This just in from M1:
DENVER, Colo. (February 18, 2012) - Bust out those polishing rags as Café Racer Magazine, the leading custom motorcycle title for lovers of all things fast, sleek and powerful, brings its world-renowned custom bike show to the Big Kahuna Atlanta, scheduled for the weekend of April 20 - 22, 2012 at Braselton, Ga.'s Road Atlanta. The Café Racer Magazine Custom Bike Show will take place in the previously-announced Café Racer Village at M1 PowerSports' Big Kahuna Atlanta, one of three events on the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing calendar which make up the Big Kahuna Triple Crown.
"Getting people to the track is one of our core missions, and another motto of ours is 'Come for the Party, Stay for the Race' and the custom bike show fits right in with both of those," said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. "We want owners of these awesome pieces of motorcycle art to bring their bikes out to the track so they can show off their hard work, and we know that the Big Kahuna fans will be enamored by each and every one of them. The Café Racer Village is really shaping up to be a huge hit."
Since 2008, Café Racer Magazine has staged industry-leading custom bike shows at venues including London's Ace Café, several rounds of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show and during the AMA's Vintage Motorcycle Days event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
"The custom bike shows are a chance to witness firsthand the emerging trends and high-performance technology that makes today's Café Racer movement so exciting," said Mike Seate, editor of Café Racer Magazine and host of Velocity network's Café Racer. "Whether we're looking at a garage-built, $500 Japanese bike or a fully restored $50,000 Vincent, these bikes all share the passion and uniqueness that's made cafe racers popular for over 60 years."
During the Big Kahuna Atlanta, the magazine's crew will be present as readers display their hand-crafted street racers. Both classic café-style motorcycles and newer, retro café racers will be welcome at the bike show, which offers trophies for the following classes: Best British Café Racer 1990 and Newer; Best British Café Racer, Pre-1990; Best American/European Café Racer; Best Japanese Café Racer; Wildest Custom Café Bike.