Monday, February 15, 2010

Ex-Baja Racer West Coast Choppers Jesse James Missing Dog Alert! Cinnabun


UPDATE!

Great News, Cinnabun FOUND! CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE STORY and Pic of the Re-United!


Ex-Baja Racer Jesse James Begs For Help Finding Missing Dog, Cinnabun!


Jesse James
is in the middle of an all out doghunt in Long Beach,
California right now -- after his adorable four-legged friend Cinnabun suddenly went missing. James -- who's married to Sandra Bullock -- is begging anyone who may come across the "Fawn Pit Bull" to return her to Jesse's West Coast Choppers bike shop.

"CinnaBun" is our shop dog & pet has been missing since 2pm yesterday. Long Beach peeps please return LOST DOG Fawn Pit Bull "Cinnabun" Please return to West Coast Choppers. Has cell# on tag, please return "Cinnabun", is still out there.













West Coast Choppers.... Jesse James Industrial Workwear.... Cisco Burger.... Garage Magazine.... Pay Up Sucker Productions...
We're told the dog was last seen wearing a pink collar ... so keep your eyes peeled Long Beach! Plz Call 562-983-6666 or email jesse at info@westcoastchoppers.com

PRO BAJA Celebrates 2009 Looking Forward to 2010 in Southern Baja Desert Off-Road Racing. Mexican 1000 & Larry Roeseler Announcements

Andres Tito Dosuna,
EXCLUSIVE REPORT


Reporting from La Paz, Baja California Sur .- Successful and spectacular was the awards ceremony ProBaja Tecate Desert Championship Series 2009, which honored the winners of 16 categories of motorcycle racing and 5 that gave the show and who stood out in the 6 dates from the last championship.

The event took place at the Teatro de la Ciudad de La Paz with a scenario very "racing" vehicles decorated with Alejandro Abaroa, Samuel Araiza, Valerio Gonzalez and Victor Barreda quadricycle besides Ramon Rodriguez and Marcelino Valdez bike .

He had the assistance of Antony distinguished Hirales, INSUDE holder, representing Narciso Agundez Montano, governor, Arturo Nava Peralta on behalf of Alberto Trevino Angulo, state tourism secretary, Guillermo Godoy Cota, director of the Municipal Sports on behalf of Rosa Delia Cota Montaño, Mayor of La Paz, Antonio Hernandez, delegate FMADAC in BCS., and Representative Joseph Jassen, FMADAC president, Mauricio López Carrillo, in charge of Sponsorship and Events of Tecate, Alejandro Serrano Vizcaino , chairman of the ASMAC, Oscar Diaz Barajas, director of the Autodromo Culiacan, Rogelio Vázquez, Mechanical Inspection Charge Probaj, Eliseo Garcia, Director of Liaison and Operations in Mexico NORRA, Mike Pearlman, president and certainly NORRA Manolo Nunez Salas, director of ProBaja.

The event started spectacularly with 9 minutes of a stunning collection of images by Rigo's videos in which they outlined the 6 races of the Championship Series 2009 Tecate Desert ProBaja subsequently ProBaja director, Manolo Núñez Salas, took the word advertising that within the OSOR determined that there will be a championship track to be taken of the overall score ProBaja OSOR Championship 2010, but is based on the 4 skills of track of this organization, with the Grand Prix scoring date Culiacan 28 and 29 May, making a total of 5 races, that reciprocate the great support of the pilots with the off road Sinaloa Baja California Sur, an event that will take place at the Autodromo Culiacan, to be scoring to determine the "Champion Short Course 2010.

Following the event program, Nunez Salas thanked the sponsors of the championship: Shopping Coppel, Tecate and Tecate Light Beer, Mabe, Sony Playstation, Coke, BanCoppel, Parts Plus Refaccionarias Progreso Group Tersa, Napa Auto Parts, Papas & Beer , Vivero Los Cabos, Speed Xtreme and General Tire. On the other hand, gave recognition to contributors Probaj championship, same as served as flaggers, track officials, in charge of check points, etc, which was received by Cruz Martinez as representative of the contributors to this championship.

The event was attended by the organizers of the "Rally Mexico 1000" (Mexican 1000), Mike Pearlman and Eliseo Garcia, who together with Cinthya Murillo, gave a comprehensive explanation of what will be the link between these two major events, Rally NORRA, and Dos Mares 500, same as was presented by both organizations, Club La Paz and NORRA where Eliseo Garcia announced that Larry Roeseler will be participating in the "Dos Mares 500".

Then began the awards in which the pilots were honored one on one with another great compilation of images of each of the three top places in all categories, giving high visibility to the ceremony and putting the environment to point to acknowledge the deserved effort made by the pilots over the 6 competencies that took the 2009 championship.

Upon delivery of the prizes at 1, 2, and 3 in each category, we proceeded to the special awards to the freshmen of the year Alan Vega and Alejandro Chavez, Champion of the restricted categories, Jose Rodriguez Juan Islands, the Overall General Points Victor Barreda and special award given by Professor Marco Antonio Vazquez Hirales Samuel Araiza as the most outstanding international achievement off-road Baja California Sur, after "Sammy" won the coveted and prestigious Toyota Milestone Award " for their successful participation in the Score International Championships 2009, managed to finish all the miles of all races this year in the championship run by Sal Fish, undoubtedly a great sporting achievement.

To conclude with the presentation of special awards, was asked on stage the presence of Luis "Fito" Ramirez and Professor Hirales, as would be honored to finish the Champion of Champions, it would receive the "Governor's Cup" ... the theater lights dimmed and the powerful sound of a quad was felt on campus putting "goose bumps" ... Ramon Davila descended the stairs of the theater in the quad as a pretty powerful aide, sitting behind the driver, held the "Governor's Cup" to the amazement and surprise of all attendees, thus the "Governor's Cup" was down to the stage where was given to close with a spectacular finale event.

Motorcycling and 5 that gave the show and who excelled in the past 6 dates of the championship.

The event took place at the Teatro de la Ciudad de La Paz with a scenario very "racing" vehicles decorated with Alejandro Abaroa, Samuel Araiza, Valerio Gonzalez and Victor Barreda quadricycle besides Ramon Rodriguez and Marcelino Valdez bike .

He had the assistance of Antony distinguished Hirales, INSUDE holder, representing Narciso Agundez Montano, governor, Arturo Nava Peralta on behalf of Alberto Trevino Angulo, state tourism secretary, Guillermo Godoy Cota, director of the Municipal Sports on behalf of Rosa Delia Cota Montaño, Mayor of La Paz, Antonio Hernandez, delegate FMADAC in BCS., and Representative Joseph Jassen, FMADAC president, Mauricio López Carrillo, in charge of Sponsorship and Events of Tecate, Alejandro Serrano Vizcaino , chairman of the ASMAC, Oscar Diaz Barajas, director of the Autodromo Culiacan, Rogelio Vázquez, Mechanical Inspection Charge Probaj, Eliseo Garcia, Director of Liaison and Operations in Mexico NORRA, Mike Pearlman, President of NORRA Manolo Nunez Salas, director of ProBaja.

The event started spectacularly with 9 minutes of a stunning collection of images by Rigo's videos in which they outlined the 6 races of the Championship Series 2009 Tecate Desert ProBaja subsequently Probaj director, Manolo Núñez Salas, took the word advertising that within the OSOR determined that there will be a championship track to be taken of the overall score ProBaja OSOR Championship 2010, but is based on the 4 skills of track of this organization, with the Grand Prix scoring date Culiacan 28 and 29 May, making a total of 5 races, that reciprocate the great support of the pilots with the off road Sinaloa Baja California Sur, an event that will take place at the Autodromo Culiacan, to be scoring to determine the "Champion Short Course 2010".

Following the event program, Nunez Salas thanked the sponsors of the championship: Shopping Coppel, Tecate and Tecate Light Beer, Mabe, Sony Playstation, Coke, BanCoppel, Parts Plus Refaccionarias Progreso Group Tersa, Napa Auto Parts, Papas & Beer , Vivero Los Cabos, Speed Xtreme and General Tire. On the other hand, gave recognition to contributors ProBaja championship, same as served as flaggers, track officials, in charge of check points, etc, which was received by Cruz Martinez as representative of the contributors to this championship.

The event was attended by the organizers of the "Rally Mexico 1000" (Mexican 1000), Mike Pearlman and Eliseo Garcia, who together with Cinthya Murillo, gave a comprehensive explanation of what will be the link between these two major events, Rally NORRA, and Dos Mares 500, same as was presented by both organizations, Club La Paz and NORRA where Eliseo Garcia announced that Larry Roeseler will be participating in the "Dos Mares 500".

Then began the awards in which the pilots were honored one on one with another great compilation of images of each of the three top places in all categories, giving high visibility to the ceremony and putting the environment to point to acknowledge the deserved effort made by the pilots over the 6 competencies that took the 2009 championship.

Upon delivery of the prizes at 1, 2, and 3 in each category, we proceeded to the special awards to the freshmen of the year Alan Vega and Alejandro Chavez, Champion of the restricted categories, Jose Rodriguez Juan Islands, the Overall General Points Victor Barreda and special award given by Professor Marco Antonio Vazquez Hirales Samuel Araiza as the most outstanding international achievement off-road Baja California Sur, after "Sammy" won the coveted and prestigious Toyota Milestone Award " for their successful participation in the Score International Championships 2009, managed to finish all the miles of all races this year in the championship run by Sal Fish, undoubtedly a great sporting achievement.

To conclude with the presentation of special awards, was asked on stage the presence of Luis "Fito" Ramirez and Professor Hirales, as would be honored to finish the Champion of Champions, it would receive the "Governor's Cup" ... the theater lights dimmed and the powerful sound of a quad was felt on campus putting "goose bumps" ... Ramon Davila descended the stairs of the theater in the quad as a pretty powerful aide, sitting behind the driver, held the "Governor's Cup" to the amazement and surprise of all attendees, thus the "Governor's Cup" was down to the stage where was given to close with a spectacular finale event.


Baja Racing News.com EXCLUSIVE

KING OF THE HAMMERS REPLAY! Off-Road1.com February 8-14

Off-Road1.com INSANE!

The 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers was one for the history books, and will certainly be tough to beat. I talked to an industry leader about this, and they were optimistic, but did say "what goes up, MUST come down". So the question is, has KOH hit its pinnacle, or the million dollar question, are they just getting warmed up? I'm sure Jeff and Dave would say the latter...

When following the KOH LIVE RACE WEBCAST, there really wasn't much mention of Loren Healy possibly becoming The King. That's because he wasn't even qualified for King Of The Hammers, he had to race his way in on day 2 of the LCQ in the mud. As Loren left the line, Nolen the "Rock Midget" told us, "Dude, that guy is fast, it wouldn't surprise me to see him win the big race. He is a REALLY good driver." We nodded, but didn't take it into heavy consideration as I just didn't know enough about the 667 Rocker from Farmington, New Mexico.

Well to our surprise, Mr. Loren Healy now has $15,000 more in his bank account, and is the 2010 Griffin KING of the Hammers. He beat Mr. Win-Everything Brad Lovell by a mere 28 seconds after 135 grueling miles which made for a dramatic finish at the finish line while they computed the times.

Off-Road1.com EXCLUSIVE

Sunday, February 14, 2010

AMA Hall of Famer Malcolm Smith to serve as Grand Marshal for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

AMA Hall of Famer Malcolm Smith to serve as Grand Marshal for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

SUNDAY SPECIAL

One afternoon in the mid-1960s, a man walked into a Southern California motorcycle shop looking for someone to race an unproven motorcycle with a foreign-sounding name. Lucky for that man, he walked into the right shop and found the right racer. Malcolm Smith took Edison Dye's offer, and their partnership would help establish the Husqvarna motorcycle brand as a force in American off-road.

In recognition of Malcolm Smith's contributions to the success of Husqvarna, the AMA and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America are pleased to announce that Smith will serve as Grand Marshal at the 19th annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this July 9-11 in Lexington, Ohio. Husqvarna is the Marque of the Year for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

"Even today, decades after Malcolm Smith's racing prime, his fan base rivals some of the top names in the sport," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "To anyone who has met him, the reason for that is clear: Malcolm Smith is synonymous with everything positive about motorcycling -- fun, sportsmanship, and excitement. He will serve as an exceptional Grand Marshal at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days as we celebrate the brand on which he became famous: Husqvarna."

Added Husqvarna National Sales and Marketing Manager Scot Harden: "When it came to honoring a Grand Marshal at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Malcolm Smith was the obvious choice. We look forward to celebrating the storied history of Husqvarna with Malcolm, as well as a large number of other past Husqvarna legends and champions on July 9-11."

Smith says he's looking forward to meeting fans and enjoying the activities himself at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

"I was last at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days three years ago and had a wonderful time," Smith said. "I particularly liked walking around the large field where they sell all the old bike parts, buying a truckload and then figuring out how to get it all back to California. I'm spoiled. I like to ride new bikes, but I really enjoy working on old motorcycles. I work on them every day."

Smith said that he remembers the day he was introduced to Husqvarna motorcycles like it was yesterday.

"When Edison Dye brought me the bike, we laid out a track and some trail that went up into the hills," Smith said. "When I came back from that ride, I said, 'Mr. Dye, you have yourself a rider.' The bike was so far ahead of anything else available at the time, and so reliable."

Following his encounter with Dye, Smith's success and influence wasn't limited to the track. Smith's positive evaluation of those first Husqvarnas also persuaded Dye to become the U.S. Husqvarna importer in 1966. That decision paved the way for Dye to bring in reigning Swedish world motocross champion Torsten Hallman to race the bikes in the United States. Not only did that move further advertise the quality and speed of Husqvarnas and help Dye sell a lot of motorcycles, but it also established the sport of motocross on American soil.

In his role as grand marshal, Smith will participate in numerous fan-friendly activities, from autograph signings to discussions of his history with Husqvarna. This will be a rare and unique opportunity for Smith's thousands of fans to meet and greet the off-road legend.

As a racer, Smith gained fame for his accomplishments in the Baja 1000 and for his gold-medal-winning rides in the International Six Day Enduro competitions, but his notoriety reached well beyond the motorcycling community as the star of the influential 1970s motorcycle movie, "On Any Sunday." The scenes of Smith play-riding with his buddies, which included popular actor Steve McQueen, showed people across the country just how fun motorcycling could be. The movie helped launch an explosion in the popularity of off-road motorcycling in America.

Held at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features vintage and post-vintage competition in motocross, trials, hare scrambles, roadracing and dirt track, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features North America's largest motorcycle swap meet. Also on tap: educational seminars, bike shows, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers' Midway, and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. The goal of the AMA Hall of Fame, located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, is to honor the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Museum's website at MotorcycleMuseum.org.

For more information about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009, visit AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com. For tickets to the event, see MidOhio.com.