Several motorcycle racing legends are set to appear at the 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows kick-off, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, in Atlanta, Georgia from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4.
Special appearances throughout the weekend include:
Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael and WMA Champion Ashley Fiolek will greet fans and sign autographs, on Friday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz, two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards and former World Superbike Champion Scott Russell will discuss MotoGP racing in a discussion panel hosted by Speed TV Supercross sideline reporter Erin Bates on Friday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m.
Speed TV Supercross sideline reporter Erin Bates, featured in this year's Progressive International Motorcycle Shows "Human Motorcycles" ad campaign, will be available to sign autographs on Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. Campaign posters featuring Bates body painted and the "Human Motorcycles" will be available for purchase on site.
Additional presentations by Nick Ienatsch, Ken Hill and Scott Russell will take place all weekend long, highlighting the Yamaha Champions Riding School, as well as Q & A's with Kevin Schwantz, at show's interactive stage dubbed The Podium.
Progressive International Motorcycle Show Short Clip Preview - Shot and edited the night before the opening of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Atlanta, showgoers will be treated to a first look at a short clip featuring a "ride" through the new show with Ricky Carmichael, Colin Edwards and Ashley Fiolek, on Friday, November 2, at 5 p.m.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Atlanta will be open to the public Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, located at 2 Galleria Parkway Southeast. Show hours are Friday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $15 adults $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
Following the kick-off in Atlanta, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour will continue across the country with stops in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Chicago, Indianapolis and Charlotte. For more information, call 800/331-5706 or visit www.motorcycleshows.com.