The J&P Cycles’ giveaway FXR with the X-Wedge mill and Ridewright WHeels is in the final assembly countdown. The schedule is to make the bike available for delivery by the 17th so it can be sent to J&P Cycles for a photography session and then buttoned up for delivery to the NY show.
This past Saturday on October 25th at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA Dumptruck co-hosted the Benefit for Chopper Dave of Chopper Daves Casting Co. He was joined with Jeff Holt of Hot Bike/Street Choppers Magazines.
“It was a great time where the term biker was defined by the support that the community so willingly offered in order to help relieve the pressure of medical bills and time off work for one of the custom motorcycle community’s brightest lights and talented fabricators,” said Dumptruck.
I flew into LAX late Thursday night and was picked up by my partner Bob Kay.
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner
I ducked my head to see who was in the car and found Bandit of Bikernet behind the wheel grinning ear to ear. Kay was riding shotgun and Ray Wheeler was taking up residence in the back. Once we all got loaded, we had 850+ lbs of beef and 300 lbs of luggage dragging the springs of the black Ford rental.
The boys waited on me for dinner so after I got in, Bandit slammed the accelerator and we shot off into the night looking for a late night dinner. We zipped down the mean streets of Los Angeles on the hunt… blasting down the streets, popping over curbs and blowing through lights.
Note: Bob Kay, Biker Pros Partner, is in Germany and will be filing a report next week.
The 11th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is now underway at this year’s INTERMOT expo at the Cologne exhibition center (Koelnmesse) in Germany.
Yesterday saw some 80 builders from 24 different countries, register 90 great custom bikes, for the five classes, with the World Champion scheduled to be announced at the award ceremony at the end of the show, 5pm on Sunday October 5th.
UBM Agrees to Buy Advanstar Communications (Owner of IMS Show and J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show)
By ED BALLARD And RORY GALLIVAN
LONDON—U.K. media company UBM UBM.LN PLC said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Advanstar Communications for $972 million in cash, a major step in UBM’s transition from a diverse media group to an events-focused company.
The addition of Advanstar’s 54 trade shows, which include the Magic Marketplace fashion event, and roughly 100 conferences will make UBM the biggest events business in the U.S. by 2013 revenue, said UBM, which is buying Advanstar from hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group LLC and private equity companies Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Ares Management.