PRODUCERS OF AMERICAN CHOPPER SEEKING BIKE RESTORATION & SALES COMPANY FOR NEW TELEVISION SERIES

Looking  to spotlight one company that restores and flips motorcycles for a national cable network 

LOS ANGELES, September 18, 2012 – Pilgrim Studios, the producers of American Chopper (TLC), Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel), and Fast N’ Loud (Discovery), is seeking to cast a company of fun, outgoing and even outrageous individuals who buy motorcycles, restore them to their previous glory and sell them. Does your company restore or rebuild old motorcycles? If you and your staff are top-­‐notch bike builders/restorers, have big personalities and can turn forgotten, derelict or vintage motorcycles into full-­‐throttle masterpieces, then you could have your own show on a major cable network! Maybe you hunt for old bikes in your area, spruce them up and sell them for a big profit. Maybe you’re a custom bike builder who doesn’t usually restore bikes, but you’ve got the facility and know-­‐how to do it. As long as you have what it takes, and your team has memorable, outgoing personalities, your company could be featured on its own TV show. If this sounds like you, please email producers at CycleFlippers@gmail.com with your name, the company name, location, phone number, email address, recent photos of you and your team, company website and a brief explanation of why you should be flipping bikes on your own TV show. Producers are looking to meet great builders in early October, 2012. So contact us TODAY! * For more information on Pilgrim Studios and the  producers, please visit www.pilgrimstudios.com

Rare, Historic Motorcycles to Roar across Auction Block at Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

DANA POINT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EG Auctions, a premier collector vehicle auction company, will auction some of the finest examples of vintage motorcycles from the 1900s through the early ‘50s during the 29th Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, on June 24-26. Located at the esteemed St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif., the Dana Point Vintage Automobile Auction will offer more than 100 collectible, classic vehicles including European sports cars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars and motorcycles during Southern California’s three-day celebration of automotive elegance.

“The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance is renowned for presenting some of the most breathtaking classic cars and vintage motorcycles in the world,” said David Berg, managing partner of EG Auctions. “To complement the wonderful examples of antique motorcycles slated for display on the Concours North Lawn, we’re going to offer people the opportunity to purchase one also. From a restored, classic Harley Davidson to an early 20th century Indian Twin two-speed, EG Auctions has an eclectic assortment of motorcycles for sale that would be wonderful centerpieces for any collection.”

Of the most interesting motorcycles crossing the auction block is a 1914 Indian Twin two-speed model #88F778 assembled by the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company. Built during the decade when Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world, this is a fine example of a “survivor” bike. With original paint and rims, the fiery red cycle has been stored indoors for years. Even the engine is complete and operates correctly.

No vintage motorcycle auction would be complete without a legendary Harley Davidson bike or two. A beautiful barn find available to the highest bidder is a 1934 Harley Davidson VD with a side car. Found in an industrial building down the road in Orange County, the three-speed bike was registered at the building for more than 35 years and has approximately 44,000 miles on the odometer. The rustic feel of the Harley adds to its allure, with an engine and transmission that would make any enthusiast believe it just rolled off the production line.

“For many collectors, these pre-war Harley Davidsons are the king of the road with their bad boy looks, rumbling exhaust note and smooth handling,” added Berg. “These bikes aren’t just rubber and engine grease; they symbolize a way of life.”

Harley Davidson fans will also be pleased to find some of the first Harleys on the auction docket, including 1905 and 1908 built bikes. The ‘05 is a replica of one of the three Harley Davidson motorcycles made in the first year of production. Today, only two of these bikes can be accounted for in the world. The 1908 Harley is a fine example of an early strap tank, belt drive machine.

For those interested in adding a vintage motorcycle or a collectible car to their collection, the auction preview starts Friday, June 24, at 4 p.m. PDT with the auction scheduled for 7 p.m. Bidders can review the docket, which will be on display starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, with sales to begin at 10 a.m. on both days inside the auction tent.

Visit www.danapointconcours.org to learn how to get tickets for the premier Southern California celebration of automotive elegance. To register to become a bidder or to consign a vehicle at one of the nine EG Auctions in North America, log on to www.egauctions.com. Like EG Auctions on Facebook or follow it on Twitter.

About The Electric Garage

The Electric Garage was established in 1999 with offices in Canada and the U.S. The U.S. operations are headquartered in Bermuda Dunes, Calif. The company has an impeccable reputation for providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, automotive enthusiasts and astute collectors around the world. EG Auctions maintains Classic Car sales showrooms and manages quality Collector Car Auctions in many regions of Canada and currently expanded their operating base to the U.S. market. For more information about EG Auctions visit www.theelectricgarage.com or call 1-888-296-0528.

About Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

The Dana Point Concours d’EleganceTM is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with excess proceeds supporting the Ocean Institute, the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital and other Southern California youth charities. The event is operated primarily as a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Concours, with additional classes showcasing interesting and relevant automobiles. The Dana Point ConcoursTM organizing committee aspires to create a premier automotive event that showcases the rich Southern California automotive heritage. For more information, please visit www.DanaPointConcours.org.

AHRMA Announces a “World Championship” Mini-Series

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) announces a new mini-series for the conclusion of the 2011 Road Racing season

The 2011 AHRMA World Championship series, a first for AHRMA, is a mini-series that will tabulate results from all road race classes for the 7th Annual Barber Vintage Festival (October 8th and 9th) and the one round of the last event of the road race season at Daytona International Speedway, the following weekend (October 14th thru 16th).

This mini-series was created to allow international riders an easy way to compete in two AHRMA nationals at two premier facilities in one easy trip. All racers must be entered for both events to be included in the final standings.

A contingent of Manx-mounted New Zealanders and several international champions have already signed up to join the AHRMA regulars as they battle for points in the 500 Premier race.

Vintage enthusiasts will not want to miss this spectacular lineup. Visit the AHRMA website for event information, announcements, event schedules and/or directions visit: www.ahrma.org and/or www.barbervintagefestival.com.

About AHRMA

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association is the recognized leader in classic motorcycle racing in North America, and the premier vintage racing organizations in the world. AHRMA is a member-owned non-profit association with a 30 year history of offering national and regional road racing, motocross, dirt track, cross country and observed trials competition.

The fastest vintage motorcycles in America, race ready and revving to go!

 

Indiana Fire destroys 100 – 150 Vintage Motorcycles

A fire at a large warehouse in New Albany Indiana destroyed over 100 uninsured vintage motorcycles and sport cars, according to a report in the Courier Journal of Louisville.

According to reports, there were no injuries in the fire Tuesday night in the former New Albany Truss Co. building.

Owner Roger Harper says the loss is at least $100,000.  View photos here

On  the local television station, WLKY, Harper said, “The building, being as old as it is, and made out of wood and thin metal; it just caught on fire and went up like a match,” Harper said. “We were working on a motorcycle and trying to get it started and it backfired, and the motorcycle caught on fire. Before we could control the fire, the fire spread.”

He says the fire started when he and a friend were trying to start a motorcycle and the vehicle backfired.