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Check Out Wheeler Dealers On Velocity

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WHEELER DEALERS Premieres September 12 at 9:00PM on Velocity. 

This fall,  the ultimate tag-team of automotive authority and mechanical mastery take to the streets in the ultimate hunt for prize cars that bring home the bacon. WHEELER DEALERS is the definitive auto restoration series with a sharp British wit, as veteran car dealer Mike Brewer and ace mechanic Edd China embark on a mission to locate and restore iconic cars that turn a serious profit.  This season they are on an international road trip, finding and fixing rare classic cars while offering expert automotive advice for viewers along the way. WHEELER DEALERS returns with all-new episodes on Velocity Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). 

“Mike and Edd are both quintessential Velocity men – experts and entrepreneurs who are ridiculously entertaining on screen,” said Bob Scanlon Senior Vice President of Velocity. “This all-new season showcases their unparalleled passion for the entire automotive process as well as their uncanny ability to close a deal.”

WHEELER DEALERS follows Mike as he scours the automotive universe  in search of unfound four-wheeled treasures. He then hands them over to Edd who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to full engine transplants in order to bring these vehicles back to their former glory. When the jobs are complete, the duo takes the final definitive test-drive to determine if Mike attempts to sell the car for a tidy profit

In the all-new season of WHEELER DEALERS, Mike travels across the pond for a coast-to-coast U.S. adventure in search of the best of “Automotive Americana.”  Back in Europe, he spans the UK, France and Italy for the most prized motors from the Olde World’s most-storied manufactures.  From a bargain deal on a rusted Fiat Dino, to a rock bottom price on an AC Cobra fixer-upper, to  a steal on a classic British Morgan, Mike and Edd unveil their extraordinary expertise in this all-new season of the thrilling “finders keepers” show on four wheels.  

For more information on Velocity, please visitVelocity.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @VelocityTV1 

This Watch Runs A Little Faster

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The Yamaha Vmax was born in 1985 and CIRCUS VMAXIMUS, the ultimate online store for the fans of this famous muscle bike, now introduces the exclusive VMAX SPECIAL FORCES chronograph.

The high-grade watch is made in Germany and immediately catches the eye with the striking sporty design of its XL-size stainless-steel case that has a diameter of 43 millimeters (1.7 inches).

The timepiece sets itself further apart with a mineral crystal, a black leather watch band and a black 12-hour dial complete with the white VMAX SPECIAL FORCES logo.

The timepiece costs 129 Euros and keeps accurate time with its precision quartz movement. The watch’s chronograph functions allow exact timing of lap times and intermediate times.

The VMAX SPECIAL FORCES chronograph is exclusively available at www.Circus-Vmaximus.com. 

Big Bear Choppers Expands US Dealer Network

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The California based manufacturer of production American-Made V-twin motorcycles has acquired two new dealers in the United States since reopening in November of 2011 under the new ownership of Simon Scott, an international businessman with interests in the USA and Indonesia.  The complete line of fully warranted Big Bear Choppers V-twin motorcycles with contemporary styling is available through a growing international dealer network. For more information on Big Bear Choppers, or to become a dealer visit www.BigBearChoppers.com  or call 909-478-7788

Joining the Big Bear Choppers domestic US dealer network is OMG Motorsports from Gresham, OR and High Performance Cycles from Allentown, PA. These performance V-twin dealers have identified Big Bear Choppers as a quality American Made motorcycle and lifestyle brand that will help increase sales for the dealership. With the addition of Big Bear Choppers to their exciting product lines OMG Motorsports and High Performance Cycles will now be able to offer their customers a reliable, stylish, high performance and fully warranted motorcycle that targets the needs of today’s consumer.

“With our new Big Bear Choppers manufacturing facility, RHC is able to produce the best looking, best made and best performing motorcycles available,” says RHC President  Simon Scott. “With the majority of our motorcycles presently heading to International dealers, it is our goal to provide superior products and support to our growing list of US dealers as well. Supplying quality motorcycles, with great customer and dealer service is our goal at Big Bear Choppers.”

"First and foremost the design and engineering of Big Bear Choppers is excellent" says Rich Reph owner of High Performance Cycles. "The response to being a Big Bear dealer has been overwhelmingly positive. I have had many new customers coming in to check out the bikes and sales have been good. It is also great that we can offer our customers a one off motorcycle at production line built prices and with better quality. We and our customers our happy to be part of the Big Bear Choppers family."

"We chose Big Bear Choppers for many reasons," says Kevin Washington, owner of OMG Motorsports. "The warranty is the best in the market, the brand is well known to consumers and the bikes are made in the USA with the highest possible quality. OMG Motorsports is proud to be in the Big Bear Choppers family and we look forward to a long relationship with them."

Big Bear Choppers with their rich brand history, delivers unmatched innovative product design, support and customer service. With models such as the Sled, Athena, Rage, Miss Behavin, Bear Bones and 8 other world class models, Big Bear Choppers by RHC offers a wide range of motorcycles to suit and excite every rider. Big Bear Choppers also offers a complete line of parts and accessories for those looking to update their exciting bike or to connect with one of the hottest brands in the market. A full line of contemporary men’s and women’s apparel is also available for that added element of style and statement.

Whether you are looking for your next motorcycle or looking to drive more sales and customer traffic through your dealership, look no further then Big Bear Choppers to deliver unbeatable motorcycles and service. Call 909-478-7788, e-mail info@ragehard.com or click on www.BigBearChoppers.com for more information.

A Cool Bike Wash Kit

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The Harley-Davidson Bike Wash Kit (P/N  94701-09, $49.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories includes motorcycle-cleaning essentials. Sunwash® Concentrated Cleaner promotes sheeting action and rinses clean. Bug Remover Spray melts away bugs without damaging metal, plastic or painted surfaces. Both are biodegradable. A wash mitt features wool-blended material with extra-dense pile for scrubbing power and durability. The Bar & Shield logo-shape soft detailing pad helps remove debris without scratching surface finishes. A synthetic towel is safe for all surface finishes and dries without streaking, while the microfiber detailing cloth can be used for washing, cleaning or buffing. Bike Wash Kit Online Details

Labor Day Weekend is All About Bikes in J&P’s Neighborhood

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Labor Day weekend in Iowa marks one of the largest antique motorcycle swap meets and vintage flat-track races in the United States, hosted by theChief Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), and it’s going to take place just down the road from J&P Cycles’ headquarters.

This year’s AMCA Fall National is set for Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1, at theMississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. The three-day event annually attracts riders and families from across the country, drawn to the dirt track to watch vintage motorcycles compete.

Other big draws include hundreds of bikes on display, a parts swap meet, craft fair, cocktail party, a Saturday night banquet, free movie and even church services conducted by the Victory Riders Christian Motorcycle Association. And if you’re in a learning mode, seminars and classes are scheduled on a variety of motorcycle-related topics, including flathead power, plating and accident scene management.

Best of all, since you’re already in our neck of the woods, go ahead and make that short ride up to Anamosa and visit our headquarters at J&P Cycles. Then spend some time at the nearby National Motorcycle Museum.

For more information about the AMCA Fall National, visit www.chiefblackhawk.orgor call 563-355-7727.


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ZZ Top To Headline The 2013 Buffalo Chip Music Festival During Next Year's Sturgis Rally

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 The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® welcomes the legendary band ZZ Top as the first act confirming their appearance at the annual musical festival set for August 2 -11, 2013 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member ZZ Top, a long time favorite with campers and concert goers at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, will be part of what is expected to be one of the best line ups to date at the 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® camping resort and music festival.  More 2013 band announcements are coming soon from some of the biggest names in music. Early Specials for the best value on camping reservations and concert passes are available now at www.BuffaloChip.com.

ZZ Top formed in Houston in 1969. Known as “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” ZZ Top has the honor of being one of the longest running major rock bands with all original members, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, still making it happen. With their unmistakable mix of rock, blues and down home boogie sound, ZZ Top has sold millions of albums over their 40 plus year career. The ZZ Top boys are also known for their love of hot rods and custom motorcycles.

“The Chip crowd loves ZZ Top and they have put on some amazing shows here,” says Buffalo Chip® owner Rod Woodruff. “It is a great to open up our 2013 line up with such a fan favorite as ZZ Top. We expect 2013 is going to be another record breaking year at the Buffalo Chip.”

ZZ Top holds several impressive chart and album sales feats, including six number one singles, 4 gold, 3 platinum, and 2 multi-platinum album certifications, in addition to one diamond album. Many of their songs have gone on to reach classic rock immortality. In August of 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® campers and concert goers can look forward to hearing some of ZZ Tops chart toping hits such as ”Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Legs,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Tush” and “La Grange.”

The Legendary Buffalo Chip has been offering its guests the true Sturgis experience for more than 30 years with its premium camping resort and world class entertainment. You can make reservations for the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at The Best Party Anywhere™ at www.BuffaloChip.com or by calling (605) 347 9000. 

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Progressive Suspension Sponsors DP Custom

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Progressive Suspension is proud to sponsor DP Customs latest Cafe Sportster build. This highly innovative company out of Arizona continues to build cutting-edge bikes with a clean look and original styling.

"We were really blown away by their last build and excited to be part of this one", explained Progressive's Director of Marketing , David Zemla. DP used a taller than stock 14" version of Progressive's 970 Series piggyback shocks to raise the rear and as well as tighten up the steering. The result not only looks the cafe part, but handles like it's on rails. For more info on the Progressive Suspension line of high performance Piggyback shocks, click hereAlso, check out the other builds from DP Customs, here.

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