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Pro Italia Motorcycles

September 12, 2012 15:31 ET

Pro Italia Motorcycles Announces Cafe Desmo, California's Annual Italian Bike Show and Street Festival

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Lovers of Italian motorcycles will be awed by the range of European naked bikes, Ducatis, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis, MV Agustas, Triumphs and café racers on display at Café Desmo, California's premier bike event dedicated to European sporting machines, on Sunday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Pro Italia Motorcycles, 3319 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale, CA. Café Desmo is free and open to the public.

Now celebrating 25 years in business, Pro Italia Motorcycles is going all-out in 2012 by uniting thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts with hundreds of incredible bikes, racing celebrities, bike-related vendors, LA's hottest food trucks, raffles, giveaways and grand prizes.

Cash prizes and custom trophies will be awarded to the top three bikes in each category: Italian Superbikes, Italian Supersports / Sport Classics, European Naked Bikes, Café Racers -- including British, Japanese and American, Italian Vintage and British Vintage (pre-1987).

To mark the opening of Pro Italia Triumph at 3600 N. Verdugo Road in October, Pro Italia Motorcycles is offering an exceptional prize -- a Triumph Steve McQueen Special Edition bike. Raffle tickets are $10.00 and proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

Motorcycle registrations are $20 prior to September 23, and $35 right up to 9:30am on September 30. Please register at www.proitalia.com/cafedesmo or by calling Pro Italia Motorcycles at 818.249.5707.

Motojournalist, racer and author Nick Ienatsch and comedian Alonzo Bodden will host the 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony. Bike judges are Brian Catterson, journalist and adventurer, William Kenefick, Retro Superbike, Yoshi Kosaka, Owner, Garage Company and collector extraordinaire, Miguel Galluzzi, Advanced Design Chief, Piaggio Design Group, Vinnie Mandzak, RM Auctions of America, Steve Natt, Writer, Host / Producer, Motorcyclist Radio, Guy Webster, Guy Webster Motorcycle Museum, and Bobby Weindorf, Pro Italia Vintage Motorcycle Restorer.

"Café Desmo has grown into one of the most incredible events in the country for motorcycle fans to spend quality time with like-minded enthusiasts," states Bill Nation, Dealer / Principal of Pro Italia. "It's a fusion of diverse populations with a shared passion for bikes, celebrated in a collegial environment."

For further information, please visit www.proitalia.com/cafedesmo or contact Pro Italia Motorcycles at 818.249.5707.

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