Best Of Show Winner At LA Calendar Bike Show

The 17th annual Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend presented by Performance Machine, returned to the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach on July 12-13th, 2008. Best of Show winner is Jim Giuffra (center in yellow shirt) from AFT Customs, Martell, CA, seen here collecting his trophy, a check for $3,000 cash and some $10,000 more in awards. It’s an incredible metric custom named “Er Head” built from an air-cooled Yamaha XVS engine fed by a Mikuni HSR carburetor. The bike features a specially modified Yamaha/Redneck Engineering/ AFT Customs oil-in frame with RMD billet girder front forks, and a single shock rear suspension. Assisting Jim with the construction of the top bike was his assistant Ron Abel. Together with Jim (on the left) are Ted Sands from Performance Machine, Show hostess Kari Kimmel, the AFT Model Agency girls in pink shirts, and the Calendar Kittens in white/red.

6 Responses to “Best Of Show Winner At LA Calendar Bike Show”

  1. 1 raycwheeler Jul 21st, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Jim and Crew .

    Congratulations on one fine motorcycle ..


  2. 2 burnout Jul 22nd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    very cool! and looks rideable, I AM talking about the bike! peace

  3. 3 madpuppy Jul 22nd, 2008 at 9:33 am

    very cool! and looks rideable, I AM talking about the bike! & the Models! LOL

  4. 4 Gar Jul 22nd, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty …. come to Daddy!

  5. 5 rodent Jul 22nd, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    The Japs are overtaking HD…..I’d ride anyone of them

  6. 6 aft customs Jul 22nd, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Kylie- far right & Elaina (not pictured)also helped Ron & I build the bike.Elaina is a good welder.Kylie took a Yamaha Road Star down to the crankshaft in 2 days.She built the engine with my assistance & helped with all the final assembly.She ran the other way when we tried to teach her to weld.All the girls in the AFT Customs Girls Modeling Agency deserve credit for helping in our bikes.
    Red Neck Engineering blended our design with one of their own to produce a really cool frame that we can make availlable to the public.It was a pleasure doing business with them.
    An other cool feature is in the handle bars.The hydraulic fluid for the cluth & brake is in the handle bar itself between the risers.We call it a “univoir”.We were the first company to convert a cable type clutch to hydraulic on a metric v-twin.You have to see it to understand.
    The bike will be at the AMD World Championships in Sturgis.We hope you can take the time to see the bike in person.AFT Customs has been a pioneer in metric customs & our goal is to give people an appreciation for these bikes. Live Large

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