Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Drag Specialties/Parts Canada National Best in Show 2010 Championship

Don't forget to go to http://www.partscanada.com and vote for your favorite bike!

Photos

Photos from the 2010 show can be found here:

http://whatshappeningbc.com/?p=943

We also found a couple of links on youtube from people who attended the 2010 event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJRpgRzqveA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuSeS4nWVa8

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2010 GASTOWN MOTORCYCLE SHOW N’ SHINE WINNERS

The winners of Drag Specialties/Parts Canada's third and final round of their first annual “National Best in Show” Championship for registered bikes, as voted by the public are:

1st Ray Sasseville, Bike #169, 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
2nd Denis Rochon, Bike #107, 1989 Harley-Davidson SS Rigid
3rd Bob McKinnon, Bike #137, 2006 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic

The 1st Place Winner of the “National Best in Show” Championship round 3 (Gastown) will join the winners of Round 1 (Atlanticade) and Round 2 (Port Dover) for a National “SHOW OFF”.

The three best bikes will be shown on the Drag Specialties/Parts Canada website at www.partscanada.com between September 1-30, 2010 where YOU will be able to log in and vote for YOUR favorite bike. The bike with the most votes will be named their “2010 National Best in Show” Champion and will win a set of tires, valued up to $500.

All proceeds from the ballots purchased at this event were donated to the Association for Injured Motorcyclists (AIM)- Vancouver.
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All of the bikes entered in the show n’ shine were entered to win one of two $200.00 Dayton Boot Company gift certificates and one ProRide Motorcycle Training gift certificate for an all inclusive "Survival Rider Course" valued at $838.00.

And the winners are:

For one $200.00 Dayton Boot Company gift certificate: Dave Ormesher, Bike #147

For 1 $200.00 Dayton Boot Company gift certificate: Gordon Chitty, Bike #181

And for the ProRide Motorcycle Training gift certificate for an all inclusive "Survival Rider Course" valued at $838.00 the lucky winner is: Josh Caesan, Bike #209

Special thanks to Dayton Boot Company (www.daytonboots.com) and ProRide Motorcycle Training (www.proride.net).
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Class: American Cruiser Swingarm
Sponsored by the Association for Injured Motorcyclists

2nd Place
Bike #: 108
Name: Norm Sayfy

Winner
Bike #: 138
Name: David Banta
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Class: Mild Custom Softail
Sponsored by BACK ON THE BIKE

2nd Place
Bike #: 115
Name: Brian Mazzei

Winner
Bike #: 120
Name: Greg Marston
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Class: American Street
Sponsored by Barnes Harley-Davidson & Buell

2nd Place
Bike #: 118
Name: Bruce Raymond

Winner
Bike #: 105
Name: Tony Harder
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Class: Classic Chopper
Sponsored by Canadian Chopper Dist. Ltd

2nd Place
Bike #: 182
Name: Joe Vincze

Winner
Bike #: 197
Name: Rick Rennschmid
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Class: Mild Custom Swingarm
Sponsored by Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association

2nd Place
Bike #: 149
Name: Jason Tung

Winner
Bike #: 104
Name: Don Sewell
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Class: Full Custom Rigid
Sponsored by the Christian Motorcyclists Association

2nd Place
Bike #: 204
Name: Kent Sheldrake

Winner
Bike #: 109
Name: Sheldon Bower
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Class: Vintage Asian
Sponsored by Davidson Pitt Stop Restaurant, Surrey, BC

2nd Place
Bike #: 188
Name: Gary Dalziel

Winner
Bike #: 139
Name: Bill Mills
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Class: Vintage Euro
Sponsored by Dayton Boot Company, Vancouver, BC

2nd Place
Bike #: 114
Name: Keirr Wills

Winner
Bike #: 187
Name: Henning Uslar
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Class: Vintage British
Sponsored by Dayton Boot Company, Vancouver, BC

2nd Place
Bike #: 167
Name: Greg Snider

Winner
Bike #: 110
Name: Keirr Wills
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Class: American Vintage
Sponsored by Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition


Winner
Bike #: 166
Name: Ron McDonald
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Class: Streetfighter
Sponsored by Denco Cycle

2nd Place
Bike #: 198
Name: Justan Aikin

Winner
Bike #: 159
Name: Mark Schultz
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Class: British Bike
Sponsored by Donegal’s Irish House, Surrey, BC

2nd Place
Bike #: 156
Name: Carl Greer

Winner
Bike #: 155
Name: Carl Greer
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Class: Full Custom
Sponsored by Freakshow Choppers

2nd Place
Bike #: 199
Name: Nabil Salameh

Winner
Bike #: 165
Name: Neil Bell
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Class: Asian Street
Sponsored by Godoy’s Insurance Only

2nd Place
Bike #: 145
Name: Brad Olesky – Fireblaze Customs

Winner
Bike #: 168
Name: Rob Plenert
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Class: Bobber
Sponsored by ProRide Motorcycle Training

2nd Place
Bike #: 179
Name: Johnny Gahir

Winner
Bike #: 123
Name: Ryan Hill
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Class: American Custom
Sponsored by ProRide Motorcycle Training

2nd Place
Bike #: 160
Name: Richard Evenochko

Winner
Bike #: 130
Name: Fred Gauthier
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Class: Metric Cruiser
Sponsored by Show In Motion Professional Show Services

2nd Place
Bike #: 150
Name: C. Lee

Winner
Bike #: 103
Name: Paul Pare
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Class: Radical
Sponsored by S/S ASPHALT PAVING – SEALING CO.

2nd Place
Bike #: 203
Name: Mike Garipey

Winner
Bike #: 164
Name: Robbie Kerr
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Class: American Cruiser Softail
Sponsored by Steve Drane Harley-Davidson, Victoria, BC

2nd Place
Bike #: 151
Name: John Ross

Winner
Bike #: 131
Name: Peter & Jeff Kooistra
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Class: Special Interest
Sponsored by The Old Spaghetti Factory

2nd Place
Bike #: 141
Name: Timothy Renshaw

Winner
Bike #: 158
Name: Colby Fortunato
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Class: 3 Wheel
Sponsored by Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground

2nd Place
Bike #: 186
Name: Rob Adam

Winner
Bike #: 121
Name: Jack Darling
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Class: American Touring
Sponsored by Trev Deeley Motorcycles

2nd Place
Bike #: 128
Name: Michael Kopytko

Winner
Bike #: 117
Name: Brian Phillips
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Class: Metric Custom
Sponsored by Western Powersports

2nd Place
Bike #: 102
Name: Mike Blumke

Winner
Bike #: 146
Name: Quentin Kerfoot
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Class: Touring
Sponsored by Whalley Printers

2nd Place
Bike #: 132
Name: Richard Nussle

Winner
Bike #: 177
Name: Barry Rhodes
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Class: Electrics
Sponsored by Winner’s Circle Trophies

2nd Place
Bike #: 208
Name: Amanda Bonella

Winner
Bike #: 210
Name: Jen Wallington
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Class: Sport Bike
Sponsored by WWW.MOTORCYCLELAWYER.CA

2nd Place
Bike #: 176
Name: Pete Hetfleis

Winner
Bike #: 144
Name: Peter Watson

2010 SPECIALTY AWARDS

Best Paint
Sponsored by Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Services, Victoria, BC

Winner
Bike #: 203
Name: Mike Garipey
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Best Engineering
Sponsored by McNeney & McNeney Legal Services

Winner
Bike #: 198
Name: Justan Aikin
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Best Bike
Sponsored by B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists

Winner
Bike #: 164
Name: Robbie Kerr

THANK YOU!

Special thanks to everyone who helped make the 6th Annual Gastown Motorcycle Show n' Shine a huge success once again....

The PEAK and JRfm for presenting the event.

All the manufacturers…
Big Bear Choppers (http://azzkikr.ca)
BMW (www.johnvalkbmw.ca)
Drag Specialties/Parts Canada (www.partscanada.com)
Ducati (www.johnvalkbmw.ca)
Harley-Davidson
(www.harley-davidson.com/en_CA/Content/Pages/home.html)
Hit Air - Airbag Jackets (www.windbell.ca)
Honda (http://www.honda.ca/MCPE/Motorcycle/Default.htm)
Johnny Pag (http://azzkikr.ca)
Legare Wear (www.legarewearclothing.com)
Yamaha (www.yamaha-motor.ca/noflash.php)

All of our trophy sponsors, who will be listed in a moment when we post the winners.

We’d also like to thank:

The Gastown Business Improvement Society and the merchants of Gastown for graciously allowing us into their community each year to hold this event. (www.gastown.org)

The B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists without whom this event would not happen. They are celebrating 25 years of being the voice for motorcyclists in B.C. (www.bccom-bc.com).

Cousin Harley for their awesome performances (www.cousinharley.com or www.pooka.ca)

ProRide Motorcycle Training School (www.proride.net) & Roadcraft Motorcycle Academy (www.roadcraftacademy.com) for providing information on learning to ride.

Show in Motion Professional Show Services for their generous donation of equipment and set up for this event. (www.showinmotion.com)

The City of Vancouver for proclaiming Sunday, August 15th Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Day in their beautiful city!

Shalina Kajani our awesome pr person.

The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association for displaying their drag bikes. If you like motorcycles and you like speed check them out Aug. 21-22 at Mission Raceway Park! (www.cmdra.com)

MADD (www.madd.ca)

All of the riders who brought their works of art down to Water Street to display.

All of the spectators who came to celebrate motorcycling with us.

And a very special thanks to our judges and all of our incredible volunteers who came together and helped keep this fun, family event rolling along smoothly. We couldn’t do it without their support! They are amazing!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Last Call for Volunteers

We need your help to make this show a success! Volunteers are needed to help out with various duties including security, parking, handing out programs and much more. Please help us keep this fun, family event rolling along smoothly with your participation.



Photo courtesy of Joe Webber





If you are able to donate some of your time please contact us by Friday, August 13th at 5:00pm. Thank you!


Photo courtesy of Joe Webber




B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists
Phone: (604) 580-0111 or 1-877-580-0111
Fax: (604) 580-0114
Website: www.bccom-bc.com
Email: office@bccom-bc.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Forecast for August 15th

The current forecast for Sunday is: "Sunshine against a deep blue sky and warm. Winds will be light and variable. High of 26 degrees Celcius."


Photo courtesy of Greg Descantes

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Program for August 15, 2010

TIME ------------ EVENT ------------ LOCATION
9-11:00AM - Bike Registration - Water & Abbott
11-5:00PM - Motorcycle Show n' Shine - Water Street
11-5:00PM - Manufacturer Displays - Water, Cambie & Carrall
11-5:00PM - Honda Demo Rides - Cambie & Cordova
11-5:00PM -Yamaha Riding Academy for kids 6-12 - Water & Carrall
1:00-1:45PM - Live music by Cousin Harley - Stage on Cambie & Water
3:00-3:45PM - Live music by Cousin Harley - Stage on Cambie & Water
5:00PM - Awards Ceremony - Stage on Cambie & Water


Bike Registration

If you would like to enter your bike in the show n' shine please contact us and we can email or fax you the registration form. It can also be found on-line here:
http://www.bccom-bc.com/events/2010-registration-form.pdf





We will be accepting bike entries at the office until Friday, August 13th between 10am-5:00pm either in person or by phone with MasterCard or Visa. We will be closed on Saturday, August 14th but will continue to accept bike entries the morning of the show n' shine on Sunday, August 15th between 9:00AM-11:00AM on the corner of Abbott & Water (accessible through the barricade at Abbott & Cordova).

Photo courtesy of Greg Descantes




Limited space is available so pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a spot in the show. If you arrive after 11:00 AM you will not be allowed in the show, whether you are pre-registered or not.

There is a $20.00 fee to enter and proceeds support motorcycling in B.C.

There are trophies for 1st and 2nd place in 26 classes. Classes will be determined the day of the show based on what shows up. There will also be 3 specialty awards for Best Paint, Best Engineering and Best Bike.

All bike entries will be entered to win 1 of 2 $200.00 Dayton Boot Company gift certificates (www.daytonboots.com) and 1 ProRide Motorcycle Training (www.proride.net) gift certificate for an all inclusive "Survival Rider Course" valued at $838.00.

If you have any questions please contact us:

B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists
Phone: (604) 580-0111
Toll free: 1-877-580-0111
E-mail: office@bccom-bc.com
Website: www.bccom-bc.com
"Working for your Freedom to Ride"

Monday, August 9, 2010

Motorcycle Parking

Limited Motorcycle Parking will be available on Sunday, August 15th on a first come first serve basis on Carrall Street just off Cordova, as directed. Parking will also be available on Abbott Street just off Cordova, as directed after 11:30AM.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gastown Show n' Shine on Facebook

There is now a Facebook group for the 6th Annual Gastown Motorcycle Show n' Shine on August 15th:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=129653950409425
You may need to cut and paste this link. Or you can do a search on Facebook for 6th Annual Gastown Motorcycle Show n' Shine.




Please feel free to share your photos and videos from previous shows and invite your friends to attend. Thank you!

Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Show Highlights

There will be displays by the following manufacturers at the 2010 Gastown Show n' Shine on Sunday, August 15th: BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Hit-Air, Big Bear Choppers, Johnny Pag, Drag Specialties, Parts Canada and Legare Wear.



Photo courtesy of Joe Webber





Here are a few things you can expect to see....

BIG BEAR CHOPPERS/JOHNNY PAG
Will be bringing down a number of bikes to show off along with their show stopping V8 Bike, “Ezekiel,” that won several awards at last years show.

CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION
This year the CMDRA will be handing out balloons for kids along with family passes to the Aug. 21-22 All Bike Drags and a free appy coupon for Mission Springs Brewing Company valid Aug. 20-22/10.


DRAG SPECIALTIES/PARTS CANADA
This year, they are hosting their first annual, “National Best in Show” championship, and Gastown will be Round 3, (their final round).

They will be at Gastown, selling ballots at 5/$1, 12/$2 and 30/$5 to the public to enter votes for the registered bikes they like the most.

The third place winner will receive a $100 Parts Canada Credit, 2nd Place will receive a $150. Parts Canada Credit and the 1st Place Winner will receive a $250. Parts Canada Credit.

The 1st Place Winner of the “National Best in Show” Championship round 3 (Gastown) will join the winners of Round 1 (Atlanticade) and Round 2 (Port Dover) for a National “SHOW OFF”. The three best bikes will be shown on their website www.partscanada.com and voters will log in to select their favorite bike. The bike with the most votes will be named our “2010 National Best is Show” champion and will win a set of tires, valued up to $500.

Registrations are free and are available by emailing me at laural@partscanada.com or at the Drag Specialties tent at the Gastown Show and Shine. Voters ballots will be available at the Drag Specialties tent at the Gastown Show and Shine.

All proceeds from the ballots will be donated to the Association for Injured Motorcyclists.


HARLEY-DAVIDSON
In the Harley-Davidson display this year they have confirmed that the Flying Swan Charity Calendar Girls will be doing Charity Calendar signings.

Bring the kids by for temporary tattoos and a photo op in a vintage side car unit from the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition. Staff from the Grand Villa Casino will also be there promoting a contest they have starting in August where you can enter to win your very own Harley.


HIT-AIR
Hit-Air Japan has released new "airbag harness type" for this summer. It inflates within 0.25 seconds (I/O 0.50 seconds). Improved 0.25 seconds to activate the airbag system!

They will display those new products with vests and jackets at the show n' shine. They will also do a free demonstration for the new harness type and vest type of airbag and are planning to give away a new harness type MLV model (retail price $399.00) to the visitors at the show n' shine.


HONDA
This year Honda will have a number of bikes on display and demo rides.


LEGARE WEAR CLOTHING
Legare Wear will be featuring their "DURTI" Clothing line.


YAMAHA
The Yamaha Riding Academy is back again! This is a great opportunity to you as parents to introduce your kids, age 6-12, to the exciting world of off-road riding.

This is your chance to gear up your future MX superstars into the latest apparel and try out the exciting 2010 Yamaha off-road motorcycles. Parents must be present during sign up and instruction.


LIVE MUSIC
Cousin Harley will be playing up a storm on the stage right beside the old Steam Clock on Cambie and Water Street.


SHOW N' SHINE
Tons of unique bikes! Everything from custom to vintage to supermoto, trikes and scooters. You never know just what's gonna show up at this great celebration of motorcycling!

Friday, July 9, 2010

VIDEO CLIP OF LAST YEARS SHOW

You may need to cut and paste the link into your browser:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNmFN2QCy_I&feature=channel

Friday, June 18, 2010

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!


We need your help to make this show a success! Volunteers are needed to help out with various duties including security, parking, handing out programs and much more.
Please help us keep this fun, family event rolling along smoothly through your participation.





If you are able to donate some of your time please contact us at (604) 580-0111 or 1-877-580-0111 or office@bccom-bc.com. Thank you!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WHAT


6th ANNUAL GASTOWN MOTORCYCLE SHOW N' SHINE

WHEN

AUGUST 15, 2010

11:00AM-5:00PM


Photo courtesy of Alan Katowitz

WHERE


Water Street between Richards and Carrall in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia.





Photo courtesy of Greg Descantes







Conveniently located a short walk away from the Waterfront Sky Train Station.

More info on transit trip planning can be foun here: www.translink.ca
You may need to cut and paste the link.

WHO


The Gastown Motorcycle Show n' Shine is organized by the B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists (BCCOM) and the Gastown Business Improvement Society (GBIS) and is supported by many local merchants.



Photo courtesy of Craig Heale

BCCOM is an advocacy group for motorcyclists in B.C. For more information on please visit: http://www.bccom-bc.com/

For more info on the GBIS and the merchants of Gastown please visit: http://www.gastown.org/

WHY

To celebrate and promote a positive image of motorcycling.

The show n' shine day is also declared Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Day in the City of Vancouver. It is our hope that this event will facilitate motorcycle awareness and make the general public more mindful of motorcycles on the road. Look twice and save a life!


Photo courtesy of Greg Descantes