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Team Tankboy Takes Third Place: CannonBall Run 2011

It was gruelling hot as 200 cars headed north for the 2011 CannonBall Run. Among the Ferrari’s, GT40’s, Aston Martin’s and other exotic cars was Team Tankboy’s, ex-US Army Humvee.

There were some great themed teams, Magnum PI, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert with a giant shoe atop a bus, a Back to the Future DeLorean and even Shrek to name but a few.

Everyone was having fun, nice cars, plenty of hot babes, miles of winding countryside roads and great weather. What more could one ask for? OK, there could have been a wet T-Shirt competition but then I doubt our focus would have stayed on the road.

Out of 200 entrants, a total of fifteen speeding tickets got handed out and one car caught fire and burnt to a crisp. Not bad for a day of fuel induced excitement.

Team Tankboy consisted of Charles “Tankboy” Knight and Nick “Nuke” Scott from the reality series “Tankboy TV”, along with actor/comedian Aaron Beard.

“It was our first time competing in the event, so we weren’t 100% sure what we were up against. We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, compared to seasoned contestants, but we had a plan, and we stuck to it.” said Tankboy. “And making third place was awesome!”

“If you think we were crazy on the rally, you should see us in our TV show.” said Nuke. “And that cute girl in the Impala, she can facebook me anytime”.

You can check out these mad boys of destruction, at www.tankboytv.com

The CannonBall Run is a street legal car rally, competing over one day with heaps of wacky missions, entertainment and just plain craziness along the way.

The event is limited to 250 cars and is run by Auckland Motorsport. http://www.aucklandmotorsport.co.nz

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Annual Agip Rallye di Vienna Set for September 2010

DirectRooms.com has recently learned that the annual Agip Rallye di Vienna has been confirmed for September 4th, 2010.

More than 200 vintage automobiles will roll into the city for the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Spectators usually line the Ringstrasse to watch the classic cars make their way from the Schloss Wilhelminenberg palace to the festival grounds on Heldenplatz. At night, Vienna’s Prater Park, the world’s oldest amusement park, hosts a full schedule of evening entertainment.

There is no admission charge for spectators at the Agip Rallye di Vienna, though there is a fee to enter the Vienna Prater.

Located in the heart of Europe, the historic city of Vienna offers much to see and do both before and after the vintage cars arrive for the Agip Rallye.

Visitors can stroll the wide boulevards, marvelling at the Baroque imperial architecture and sampling some of the region’s world-famous chocolate.

Second to none for cultural pursuits, Vienna is home to the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera, the MUMOK modern art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the unconventional architecture of Hundertwasser’s Kunsthaus Wien, and the trendy MuseumsQuartier.

“There is certainly lots of excitement in anticipation of this year’s Agip Rallye di Vienna,” said Lek Boonlert, head of marketing with DirectRooms.com. “With so much to see and do in Vienna already, visitors will be spoilt for choice come September.”

To get a great rate on a hotel Vienna travellers should book early, before the crowds.

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DiMora Motorcycles at George Barris Culver City Car Show

DiMora Custom Bikes will have three distinctive motorcycles on display at the Seventh Annual Culver City Car Show on Saturday, May 8, with “Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna as the Grand Marshal. Over 400 classic cars and hot rods will compete for prizes in many categories.

DiMora Motorcycles at George Barris Culver City Car Show

The theme of the show is “Cruisin’ Back to the 50’s”. Having built cars for movies and TV since that decade—such as the Batmobile and the Munsters’ Koach—George Barris, the King of Kustomizers, will be on hand with some of his famous creations. In addition to his motorcycles, Alfred DiMora will also be showing a custom car produced for Hollywood by DiMora Motorcar, the JX Coupe.

Barris was pleased to learn that DiMora would be participating in the show. “I’ve known Alfred DiMora since he was building those classic Clenet and Sceptre cars in the 1970s. His new motorcycles prove he has a great sense of style and design. That ZTango is a beautiful bike.”

Legendary actor Bo Hopkins, star of “American Graffiti”, “The Wild Bunch”, “Dynasty”, and countless other movies and TV shows, will be on hand at the DiMora exhibit to sign autographs, have pictures taken with fans, and enjoy the day’s activities. The fun begins at 9:00 AM Saturday, May 8, on Culver Blvd. and Washington Blvd., between Duquesne Ave. and Ince Blvd., in Culver City, California.

About DiMora Custom Bikes
Based in Palm Springs, California, DiMora Custom Bikes takes the passion for technological innovation and uncompromising quality that is the hallmark of the DiMora Motorcar Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan and brings it to motorcycles that are available worldwide through the growing DiMora dealer network.

Please visit www.dimoracustombikes.comwww.dimoramotorcar.com, or
www.culvercitycarshow.com.

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DragonFire Racing Announces New Fabrication and Design Center

DragonFire Racing, a leader in custom performance racing vehicles, accessories and custom racing, is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art fabrication and design center at their Mesa, Arizona location. This center will enable DragonFire Racing to test, market and design products at a faster pace and avoid long down time in product release, race prep and design.

“Be it for our championship racing team or an amateur rider looking for new parts, DragonFire Racing has always strived to offer the best racing equipment in the sport,” said Todd Romano, owner, DragonFire Racing. “With the opening of our new Mesa Fabrication and Design Center, we have taken the next step in designing, building, and testing our product. We look forward to seeing taking our activities to the next level, both for our racing team and for our loyal customers out on the dirt.”

A state-of-the-art facility in every way, the new DragonFire Racing Fabrication and Design Center is set to help give both consumers as well as DragonFire Racing’s championship racing team the upper hand on the track. It will house the latest in mills, lathes, mig and tig welders, tube benders, breaks, sheers, and plasma cutters. In addition the new facility will allow all sheet metal work to now be done in house as well as carbon fiber and fiberglass work.

About DragonFire Racing
DragonFire Racing is a leader in custom racing performance parts and accessories for Yamaha Rhino 660 Performance, Sand Rails, Pre-Runners, Arctic Cat Prowlers, Polaris rzr accessoriesteryx suspension, Side X Side parts, and ATVs with headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. Focused on building performance accessories and turnkey race vehicles, DragonFire Racing delivers high performance parts and vehicles to customers and dealers worldwide. DragonFire Racing has franchises in California and Arizona. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

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Three DragonFire Racing Riders Find Podium in LOORS Event

DragonFire Racing, a leader in custom performance racing vehicles, accessories and custom racing, is excited to announce that three of its drivers earned spots on the podium during the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event in Lake Elsinore, Calif., on the weekend of June 26-28. Hans Waage, the current LOORS leader in the UTV points standings, took the podium in the 1st Limited UTV Event, along with Larry Roeseler, who found the podium on the 4th Unlimited UTV Event, and Jerry Whelchel, who excelled in the 3rd Unlimited 2 Event.

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“This was one of the best race weekends we’ve had during the LOORS racing season,” said Todd Romano, owner, DragonFire Racing. “To have three of our experienced riders take the podium in Lake Elsinore is a testament to not only the quality of DragonFire Racing products, but also to the skill of our drivers and our crews. We look forward to surpassing this impressive weekend later this month at the next Lake Elsinore event.”

Based in the racing hotspot of Mesa, Ariz., DragonFire Racing carries a large selection of vehicles, parts and accessories, for every level of enthusiast, f r o m the most seasoned racers to weekend warriors. Vehicles includes sand cars and pre-runners to a range of ATV’s and Quads. DragonFire Racing also offers a range of parts covering everything f r o m the engine to the wheels as well as a tie-down straps and winches. In addition, DragonFire Racing offers t-shirts and women’s apparel.

With a 10,000 square foot corporate facility and newly opened retail facilities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and San Diego, DragonFire Racing has grown to be a reliable and preferred solution for outdoor racing enthusiasts. For more information on the Yamaha Rhino 700 EFI or DragonFire Racing, please visit http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

About DragonFire Racing
DragonFire Racing is a leader in custom racing performance parts and accessories for Yamaha Rhino 660 Performance, Sand Rails, Pre-Runners, Arctic Cat Prowlers, Polaris rzr accessoriesteryx suspension, Side X Side parts, and ATVs with headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. Focused on building performance accessories and turnkey race vehicles, DragonFire Racing delivers high performance parts and vehicles to customers and dealers worldwide. DragonFire Racing has franchises in California and Arizona. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

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Kawasaki Teryx finishes miles ahead of competition to win at 41st Baja 500

DragonFire Racing, a leader in custom performance racing vehicles, accessories and custom racing, announced that its Kawasaki Teryx, driven by Reid Nordin of Team Green Kawasaki and co-driver Hans Waage, took first place in UTV class at the Baja 500, in Ensenada, Mexico. The first place finish was the first win ever for Kawasaki Teryx, in the Sportman UTV class of the Baja 500.

“It was the best racing we have had in Baja,” said Todd Romano, owner, DragonFire Racing. “A flawless day with only one mechanical repair, allowed us to run a safe and consistent pace all day. A broken rear upright cost us about three hours, but the speed of the DragonFire Teryx was able to put a big enough lead on the field to make up lost ground and still win by over an hour.”

Based in the racing hotspot of Mesa, Ariz., DragonFire Racing carries a large selection of vehicles, parts and accessories, for every level of enthusiast, f r o m the most seasoned racers to weekend warriors. Vehicles includes sand cars and pre-runners to a range of ATV’s and Quads. DragonFire Racing also offers a range of parts covering everything f r o m the engine to the wheels as well as a tie-down straps and winches. In addition, DragonFire Racing offers t-shirts and women’s apparel.

With a 10,000 square foot corporate facility and newly opened retail facilities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and San Diego, DragonFire Racing has grown to be a reliable and preferred solution for outdoor racing enthusiasts. For more information on the Yamaha Rhino 700 EFI or DragonFire Racing, please visit http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

About DragonFire Racing
DragonFire Racing is a leader in custom racing performance parts and accessories forYamaha Rhinos Performance, Sand Rails, Pre-Runners, Arctic Cat Prowlers, Polaris rzr accessoriesKawasaki TeryxSide X Side parts, and ATV Exhausts with headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. Focused on building performance accessories and turnkey race vehicles, DragonFire Racing delivers high performance parts and vehicles to customers and dealers worldwide. DragonFire Racing has franchises in California and Arizona. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

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DragonFire Racing Takes Over Round 3 and 4 in Lucas Off Road Racing Series

DragonFire Racing, a leader in custom performance racing vehicles, accessories and custom racing performance parts, today announced that its team took top finishing positions at the Lucas Offroad Racing series in Surprise Arizona earlier this month. Saturday started with Jerry Welchel winning Unlimited 2, Todd Romano taking third in Unlimited UTV and Hans Waage taking first in Limited UTV on Sunday.

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“It was some amazing racing and thanks go out to my staff and friends for making it all happen ,” said Todd Romano, spokesperson for DragonFire Racing. “We are in a great position to take three different point championships and are excited with the progress the team is making. The weekend would not have been a success without the help of our sponsors: Team Green Kawasaki, FOX Racing, ITP Wheels and Tires and Gear One.”

The Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) combines the traditions of midwest, short course off road racing with a West Coast influence. LOORRS brings intense side-by-side action on tracks that test the most seasoned racers. The 2009 LOORRS season features tracks in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Primm, Nev. And Surprise, Ariz.

DragonFire Racing is an industry leader in the performance racing field and a one stop shop for fabrication, paint, performance and protection for stock and custom ATV, Side-by-Side and other off road racing vehicles. In addition to the Yamaha Rhino parts, racers can find a wide selection of ATV exhausts and side-by-side parts, for all major brands including the Polaris Razer, Kawasaki Teryx, Arctic Cat Prowler and Honda Big Red parts.

With a 10,000 square foot corporate facility and newly opened retail facilities in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and San Diego, Calif., DragonFire Racing has grown to be a reliable and preferred solution for outdoor racing enthusiasts. For more information on the Yamaha Rhino 700 EFI or DragonFire Racing, please visit http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

About DragonFire Racing
DragonFire Racing is a leader in custom racing performance parts and accessories for Yamaha Rhinos Performance, Sand Rails, Pre-Runners, Arctic Cat Prowlers, Polaris Rangers, Kawasaki TeryxSide X Side parts, ATVs with headquarters in Mesa, Arizona. Focused on building performance accessories and turnkey race vehicles, DragonFire Racing delivers high performance parts and vehicles to customers and dealers worldwide. DragonFire Racing has franchises in California and Arizona. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.DragonFireRacing.com.

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Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Inc. Is Pleased To Announce Its Acquisition Of Dragonfire Racing, A Leading Supplier Of Aftermarket Racing Parts And Performance Parts For ATVs And UTVs

MAG, a group of businesses that design, build and sell Street and Off-Road motorsport products expands their off-road market with DragonFire Racing launching into the attractive UTV segment

Brian Etter, President and CEO of MAG said, “We are excited to continue our expansion into the Off-Road market with the addition of DragonFire Racing. DragonFire Racing, with its comprehensive line of performance parts and accessories, launches us into the attractive UTV segment. We are confident that Todd Romano and his team will continue to deliver quality products and services for our combined company.”

Todd Romano, President of DragonFire Racing said, “DragonFire Racing is recognized as an industry leader in performance parts and accessories for Side-by-Side UTVs, Desert Race Cars, Pre-Runners and ATVs. I am looking forward to working with the design, engineering, manufacturing and financial resources that MAG brings to our business. Our growth and success have come from the ability to consistently bring exciting new products to market. Our OE Partnerships, Direct to Dealers and Distribution Channels will see growth from our current product offering, as well as expansion to Street, Mud, Hunt and introduction of the DragonFire SXS. In addition to being great for growing our business, it also opens up new opportunities to our talented and dedicated employees.”

About MAG
MAG is a group of businesses that design, build and sell products for Street and Off-Road motorsport markets. The MAG family of companies includes Renthal, Vance & Hines, Kuryakyn, Mustang Motorcycle Products, Performance Machine, Forge-Tec Motorcycle Wheels, Progressive Suspension, MAG Europe, and J&P Cycles. Visit them atwww.maggroup.com and www.dragonfireracing.com.

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