Historic Moto Grand Prix - Big Kahuna New Orleans

Photo Courtesy of Chris P. Anderson

Registration Now Open for Participation in Historic Moto Grand Prix during Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans at NOLA Motorsports Park

Huge Collection of Restored Vintage/Classic Race Bikes to Include Yamaha YZF750/1000 Yamamonster

DENVER, Colo. (September 2, 2012) - M1 PowerSports and the Historic Moto Grand Prix will once again deliver the much-needed platform for honoring the classic, investment race motorcycles that formed the sport of American motorcycle road racing, and the legendary riders that competed on them, during the inaugural Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince. The Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans will bring the 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season to a close at the all-new NOLA Motorsports Park on the weekend of October 5- 7, 2012. Registration is now open for those interested in the ultra-exclusive opportunity of riding their iconic machines alongside former champions with the exhilarating backdrop of an AMA Pro National.

Two packages for participation in the Historic Moto Grand Prix at the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans are now available to those with investment race motorcycles dating from model year 2005 and earlier. There is a basic option for displaying the machine in an exclusive area in the main paddock and a premium option which also offers daily on-track exhibitions for eligible, licensed riders. For complete information, please visit http://www.m1powersports.com/historic-moto-grand-prix or download the Registration Form directly at http://www.m1powersports.com/skin/frontend/moto/default/files/forms/HMGP-2012-NOLA-Registration-Form821.pdf.

"This is going to be a colossal event," said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. "The increased interest in the Historic Moto Grand Prix has been overwhelming; the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans at NOLA Motorsports Park is prime pickings for both former champions and bike owners to show off their piece of America's road racing history."

During the lunch hour each day, participants will have the chance to ride with some of the biggest names in the history of the sport as they are reunited with their vintage machines for a series of on-track exhibition laps. The guest list of AMA Pro Road Racing champions in attendance at Road Atlanta in April included the likes of Jamie James, Scott Russell, David Sadowski, Eric Bostrom, Jason Pridmore, Rich Oliver, Jimmy Filice, Tom Kipp, Thomas Stevens and Roland Sands. Other notables in attendance included Michael Barnes, John Long, Richard Chambers, Henry Degouw, Knobby Clark, Steve Johnson and Jim Leonard.

The Historic Moto Grand Prix Display and Ride package is open to anyone with a CCS/WERA/ARHMA license and costs just $150 for the opportunity to display one bike and ride that on track at least once per day. The machines will be tech inspected and grouped in speed categories to provide an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. 

For those that would rather keep their prized machines in the paddock, M1 PowerSports is also offering the Historic Moto Grand Prix Display Only package for $50 per machine. If you have a classic, restored investment race motorcycle, this opportunity is simply too good to miss.

About Historic Moto Grand Prix: The Historic Moto Gran Prix (HMGP) is organized and led by former AMA Pro racer Bill Brown. It is designed as an alternate forum for both acknowledged classics like Manx Nortons and MV Agustas, and is also looking to draw more recent "classic" racers including the likes of Yamaha's legendary water-cooled, two-stroke TZ750 as successfully raced by the like of Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts and Dale Singleton. Home-built and replica race models are highly encouraged to join! HMGP is the perfect place to share motorsports history of many genres and organize truly world-class gentleman's racing. There are still opportunities to be featured as part of the Historic Moto Grand Prix display area at the Big Kahuna New Orleans, anyone with a classic/vintage race motorcycle that is interested in participating should contact Bill Brown at 404-379-6091 or head over to the Historic Moto Grand Prix Landing Page on M1 PowerSports' website athttp://www.m1powersports.com/historic-moto-grand-prix.

About M1 PowerSports, formerly M1 Entertainment: A Denver-based company, M1 PowerSports has been working in motorsports for over 16 years. Originally spawned from Daniels Corporation under the name FAST, the fledgling company was heavily involved in television production for car and motorcycle racing. With the birth of Speedvision, FAST morphed into Race Promotion Management (RPM) and is now operating as M1 PowerSports with many of the same staff still in place. We still sell advertising for Speed, sell merchandise under the brand Moto 1 and promote our own events, keeping us busy year-round! For more information, please call 303-377-3278 or email info@m1powersports.com.

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