CONTEST: “Wanna Be Like Mike”

You probably didn’t expect to be asked to do homework while watching season 4 of “Cafe Racer” TV but that’s pretty much what we’re asking you to do.

The good news is that correct answers come with free stuff!

We will keep this simple. Our coordinating producer, and the editor of Cafe Racer Magazine, Mike Seate knows bikes. He doesn’t always agree with every decision builders make on our show but he respects what they do 100%. Mike is going to make a lot of comments during season four’s run and your job is to remember and regurgitate!

To win a prize pack, watch Cafe Racer TV, pay attention and answer our question below. The first 10 people to do so will win a season 3 DVD set and Cafe Racer TV stickers. Mike is going to throw in a one year subscription to Cafe Racer Magazine, a patch, and a CRM badge.

Episode One’s Question: What specific kind of engineering did Mike say that Grey Dog Moto used to create their Moto Guzzi cafe racer for Olaf Hoff?

Answer the question through our comments section. We will contact you via e-mail if you were one of the winners. Good luck!

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And…. We’re Back!

It’s been a while since we revved up Café Racer TV but we believe you’ll find the payoff well worth the wait. Season 4 returns to Velocity on Wednesday, November 6 at 10 pm EST and then repeats at 1 am EST on Nov. 7.

First up, a new one hour format provides the gearheads among us with far more in-depth, detailed coverage of each custom motorcycle build.

We’re talking about hands-on nuts and bolts footage of these high-performance bikes from their earliest stages until they’re finished, fueled and ready for a Boz Brothers test ride.

In episode one, two complete café racers will be built and ridden, the first emerging from Classified Moto’s Richmond, VA garage. Their decision to transform a muddy old Honda dual-sport bike into a café racer for actress Katee Sackhoff has to be one of the oddest–and most inspiring–builds to appear on Café Racer TV.

Also twisting the throttle this week is Bay Area custom shop Grey Dog Moto. Patrick Bell has the rare ability to see a sleek, fast ton-up machine hiding deep within a bulky Moto Guzzi California cruiser.

Later, you’ll feel like part of the pack as we join test rider Blake Kelly and comedian Alonzo Bodden to ride the legendary canyons of California in the first of our Great Roads series. You may think you’ve seen twisty roads but Mulholland Highway, high in the Santa Monica Mountains, will have your front wheel pointing westward for a piece of the action. Strap on your helmets and climb aboard – this is going to be a blast!

Mike Seate
Editor, Café Racer Magazine
Coordinating Producer, Café Racer TV

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Season 4 Video Trailer

It’s a tired cliché but good things really do come to those who wait. Chet Burks Productions, the producers of “Cafe Racer” TV on Velocity is happy to announce that the season 4 will begin on November 6 at 10:00 pm.

Please enjoy this teaser trailer and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@caferacertv) and Like us on Facebook where we will be releasing new information, contests and merchandise.

The world has changed when cafe racers are welcome at Sturgis…

We’re so happy to hear that many of the builders featured on CRTV over the first three seasons are still going strong and are now embarking on bolder and bigger projects than ever.

A lot of our friends are getting ready for Michael Lichter’s 13th annual Motorcycles as Art show in Sturgis (August 5-11). It will be held at the Buffalo Chip and this year’s theme is: “Ton Up! – Speed, Style and Cafe Racer Culture.”

The gallery will include 32 bikes from different builders and lots of artwork and photos. Loaded Gun Customs is one of the builders and here is a look at the making of Bucephalus, named after the horse of Alexander the Great

Cafe Racer TV producers launch a new show: “What’s in the Barn?” – June 18

The producers of “Cafe Racer” are proud to announce a new series titled “What’s in Barn?” that will air on Velocity starting June 18. The show follows father and son, Dale and Matt Walksler, as they look around all points USA for the most rare, unique and oldest American made motorcycles. Join Dale and Matt on their quest to fill their Maggie Valley, NC museum, Wheels Through Time, the museum that runs.

Cafe Racer TV Season 3 DVD’s are here!

Hey there ton-up junkies and Cafe Racer fans! The long awaited season 3 DVD is here and available now!

Our good friends over at Dime City Cycles have TON’s of them in stock and are ready and waiting for your order. Whether you’re being selfish and ordering it for yourself as a holiday gift or sending it on to that special someone as a hint, make sure to order it this week. Otherwise, you’ll miss out on the great promos we’re running that include a DVD/CRTV tee if purchased as one of the promo packs.

Stay tuned, Season 4 is just around the corner on Velocity!

Cafe Racer TV Season 3 is here!

Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show

After five years of successful Custom Cafe Racer shows at Mid-Ohio’s Vintage Motorcycle Days, the crew from Cafe Racer magazine are teaming up with Southern California’s British Customs for their first Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show on the West Coast. The date is Saturday, January 26 at B.C’s Gardena headquarters and includes six different classes. Click on the image below for a link to more information on how to enter- and possibly win trophies, prizes and your rightful claim to being Cali’s Cafe King.

Live At Barber!- Friends, Fans, and First-Timers

Ben Friedman of Cafe Racer TV talks to some fans and first-timers around the Ace Corner here at the 2012 Barber Vintage Festival here in Birmingham, Alabama.

Live At Barber!- Inside the Ace Corner

Jason Michaels of Dime City Cycles and Ben Friedman with Cafe Racer TV show off the faces and places inside the Ace Corner at the Barber Vintage Festival 2012:

Live At Barber! – The Cafe Posse Rides Out

Dime City Cycles’ own Jason Michaels sends out the Barber Cafe Bike Ride here at the Barber Vintage Festival: