whereabouts of pro level bikes, leathers, photos, posters, even frames, forks and wheels related to pro level dirt track racing, drop a note to Special Projects Director, Mark Mederski at: mmederski@nationalmcmuseum.org or call 614 551 0960.
 
The Dirt Track Heroes exhibit will be completed in mid-May 2013, dedicated June 8 as part of the Vintage Rally 2013, June 8 & 9, 2013 in Anamosa, Iowa.


 

 

Military efforts to expand base into California's Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle riding area hit snag

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The U.S. military can't spend a dime on expanding a Marine base into the popular Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle riding area in California until the Navy files a report on off-highway riding with Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. 

On Jan. 2, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 4310), triggering a hold on spending and a 90-day deadline for the military to report to Congress on how its proposed expansion of a Marine base at Twentynine Palms, Calif., would affect off-highway riding at Johnson Valley. 

The language was inserted into the bill by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) with support from Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.). 

"This requirement for a report to Congress is very important because it will force the Navy to explain to the people's representatives why it wants to bar riders from one of the most popular riding areas in the country," said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations who is a former congressman and U.S. senator from Colorado. 

"Congress will have the final say on whether the military can proceed with its plans to expand the base into Johnson Valley," Allard said. "But we don't believe this expansion is necessary. The report will allow for some breathing room for off-highway-vehicle advocates and the military to talk to try to come up with a solution that meets the training needs of the military while maintaining access for motorized recreation. 

"Also, the report should show members of Congress who may not be familiar with Johnson Valley how vitally important the area is for motorized recreation," Allard said. 

In July, the Department of the Navy released a final environmental impact statement for the expansion of the Marine base. The preferred alternative would allow public use of only 40,000 acres of the 190,000-acre Johnson Valley OHV area, and for only 10 months a year. It's all part of an effort by the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms to expand its land holdings to allow for more live-fire training. The Marine Corps is part of the Navy. 

Several years ago, the Navy began the formal process to take over some 365,906 acres of public land near San Bernardino to use for live-fire training for the Marines. At that time, the Navy filed an application with the U.S. Interior Department seeking control of the public land, which is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 

The Marine Corps hopes to begin training on the land in 2014. 

"The AMA, in partnership with the California Motorized Recreation Council and The Livingston Group in Washington, D.C., that was hired by the CMRC to move the legislation, worked long and hard to get this important report required before the base expansion can proceed," Allard added. "This was truly a team effort involving many southern California motorized groups and their elected representatives in Washington, D.C., as well as other representatives in Congress." 

The California Motorized Recreation Council is a non-profit association comprised of the leadership of the largest off-highway vehicle recreation organizations in California. CMRC membership includes, the Off-Road Business Association, California Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs, California Off-Road Vehicle Association, AMA national, American Sand Association, California-Nevada Snowmobile Association, AMA District 36 (Northern California, Northwestern Nevada) and AMA District 37 (Southern California) Off-Road.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH HOMETOWN CROWD AT 2013 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN MINNEAPOLIS

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Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced its plans and participation at the International Motorcycle Show in Minneapolis, taking place January 11-13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Representatives from Minneapolis-based Indian Motorcycle and parent company Polaris Industries will be on-hand to showcase the entire lineup of 2013 Indian Motorcycle models, including the just announced Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition,  which commemorates the previous era of Indian Motorcycle. The display also features a sound booth where attendees can experience firsthand the rumbling power of the upcoming, all-new Indian Motorcycle engine.

“Motorcycle enthusiasts around the world have been eagerly anticipating our plans for the new, completely redesigned Indian Motorcycle coming later this year. We’re delighted to share our progress and vision of the Polaris era with our hometown fans and members of the press,” said Polaris Vice President of Motorcycles, Steve Menneto. “Our team is committed to charting an inspired new future for this brand that fuses the iconic elements of its legendary past with state-of-the-art technology and engineering prowess. We’re proud to display our passion and excitement this week in Minneapolis.”

 

The all-new “Indian Motorcycle Experience” exhibit chronicles some of the brand’s most important and historic achievements and highlights select vintage motorcycles and military vehicles. It includes a 1942 Indian Model 741B Army model on loan through the National Motorcycle Museum representing the company’s commitment to the military in WWII, and an MV 850 militarized ATV representing Polaris Industries’ current products built for the U.S. Military. Also featured will be the 1935 Indian Chief purchased by Polaris in 2012 on the HISTORY Channel program “American Pickers.”

 

The company will also showcase an exact replica of the Floyd Emde Indian “Big Base” Scout that dominated and won the Daytona 200 beach race in 1948. The perfectly restored motorcycle represents exactly how the machine would have appeared on the starting line of the race. The sound of history will reverberate throughout the convention hall as this extremely rare motorcycle will be started up several times over the weekend (Friday – 6:30 p.m., Saturday – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Sunday – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.).

Motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the “Indian Motorcycle Experience” in Minneapolis (January 11-13), New York City (January 18-20) or Chicago (February 8-10). For tickets and more information on specific shows visitwww.motorcycleshows.com.