Hirata Takes Best of Showat 2015 LA Calendar Motorcycle & Music Show



The 2015 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continued its now 24- year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America as it rocked the legendary Los Angeles biker hangout and party zone, the Sagebrush Cantina in beautiful downtown Calabasas, California. Featured were top Celebrity Custom Bike Builders from across the globe competing in the Calendar Bike Building Championship, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, Calendar Girl Music live performances, and an incredibly delicious Sagebrush Cantina Taco Lunch Buffet included with admission. The Calendar Motorcycle Show again benefited the American Cancer Society with a portion of each Admission Ticket being donated to help find a cure.

Famed Japanese custom bike builder Hiroyuki Hirata (pictured above)/ B&B Custom Factor, in Hiroshima, Japan, winner of the 2011 Best of Show at the Queen Mary with his full custom 1990 Harley FLHTC fully modified to the theme of "Japanese Culture”, after a four year hiatus, flew back to America again this year just for the Calendar Bike Bike Building Championship. And again for this year 2015 the Show’s celebrity judges who included Richard Pollock, Chris Redwing. Jim Guiffra and Jim Gianatsis awarded Hiroyuki the coveted Mikuni Carburetor Best of Show Trophy for his radical Big Twin custom premiering at the Show dubbed "Zero Fighter”.

The rest of the winners are listed below.

Best of Show: Hiroyuki Hirata, 1450cc Big Twin Full Custom "Zero Fighter"
AFT Customs Visionary Award: Samuel Kao / JSK Custom Design, BMW R9T Retro Custom M-Cafe Racer

Pro Builder: 1. Raffi and Gustavo Penna, Ducati 848 Superbike Retro Cafe Custom; 2. Samuel Kao / JSK Custom Design ,BMW R9T Retro Custom M-Cafe Racer; 3. Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles, Brown FXR.

Street Custom: 1. Rick Noceti, Harley-Davidson V-Rod Custom; 2. Mike, WW Custom Cycles, 1991/2014 H-D Street Dragster w/126ci Star Racing motor; 3. Alan Briese2013 H-D FXOC 110th Anniversary Edition

Bar Hopper: 1. Mel Cary / Mule Motorcycles, Sportster Streetmaster; 2. Mike Witte, 1988 H-D XL Custom;
3. Josh Soto / Boars Nest 2014 H-D Shovelhead Custom.

Sportbike: 1. Mike Witte / 2001 Aprilia RS250 w/ Suzuki RG500 engined custom street racer;
2. Nick & Anje O'Kane, 2002 Suzuki TL1000R Cafe Racer; 3. Gustav Penna / Apoge, Ducati Monster S4RS Street Fighter.

Classic American: 1. Thad Wolf, 1918 Harley-Davidson.

Classic Import: 1. Calin Senciac and Clint Browning / Imagine Vehicles International (, 1978 Honda CB750; 2. Calin Senciac and Clint Browning / Imagine Vehicles International (, 1979 Kawasaki ZX1000; 3. CJ Bonier, Kawasaki KZ1000J Superbike custom.

The next 2016 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is tentatively scheduled for Saturday July 23rd 10am-3pm at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302.

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