Female Motorcycle Stars Build A Bike In 12 Hours For Charity

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This year's Northeast Motorcycle Expo, the largest all-model motorcycle show in New England, features a custom build for charity, 100 exhibitors and the "Best of the Northeast" custom bike show. The show runs Jan. 5 and 6 at the Connecticut Expo Center.

Kev-Marv Productions, LLC, Perewitz Inc., and Bikers for the Cure will join forces to raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. Starting in Hartford, two of the industry?s rising stars, Jody Perewitz and Sara Liberte, will construct a bobber style custom creation. The young stars will work on site, building a hot ride from which all proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation.

Master bike builder Dave Perewitz will also be at the Hartford show. For more than 30 years, Dave has been designing and constructing motorcycles. He has been on the cover of Easy Rider and Hot Rod Bikes. As the two-time winner of Discovery Channel's Biker Build-off, he has blasted the industry with aesthetically pleasing performance machines. He has also built bikes for Hulk Hogan, Kyle Petty, Rubin Brown and other celebrities.

Michelle Smith, host of the Speed Channel's American Thunder will also attend. American Thunder, through the eyes of Michelle Smith, takes viewers all over the nation on rides, special events and shows.

Attendees will also see attractions such as the "Best of the Northeast" custom bike show, which features more than 50 custom-made motorcycle entries competing for $3,500 in cash prizes; and the top titles in categories ranging from "Best Engine," "Best Chrome," "Best of Show," "Judges' Choice," "People's Choice," "Promoters' Choice" and "Kids' Choice."

Special musical guest performing Saturday evening will be King Norris from the Howard Stern show. Norris has appeared with Ozzy Osbourne/Ozz Fest, Motorhead, Dick Dale, Sammy Hagar, Styx, Mountain and other bands. R.B. Gunn will entertain during the day Saturday and Sunday and the Kev-Marv models will be on site for photos. A new addition this year is a bullriding competition.

The Expo also features more than 100 exhibitors offering a variety of products for the avid or novice motorcyclist. Hundreds of new models, motorcycle accessories, leather riding fashions and collectible merchandise will all be available throughout the event.

Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children 6-12 years old, and children under 6 years are free. Expo hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford off Exit #33 (Jennings Rd.) off Interstate 91 (one exit north of 84/91 interchange).

For further information contact: 1-877-BIKEXPO (877-245-3976) or www.kevmarv.com.