2016 Joe’s Minibike Reunion Gets Real!

14591636_1360039424008298_7865643567157782576_nThis year’s Joe’s Minibike Reunion (JMBR) was just what the doctor ordered. With over 200 mini bikes of all era’s on display from vintage 1960’s Bonanza’s to current day 2016 Honda Grom’s, over 1,200 spectators, some traveling from as far as New York and Pennsylvania enjoyed an epic day at CV Park in beautiful La Crescenta, CA!

Entering our 5th year, I was a really on the fence about whether or not our event was of real interest beyond our core enthusiast crowd or if it was just me chasing some pipe dream and passion. Well, I can’t tell you how proud and optimistic I am now, having the support and enthusiasm that each of you provided me with by being a part of this year’s event.14500676_1359882270690680_6506082673511066335_o

Many folks commented about their pleasure with the event and how it helped them set a goal and target date to get their bike completed. Others wanted the event to last longer or to be held twice a year. We had bikes that were built by fathers and their daughters on display, we had bikes that were displayed by some of the most talented stars of our hobby like Charles MDB Mosley who topped the Dyno Challenge with over 29.5 HP and Jake Moe who brought a crop of his bad ass customs from the AV. We had some of the sweetest old school Honda CT 70, Z 50, Ruckus and Grom bikes providing a shining spotlight on the legendary Honda mark that has been the benchmark within our sport from the 60’s to present.

Highlighted by the indoctrination of Bill “Taco Bill” Perea into this year’s JMBR Hall of Fame and the F&B Racing Custom Rolling Frame Give Away!

A special thanks to all of our sponsors including Pioneer Car Audio the event’s major sponsor and longstanding supporter of the event. Offering support beyond measure including providing our complete on site audio system, product give away, trophies, and more, we are thankful for Pioneer and their loyal team for being there for us when it counts most. CRC Industries, manufacturers of Brakleen and other world leading lubricants and additives again supplied support and product for all of the Participants and Spectators as well! How cool to get a free can of Brakleen right? To F&B Racing, Campbell Automotive, Mothers Waxes and Polishes, MOTOR MEDIA Inc., The Anyone, Small Engine Cams, Omix-ADA, TOYO Tire, Honda of Glendale, and others who helped us, I want to personally thank you for the contribution!

To my extended family and my in house team including Boom Boom, Nikole, Dave, Emmanuel, Tim, Mikey, Scotty, Cousin Eddie and Terri, AJ, Fern, Jose, and the main man Marve…………I couldn’t do this without you. Much Love.

14570611_1359863494025891_4763351778453275976_oTo my Participants who entered their bikes and the swap meet vendors, especially Mac, THANK YOU for being a very important part of the Reunion and coming out to display.

Special thanks go out to Drew and Vicky of OMB for attending our event and helping Evil Ed on the judging. To come all the way out to CA from PA to be a part of this event makes me proud and thankful. A special shout out to Dave Miller (1st ever JMBR HOF Inductee) for unveiling his new, street-legal mini bike that stole the show!

A stash of event pics from JMBR is about to be uploaded on this site shortly and I would love to have your pics to post as well. Email them to me at joe@motormediainc.com if you like.

We are looking forward to our 6th Annual JMBR in 2017 and I am also hopeful that our 1st Annual JMBR Swap O Rama will launch in early 2017 as well.

Stay tuned for more on this new event on our site and FB page.

A Few Lucky Winners!
Congrats to the following lucky Participants who won prizes at the recent JMBR! Shout out to Kennedy Tran & Frank Chavez who each won a Pioneer Car Audio Head Unit, Ashley Karr who won the Toyo Tire Man Cave Carpet, and Greg Weber who proved that registering multiple bikes has it’s advantages winning both the Small Engine Cam and new helmet from Honda of Glendale!

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Your 2016 Joe’s Minibike Reunion / Brad Elze
Peoples Choice Top 3 Winners:

Mark Lasky 1st Place Flexo Big Bear
Rudy Pock 2nd Place Indian Boy Racer
Chris Schneider 3rd Place Honda CT70

PRIZES:

F&B Racing
Pioneer Car Audio
Small Engine Cams
CRC Industries
Toyo Tires
Honda of Glendale
Omix-ADA
Mother’s Polish
Steady Garage
Rolling Frame, custom pipes
Head Unit’s
Camshaft Kits
Brakleen, Power Lube
Clocks, carpet, apparel, more
Helmets
LED Lights, Mugs, more
Wax, car wash, more
Dyno Co-Sponsor, hat’s and more

Celebrity Sightings at 2016 JMBR included:
Dave “Mr. Bonanza” Miller, Elana Scherr, Editor of ROADKILL, Brad Gerber, VP NHRA, Charles Schnieber, American Honda, Julien Luca True Fiore, Anyone Artist, Tori Tellem, Writer, Rick Chew, Automotive Guru of the Foothills and Firefighter supreme, Tom Haigh, Entertainment Tonight CBS, Colby Martin, SEMA, the original “Marve” from Utica, NY, Teri Blue, actress/model, Scott Timberlake & Jason Rice, VP’s The Enthusiast Network, Tim Sousamian, 4 x USA Powerboat Champion builder, Jake Moe, Unparalleled Customs, master creator, welder, fabricator, Minibike Paul, OG minibike enthusiast, collector extraordinaire, ans promoter, Mark Han, VP TEN (The Enthusiast Network), Jim Savas, VP Advanstar, John Cobb, VP Giant Media, Jim Adolph, Pro Funny Car Driver, David Altman w the singing group Menudo, and Maya Cortes of MTV Latino, Eddie Mal, actor Hill Street Blues and Mannix fame, AJ, musician/Anthrax, Frankenstein (played by Todd Summerall,) Aaron Munda, hip hop star, my pool guy Gambino, & Hank the dog.

It’s truly amazing to see the Reunion attract such a cool group of folks!

2016 JMBR “POST” EVENT
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT ROLL CALL!

I offer my sincere apologies to the following winners for not having the chance to be recognized by your peers at the Reunion. Congratulations for the excellent work and detail your bike displayed. I am not a big fan of awards in general…I think the real victory is being together, if even for one day each year!

Please join me in celebrating these following winners:

Cleveland Flowers:
Darrel Gunderson:
Mike Reuben:
Sean Reed:
George Yamanaka:
Eian Cordova:
Jake Moe:
Charles “MDB” Mosley:
Jonah McCaslin:
“Big” Rick Johnson:
Cat
Honda
Bonanza
Cat
Honda
Alexander Reynolds
Custom
Drag
Military
Drag

Each of you will receive a custom JMBR trophy along with this cool prize package full of cool JMBR and reunion sponsor products!
If you haven’t already received this message please send your snail mail I will get this out shortly!
I appreciate each and every one of you for attending with yourself and friends. Don’t tell anyone, but this event is for real now kids……and you are a major reason why!

 

HUGE JMBR 2016 Official Apparel and Merchandise Sale on now! Free Shipping in US!

This is all we have, if your size is not listed, we simply don’t have them left over.

JMBR HATS (5th Anniversary). $15/Joes-$20 JMBR Patch

Men’s T Shirts $20. Large/Med

Ladies Tanks Tops $15. Med/Small

Youth T shirts $15. Large

Baby Bibs (1 size) $15

JMBR Logo Bandana Black $3 each / 4 for $10

JMBR Metal Signs $25.

Black Dickies JMBR Embroidered back L or XL $65

ALL ORDERS will receive a free surprise gift in their package as well!

Visit www.joesminibikereunion.com and click on the store. Don’t fret if the new apparel pics are not yet added to store, we will fill based on these prices and items.

On behalf of the entire JMBR family, I want to again thank you for the support and urge you to keep up with our website, FB page and our wildly popular Podcast Joe’s Minibike Reunion as we head into an exciting 2017.

Wishing everyone an optimistic future and a warm holiday season!

CALL 818 275 4060 w any questions.