TV Show Pinks. Lose The Race. Lose Your Bike.

You have watched the Pinks TV show on the Speed Channel and you know the gig. Usually 2 hot cars (but now 2 motorcycles), 2 proud owners competing against one another in high stakes drag races. The races are real. Emotions run high. And the loser walks home after giving his drive (ride) to the winner. Wednesday April 2nd at 9 PM EST, 2 motorcycle builders who are my neighbors in West Palm Beach, Florida, Mike Beland from A1 Cycles and Adam Chandler from Chandler Originals, compete in Pinks in a best of seven. On one side, Mike racing on a 114 “ client’s chopper built for a client. On the other lane, Adam with a 140” custom bike built to compete in this TV show. It was shot in Alabama during 2 days of racing (and a little bit of repairs). I got the email results of each pass as they were run, and of course I will no tell you who came back home with no bike. Tomorrow Wednesday at 9 PM EST on Speed Channel, Billy Lane and myself will join them for a good time together watching the show. A very interesting episode of Pinks hosted by Rich Christensen.  Check first the Video presentation (wait until the commercial is run). Don’t miss it. It’s a great one.

13 Responses to “TV Show Pinks. Lose The Race. Lose Your Bike.”

  1. 1 racer Mar 31st, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I don’t get that show. Why do you have a guy flaping his arms to start the race when they are at a drag strip with a proper Christmas tree and timing lights? As a drag race enthusiast I find it quite rediculous.

  2. 2 Dino Ferrel Mar 31st, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Pinks on Speed is a great show. Will try to watch. 114″ against 140″???.

  3. 3 Matt Blair Mar 31st, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    The video is cool

  4. 4 Robert Torrez Mar 31st, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Never heard about these 2 shops. I like Pinks. Never saw bike racing in this show. Interesting.

  5. 5 Nicker Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:06 am

    “…Mike racing on a 114 …”

    Way to go A1- ….!!!
    You guys are on the cutting edge of the next trend.

    What a great way to get the custom industry into a fresh new direction.

    Seen enough feet-forward hands up in the air stuff.
    Lets go for foot pegs back where ya can use em and drag bars…. 🙂


  6. 6 A 1 CYCLES Apr 1st, 2008 at 9:20 am

    building a 140 inch turbo feet back low bars hyabusa front end and swing arm…radical hybrid..will post pictures soon

  7. 7 Evo Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    finally… bikes! OK, so let’s get some more guys on there… how about Todd Silicato vs. Roland Sands (racer v.s his GP crew chief, now custom builders)…
    add a new show called Pinks: Bikes and fer gawds sake… keep Scott Gillian as far away from this as possbile!
    How about those crazy brit cats who race quads… or maybe old iron races… Panheads and Knuckleheads only…. that would be sick-o-rama!
    I will be watching tomorrow for sure!

  8. 8 dragon Apr 1st, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    ok racer don’t know how old ur but in the old days that is the way a drag race was started

  9. 9 Gary Apr 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    should be an interesting show… was a all out slug fest…..we had a great time….Adam Chandler

  10. 10 Rodent Apr 1st, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Adam, who built your bike?

  11. 11 Gary Apr 2nd, 2008 at 10:39 am

    me and gary ?????? carl you crack me up………..A

  12. 12 Whistler Jun 2nd, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Racer: I agree with dragon. This was the way races were (and are) started on the street. As a person who spent several years filming for Shuffletown Drag Raceway in Charlotte (before developers got it shut down), I think most drag racers would agree that variety is the spice of life. That’s why your Door-Slammers and Pro-street cars (Shuffletown was an IHRA strip so those are the classes I remember from those days) use one type of tree sequence (pro tree, which is much similar to what they do on pinks and requires more skill to perfect on the driver’s part), and regular trees which are used by street class cars. I’m sure you know this. but maybe some readers don’t: the pro tree is a quick flash of all the amber lights (three if memory serves) and then the green. It’s very difficult to react to properly, although most of those drivers have a button that launches their car down the track when they hit it. The regular tree illuminates each amber at about one second intervals (maybe a little less, I don’t know for sure) and then the green, giving the driver a bit of warning before he has to get going. It seems like most of the cars I’ve seen on Pinks are quick enough to warrant the pro-tree style start (raising his arms is roughly equivalent to the amber lights all illuminating at once, and then dropping his arms is the same for the green light coming on).

    Does anyone know if the All-Out series has ever included the OnSat Willy’s Coupe (Scotti Cannon), Jeff Hughes, Robert Hamrick or Eddie Hoover? Just a shot in the dark (I knew those guys from Shuffletown and the last two were members of the triple-ought club there).

  13. 13 Rideharder Oct 8th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    A 1 CYCLES good work on the show!

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