Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dave Terrell's Day in the Dirt

A Day In The Dirt is an Annual Motocross Event held on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s hosted by the Hollywood Stunt and Film Community, and it brings together people from the entertainment industry: actors, directors, stunt professionals and crew – as well as Motocross and Supercross champions, both past and present -- for three days of racing, reminiscing and good times. In its 11th year, A Day In The Dirt has become a modern classic. It has done so by capturing the spirit of the great Grand Prix races of the past.

Some of the racers are here just to have fun, while others are fiercely competitive. And then there’s Dave Terrell, who adds a layer of complexity to the vintage Grand Prix by wresting 600 lbs of German war machine around the track, in the spirit of “The Great Escape.”

You’ll probably never see Dave Terrell riding at the X-Games, or taking huge jumps like a freestyle motocrosser. You will see him at “A Day in the Dirt,” and I spoke with him about his rather unusual choice of motorcycle for the Vintage Grand Prix, a 1938 BMW 750.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

Get a first look at the hottest new motorcycles at the 28th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Seattle. The expo, which runs from December 12 – December 14 at the Qwest Field Event Center, features hundreds 2009-model street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers and ATVs and fuel-sipping scooters. The show is an opportunity for riders to speak with manufacturers’ representatives who aren’t pressuring you to buy a motorcycle. This is your chance to come out and learn about all the options available to you, including a chance to get a close up view of all the cool motorcycle-related accessories.

As Robert Pandya, the show spokes person says, "It's really a backstage pass into the motorcycle world." I interviewed Robert, who has his finger on the pulse of the motorcycle industry. We talk about the history of the show, motorcycle sales trends, and the latest in technology. If Robert’s enthusiasm doesn’t inspire you to brave the cold and rain to get to the event center, nothing will. The show will feature events for all ages, so bring the whole family.