November 23, 2005 . . . The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum has announced a date for its first Annual Induction Awards Banquet. The Banquet, sponsored by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), will take place May 6th, 2006 at Roma's Place Banquet & Convention Centre in Mississauga. Tickets will be available at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum display at the SUPERSHOW, in Hall 3. It will be a night of celebrating Canadian motorcycling and everyone is welcome. You can also be involved in the selection of Inductees.
November 22, 2005 . . . SUPERSHOW 2006 has appointed Geatan Plourde of GPL Productions, St Hubert Quebec, as the Official Custom Bike Photographer of the 2006 Show. Geatan is the producer of 'La Belle et la Bete', a 2006 Calendar featuring some of Quebec's finest custom motorcycles and he will have the calendar on sale at his booth in Hall 4. Check out his 'bikes and beautiful models' at http://www.productionsgpl.com/en/calendars.html
November 21, 2005 . . . If you haven't checked out http://www.motohistory.net/news.html, right now would be a good time! You'll see an interesting story on our very own SUPERSHOW Producer, Bar Hodgson. Motohistory author Ed Youngblood, who is a former President of the American Motorcycle Association, author of many motorcycle books and a curator of motorcycle exhibits across the USA, visited with Bar and the SUPERSHOW Collection while in town as a keynote speaker at the MCC Congress and wrote a great story about the visit.
November 18, 2005 . . . As of this date the number of Clubs and Associations exhibiting at SUPERSHOW 2006 has reached 72! This is an all-time record for the 30 year history of the SUPERSHOW. SUPERSHOW sponsors these Clubs and Associations to exhibit, showcasing their members' motorcycles, promoting their charity rides and rallies, encouraging new members, and generally promoting the sport and camaraderie of motorcycling. These groups are an important part of the SUPERSHOW's successful formula of presenting 'Everything in Motorcycling'. For a complete list of exhibiting clubs & associations click here.
November 17, 2005 . . . Dalton Timmis Insurance, insurers of custom and vintage motorcycles with their new 'Home for Chrome' policy, will be presenting the $4,000 in cash for the 'Specials' portion of the SUPERSHOW 2006 Mid-USA Awards competition to Show Bikes. Before the big overall winners are announced in the custom bike competition, there are 20 'Special Awards' with cash and trophies in such categories as Best Detail, Best Engineered, Best Paint, Best Chrome, etc.
November 14, 2005 . . . Exclusive to the SUPERSHOW, the MV Agusta 1000cc Tamburini will be featured in the Main Industry Hall #3. Owned by Doug Teague of Warrenton, VA it will be a guest bike in the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum display. Doug attends the SUPERSHOW each year because, he says it's "the best Motorcycle Show in North America". Having recently acquired the new Tamburini (#210 of a total of 300 built) Doug is bringing it to the Show for Canadian enthusiasts to see this beautiful, technologically advanced piece of engineering. Full story and photo click here.
November 13, 2005 . . . Exclusive to the SUPERSHOW, the Supermoto Canada Annual Awards Presentations will take place on Friday evening, January 6th in conjunction with SUPERSHOW 2006. These awards recognize the 2005 series winners and SUPERSHOW is pleased to host this prestigious function and the attending racers.
November 11, 2005 . . . Exclusive to the SUPERSHOW, Motorcycle journalist and author, Max Burns, will officially launch his latest book, "These are a few of my Favourite Roads", at SUPERSHOW 2006. His motorcycling adventures, along with plenty of photos, maps and a sources section, fill 224 pages of what Burns has subtitled "The most expedient route to cross, and see, Canada slowly". Max will be a special guest of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum display in Hall 3. Show attendees can meet Max all three days of the SUPERSHOW and pick up a personally signed copy of his new book.
November 9, 2005 . . . Exclusive to the SUPERSHOW The Canadian Motorcycle Association's Annual Ontario Awards Banquet will take place in conjunction with SUPERSHOW 2006, Saturday January 7th. Racing Champions in various disciplines will attend the CMA Banquet on Saturday evening of the SUPERSHOW to be awarded their Number One plates. SUPERSHOW is pleased to host this prestigious function and the attending racers.
November 8, 2005 . . . HD HAULN', a fantastic 1990 Peterbilt Hot Rod Truck will be the backdrop for a pair of custom Harley-Davidson's, owned by Bobby Bates of Mississauga, entered in the 2006 SUPERSHOW Showbike Competition. The HD HAULN' Harley-Davidson themed, orange and black Quality Custom is an active ¼ Mile Big Rig Drag Racer with a 425 HP Cat Engine and 15 Speed Overdrive with suicide doors and 6” chopped cab, and actively promotes and supports Child Find and the RCMP Racing Against Drugs charity programs. Look for Bobby's 'Big Rig' in Hall 4A near the stage. For a sneak peak visit www.hdhauln.com Also on display two Custom Sportsters "HOT FLAMES CRUZIN" owned by Caroline Grech and "TANGERINE DREAMS" owned by Lauri Giroux, both of Mississauga.
November 4, 2005 . . . SUPERSHOW 2006, in conjunction with the Guelph Plastic Modellers Group, will hold a Motorcycle Scale Model Display and Contest, with judging in 6 classes. In addition to the contest for finished pieces there will also be demonstrations of building techniques to show the detail that goes into building these intricate works of art. A 1:16 replica of Rueben McMurter's 1983 Honda VFR750R Superbike will be on display along with Rueben's actual race bike, owned by the SUPERSHOW Collection and on display in the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum exhibit. READ MORE CONTEST DETAILS
November 1, 2005 . . . Exclusive to SUPERSHOW 2006, a new Airbrush Body Painting feature, "The Human Canvas", will feature airbrush artist De Anne Lamirande. De Anne will be airbrushing onto live female and male models (wearing bathing suits of course) during the three days of the Show, from her booth, Airways Airbrushing, as Show attendees watch her artistry come to life on living, breathing bodies as her canvas. Themes will include motorcycle riding gear, animal art, and exhibitor corporate identity themes. De Anne is one of the few female airbrush artists in a field dominated by men. Look for her finished works of art on display and walking around the Show.
October 28, 2005 . . . Beginning November 8th, Pit Pass Radio will feature live weekly interviews focusing on SUPERSHOW 2006 features and guests. On-line motorcycle radio station, Pit Pass Radio, will air live interviews with various SUPERSHOW 2006 personalities to promote the 30th Anniversary of the SUPERSHOW leading up to the Show dates of January 6, 7, 8, 2006. The first interview will be with Show Producer, Bar Hodgson, who will give a history and overview of the SUPERSHOW. Future segments will feature American Thunder's Michele Smith, Road Racing and MX Racers, Custom Bike Builders, MAX Award Winners, Motorcycle Book Authors and more to follow. Tune in live to www.pitpassradio.com each Tuesday night at 8pm Eastern Time. All segments will also be available for downloading from Pit Pass Radio's web-site after the live broadcast. Listen to Doug Teague's November 1st interview talking about his amazing MV Agusta Tamburini at www.pitpassradio.com/show_archives.php at the start of hour #1.
October 21, 2005 . . . Canada's largest showbike jackpot just got Bigger!
MID-USA will offer a total of $35,000 in cash, awards and prizes to some of the finest Custom, Touring, Offroad, Street, Racing, and Vintage motorcycles in North America at SUPERSHOW 2006. That's a $10,000 increase over last year's prize money! An on Sunday, January 8, Michele Smith will be handing out the SuperCash and SuperTrophies to the big winners on stage in Hall 4A. Enter your bike now and win your share of the cash at SUPERSHOW 2006. Entry forms available on-line or by calling (905)655-5403
September 27, 2005 . . . an agreement has been signed with Ducati North America to present a Ducati North America Dealer Display in the Hall 3 'New Bike' area. Featured amongst the 2006 new Ducati's will be a special display of bevel-drive Ducati's from the late 70's & early 80's. Ducati North America has chosen to feature these bevel-drive classics to draw attention to the new 2006 Paul Smart 1000 and the 2006 Sport 1000 sport classic and to show the connection between these new models and Ducati's legendary past. This unique and exciting display will be staffed by the greater Toronto area Ducati Dealers who are looking forward to discussing the features of the full 2006 Ducati line up with Show attendees at SUPERSHOW 2006.
August 8, 2005 . . . Humber College's Rider Training Instructors will be presenting seminars and workshops in Hall 3's Humber Rider Academy Theatre. With a wide variety of topics for both the new rider and experienced riders it's a great opportunity to learn how to ride better and stay safe on the roads. Included with your admission and highly recommended. The Seminar Schedule will be posted on the SUPERSHOW web-site closer to showtime, as well as on-site at the Humber booth.
July 16, 2005 . . . 47 Riding Clubs have already signed up for exhibit space at SUPERSHOW 2006. Displays will have a central theme while showcasing members' bikes and promoting their rides and rallies. The SUPERSHOW supports riding and racing clubs and organizations by sponsoring their display space and providing awards for the top 10 clubs displays. SUPERSHOW 2005 had over 70 clubs and associations exhibiting and we expect a record number for the SUPERSHOW's 30th Anniversary in 2006.
June 20, 2005 . . . Michele Smith, U.S. TV personality and host of Speed TV's American Thunder, will be a Special Guest at SUPERSHOW 2006. She will be on hand to meet Canadian fans, present her new line of T-shirts and lingerie, and sign autographs all three days of the Show. Also expect to see her presenting some of the top Showbike Awards. SUPERSHOW 2006 will be Michele's first Canadian appearance.