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Julia Haltigan’s “Finish The Line” Contest – The Video is Here!

Alright Cafe Racer fans, last month we gave you all the opportunity to finish the line and provide lyrics for Julia Haltigan’s [LIKE Julia on Facebook today!] new single “Fast Lane.” The results were announced and as we promised here’s Julia’s recording of “Fast Lane” live from her living room in NYC with your lyrics in replacement of hers!

Again a big thanks to the winners, Russel Ramsdell, Vanessa Raymond & Rick Scott! We hope you all are enjoying your free signed copy of her new CD, the season 2 Cafe Racer TV DVD set and a Cafe Racer TV tee.  As always watch the CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages today for videos and contests for your chance to win free CRTV swag and don’t forget to tun into Velocity for reruns of Season 3 of Cafe Racer!

Go go Cafe Racer!

Julia Haltigan’s Fast Lane “Finish The Line” Contest is Over

Listen up Cafe Racer fans, CRTV’s “Finish The Line” contest is over and bombshell diva Julia Haltigan has picked her favorites, which we’ve listed below. You’ll note, there’s more than one per day and that’s because Julia loved them so much we just decided to add a few more winners!

Clip One:

Russell Ramsdell: “My bikes faster ,wait I’m in denial.”
Dan Atsma: “Cause baby your drivin’ me wild.”
Steven Turner: ‎”Flogging it with your smile.”

Clip Two:

Vanessa Raymond: “Can you get me to the finish line.”
Joe Friend: “We’ll burn rubber in and out.”
‎Jeremy Juliano : “And count the days by the mile.”

Clip Three:

Rick Tater Scott: “A two wheel heart attack.”
Brian Kelm: ‎”The sky above us burning black.”
Liz Kerpel: “Babe your making me insane.”

As promised Julia will be doing a Skype performance of “Fast Lane” on June 26th. Stay tuned to Cafe Racer TV’s Facebook page for an exact time and how to watch it!

Finish The Line – Clip 3, Check it out, take a guess and win from SWAG!

Alright Cafe Racer fans, here’s the third and final clip from Julia’s new single “Fast Lane.” You know the drill, from here it’s up to you to head on over to http://www.facebook.com/CafeRacerTV and post your version of what you think the finished words should be on the top-most thread titled “Finish The Line w/ Julia Haltigan.” Julia will be picking a winner daily from the comments who will receive a free signed copy of her new CD, the season 2 Cafe Racer TV DVD set and a Cafe Racer TV tee. How great is that?

But wait…there’s more! The stunning and sweet Julia will be performing a live intimate and acoustic session of “Fast Lane” via a live video feed in the coming weeks. In addition to performing the complete song she’ll also be performing a version of the song with her favorite fan comment lyrics in exchange for her own. Sounds like more fun than setting the valves on a bevel drive Ducati 750, no?

So, let’s recap:

– There’s no cost the enter the contest
– Watch the CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages today for the videos and posts to comment your version of the finished lyrics
– Tune in to Velocity on June 7th at 10PM EST to see Julia’s Video Premier and the Season Finale of Cafe Racer
– Watch CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages on Friday the 8th for the announced winners and the link to watch Julia perform live

Great’s like Billy Joel think it’s a tall order to write a song about motorcycles. Do you think our girl Julia has what it takes to hit the musical ton? Stay tuned and find out!

Cafe Racer TV Episode 13

Viewers will get a groovy eye full of everything the contemporary café racing scene has to offer in this, the third season’s final call. The show gets underway with a test for the J&B Moto Co. Suzuki two stroke twin, a machine that’s endured more lives than a cat with multiple personalities. The York, PA shop has offered the first ride on the little Suzook to a professional Isle of Man TT racer who plans to wring its carbs off – if their latest project bike runs as good as it looks, that is.

Last week’s two-wheeling heartthrob, singer Julia Haltigan is back again, having composed a new song specifically for “Café Racer”, a tune that captures the excitement and dangers of riding ton-up in the Big Apple.

One of the series’ more popular and eccentric builders has proven to be Alain Bernard of Florida’s Santiago Choppers. The French expat has built an amazing cottage industry out of his rare ability to combine custom bike skills he developed in the cruiser field to café racers. When he’s not taking home show trophies, Alain, it turns out, possesses a heart as big as his Elvis-style pompadour; this week, he’s visiting the Mecum Auto Auction, a venue where Alain has donated a couple of his “Café Racer” project bikes to the Curing Kid’s Cancer charity. If you think Alain’s motorcycles are fast, watch what happens to the cash he raises when it’s put into much needed research money to cure cancer.

Finally, we travel down South for the annual Barber Vintage Festival, a yearly gathering of the classic motorcycle brethren. From a snaky, undulating roadrace course packed with fabled names and marques, to the world’s greatest motorcycle museum and a swap meet that’s guaranteed to empty wallets, this is an event not to be missed.

And speaking of missed, don’t miss us as we head back to the airwaves this coming fall with a new season of “Café Racer” TV. After three seasons, it seems we’re just scratching the surface of this global obsession with fast, stylist motorbikes. We’ve continued to meet talented builders, attend must-see events and uncover the previously lost history of café racers, the coolest motorcycles ever to spin a chain. Keep an eye on this site for updates and bits and bobs on where we’re headed next. We just might see you in the passing lane

– Mike Seate

Finish The Line – Clip 2, Check it out, take a guess and win from SWAG!

Alright Cafe Racer fans, here’s the second clip from Julia’s new single “Fast Lane.” You know the drill, from here it’s up to you to head on over to http://www.facebook.com/CafeRacerTV and post your version of what you think the finished words should be on the top-most thread titled “Finish The Line w/ Julia Haltigan.” Julia will be picking a winner daily from the comments who will receive a free signed copy of her new CD, the season 2 Cafe Racer TV DVD set and a Cafe Racer TV tee. How great is that?

But wait…there’s more! The stunning and sweet Julia will be performing a live intimate and acoustic session of “Fast Lane” via a live video feed in the coming weeks. In addition to performing the complete song she’ll also be performing a version of the song with her favorite fan comment lyrics in exchange for her own. Sounds like more fun than setting the valves on a bevel drive Ducati 750, no?

So, let’s recap:

– There’s no cost the enter the contest
– Watch the CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages today, and June 6th for the videos and posts to comment your version of the finished lyrics
– Tune in to Velocity on June 7th at 10PM EST to see Julia’s Video Premier and the Season Finale of Cafe Racer
– Watch CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages on Friday the 8th for the announced winners and the link to watch Julia perform live

Great’s like Billy Joel think it’s a tall order to write a song about motorcycles. Do you think our girl Julia has what it takes to hit the musical ton? Stay tuned and find out!

Finish The Line – Help finish Julia Haltigan’s new single “Fast Lane”

Alright Cafe Racer fans, season 3 of your favorite ton-up throttle twisting music loving motorcycle series is almost over. Sad, we know…but because we love you, we’ve got something a little special just for you to round out the best season yet of vintage motorcycles and culture on Velocity. It’s called “Fast Lane” and it’s the HOT new soon-to-be-released and debuted on Cafe Racer TV, single and music video by vintage Triumph riding, guitar picking vocal belting beauty Julia Haltigan.

And if getting a glimpse of this gorgeous yet gritty wrench turning diva isn’t enough for your petrol pounding heart, take a look below at the video clip. Julia thought it would be fun to get the fans involved to help finish the lyrics “in your own words” for the three main verses of her new single. We’ll be launching three video clips, the first one today and then on June 4th and 6th to give you a taste of Julia’s sweet sultry sounds. Checkout the into clip and clip one below!

Here’s the first video, watch, listen and come up with your own lyrics! READ BELOW first though, there’s more details!

From here it’s up to you to head on over to http://www.facebook.com/CafeRacerTV and post your version of what you think the finished words should be on the top-most thread titled “Finish The Line w/ Julia Haltigan.” Julia will be picking a winner daily from the comments who will receive a free signed copy of her new CD, the season 2 Cafe Racer TV DVD set and a Cafe Racer TV tee. How great is that?

But wait…there’s more! The stunning and sweet Julia will be performing a live intimate and acoustic session of “Fast Lane” via a live video feed in the coming weeks. In addition to performing the complete song she’ll also be performing a version of the song with her favorite fan comment lyrics in exchange for her own. Sounds like more fun than setting the valves on a bevel drive Ducati 750, no?

So, let’s recap:

– There’s no cost the enter the contest
– Watch the CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages today, June 4th and 6th for the videos and posts to comment your version of the finished lyrics
– Tune in to Velocity on June 7th at 10PM EST to see Julia’s Video Premier and the Season Finale of Cafe Racer
– Watch CRTV BLOG and Facebook pages on Friday the 8th for the announced winners and the link to watch Julia perform live

Great’s like Billy Joel think it’s a tall order to write a song about motorcycles. Do you think our girl Julia has what it takes to hit the musical ton? Stay tuned and find out!

And for those of you looking for more information on Julia or her CD to purchase, head right on over to her Website by clicking the photo below or simply point your browser to http://www.juliahaltigan.com/ you can also give her a like on Facebook, we know she’ll appreciate it! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Haltigan/39641218654

Be sure to stay tuned on Velocity for re-runs of Cafe Racer TV Season 3 and be on the lookout for Season 4. We’ve hit 100mph and before you know it, we’ll be back with another 13 episodes of classic motorcycle culture, rockin’ tunes and custom motorcycle builds!

– The Cafe Racer TV Team

Cafe Racer TV Season 3 Episodes 11 and 12

This week’s episodes contain several firsts in the history of engineering homemade café racers, namely, the use of tools you never imagined part of the speedbike experience. The guys at York, Pennsylvania’s J&B Moto Co. enter with some high-falutin’ ideas about souping up an old Suzuki two stroke twin; electronic fuel injection, they claim, is the way to achieve modern speed from the 500cc twin, a feat that’s never been accomplished before. However, their project starts off with Jeff gassing up a chain saw – a two stroke of another kind – to carve out custom bodywork templates for what may prove a very challenging project bike.

Also, racetrack competitors Jerry Dudley and Stan Lipert get all down and greasy when they seriously disassemble the engine in their Honda twin racebike, shaving the crank and therefore imbuing the CB 350 with twice as much power and corner speed than it had when it left the factory. We’ve interviewed some talented wrenches during these first three seasons of Café Racer, but the works being done by Lipert at Northern Ohio Ducati are fascinating on several levels. For serious gear heads who wish to see more nuts and bolts builds on Café Racer, this one’s for you guys.

We keep an eye peeled for the rozzers (cops in Brit-speak) as we again ride with California street artist Thank You X, a café racing graffiti artist who’s determined to pay tribute to his two-wheeled hero in spray paint.

Episode 12 revs up with the crew at J&B Moto Co. fashioning some beautiful, artistically inspired custom parts for their Suzuki stroker, proving why these guys are considered some of the finest bodymen this side of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. However, will their search for aesthetic perfection overshadow the need for speed?

We’ll finally see a reveal of the long-awaited piece of motorcycling graffiti art that Thank You X has been covertly planning for the past couple of weeks.

Our cameras take a side trip to the Big Apple where we’ll ride with Julia Haltigan, a Triumph-riding street musician whose passion for gypsy-tinged alternative rock matches her fondness for classic British motorbikes. We’re often asked by old timers where the future lies for antique British bikes which are becoming increasingly rare, but after hanging with Julia, who can ride and repair her own classic Triumph, you’ll see that the kids are, indeed alright.

Finally, the checkered flag and bragging rights await Stan Lipert and his roadracing pal Jerry Dudley as they complete work on their hopped-up Honda racebike and head to Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course to see who’s the fastest. Don’t bother betting on an outcome for this heat – anything goes in the wild, unpredictable world of vintage roadracing.

– Mike Seate