Posts Tagged ‘2015’

[COVERAGE] 35th New York International Motorcycle Show

December 22nd, 2015 by Elusive Media

The 35th Progressive International Motorcycle Show(IMS) arrived back in New York at the Jacob Javits Center to kick off the 3 day show. IMS brings you a taste of what some of the manufactures have coming down the line along with current models. We also have the return of J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition for its 7th year, so we have plenty of custom rides for you to drool over! As you can see IMS has something for everyone, being a new to the experienced rider and you’re surrounded by fellow motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacture experts if you have any questions on any models. Progressive Main Stage also has a slew of motorcycle racers, riding instructors, technical seminars, daredevil stunt riders, adventure touring legends, bike designers, and custom builders through out the weekend. We also are treated with our 3rd year of School of Rock playing on the stage as well; live music is always a plus! Don’t forget about the huge marketplace, which is a must! The weekend was packed with other great displays, activities, contests, so be sure to check one of their shows in there 10 stop tour! info @ http://www.motorcycleshows.com/

Date: December 11th-13th, 2015
Location: New York, New York @ Jacob Javits Center
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Exxxotica New Jersey

November 20th, 2015 by Elusive Media

Another successful year for the Exxxotica Staff in New Jersey. With over 200 of the hottest and newest Stars in attendance over the 3 day weekend, 120 vendors and multiple shows each day, there was plenty to keep you entertained! This marked Exxxotica’s ninth edition from New Jersey and the show continues to grow each and ever year. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to check out our coverage below and see you all next year!

Date: November 13-15th, 2015
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] WEKFest East ’15

August 30th, 2015 by Elusive Media

WEKFest has another great show in store when the overflow of cars outside the show are an LFA, ACR Viper, F430, Alpha16 Skyline, and the McLaren P1. Inside you are greeted by a jam packed venue of the cleanest cars the East has to offer. After all the shows this season, WEKFest still brings out cars that you haven’t seen all year and with the vast amount of cars its a show not to be missed. Enjoy the photo coverage, because there are no cars that doesn’t deserve to be there!

Date: August 16th, 2015
Location: The New Jersey Expo Center, Edison, NJ
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP

August 14th, 2015 by Elusive Media

We return after a three week summer-break with Movistar Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo only separated by 13 points and excited to see them continue the fight at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While Ducati and Honda are not currently fighting for the lead, both Italian riders, Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso have had a stronger first half of the season. At the Honda Team, they have had a rocky start to the season, but IMS has always been good circuit to both Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, who has never lost a round on the American soil.

After media day, a lot of talk has been going around with some riders and the track. Will Indianapolis be on the schedule next year? Is this the last home race for Nicky Hayden in MotoGP? Aprilia makes debut at IndyGP with Stefan Bradl after his team has financial issues. It’s exciting to see a new manufacture join MotoGP; good years ahead for Aprilia and MotoGP. This will be the second year on the resurfaced track and the weekend looks to be in the mid 70′s all weekend; everyone is looking forward to the free practices!

As expected, the first day of free practice(FP1&2) go to Jorge Lorenzo with Marquez on his Repsol Honda less than three thousands of a second behind! And it looks like the Ducati team has continued their good fortune after the break following in third and forth on the day. All eyes are on the Doctor though and he has some work to do as he finished the day in tenth. Qualifying day quickly arrives and FP3 the riders do some shuffling in the standings. Marc Marquez ends up finding an impressive four tenth of a second while Jorge Lorenzo is on par with his times as yesterday. Bradley Smith on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 has an amazing lap and almost takes the top of FP3 with only three hundreds of a second behind Marquez. Rossi still hasn’t found what he’s looking for, though he just gets into Q2 in ninth. As we move into Q2 and find out our top ten, the Repsol Honda team clinches both top spots. As expected on American Soil, Marquez yet again find himself at the top and alone in the 1m31s, finishing at 1m31.884s. He clenches his 5th pole position his season. Dani Pedrosa get in a great hot lap and secures the 2nd position on the grid with a 1m32.055s. To finish the front row, Lorenzo on his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP grabs the last important front row position, 1m32.186s. Cal Crutchlow riding his CWM LCR Honda almost takes that last front row spot from Lorenzo, but ends up being two hundredths behind Lorenzo’s Yamaha. Danilo Petucci and Bradley Smith have an impressive lap time as well while picking up fifth and sixth. Less than a tenth separate third to sixth on the grid! The Ducati team(seventh/tenth) and Valentino Rossi(eight) can not seem to find the time needed and fall back to the middle of the 3rd row. Championship leader Valentino Rossi on his Movistar Yamaha will have to fight through some stronger riders ahead of him tomorrow; the start will be key!

Party Cloudy skies in the low 70s start off the morning warm-up for the MotoGP riders. While it’s a quick session, they can dial in those last minute adjustments. Lorenzo and Marquez found the limit and end up low siding; both riders OK. Now we fast forward to the start of the main event. With nearly 68,000 fans present at IMS, we are ecstatic to see the green light and put behind the three week summer break. The light turns green and we are off! Everyone gets away cleanly and Lorenzo is able to takes the lead into turn 1. He knows on a track like IMS, if he doesn’t attack first and Marquez in front will make things much worse! Rossi has a fantastic start and climbs up to fifth positions after the first lap is completed, while Marquez, Pedrosa, Iannone finish off the top 4. Rossi has clearly found something in the morning and is able to keep a competitive lap time in the beginning stages. Lorenzo also find a favorable setting and just starts grinding out the laps. Are we about to see Marquez finally lose his first American track!? While Lorenzo and Marquez fluctuate between .350 and .100 of a second each lap, that battle behind for third start to pick up. Prior to lap 10, Dani Pedrosa is able to keep a good distance from Rossi at about three seconds, but after six laps, Rossi closes the gap to a mire .144! As the last laps continue, Rossi and Pedrosa keep attacking each other for the last podium position. Back up at the front, lap 23, Lorenzo is still a quarter of a second ahead of Marquez. But Marc Marquez digs deep on the remaining last laps and tries to surprise Lorenzo and it works! By lap 25, Marquez leads by .100 of a second and increases that lead up to the finish line on lap 27, .688 seconds in front of Lorenzo. Marc Marquez on his Repsol Honda has once again won the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP race and still comes out undefeated on the United States circuits all while setting a new lap record(1m32.625s) on his 23 lap! Rossi ends up battling with Pedrosa til the end and is able to holds onto third position. Andrea Iannone on Team Ducati finishes off the top 5. Sadly the only American left on the MotoGP grid, Nicky Hayden on his Aspar Honda finishes in 16th.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has yet again shown us a spectacular race and with growing numbers in attendance at nearly 146,000, we hope this won’t be the last time we return to this legendary flat track. It’s been an superb eight years so far! While Marquez was able to secure the top spot on the podium, this means the championship is even closer than ever this season! Jorge Lorenzo many only have gained a few points, but it cuts the lead to nine points! Tho Valentino Rossi has been on the podium every around, Lorenzo has been able to slowly chip away Rossi’s lead. Rossi will need to push harder if he wants to see that 10th MotoGP Championship Victory! I have a feeling we will be in for an exciting second half of the season and I’m hanging off the chair in suspense!!

Date: August 7-9th, 2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Hot Import Nights – Philadelphia

August 10th, 2015 by Elusive Media

Hot Import Nights returns to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! If you missed last year Reunion show in New Jersey, HIN brings new class competition along with over 30 models to the Model Lounge, Bikini Contest, Freestyle Dance Competition, & the Miss HIN PA Model Content. Not only could you win a trophy this year for your car, but you could also walk away with over a $1000 in cash! Everything from lighting(Presented by Sylvania Zevo), Engine(Presented by Valvoline), trunk, Top Honors, Audio, and of course “Best of Show”; all came with cash prizes! Hot Import Nights was bringing their “A Game” to the Tri-State area. With some many great categories and contests to compete in, it brought many types of great rides to check out along with the beautiful women, so enjoy the coverage!!

Date: July 25th, 2015
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Tuner Evolution – Philadelphia

August 10th, 2015 by Elusive Media

Tuner Evolution has always been one of those shows we all count down the days for, why? We know it will be well organized, plenty of entertainment, vendors we are interested in, beautiful ladies in the model lounge, and only the best cars make the cut. This year Tuner Evolution invited back the Drift RC Comp/Demo along with the popular Breakdance Comp/Demo. The main stage also had live music and DJs throughout the day, until the Bikini Contest and Awards finish off the night. Because the show attracts such a wide audience of enthusiasts, the show also expanded into another section of the Expo Center, which allowed more car builders to show off and unveil their builds. We also had fire alarm go off which sent us all outside for about an hour. While this was a minor inconvenience, we all just continued to chat with our friends before getting the all clear to reenter the building. The show is not only organized car enthusiasts but the staff live the lifestyle every day. They know what their fans what to see and for almost 10 years, i have left the show disappointed. Thanks to the Tuner Evo Staff for another successful year that we will all remember!

Date: August 1st, 2015
Location: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] Carlisle Performance & Style ’15

July 31st, 2015 by Elusive Media

Carlisle Performance & Style returns after a 14 month break. The show has always been on mother’s day weekend, but with the absents of Bike Fest, Performance & Style had an easy spot in July to fill it in. Plus over the past few year, having P&S in early May, weather was always questionable; with the last few years cold and rainy. While we didn’t have an rain free weekend, Saturday did have a heavy down pour that lasted about 60 minutes. The rain did give a nice relief from the heat, as it was in the 90s. Performance & Style changed the way the exhaust competition worked this year. Instead of every other show I know, the car sits in place and revs, while this event had the driver drive off from a standstill. While I think it worked pretty well, they could of used a bit more room to get the rpm’s higher in 2nd gear before breaking to turn around. Look forward to see how they modify this next year. As past years, burnout is the crowd pleaser and they seemed to have a record amount of entries of fans that wanted to abuse their car for the title. Here’s a first after all the years, a surprise proposal. The first burnout contestant and the announcer had an “issue” with the insurance papework, and in the middle of getting it all sorted out, the guy gets on one knee in front of the whole grandstand, and asks his girlfriend, “Will you marry me”? …. Well done! And Congrats to both!! They also had 2 round of the beauty contest along with NICOFest drifting on the auto-x all day long. P&S also has a strong showing of car clubs, so between all that, you had your weekend full!!

Date: July 17-19th, 2015
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] MPACT 2015 Motorsports Festival and Car Show

July 17th, 2015 by Elusive Media

We all lucked out with a picturesque drive into the Poconos mountains with temperatures in the lower 80s and sunny. This summer has seen a lot of rain so far, so everyone was super stoked to have a rain free event. This is the 2nd year at Pocono Raceway and MPACT separates itself from any other event by combining what we all love, motorsports and car shows. Rolling Race on the tri-oval, HPDE on the inside tracks, Dyno, drifting with a drift taxi, and the burnout contents kept car enthusiast’s busy between checking out vendors and cars. Before the day came to a close, awards were given out the car show, rolling race, & Dyno HP shootout winners along with some bragging rights.

Huge congrats to the MPACT team for another fantastic event!!

Date: July, 11th, 2015
Location: Pocono Speedway, Long Pond, PA
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] CF Charity Super Car Show!

May 31st, 2015 by Elusive Media

CF Charity put on its 3rd Super Car show for 100% of it proceeds going to their Charity; which helps dental care and oral health education in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Camden public and parochial schools. I attend many car shows throughout the year, but this as been the first time i’ve attended this show. The amount of rare Hyper and Exotic cars that are at the event is well worth the drive! Tho with the chance of rain & thunderstorms all day(80%), many super cars showed up, but many didn’t stay too long, so i hope you arrived early! The event also introduced Karting & Slalom; its always better to hear and see the super cars in motion!

Date: May, 31st, 2015
Location: Warminster, PA
By: Erik
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