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6/10/2013

Come Meet Phil Cross Author of "Gypsy Joker to A Hells Angel" and American Legend Sonny Barger at Corbin's 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day on July 6th from 11:00-4:00pm

Hollister, CA - Corbin announced today that the one and only Sonny Barger, an American Legend and founding member (1957) of the Oakland, California, U.S. chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club will be on hand at Corbin's 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day promoting his newly released movie "Dead in 5 Heartbeats" and to support his good friend and fellow HA Brother Phil Cross. Phil will also be at Corbin promoting and signing copies of his hot off the press book "Gypsy Joker to A Hells Angel" and to sign autographs and answer questions. Sonny Barger stated, "Phil's new book Gypsy Joker to A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. The photos are incredible, as if you were there and the stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders". This "soon to be" best seller chronicles his life and wild times as a club member in his own words and contains many of his personal photos. You don't want to miss this great event...it's an opportunity to meet two legends of the outlaw motorcycle world.

"Dead in 5 heartbeats" is adapted from the successful novel written by American Legend Sonny Barger and was shot in 24 days entirely on location in the State of Arizona. A majority of the featured fictional motorcycle club members in the film, "The Infidelz", were played by real Hells Angels Club Members. Also, a majority of the MC's featured in the film were authentic and from the state of Arizona including The Hooligans, Alma and The Rollin Knights. Come watch the trailer and behind the scenes inside Corbin's factory...it will running on a large flat screen in the showroom. Dead in 5 Heartbeats was recently released and is showing across the country right now. Check out Deadin5heartbeats.com for locations and dates. It will be available on DVD in September...watch for it!

As always, Corbin will be running factory tours throughout the day and will also be offering a 10% discount on all Corbin products throughout the week. Installation of Corbin goodies is always free at the Corbin factory and you can make an appointment to have your new seat made.



5/06/2013

Corbin Announces All Vendor Spaces on Corbin's Lot are Filled for the 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day July 5th & 6th

Hollister, CA - Corbin announced today that All Vendor Spaces on Corbin's lot are filled for their 4th Annual Rider Appreciation Day July 5th & 6th held in conjunction with the "rebirth of Hollister Rally" this year. Last year, Corbin had thousands of riders show up to help celebrate our country's birthday and take part in the festivities and expects a much bigger crowd this year since the city has approved the Hollister Rally and the event covers 2 days. The "Idea Guy" in charge of all of the wizards, Mike Corbin, was instrumental in getting the Hollister Rally started again.

Mike reported that the city is feverishly working on the final details in order to make this year's Hollister Rally one to remember. "The whole town is pulling together beginning at the top... the Mayor, the Hollister Police Department, the Rally Manager, the City Council members, everyone is busy making sure this will be the best West Coast rally ever. And the local businesses and volunteer support has been remarkable", Corbin stated. The entire city is preparing and working together and going over all of the final details to make sure that this year's "Rebirth of Hollister Rally" is an event to remember. Mike added, "This is one of the finest team efforts that I have had the privilege to be part of and am proud of it!"

Just like last year, many of the industry's top companies will be displaying their products right on Corbin's property. The main show for exhibitors will be held in downtown Hollister, but Corbin started their Rider Appreciation Show and has allowed vendors to display the products since the first year. Many of the more recognized names in the industry that will be there: Barnett Tool & Engineering, Motion Pro Inc., Wind Vest Products, Ron Simms, Custom Cycles, America's Forgotten Heroes, Big Slick Promotions, West Speedway Shelters, Ride Wright Wheels, Samson Exhaust, Old School Eyewear, Cycle Gear Inc., House of Thunder HD, Baggerwerx, Motorcycle Machine, Lily's Fresh Fruit, Vintage Legends Group, Renegade Classics, Renegade Classics Fresno, America's Forgotten Heroes, R.I.S. Designs, Sabbath Keeps Motorcycle Ministry, Schapiro & Leventhal, Pinnacle Quilter's Guild, Kirby, Kirby & Kirby Attorneys at Law, Cycle Shade, Purple Slice, S&S Cycles, Super Tug, Top Hatters MC, Speedway Shelters, Billet 4 Baggers, Biker Doorags, Streetmasters MC Workshops, Cartoon Thunder, Norcal Customs, Robert's Up in Smoke BBQ, Ambroz Tows, Binford Custom Cycles, Hardcore 5150, Hot Bike Magazine among many others. Check out the following link for a complete list of the vendors and the products they represent that will be at Corbin this year: VENDORS

Event management, Worldwide Dynamics, has confirmed Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW and Victory will participate in the Hollister Rally and will be set up Downtown for demonstration rides, displays, etc. Also, the folks from JD will be bringing the "Jack Daniel's Experience" to town which is always a great place to share a drink with a friend. The majority of the exhibitors and venders will be set up downtown this year for the Hollister Rally. There is a perfect blend of things to enjoy while attending this year's Hollister Rally because you have 2 destinations to check out as well as all of the beautiful riding that Hollister is known for.

There will be plenty of food, entertainment and a bike show at Corbin's this year. Last year, Corbin had over 60 custom bikes in the bike show and as usual, the bike show is organized by Corbin's buddy and radio personality Biker Bob Warford, with top entries receiving the coveted "Johnny" Award. Guest judges this year include Cole Foster, Cesar Flores, Anthony Luzi, and our own Erik Solorio. The Grand Prize winner will have their bike photographed in Corbin's studio after the bike show and will be featured in Ironworks Magazine.



5/06/2013

Corbin Bike Show Judges Announced

Joining bike show organizer Biker Bob Warford is Hot Rod royalty Cole Foster!

The owner of Salinas Boys Customs and legendary builder has graciously agreed to join us July 5th as guest judge of the Corbin bike show. Cole will also bring some of his amazing creations along for your viewing pleasure. If you're not already familiar with Cole's cred, please take a moment to check out his website HERE.

As a unique twist, the Corbin bike show will also feature an alternative vehicle section with interesting entries ranging from High Mileage streamliners to a Zero electric motorcycle recently ridden cross country. This special section will be judged by electric vehicle entrepreneur and president of Sparrow Motors Anthony Luzi.

For up to date information on the Hollister Rally, check the Official Hollister Rally Website: www.thehollisterrally.com or Corbin's Rally Pages: www.corbin.com/rally/

Visit Corbin Headquarters at
2360 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA. 95023


4/19/2013

BIKER PROS IS PRODUCING THE HOLLISTER AMD QUALIFIER CUSTOM BIKE SHOW

Biker Pros, the nation’s largest producer of custom bike shows, today announced that they have agreed to produce the Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show in Hollister, CA on Saturday, July 6, 2013 for Worldwide Dynamics.

Biker Pros is the North American Bureau for American Motorcycle Dealer (AMD) and produces affiliate shows across the United States. The winner of the FreeStyle class in Hollister receives an automatic bid to the AMD Invitational Custom Bike Show at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration. The winner then has the opportunity to attend the AMD World Championship in Germany by winning the FreeStyle class and becoming the TEAM USA representative.

Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show The AMD affiliation draws world-class custom motorcycles from the Mid-West and West Coast. Styling influences from Arlen Ness to Cole Foster and everything in between will be on-display at the center of the rally running down the middle of San Benito Street.

The word Hollister has been synonymous with California motorcycle rallies for decades. It secured its place in pop culture from the 1954 film The Wild One with Marlon Brando, which is based on the 1947 rally. The 2013 Hollister Rally Revival reboot includes 30 bands, ACE Café, Manufacturers row, demo rides and so much more.

The entire Biker Pros team is excited to be part of the revival at the Hollister rally and is looking forward to showcase the incredible talent in California,” said Bob Kay, Biker Pros Partner. “Many of the outstanding custom bikes that are coming to the show have required hundreds upon hundreds of hours to construct.

The show presents six classes including FreeStyle, MOD Harley, Radical Bagger, Performance Customs, MOD Street and Retro MOD. A total of $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the class winners. Professional and amateur custom builders of choppers, cruisers, bobbers, baggers and race bikes are invited to enter their bikes into the competition and judge each other’s work. Go to bikerpros.com for more information.

For up to date information on the Hollister Rally, check the Official Hollister Rally Website: www.thehollisterrally.com or Corbin's Rally Pages: www.corbin.com/rally/

Visit Corbin Headquarters at
2360 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA. 95023


4/10/2013

Hollister Rally Update

Hollister, CA - Energy is building around town and the Hollister Rally is coming together extremely well for July 2013. The city of Hollister and local business people are preparing for a great re-introduction of this classic and historic event scheduled for July 5th & 6th, 2013. Downtown, Hollister Rally manager Mark Cresswell has just announced a new Interactive Experience being brought to the rally by Progressive RV. Rolling into town with their customized 34' RV, Progressive's Interactive Experience will be on site and running both days from 9am to 9pm. Features include The Insiders Guide, a virtual destination adventure, Custom T-shirt Press, Progressive Lounge and Pickles Pet Shop where visitor's pets get a special treat.

Mark has also arranged for the Jack Daniel's Experience to be in town for the rally just a short distance from the Hollister Rally's own ACE Cafe. In fact, at the very head of the downtown venue you'll find Triumph Motorcycles and Iron & Air Magazine right next to the Schott and ACE Cafe run Beer garden. Sure to be the focal point of all things Cafe Racer!

And lastly...House of Thunder Harley-Davidson signs on as a presenting sponsor of the historic Hollister Motorcycle rally returning this year for the 4th of July weekend. In business since 2000, the 22,000 square foot facility in Morgan Hill is a multi-year award winning store for customer service and mechanical aptitude. The House of Thunder display can be found on the corner of San Benito and 6th streets in downtown Hollister. Additionally other special events will take place at their Morgan Hill location all weekend long.

On the North side of town at Mike Corbin's Workshop, Corbin will be hosting a Bike Show on Friday as a warm up to the official rally show on Saturday. Joining in this special event will be industry veteran Craig Vetter and a host of motorcycles that are part of the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge (http://www.craigvetter.com ). Other classes include Bobbers, Choppers, Radical Baggers, Antiques and more. All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to enter.

Corbin is also happy to welcome Terry Hershner to the Fourth of July festivities. Terry has just finished a cross country trip aboard a Zero motorcycle. This is more difficult than it sounds due to the fact that Zero motorcycles are 100% electric power only. A lot of special attention was called for to work within the range and capabilities of these unique machines. Our congratulations for a truly impressive ride!

And Corbin is offering a 10% discount on all Corbin accessories ordered during the Hollister Rally...And if they don't have it in stock, you'll still receive the discount. In addition to Corbin's Hollister Rally discount, all Corbin accessories are eligible for free installation. Get your new saddle and ride home on it...what a way to remember Hollister 2013.

For up to date information on the Hollister Rally, check the Official Hollister Rally Website: www.thehollisterrally.com or Corbin's Rally Pages: www.corbin.com/rally/

Visit Corbin Headquarters at
2360 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA. 95023


3/28/2013

Progressive RV and Match Action bring interactive experience to Hollister Rally

(Boulder, Colo. - March 28, 2013) Progressive Insurance will be rolling into Northern California over the July Fourth weekend to attend the storied Hollister Rally, California's premier music and motorcycle street festival, where fans can ask policy questions and enjoy a memorable, interactive experience in the company's customized 34-foot RV.

On July 5 and July 6, more than 50,000 people are expected to attend the reborn, world-renowned event in downtown Hollister to meet fellow riding enthusiasts, enjoy music from 30 bands on four stages, and engage with manufacturers and vendors, including Progressive RV.

The company's consumer experience - crafted in partnership with Boulder-based agency match action, part of Match Marketing Group, and Good Sam - will be activated from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days of the rally. It includes the following features:
· The Insider's Guide, a virtual destination where consumers are invited to enter their favorite restaurants, routes and pet-friendly locations
· Photo shoot with Flo, allowing participants to take photos with a lifelike model of the iconic Progressive spokeswoman
· Custom T-shirt press and digital prize wheel, treating visitors to premium souvenirs
· Progressive Lounge, inviting consumers to sit back and relax
· Pickles Pet Shop, where visitors with pets can receive a custom pet tag, a Progressive leash, dog waste bones and treats

In addition, anyone with an insurance question can talk policy and quote information with a licensed Progressive Insurance agent.

The Hollister Rally is the latest stop for the Progressive RV, which traveled to events across the country throughout 2012 to educate the outdoor community on the benefits of Progressive Insurance. Rally supporters are excited for the return of the official gathering, which was reinstated this year by the City Council after the city placed it on hold in 2009. Before that, it had drawn attendees for decades.

About match action: Match Action, part of Match Marketing Group, is the definitive voice in experiential play theory. We go out of our way to create intriguing and curiosity-inspiring moments that consumers actively want to be a part of. We do this admittedly because it's a lot of fun, but primarily because we've learned from experience that consumers at play have longer, deeper and more substantive relationships with the brands they encounter. For more about us and our clients -- which include Ford, IZZE, adidas, Nissan and Miller Coors -- visit http://www.matchmg.com/action.

Contact:
Worldwide Dynamics
Mark Cresswell
PO Box 668
Old Fort, NC 28762
wwdynamics@aol.com
(561)214-1137



1/23/2013

Hollister Rally Management Confirmed

On Tuesday evening, January 22, 2013 the Hollister City Council approved an agreement with a management company for the July revival of a motorcycle rally to take place downtown.

Council members approved the deal in a 3-0 vote. Councilman Ray Friend and Councilwoman Pauline Valdivia were absent while Mayor Ignacio Velazquez was joined by Councilman Robert Scattini and Councilman Victor Gomez in giving the official go-ahead.

It was the final, major step in bringing back the official Hollister Independence Rally tradition. The council had previously canceled the event due to budget constraints and law enforcement concerns. In a push to bring the rally back, the Hollister Police Department compiled an efficient budget for law enforcement and public services that weighed in at one third prior event's costs.

City Manager Clint Quilter worked hand in hand with potential rally manager Mark Cresswell of Worldwide Dynamics Inc to put together a working plan to bring the rally back. After months of preparation the Council approved the deal with Worldwide Dynamics last night to hold the rally July 5th and 6th, 2013.

In other city news, the Hollister City council paused to provide commendations for two Hollister Police Department officers for their heroic acts in saving three children from an apartment fire. On Friday January 4th, officers Carlos Rodriguez and David Anderson removed the children ages 2, 5 and 10 from an upstairs apartment and notified 911 for a fire response.

The officers evacuated the remaining tenants in the complex and doused much of the fire. The children had been left home unattended according to a police statement. Had it not been for the quick response and actions of the officers, the outcome of this event could have been tragic. Kudos!

In rally news, Worldwide Dynamics is proud to announce that it has partnered up up with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys as a Presenting Sponsor and the Official Motorcycle Attorneys for the world famous Independence Day weekend event.

Mark Cresswell the Rally Director praised the company for its continued support at many of the nations motorcycle events, thanked them for their generous sponsorship contribution and stressed how important it was to the economic success of the rally and the ability to preserve, protect and promote the great sport of motorcycling in general.

Mark also noted that Biker InCite will be producing the Official Hollister Rally Map. In 2013, Biker InCite is celebrating 10 years of producing top notch Vendor & Event maps for top rallies across the USA. Biker InCite produces event rally maps with pertinent information for the rally rider. They are the number one most requested maps during the Daytona and Sturgis rallies.

Adding to the festivities in Hollister, Worldwide Dynamics Event management and Tom Hensley owner of the Munro Special are proud to announce the world famed motorcycle will be at the rally. The record breaking Bonneville salt flats racer will be on display at the Fourth of July weekend Hollister Rally in the downtown area - just look for the crowd and listen for the roar - they'll be firing it up!

See you in Hollister July 5th & 6th 2013

Contact:
Worldwide Dynamics
Mark Cresswell
PO Box 668
Old Fort, NC 28762
wwdynamics@aol.com
(561)214-1137



1/8/2013

Hollister Rally to Return in 2013

On Monday evening the Hollister City Council unanimously and enthusiastically voted to bring back the world renowned Fourth of July motorcycle rally for the 2013 season. The reborn event, which has been on hold since 2009, is set to take place on July 5 & 6, 2013.

The American Biker image was born in Hollister Fourth of July weekend in 1947 when a group of rowdy bikers in town for the annual Gypsy Tour event reportedly terrorized the town. The story was picked up by Life magazine who published the iconic photo of a drunken biker sprawled on his bike amid a sea of beer bottles. The exaggeration was further sensationalized in the Marlon Brando pic “The Wild One”. The image stuck and has become an icon of Americana that lives to this day.

After “The Invasion of Hollister”, the annual Gypsy Tour event went dormant for decades. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the historic event, Sonny Barger presented the idea of a rebirth to the city of Hollister and local business people. It took a lot of effort by many people, but it didn't take long for the Hollister Independence Day Rally to became the largest Motorcycle Rally on the West Coast.

Unfortunately, due to the excessive financial risk, the City of Hollister put the official Hollister Rally on hold in 2009. During that time, local supporters like Mike Corbin (Corbin saddles) continued to keep the spirit alive and welcomed riders to town with their own private events over the weekend. Meanwhile large numbers of supporters were working to bring back the official event. Those efforts paid off on January 7th 2013 with the official nod from the City Council to sanction an event.

Worldwide Dynamics Inc. presented a proposal to the city and has been named the rally management company. An active member of the Motorcycle Industry Council, Worldwide Dynamics is well known in the industry for organizing vendors and sponsors at Leesburg Bikefest, in Laconia, in Sturgis and at Bikes, Blues and BBQ.

Attendees can expect motorcycle-only parking filling downtown Hollister with side streets devoted to a wide variety of rally vendors. Two large entertainment areas downtown will offer live entertainment and local beer gardens. On Saturday, center lane parking on the main drag will be occupied by the official bike show which is a part of the World Championship of Bike Building. Motorcycle manufacturers will be in attendance at multiple locations offering demo rides.

Riders will receive an enthusiastic welcome back from local businesses, eateries and taverns for this annual town highlight. Around the area there is excellent scenic riding, wine tours and a summer concert series at a local vineyard's outdoor amphitheater. Naturally Mike Corbin will be hosting his annual Rider Appreciation Day at the Corbin factory on the north side of town as well.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the multitudes of people who have come together to restore the Hollister Rally dream. From the thousands of riders who continued to come to town every Fourth of July to the local community whose high spirits and enthusiasm brought about this return.

Special thanks to:

Dave Westrick & Carlos Reynoso of the Hollister PD who presented the working budget for public services and received a standing ovation for their efforts.

Mark Cresswell and Clint Quilter for their vision and creating a rally proposal that works for everyone.

Former mayor and current councilman Ray Friend along with councilman Robert Scattini for their endless support and tireless efforts.

Sonny Barger for having the idea back in 1995 to get this all going.

Mike Corbin for his long standing support and community efforts.

Hollister's new Mayor elect Ignacio Velazquez for his leadership and communication skills bringing it all together.

Charisse Tyson, Cristy Howe and hundreds of other Hollister citizens and business people who's enthusiasm and drive kept the dream going!

See you in Hollister July 5th & 6th 2013

Contact:
Worldwide Dynamics
Mark Cresswell
PO Box 668
Old Fort, NC 28762
wwdynamics@aol.com
(561)214-1137



12/18/2012

Hollister City Council met on December 17 th and placed the HOLLISTER RALLY on the agenda to be voted on January 7th 2013.

Public Safety, City Council, San Benito County Chamber, Local Business Folks and members of the Motorcycle Industry seem to be working very well together finding a way to restore our wonderful and historic rally.

Clint Quilter, City Manager and Mark Cresswell, Rally Manager are doing a splendid job on a budget which as we all know is at the heart of the rally issue. Almost everybody wants to see the HOLLISTER RALLY return, but the City of Hollister cannot afford to lose money. We are now at a point of very careful financial planning, which will be presented to City Council for a vote.

We will update you on January 7th, stay tuned!



10/16/2012

Don't go all crazy yet, but there's some good news on the Hollister Rally front. Nothing solid, but as they say "A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step".

The first step in this case was that Hollister's Mayor, Chief of Police and County Sheriff all met with a potential promotor / organizer. At this point we're not going to talk any specifics, but from what we hear it was encouraging and quite positive. A proposal is in the works.

In addition, the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau has officially come out Pro-Rally which lends a little more weight to the possibilty of a return.