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Thursday, October 27, 2005

VTwin Mama!

VTwin Mama is every woman who has ever looked at a motorcycle and said Why not me?"

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Indian Motorcycle - Official Store










If your a fan of Indian Motorcycles then check out this site for some pretty cool gear.

The Official Indian Store

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Beyond Tomorrow - Martin Conquest












Imagine a high-powered motorbike crossed with a wheelchair - because that’s exactly what this is. Alan Martin, company founder, CEO and chief architect, started work on the project four years ago when his son, an outgoing and sporting young man, became disabled. What he’s developed is a roll-on-roll-off bike that matches high performance with great functionality.
http://www.martinconquest.com

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Worlds Fastest Indian




















Check out The Worlds Fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins as New Zealand Motorcycle hero Burt Munro.

After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all the odds against him, he set a new world speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's 1967 world record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today.

Movie Trailer



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Monday, October 03, 2005

The Packers snare carsales.com.au including bikesales.com.au

The Australian internet landscape saw a seismic shift last week: Australia's leading motor vehicle advertising websites carsales.com.au & bikesales.com.au has sealed a deal to merge with the Packer family's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited's classified websites, carpoint.ninemsn.com.au, boatpoint.ninemsn.com.au and bikepoint.ninemsn.com.au and several other industrial and farming online publications, giving PBL a 41% stake in carsales.

According to Alan Kohler in The Age in August, the largest shareholder in the carsales goldmine – an unlisted public company largely owned by car dealers which last year earned $3 million profit – is chairman Wal Pisciotta, with a bit more than 20%. Fairfax is next, with a 12% stake it bought this year from Yahoo. But, said Kohler, Fairfax is regarded by carsales as a hostile shareholder because it's also a competitor through drive.com.au: "but it will surely not be long before either Fairfax, News, PBL – or perhaps all three – attempt to take it over."

According to our tipster, the deal was signed last Thursday night by PBL chairman James Packer, and Pisciotta and shareholders will vote in 21 days. If this is true, the vote will be interesting, because our source tells us Fairfax is not happy about the deal.

Fairfax is already feeling embarrassed about missing out on Seek (seek.com.au), so another strategic loss to the Packers would not be a good look. Paying more than $40 million for dating service RSVP is small consolation when you consider that cars, homes and jobs are the three big classified categories under attack from the internet.

PBL has already got 25% of Seek, which has 58% of the Australian internet advertising market for jobs, and News Ltd is busily trying to mop up the rest of realestate.com.au, the biggest independent Australian site for property advertising online.

PBL's Carsales coup will leave Fairfax without a major marriage partner in the three big categories. Sure, Fairfax has its organically developed sites, but with Telstra also rampaging away after beating Fred Hilmer's team to the Trading Post in 2003, the beleagured Fairfax is finding itself increasingly under attack from all sides.

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN SCORES RAPTUROUS RECEPTION AT TORONTO




















As the credits rolled after the premiere of THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN at the Toronto International Film Festival on the weekend, the film received a staggering three standing ovations.

Australian director Roger Donaldson (The Recruit, Thirteen Days) said, It was the best screening I have ever been associated with. I could not have hoped for a better launch for the film the response was astonishing.

The film will shortly open in New Zealand (October 13) and be released in Australia by Becker Entertainment in April 2006.

Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro, a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all the odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munros 1967 world record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today.

Hopkins has said he jumped at the chance to play the somewhat eccentric character, partly because he shares Munro's philosophy that "if you don't live your dreams you may as well become a vegetable," he said.

"I believe that. I've always believed that. If you don't act your life with energy and assume happiness and assume challenges, you may as well be dead. Trust your dreams, I can say."

Kathleen Drumm, Head of Sales & Marketing at international sales agent NZFC said, "It's been a busy time here with more international deals for the film finalized since last night's premiere screening. The Toronto audience responded to both the story and to Anthony's performance with real warmth and enthusiasm. It's very clear that this film will continue to have tremendous success around the world".

Paul Fischer, of Dark Horizons writes; A deeply moving and enriching tale of ideals and perennial optimism, this film about a man refusing to give up on his dreams, is a classic tale of the real underdog, but is it not a tale of fiction. Donaldsons refreshingly authentic script, which he began writing in 1979, captures the spirit of a man deeply committed to fulfilling a life long dream while touching those he meets with his wit and deep humanity. Hopkins plays him with a rich gusto we rarely see and its the kind of performance we miss from an actor who has played so many morose, quiet characters. A wonderfully exuberant, emotive and richly evocative work, The World's Fastest Indian is one of the best films of the year.

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN will be released in Australia in April 2006 by Becker Entertainment.

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