Thursday, November 24, 2011

See Torch at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show

See me at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Saturday December 3rd at the Dallas Convention Center. They have all kinds of neat things going on this year.

Start reading about last years show here:

From New York to California, the 12-city nationwidetour of the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®offers more than 500,000 consumers and 900 exhibitors from all powersportslifestyle interests an all access pass to the world of motorcycling. Withhundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVsfor both new and experienced riders, the world’s largest traveling powersportsevent gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latestgear and aftermarket accessories. The show also offers entertainment includinga thrilling trials stunt show from The Smage Bros, made famous by their top 10finish in a nationally televised talent competition; a custom bike competitionoffering over $90,000 in prize money and featuring $20 million worth ofmotorcycle machinery; an all-new exclusive Kawasaki Design-A-Bike digital lightpainting experience; information tailored for women riders, learning experiencesand more. 

The Progressive® InternationalMotorcycle Shows® is announcing its newest feature to join the 2011/2012 tour. Kawasaki and the ProgressiveInternational Motorcycle Shows have licensed an exclusive technology from Lumacoustics to offer an all-new experience forshow goers called: KawasakiDesign-A-Bike, which is a state-of-the-artinteractive digital wall display that provides motorcycle enthusiasts with atrue hands-on creative experience. The life size display allows users tovirtually design their own custom exterior paint and graphics package on aselected Kawasaki motorcycle. Kawasaki will showcase its stylish Vulcan®1700 Vaquero®, the multi-championship-winning KX450F, and the awardwinning Ninja®1000 as two-wheeledcanvases. This new feature will be available at each show.  

“The all-new KawasakiDesign-A-Bike feature offered exclusively at the Progressive InternationalMotorcycle Shows is cool, state-of-the-art technology that allows customers tobetter interact with our products. We strive to innovate in this highlycompetitive market, and the new Kawasaki Design-A-Bike system truly delivers.This feature will travel with the 2011/2012 shows, offering a fun and excitingnew hands-on experience directly to 500,000 current and potential customers,”said Chris Brull, director, marketing communications at Kawasaki. 

November 18-20, 2011 San Mateo County Event Center San Mateo, CA
December 2-4, 2011 Dallas Convention Center Dallas, TX
December 9-11, 2011 Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA
December 16-18, 2011    Washington State Convention Center Seattle, WA
January 6-8, 2012          Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI 
January 13-15, 2012 Washington Convention Center Washington D.C.
January 20-22, 2012 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York, NY
January 27-29, 2012 I-X Center Cleveland, OH
February 3-5, 2012        Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN 
February 10-12, 2012 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Chicago, IL
February 24-26, 2012 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, NC
March 14-17, 2012       Ocean Center Daytona Beach, FL

The ProgressiveInternational Motorcycle Shows will launch the Ultimate BuilderCustom Bike Show,an elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition, in San Mateo, Calif., thefirst stop of its nationwide tour. Contestants are encouraged to enter at any and all of the 12 shows for achance to win a piece of the $90,000 cash purse, more than any buildercompetition in the world. Four cash prize winners will be chosen at each show and at a special United StatesChampionship finale set to take place at the Daytona Progressive InternationalMotorcycle Show during Daytona Bike Week, March 12-17, 2012. With more than 500custom-built bikes on display across the country, the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show sets itself apart as the world’slargest touring custom bike competition.

“Followingthe tremendous success of last year’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Showthat saw more than 300 bikes compete, we are thrilled it returns this year forall 12-stops on the tour,” said Progressive International Motorcycle Shows BrandDirector KerryGraeber. “This head-to-head motorcycle matchup offers attendees a chance to seehundreds of truly amazing motorcycles valued at more than $20 million.Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artists who create theseunique designs and even vote for their favorite.”

The UltimateBuilder Custom Bike Show will host four classes of competition including Hot Bike’s Modified Harley, Super Streetbike’s Performance CustomSportbike, Freestyle and, new this year, Retro Mod. Judging will be conducted by the competitorsthemselves, with the top builders in each class receiving awards, in additionto a special “People’s Choice” award given to the builder who receives the mostvotes from show attendees. An awards ceremony will take place at each showwhere winners will receive cash prizes and trophies followed by a shortinterview so attendees can learn the story behind the award-winning bikes.

Attendees who vote for the“People’s Choice” award are automatically entered to win a custom-built HondaFury, sponsored by The customized Honda Fury built by will be featured at each ofthe tour stops, located at the Voting Center, nextto the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.One winner will be

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Kicks-OffTourwide Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show – Page 2

selected at the conclusionof the tour during Daytona Bike Week. UltimateBuilder Custom Bike Show coverage and results will be posted at Space at each Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is limited. Interested custombuilders should log on to www.motorcycleshows.comor call Biker Pros at 919/450-5060 for moredetails. 

Hope to see you there, and don't forget bikes park free!

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