Café Racer TV: Season IIFriday, July 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM
Welcome back to Café Racer on Velocity formally known as Discovery HD Theater. In the months that have whizzed past since we last hit the tube, the world of low bars and high-performance has continued to grow. This second season of Café Racer will bring you up to date with where the International café racer scene is going. The crew traveled to faraway Italy, Wales, England and all across the United States where we unearthed some extraordinary custom motorcycle builders. The builders and their unique rides are still our main focus, bringing in some new blood to the cafe racer cult such as hot rod builder Bryan Fuller, Reverend Jim of Florida’s Church of the Apehangers, custom sportbike king Nick Anglada and Matt Rambow of Colorado Norton Works to name just a few. Some of your favorite builders from last season have clued us in on their latest ground-up builds, including Greg Hageman, Florida’s Dime City Cycles and Santiago Choppers’ Alan Bernard who, for a second time, created a mind-blowing custom bike that he donated to the Curing Kid’s Cancer charity.
Celebrities Billy Joel, Last Comic Standing Alonzo Bodden and award winning singer/producer Butch Walker bring their passion for café racers to the show as well and the 2008 World Champion Phillies get a chance to wiegh in on one of our latest creations.
What’s proven more amazing with each new show is the depth of the field and the talents behind these incredible custom machines- we found a family of defense contractors using their high-tech workshop to build café racers and custom parts, a café bike designed in the 1970s by American auto racing legend Dan Gurney, and a tiny Illinois shop charged with transforming a rusty old chopper back into an early Norton International roadracer to name a few. In addition, veteran California builders Jay LaRossa and Yoshi Kosaka join forces to create a café racer showcasing the best of both shops. And when the wrenches are put away and the throttles ready for twistin’ we’ve got a paddock full of top talents to test the metal including Motocross legend Bob Hannah, World Speedway Champion Billy Hamill and pro roadracers Ben and Eric Bostrom.
Fast bikes. Cool events. Rockin’ music. It’s all back here on Café Racer TV. Only on Velocity. Check out the promotional video:
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