This press release was lifted from DicE’s site… link below… you should visit them
Are you in town next week on the Thursday evening before BF4?
If you are and you have nothing to do come to Tri Co for the Brooklyn Invitational book release party! Oh…and our good friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon are sponsoring the event so it’s free beers for everyone!! Hooray!!!
Kevin Bean’re… the name is synonymous with motorcycle travel and modern biker culture. Although he is more often seen in his Top Hat and some swanky duds like a purple tux, he is a staple at motorcycle events across the country. And yes, he rides to every single freakin’ one of them… all the time… in all weather… his raked out purple bagger has been put through the ringer and I would venture to guess is you added up all the bass flake in his paint job it would still number less than the amount of biker events this guy has attended.
David Uhl… the name is synonymous with biker culture as well… across time and space. He is best known for his incredible paintings of Harley Davidsons and scenes from rallies and other cultural events where biker’s are present. He has depicted everything from board-track racers to bikes hoisted onto elephants to be taken on hunts through Africa.
Bean’re has been mentioned more than once in this blog and Uhl has his work regularly showcased… now is the opportunity to take part in curatorial history! David is apparently painting an image of Bean’re! And Kevin has asked that you pipe in! So help make this all-important selection. Visit the link below and peruse the images. They will be on Bean’re’s site (you may wish to friend him while you are there), then simply write in your vote for the greatest image! I would also love to hear it right from your mouth, so post here too!
My vote is… well… you will have to visit the link to find out what my vote is going to be.
The Rock Baby Rock It Festival will be going on at The Continental Club in Houston, TX! This annual rockabilly festival has contemporary and legendary rockabilly, psychobilly, and old school country live music. There will be DJs, dance contests, burlesque, BBQ, pin up contest and car show to round out the event. Tons of bands on the lineup!
Advance tickets at Sig’s Lagoon 3622 Main Ste. Suite E (next door to Big Kat’s Tattoo and Barber Shop).
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Keith and Amber Britton were struck from behind on their motorcycle by an SUV slowing down to approach a red traffic signal in Port Orange, Florida. The SUV was said to be driven by a 64-year-old woman. Keith was seriously injured and Amber was killed. The couple traveled to all the major motorcycle events to promote their patented Diamond Heads process. This year, while at the Daytona Rally, they were promoting their new line of Diamond Heads diamond-cut motorcycle accessories that are intended for use with motors that already have the patented Diamond Heads process on their cylinders and cylinder heads.
It is a huge loss to the motorcycle community and our hearts go out to Keith and the entire Britton Family.
March 15th Lineup Includes R. Lee Ermey and Victory Motorcycles
(March 1, 2012—Daytona Beach, FL) When event promoters Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions and Ken Conte of Rise Above Consultingfirst launched their “Biker Fusion” fundraiser after Repp’s 10 year run of the Biker’s Ball, they had no idea how much the motorcycle industry and other enthusiasts would embrace the idea of a benefit during Daytona Beach Bike Week for a great cause. In their fifth year and after more than $60,000 raised, Conte and Repp are in awe of the industry’s support as their 5th Annual Biker Fusion fundraiser comes together on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at theDoghouse Bar and Grill on Main Street in Daytona.
This year’s event features a presentation of a custom Victory Motorcycles to legendary Marine and Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a. “Gunny.” Victory will reveal a custom motorcycle designed and painted by the Victory Industrial Design staff that “Gunny” can ride on all his upcoming rides. The fundraiser will once again benefit Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led non-profit that provides aid and comfort to active servicemen and women of the U.S. military as well as veterans and their families. Rally TV will provide red-carpet video coverage of the event.
“We’re overwhelmed and humbled by the response we’ve gotten from the motorcycle industry. We’re grateful to our myriad in-kind sponsors, and to Victory Motorcycles and San Diego Harley-Davidson stepping up as new sponsors. The donations for our auction and raffle are a great demonstration of the generosity of this community and the spirit of Daytona Bike Week,” says Ken Conte, event organizer and owner of Rise Above Consulting. “People enjoy the event because it gives motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to rub elbows with an impressive list of world-class, A-List builders, industry leaders and celebrities, while raising money for an outstanding cause.”
The general public can attend this VIP event by making a $25 donation at the door, and those planning to come are encouraged to RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/events/238503579576295/. This year’s fundraising event includes a live auction featuring Precision Billet products, entertainment, and a number of great bikes from an impressive line-up of builders, moto-journalists and industry notables.
“Last year’s hosts Dave Perewitz and Paul Yaffe return, joined by Steve Broyles for this year’s benefit,” says Carrie Repp, event organizer and owner of R&R Promotions. “They did a fantastic job firing up the crowd and getting people to look within and donate, and this year they are all donating something handcrafted for the auction. It’s amazing for us to see the overwhelming support we receive each and every year, and it has been an honor to plan and organize an event that benefits such a worthwhile cause.”
Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions started The Bikers Ball and produced it for 10 years, raising more than $1 million for Boys & Girls Clubs with the support of the motorcycling community. She moved on to producing the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse, and saw an opportunity to continue the tradition of an industry event for a good cause during Daytona Bike Week to benefit Soldiers’ Angels. Repp saw firsthand the great public relations work Ken Conte was doing for the Roadhouse, and asked him to join forces to create Biker Fusion. “Fusion” came from how Repp, Conte and many others fused their energy, effort and monies for a worthwhile cause. With the Roadhouse on hiatus this year, Repp is working to on new opportunities. She and Conte wanted to continue Biker Fusion together, and teamed up to continue raising money for our troops and providing an opportunity for their friends and associates to come together each year in Daytona Beach Bike Week. As a team, they are proud that the event has raised so much money for U.S. troops, and they are thankful for the amazing support they’ve gotten over their five years of collaborating on the best industry event of Daytona Beach Bike Week.
About Rise Above Consulting:
Rise Above Consulting is a full-service public relations and marketing agency focused on the American V-Twin motorcycle industry. We work hard to ensure that your company gets in the news. We impact your bottom line by giving you top-line exposure through targeted media relations, brand building and event coordination.
About R&R Promotions:
R&R Promotions is a multi-faceted “live marketing” special events and promotions company with experience in nearly every area of event development, promotion and production. Reliable and personable, Carrie Repp is a strategic, behind-the-scenes planner focused on results. R&R’s approach is visionary yet realistic, whether creating a corporate-sponsored event, motorcycle rally, high-end private affair, successful fund-raiser, or a national promotion.
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Auction Items Include:
“Gunny” Autographed Posters from Full Metal Jacket
“After the Storm” Value $100
Contributed by Michael Lichter FRAMED
“Early Morning” Value $100
Contributed by Michael Lichter
Brass Knuckle His & Her Necklaces Value $70
Contributed by Fabricator (FAB) Kevin
Soul Collector Watch with Stingray Band and Swarovsky Crystals 21 Jewel Automatic
Contributed by Hardcore Watch Company by Steve Soffa
“Advanced Custom Motorcycle Painting by Dave Perewitz” Value $27.95
Contributed by Wolfgang Publishing
Front Brake Calipers Fits 2008 –2012 FLT bagger
Right & Left
Contributed by Arlen Ness
Bike Photo Shoot in Sturgis Magazine Style Photo Shoot by Buck Lovell
Contributed by Buck Lovell Covington Customs CNC Tribal Design BDL Belt Drive Cover
Contributed by Covington Customs
Danny Gray Airhawk XL Seat for Bagger Value $600
Contributed by Danny Gray Enterprises
Tribal Design Hard Bag & Latch Contributed by Precision Billet
Dan Akyroyd Autographed Crystal Head Vodka
Contributed by Dan Akyroyd and Diamond Dave
Bishop Tavern & Lounge (Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona) $200 gift certificate
Contributed by Diamond Dave
Indian Larry Motorcycles Gift Package featuring an Indian Larry taillight, T-Shirts, buttons and stickers Value $350
Contributed by Bobby & Elisa Seeger
RON de JEREMY Autographed Spiced Rum Ron Jeremy & Diamond Dave
Contributed by Fred Kodlin
Assorted Cigars Gift Package Contributed by Deadwood Tobacco
Choppers Inc. New Product 2” Risers, Ball-Milled Pegs, Folding Foot-Pegs in an aluminum gift case.
Contributed by Choppers Inc
To-date, this particular set is the first to be offered for public sale, featuring a couple of new introductions AND our brand-new Matte Black anodized finish –which is super cool. Billy will also be using these same items on his USAF bike build for Rolling Thunder.
Dark Side CNC air cleaner Value $400
Contributed by Precision Billet
Man & Machines “Dave Perewitz” photo art signed poster
Contributed by Sara Liberte
“Autumn Knuckle” Fine Art by David Uhl
Value $1250 Note: Uhl’s pieces have sold for as much a $150,000
Gunny Autographed items
Paul Yaffe Custom painted tank half that can be mounted on the wall or table