LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Best of Show Winner Shinya Kimura
Shinya is featured in the FastDates.com Calendars and becomes builder to one of Hollywood's Top Bike Enthusiasts
Los Angeles, CA, - Famed Japanese custom builder Shinya Kimura has a trademark style of using classic motorcycle chassis parts and engines to recreate retro race and street bike customs that might have been, and which appeal to V-Twin and Sportbike Enthusiast alike. Shinya made his first trip to America in July 2004 to enter his then latest creation in the Calendar Bike Building Championship at the annual Performance Machine sponsored Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend where Shinya won the coveted Performance Machine Best of Show and took the biggest share of the $64,000 contest awards purse.
Shinya was invited to have his winning bike photographed by Calendar Show producer Jim Gianatsis for the FastDates.com Calendars there on location at the Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, CA. Pictures from that shoot went on to become featured in the advertising campaign for the next 2005 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend and in the 2006 Iron & Lace Calendar premiered at the Show. Soon afterwards, Shinya and his wife Ayu, who handles his sales and marketing, returned to America and to settle in Los Angeles under the company name of ChabbotEngineering.com. Shinya Kimura has since become a regular among the top builders in attendance every year at the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend, with always one or two of Shinya's latest unique custom creations being featured in every edition of the premier FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom Bike and Fast Dates Race Bike Calendars since 2006 on through to the yet to be released 2010 editions.
The paparazzi in Hollywood snapped actor Brad Pitt riding one of his cool motorcycles from his home in Beverly Hills, down to the studios for work. The bike just happens to be the unique retro V-Twin custom sportbike built by Shinya Kimura, formerly with Zero Engineering and now ChabottEngineering.com
Like many of the top male actors in Hollywood,including Tom Cruise and George Clooney, Brad owns a huge collection of exotic custom and sportbikes, including the Ducati Desmosedicci RR. And when they work together on film's like Oceans 11, they hold a competition each day to see who can ride the coolest bike to the studio where they all park together in the same studio parking spot. With Brad's purchase of Shinya Kimura's LA Calendar Motorcycle Best of Show winner, you get a good idea of where a lot of celebrity buyers look to find their next ride.
Shinya Kimura's winning appearance at his first LA Calendar Motorcycle Show in 2004 and the resulting publicity which followed in subsequent Calendar Bike Shows and the FastDates.com Calendars has helped garner Shinya worldwide notoriety among well known and affluent motorcycle enthusiast collectors, most notable being Hollywood's top couples, Brad Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie. We also have learned that Brad now has two more commissioned bikes with Shinya Kimura under construction.
Bill Clinton Presidential Library Center will host “Art of the Chopper” with a Shinya Kimura Iron & Lace Calendar Bike. Through Feb. 8, the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AK hosts “Art of the Chopper” an exhibit of 30 gleaming handcrafted motorcycles from around the country, including a Shinya Kimura custom Board Track racer featured in the 2009 Iron & Lace and Fast Dates Calendars.
Clinton center director Terri Garner says “Just as Bill Clinton defines the end of the 20th century, so does the chopper”. These custom motorcycles (with portraits of the builders) are already featured in Tom Zimberoff’ 2 hard cover books “Art Of The Chopper I & II’. The exhibit is included in the museum’s regular admission price. Tickets: $7, adults; $5, seniors (62 and older).
This is really Hot! FastDates.com Calendar Kitten Tiffany Toth gets ready to race this 1920s Excelsior V-Twin replica board track racer created by Shinya Kimura / ChabottEngineering.com. This picture is featured in Iron & Lace for January 2009, with a similar shot of the bike with Tiffany in the 2009 Fast Dates Calendar for October 2009.
Oh, and did we forget to mention that Tiffany was recently photographed by Playboy to be a new upcoming Playboy Playmate centerfold! You'll find large size screen savers of all our past and present Calendar pages and lots of very revealing pictures of our Calendar Kittens including Tiffany in Members Corner.
The 2009 FastDates.com Calendars reveal a full 16 months of the world's top motorcycles with beautiful pin up models beginning with September 2008 and are printed in full color on 15x15-inch heavy dull coated art board and wire spiral bound for wall hanging. Calendars are available at you favorite motorcycle dealer from leading parts distributors, or order online at www.FastDates.com. Order toll-free by phone in the USA 1-800 461-1226.