WHERE’S THE PARTY? 2017 JMBR was one to remember!

The 2017 Joe’s Minibike Reunion presented by Pioneer Car Audio proved to be another fun event, with over 165 of the coolest minibikes from all over the US on display in front of admiring crowd of well over 1,000 spectators. Minibike enthusiasts of all ages, sizes and flavors trekked to beautiful La Crescenta CA for the 6th annual gathering complete with all sorts of mini shenanigans highlighted by the Steady Garage Dyno, and the huge assortment of prize and trophy presentations that went on the entire event.
The prestigious Brad Elze Peoples Choice Award went to Eian Cordova and his custom TACO 22, and the winner of the GoKartsUSA American Flyer Minibike Rolling Frame give away was David “Cheway” Diaz.

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2017 JMBR AWARD WINNERS:

OPEN CLASS: Eian Cordova – Taco 22
RESTORED CLASS: Mike Reuben – ’68 Bonanza BC1300
SURVIVOR CLASS: “EVIL” ED ROWLETT – 1964 Bonanza
RAT BIKE CLASS: Matt Max – Taco 22
DRAG BIKE CLASS: Brian “Solo” Franquez F&B Racing
UNDER CONST. CLASS: Mijay Padilla – Moe Custom
MORE THAN 2 WH CLASS: Colby Martin- ‘69 Dune Cycle
MINI MOTO CLASS: David “Cheway” Diaz – 1974 Honda Z50
SCOOTER CLASS: James Recto – Yamaha Jag F-12
VINT HONDA CLASS: Chris Schnieder – 1970 Honda CT70
DYNO CHAMP: Fast Mike @ 32.77 HP
HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018: Brian and Frank Franquez
The Joey Award: Neil Copeland’s custom hand built mini.
2018 JMBR will have Chopper Class!

Additionally, as I seem to have an uncanny knack for forgetting things on site, I totally missed handing out the Outstanding Achievement Awards to several really nice minibikes. My apologies and congrats to all!
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Al Martin’s: Temecula Bob Custom
Daniel Espinal: Bonanza Chopper
Erik Cordova: Cat Chopper
Brian Schraver: CMB Chopper
Chucky Loco: GTS Custom
JMBR SPONSORS

Huge thanks to Pioneer Car Audio, CRC Industries for the support and to all of our other sponsors who’s support was invaluable to our success.

HONDA OF GLENDALE
CAMPBELL AUTOMOTIVE
GO KARTS USA
SMALL ENGINE CAMS
GOPOWERSPORTS.COM
COKER TIRE
F&B RACING
RUGGED RIDGE
MOTOR MEDIA INC.

Special thanks go out to the following folks who make this event work. I can honestly say that each and everyone listed below contributed way above the call of duty! I love each of you.

Linda “Boom Boom” for keeping me in check.

Nikole for inspiring me to produce this event. Thanks for being you and bringing Erin n Dave to help!

Brian Paik for being there with me since day 1.

Darlene, Brian Strong & Ted Cardenas for the generous sponsorship support.

Michael Robleto for manning the battlefield and watching my front/back.

AJ Russo for shaving his head every day just for JMBR and being a very fun, extremely helpful soul at JMBR.

Fred Hartmann for the banner placements and on site support every year. A special shout out to my man Luke too!

Gail & Jerry for being here with us and helping before and after everyone else was gone.

Clarence Barnes for his professional announcing and hilarious personality on site.

Scotty Timbercreek for his help setting up and everything in between.

Team Guzman – Fern and da’ boyz always on hand to help out.

Emmanuel Munda of D1 Productions my friend, producer, and supporter of all things JMBR.

Jake Moe for taking the level of custom minibikes to the next level and heading up the all new, robust JMBR Judging team.
And to my pal, co-host, friend and minibike legend Mr. “Evil” Ed Rowlett for all the laughs, help and support with all of my wacky JMBR activities and ideas!
I am working on some cool promos for 2018’s event including a one off custom Ruttman mini that will be the JMBR Give away bike! Built by F&B Racing and featuring Pioneer Car Audio components like you’ve never seen before stay tuned for more updates on this truly special bike!

I want to personally thank everyone who entered their bike, attended as a vendor or came as a spectator.

Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook Page for more event info for 2018!

Thank you…really!

JOE