The Love Ride, the biker event that began in 1984 to raise funds for children’s charities and raise funds against autism, is back at Castaic Lake, CA October 23, 2011. For this year’s bike show, Peter Fonda is lending his name by signing each of 10 special trophies created from Harley-Davidson pistons for the winners. To enhance their experience, “Tonight Show’s” Jay Leno is also opening his famous garage to the category winners. The bike show is a key feature of the 28th annual Love Ride charity event, this year featuring country music artists Montgomery Gentry.
“Of course we love to see what the professional builders put together,” said Love Ride founder Oliver Shokouh. “By the same token, we love the personal touches and creativity we often see in enthusiast rider’s bikes, so we want those guys to have a shot at being recognized, too. With this spirit in mind, Peter and Jay have generously offered their special touch to help us create a pair of really memorable prizes.”
The winners of each of the 10 bike show categories will take home trophies that are truly unique, every one created from a different Harley-Davidson piston that has been “run hard.” Each piston is captured in a caliper and individually signed by Peter Fonda whose autograph is then permanently engraved into the piston crown. Each category winner (plus a friend), will also receive a guided tour of Jay Leno’s Garage, famous for its rare and unusual motorcycles and cars—an enthusiast’s dream.
Bike Show Details: The Love Ride Bike Show is open to anyone that has purchased a Love Ride event ticket ($65) and pays a nominal show entry fee (just $10). There is just one rule: To win, the bike must run and be able to be ridden. You can bring it on a trailer if you must, but if you win, you will be asked to start your bike. (3 pictures of Jay Leno Garage copyright Cyril Huze)
Show Categories: Vintage – All Brands Welcome. 1) Pre-1940. 2) 1941 to 1965 . All Years 3) Harley-Davidson XL. 4) Harley-Davidson FX & Softails 5) Harley-Davidson FL. 6) Best Bagger (any make) 7) Custom Chopper (any make) 8) Bobber (any make) 9) Female Owned (any make) 10) People’s Choice (from all categories)
Registration forms at Glendale Harley Love Ride Bike Show or in person at Glendale Harley Davidson, 3717 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA. Forms can also be obtained by calling the dealership at (818) 246-5618.