PRESS RELEASE - 11.2.2010
Danny John - Jules, star of the TV show "Red Dwarf", and his team mate Graham Hoskins undertake the challenge of a lifetime, departing from the Ally Pally Show at Noon on Saturday 27th Feb in aid of BBC TV's "Sport Relief" charity, motorbiking nearly 7,000 miles to circumnavigate the Mediterranean Sea in just 15 days. Graham and Danny will travel through three continents, riding across fourteen diverse, scenic and often chaotic countries as they cross from Europe over the Bosphorus into Asia, through the Middle East and round into North Africa. It's an endurance challenge and not for the faint-hearted!
To finish the Iron Butts Challenge, Danny and Graham will have to work together to overcome whatever trials face them. From bad navigation and getting lost, to flat tyres, mad and bad local drivers, mechanical failure, visa and border issues, running out of fuel and cultural differences. www.ironbutts.co.uk and www.virginmoneygiving.com/ironbutts
Being officially debuted at the Ally Pally Show by Ace Cafe London is the new Triumph "Ace 904 Thruxton Special". A collaboration between T3 Racing, the Triumph experts, and Stonebridge Motor Company to produce a Triumph based classic cafe racer style motorcycle, with modern power and performance
Live stage action, brought to you by Pro Starz includes interviews and entertainment, from Noon each day, featuring presenter, performer and actress, Danni Murphy. Throughout the three days of the show, Danni will be working closely with Pro Starz hosting activities ranging from a motorcycling fashion show, dancers, bike racers, competitors, as well as conducting "on the spot" interviews around the event.
A new feature of the outdoor stunt display is Alstar, who specialises in drifting his "big jap multi" sports bike, spinning up the tyres, all whilst trying to wear out his knee sliders! www.stuntstarz.co.uk
AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, Ally Pally Show affiliate event competition now includes Metric Class sponsorship with Vance & Hines GBP 1000 (retail) of product credit, RSD (Roland Sands Designs) GBP 750 of product credit and Progressive Suspension GBP 500 (retail) of product credit courtesy of www.mageurope.net, with Brit Bike Class sponsorship being a set of top of the range spoke wheels courtesy of www.ridewrightwheels.com and the Old Style Class being sponsored by www.zeroengineeringeu.com with one of their renowned GBP 2000 (retail) frames.
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Ally Pally Show will be hosting the exclusive UK debut screening of "The Harbortown Bobber", a documentary film by Scott Di Lalla and Zack Coffman of One World Studios, USA.
The 75 minute film, from the directors of the award-winning motorcycle films Choppertown: the Sinners and Brittown comes a new motorcycle fabrication adventure. Two years in the making, The Harbortown Bobber follows the ground-up build of Scott Di Lalla's '69 bobber as various underground masters put their hands on it creating a unique custom motorcycle and telling their own personal stories as they work - guaranteed to make you fire up your welder and get out your spanners! www.harbortownbobber.com
Ace Cafe London hosts the Ally Pally Show Party, at the cafe and free to attend, 8pm - Midnight Saturday 27th February, featuring the exciting new and unique sound of the Burning Condors
Ace Cafe London to run the Ally Pally Motorcycle Show - 26th-28th February 2010
Following the announcement of the 2010 Ally Pally show dates early in the year and noting the regrettable loss of the custom show planned for 2009, Ace Cafe London conducted extensive consultation and research within the industry and which included with AMD for their expert advice.
The outcome of this is that Ace Cafe London is able to announce an agreement with Andrew Greenwood, the organiser of The Ally Pally Motorcycle Show, to the effect that the show now becomes part of the stable of Ace Cafe London's major events.
Not only valuing the significance of the affiliation with AMD and the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building, with the winning builder going to the AMD Official World Finals held in Sturgis,USA, in August 2010, Ace Cafe London also recognises the importance and suitability of the February date; not conflicting with other events either in the UK or overseas and being at the outset of the 2010 season.
Mark Wilsmore of Ace Cafe London said, "The prestigious heritage of Alexandra Palace, a venue that has hosted so many successful motorcycle shows, combined with that of Ace Cafe London brings together two iconic London landmarks with the best that motorcycling has to offer. This can only further strengthen the event."
The West Hall of Ally Pally will become the centre of attention for custom bike enthusiasts and will feature builders from the UK and overseas. With the keen support of AMD and being part of the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building, including Zodiac International sponsoring the Freestyle Class, visitors can be assured of a spectacular array machines.
Harley-Davidson UK has confirmed that it is to back the London Ace Cafe custom show with sponsorship of the prestigious Modified Harley-Davidson class at 'Ally Pally'. Harley has agreed to put up a contingency prize of GBP 5,000.00 of Official Harley-Davidson parts, accessories and merchandise credit, GBP 3,000.00 of which goes to the class winner.
UK Parts, Accessories and General Merchandise Brand Manager Allan Brownridge told AMD that "It is good to see that the UK is to get the kind of custom events that the market has needed; being a part of the World Championship Affiliate event programme we here at Harley are pleased to be able to add our name and backing to the event. Shows like this can only be good for the mission that everybody shares of spreading the custom message to the widest possible audience."
The Great Hall of Ally Pally will be the focal point for motorcyclings "bedrock" exhibitors and, as in 2009, will feature the great brands and their products. In addition there will be live stage action and entertainment as well as a return of the ever popular stunt show, which will be held in the North West Hall, whilst Ally Pally's Panorama Room will be hosting the smaller trade stands.
From Sports, Race, Cruiser and Classics to Streetfighters and Custom Superbikes, together with clubs, all are welcome to be a part of putting the Ally Pally Bike Show back on the map.
Russell Mitchell has agreed to act as Honorary Custom Show Grand Marshal at the forthcoming AMD affiliated Ace Cafe London Motorcycle and Custom Show .
For ten years now, native Brit Russell Mitchell has operated Exile Cycles in Los Angeles, California, manufacturing custom parts, accessories and signature-styled custom bikes. Producing around twenty complete custom bikes each year, his designs have garnered acclaim and hundreds of magazine features around the globe for their clean, tough, industrial styling. A Discovery Channel "Biker Build Off", "World Bike Build Off" and Official World Championship competitor, Russell now hosts his own show on the U.S. Speed Channel network. Within the motorcycle industry, Russell enjoys a considerable design and engineering reputation that goes far deeper than the full-body tattoos and blonde hair that have made him so publicly recognisable.
Also appearing at the show are Jenny Tinmouth, courtesy of Sorrymate.com , the UKs fastest female TT racer in 2009 and who has just taken her first Super Sport Cup podium place with a Honda CBR1000RR 'blade and Steve "Mr Showman" Colley with his trials based motorcycle stunt team. Steve will be performing amazing stunts and tricks, including with the world famous "Mono Bike", which has no front wheel or front brake! As well as wheelies, stoppies, jumps over people and drop offs, Steve has a display stand where show visitors can come and view the bikes and chat with Steve.
Zodiac, sponsor of the AMD affiliated "Free Style" Class of the Custom Bike Build Championship, will be debuting their new 1000+hp supercharged Top Fuel Harley drag bike, together with their show truck and stand.
Custom Show categories:
Freestyle - One-off, ground up customs, Any design or modification accepted.
Modified Harley-Davidson - Frame and motor must be original equipment Harley-Davidson. Any modification to an original H-D frame and motor is accepted. Engine cases must be H-D, but modified or changed heads or cylinders are acceptable.
Old Style - Entry must be based on, or have the appearance of, a motorcycle manufactured prior to (circa) 1970.
Scooter - Entry must feature step-through architecture and either a platform for the operators feet or footrests integral with the bodywork.
Metric (including Streetfighter) - Entry must be based on a production motorcycle (frame and motor) manufactured in Europe or Asia.
Brit Bike - Entry must be based on a British manufactured production motorcycle frame and motor.
More information about the custom competition can be found at www.acecustomshow.com
The chosen charity for the Ally Pally 2010 show is the London Air Ambulance who will be in attendance raising funds for their publicly funded service and explaining what they do.
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