Akoo Clothing Brand Becomes Official Sponsor for Atlantic Beach Bike Week in Atlantic Beach

NEW YORK, NY, MAY 25, 2011 – The AKOO Clothing brand is pleased to announce their official partnership with Bikefest 2011 held in Atlantic Beach, South Carolina during Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, 2011.

As part of the partnership with Bikefest 2011, AKOO Clothing will be producing an outdoor stage that will host AKOO fashion shows, live musical performances, and exclusive AKOO fashion makeovers. In addition, AKOO will be hosting a community “meet and greet” event as well as the Official Bikefest 2011 Kick-Off Party. Finally, in conjunction with Downtown Locker Room, AKOO Clothing will be anchoring a national consumer sweepstakes with the grand prize being a fully customized, AKOO branded, 2010 Yamaha R1. Consumers can enter to win the AKOO bike at any DTLR retail location or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/akooclothing.com.
“The AKOO Clothing brand represents authenticity, quality, and craftsmanship. Our Atlantic Beach community is proud to have AKOO as our official partner for Bikefest 2011,” says Mr. William Booker, Town Manager of Atlantic Beach. “We welcome them as well as the thousands of bike enthusiasts from across the country to our community.”
Atlantic Beach, a small resort town in South Carolina with a population under 400 people, hosts the country’s largest sportbike event during Memorial Day Weekend. Bike enthusiasts from all genders, races and nationalities experience four days of exciting festivities from live music, numerous events and unforgettable camaraderie among hundreds of Bike Clubs.
AKOO Clothing is the new Americana fashion go-to brand for top fashion and innovation nationally and internationally. Global trendsetting celebrities, athletes, musicians, and actors have become fans of the brand including Larry King. Some of these prominent fans have even taken it a step further by aligning themselves and their projects with AKOO such as B.o.B,Curtis Granderson, Carl Crawford, Hosea Chanchez, Travis Porter, Tristan Wilds, Meek Mill, and Mickey Factz to name a few. AKOO has been featured in national print publications including VIBE Magazine and GQ, who also named AKOO’s founder T.I., one of the “10 Most Stylish Men in America” in their magazine issue.
ABOUT AKOO CLOTHING
AKOO, an acronym for A KING OF ONESELF, is a men’s contemporary clothing line that exudes a unique sense of elusive style that is versatile to one’s own lifestyle. The brand offers the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship including distinctive prints and fabrics that are unmatched from comfortable denim with custom embroidery, stylish leather jackets, detailed sweaters and durable lightweight tees as well as button downs and polos. AKOO, was founded by Grammy award winning artist, music and film producer, song writer and actor, T.I., and his business partner and Grand Hustle Entertainment CEO, Jason Geter. AKOO is manufactured and distributed by RP55 Group. AKOO is donned by celebrities including actors, musicians and athletes. The brand has been featured on TV, in videos, online, and in print media from around the world. The AKOO Clothing showroom is located at 230 W. 39th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10018. For more information on AKOO Clothing, visit www.akooclothingbrand.com and Facebook via www.facebook.com/akooclothing and Twitter via twitter.com/akooclothing.

 

Easyrider Tour Sets Records In Early Shows

Extreme Custom Motorcycles are on display at the 2010-2011 Easyrider Bike Shows

Easyriders Events Annual Bike Show Tour wrapped up its fall tour in Atlanta, GA., on November 20th with host Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The all new entertainment-packed bike show tour also stopped in Louisville, KY on November 13th and in Greenville, SC. on October 23rd at the Carolina First Center

Record numbers of bike enthusiasts and motorcycle fans came out to each of the three cities to see a record high 250 plus custom bikes competing for over 55 plus awards.  Easyriders Events Marketing and Entertainment Director, Tucker Kroll attributes the record breaking number of custom bike entries this year to their free space program, which gives wristband holders an option to feature their custom bikes at the show for no charge.

Easyriders Events Marketing and Entertainment Director, Tucker Kroll, said the bike show tour, “Seemed to have something for everyone and the 2011 dates look to be even bigger with our addition of Jax, the top star of the number one hit cable television show Sons of Anarchy.”  The tour drew considerable media attention with coverage from Fox, CBS, and CW network affiliates.

Matt Sorum is the world famous drummer from Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver.  Sorum commented on his as a host saying,  “The Easyriders Bike Show Tour is as good as I’ve ever seen it this year, it has been absolutely awesome.”

Easyriders Events owner Greg Hicks recently commented, “Our goal at Easyriders Events is to bring our patrons one-of-a-kind, first quality talent and entertainment. We achieve this goal by offering our audience today’s hottest talent and attractions. Sons of Anarchy is the most popular show on TV today so what better way to reach our goals for the 2011 tour then to bring them the star of the show, Charlie Hunnam, a.k.a., “Jax”. We want our patrons to meet the most popular names in the motorcycle industry as well as in the entertainment industry at our shows.”

Another new element drawing fans to the fall bike show tour was the new 5,000 square foot, Easyriders Kids Zone Area which was hosted by Moises Arias who plays Rico who on Disney’s hit show, Hannah Montana.  Fans lined up to be photographed by world-famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter.  Also a big hit with bike fans was landing autographs from some of the world’s top bike builders including Paul Yaffe, The Limpnickie Lot, and Kendall Johnson.

The Roadware Fashion Show featuring The Purrfect Angelz was popular with fans as was the “Anger Management Street Extreme Lifestyle” motorcycle stunt show.  Celebrated recording and touring artists, Cowboy Mouth performed at each show. Easyriders Events Owner, Greg Hicks, added, “The second biggest draw, other than the bikes, was the chance for fans to meet Billy Gibbons or one of our other celebrity hosts.”

Other upcoming dates on the Easyriders 2011 Bike Show Tour include Charlotte, NC on January 22nd and 23rd, at the Charlotte Convention Center, and Knoxville, TN on February 5th at the Knoxville Convention Center and finishes with the Columbus, OH Invitational on February 11th-13th, 2011 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Viper Moves From Minnesota to Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. Aug. 10, 2010 – The Viper Motorcycle Company (OTCBB: VPWI) is announcing its plans to begin manufacturing motorcycles in Auburn, Alabama. The Company will move its operation from Minnesota to Auburn as soon as possible with full production beginning in 2011.  A brand new facility in Auburn Technology Park West will become the new headquarters and production facility for Viper Motorcycle Company. Company officials expect the creation of 100 new jobs in Auburn over the next two years.

Viper Motorcycle Company, a subsidiary of Viper Powersports, produces high performance, super cruiser motorcycles for bike enthusiasts. The motorcycles are produced with over 80% of proprietary parts designed and manufactured by Viper. “The Auburn facility and community support places us in a position to achieve our annual goal of 2000 motorcycles and 2000 aftermarket engines within 5 years,” added John Silseth, CEO of Viper Powersports.

Company officials say the timing is ideal to relocate their operation and that Auburn has all of the assets for the Company to expand and satisfy the increased demand. “The market is ready for a new original equipment manufacturer to be a leader in the super cruiser niche,” said Terry Nesbitt, President of Viper Motorcycle Company.

Andrew Broadley, Technical Director of Viper Motorcycle Company sees the proximity to Auburn University as an opportunity to integrate a wealth of knowledge and expertise from students and faculty. “The ability to develop a relationship with such a high-quality University is of particular interest on the technical side, which will allow us to expand our research and development capability towards new projects,” said Broadley.  The company sees unique opportunities for creative students to be involved in design and engineering.

State Representative Mike Hubbard and Governor Bob Riley assisted in recruiting the Company to Alabama.  Both had seen the product prior to its official launch.

Governor Bob Riley congratulated Auburn on this exciting economic development news. “This is a great win for Auburn and really for our entire state.  We’re proud to welcome Alabama’s latest economic development success to Alabama and look forward to a long and productive relationship with Viper.  I know I’m definitely looking forward to seeing those bikes that will be built in Alabama out on the road,” stated Governor Bob Riley.

State Representative Mike Hubbard welcomed the new company to Auburn.  “The company was attracted to the area because of its excellent conditions including skilled personnel, a diverse manufacturing base, Auburn University, and the local quality of life,” Hubbard said.

Auburn City officials say the announcement is good news for the local economy.  “We are proud to bring in another dynamic company that will provide Auburn citizens with good paying jobs, while diversifying our local manufacturing base,” Mayor Bill Ham said.  ”It’s exciting that such a unique product, to be sold across the country and abroad, will be manufactured in Auburn.”