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....

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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

Legare Wear will be featuring their "DURTI" Clothing line.

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.

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

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!

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