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Dec 1, 2002

Toronto Expo Claims To Be North American Supershow

From a press release:<BR><BR>North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW 2003 <BR><BR>January 3 - 5, 2003 <BR><BR>Toronto International Centre <BR><BR>SUPERSHOW 2003. 'EVERYTHING IN MOTORCYCLING' <BR><BR>TORONTO, ONTARIO - The motorcycling season may be months away, but avid enthusiasts are counting the days to the North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW, the traditional season opener. Running January 3rd to 5th at the Toronto International Centre, this 27 year tradition ranks as the largest, most diversified, motorcycle consumer show not only in Toronto but in all of North America. <BR><BR>With more than 400 exhibitors and 1,000 motorcycles on display, the SUPERSHOW has firmly established itself as the pinnacle of North American Motorcycle Shows. More than 60,000 people will head for the SUPERSHOW to shop and explore everything that's new in motorcycling. <BR><BR>For consumers on the hunt for a new motorcycle, the first stop should be the Dealer new bike displays. New for 2003, motorcycle consumers will have the opportunity to buy right off the show floor. Be it a new 2003 model, non-current or used motorcycle, buyers will find an array of makes and models to choose from. <BR><BR>A true shopping extravaganza, the SUPERSHOW hosts hundreds of exhibits showing the latest in aftermarket parts and accessories, motorcycle rider apparel, performance equipment, custom painters, plating shops, custom bike builders, and leather fashion designers. <BR><BR>Race fans will not only have the opportunity to see the latest in racing machines but will also be able to meet the Joe Rocket Racing Team riders, current Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke, multi-time Canadian Champion Steve Crevier and former Canadian Champions Michael Taylor and Francis Martin at the 'Joe Rocket Racer Stage'. As the 'Stars' of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship sign hero cards and posters for fans, Daytona Track Announcer, Pat Gonsalves will be on hand interviewing the champions and other racers during all three days of the show at the 'Joe Rocket Racer Stage'. <BR><BR>Set in an atmosphere of fun and excitement, the SUPERSHOW has an assortment of entertainment lined up. Motorcycle enthusiasts can take a break from cruising the 300,000 square foot show by taking in the live bands or seeing the latest in motorcycle fashions presented by 'On the Fringe Custom Leathers'. And for those looking for something completely different they won't want to miss the new cooking stage in the Harley-Davidson Dealer display that will be featuring outrageous celebrity chef 'Biker Billy' who will be 'cooking with fire'. <BR><BR>The largest display of show bikes ever assembled at the SUPERSHOW will be competing for the Mid-USA Show Bike Awards and the Super Cash Awards for Designer class bikes totaling over $25,000 in cash and awards. A top product prize valued at $1,000 from Excel Components has been added for 2003. Over $10 million worth of racing, vintage, custom & touring motorcycles will be on hand for this competition. <BR><BR>Visitors will have the opportunity to speak to fellow motorcyclists and have a chance to plan their spring rides by visiting the clubs, associations and charities who will be displaying at the show. The motorcycle community will be represented by more than 50 of these organizations who are committed to safe riding and helping their local communities through charity rides. <BR><BR>This year's official show charities include The Ride for Sight that has raised more than $11 million nationally for the fight against blindness and The B.A.D. Ride - Bikers Against Despair which are the largest annual fundraiser for the Distress Centres of Toronto. The Canadian Motorcycle Heritage Museum will be kicking off its RoadShow season with a new line up of rare and collectible bikes acquired for the museum. While taking a walk in history, consumers will have a chance to meet authors Max Burns and former Gran Prix Racer Michelle Duff who will be conducting book signings in the Museum display. <BR><BR>For those who are just about to endeavor into the passion of motorcycling, there will be a host of rider training programs on display including Humber College who will educate new riders on their training programs and explain the licensing system. <BR><BR>True to its commitment to the motorcycling community, the SUPERSHOW will host the 24th annual Motorcycle Awards of Excellence on Saturday, January 4th at 3:00 p.m. The MAX Awards are presented in over 45 categories including Canadian Racing Champions, Rider Achievement and Media and Sponsorship. The awards are presented to select 'Ambassadors' of Motorcycling for their achievements throughout the year. <BR><BR>The North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW is the flagship show in a series of motorcycle events produced over the last twenty-seven years by Bar Hodgson Productions Inc. <BR><BR>Show dates: Friday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 5th, 2003 <BR><BR>Location: Toronto International Centre, 6900 Airport Road <BR><BR>Hours:<BR>Friday, January 3, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. <BR><BR>Saturday, January 4, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. <BR><BR>Sunday, January 5, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. <BR><BR>Admission: Adults - $12.00, Youths (6-12) - $5.00, Children 5 years and under - Free <BR><BR>Tickets: Advance adult admission tickets available through ticketmaster. <BR><BR>Parking: Free parking for over 7,000 vehicles <BR><BR>GENERAL INFORMATION: 905-655-5403 or