A limited number of Freddie's new book will be available for purchase at the show.
To ensure you get a copy we recommend purchasing one ahead of time to bring with
you for an autograph.
Past Special Guests
More about Freddie
In addition to winning three world championships, he is the
only rider ever to win the 250cc and 500cc Grand Prix World
Championships in the same season (1985). He is the only rider
to win three major races during Bike Week at Daytona
International Speedway (the Superbike, Formula One and
International Lightweight races in 1985), the youngest rider
to win the 500cc Grand Prix World Championship (at 21
and held the record for 30 years until Marc Marquez broke
his record in 2013), the youngest rider ever to win an AMA
Superbike race in 1979 (age 17) and has the longest span
between AMA Superbike victories (just under 16 years).
Spencer retired from full-time GP racing in 1988, but made a couple of comebacks in the next few years. He went on to win three more U.S. Superbike nationals, including his memorable final AMA national victory on a rain-soaked Laguna Seca Raceway in 1995. There, he led by as much as 23 seconds before backing off to cruise to an easy victory. That final victory was just two months shy of 16 years since Spencer had earned his first AMA Superbike win. That span between first and last Superbike victories is a mark that is likely to never be broken.
Freddie was also the youngest Honda motorcycle and Ford Automobile dealership owner in the United States.
After his racing career was over, Spencer founded the successful High Performance Riding School in Las Vegas , Nevada (from 1997 to 2008). He was the Michelin tyres distributor for all the US western market and Arrow exhaust distributor for the
US market until 2008. He also served as an expert TV commentator for Moto GP for NBC, ESPN and Speed Channel (from 1988 to 2009 – over 20 years of broadcasting experience – Speed Channel for 11 years in a row).
Since 2011 he works as brand, motorsport and classic events ambassador, travelling the 5 continents to talk about the passion of motorcycles to younger generations and older fans.
He is also a Magazine Columnist for Cycle World Magazine (US) and after Moto GP reporter for the Motor Sport Magazine podcast.
He is the author of FEEL (his first autobiography) and started writing in 2010.
John McGuinness, Freddie Spencer & Steve Plater testing the Honda Fireblade
WWII Dispatch Rider & Honourary CAV Member, Harry Watts, honoured at this year's Show
As 2018 marks 100 years from the end of the first World War, we have the unique privilege to welcome WWII Dispatch Rider & Honourary CAV Member, Harry Watts to the Spring Motorcycle Show. Harry will be joining the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units (The C.A.V) Booth on Sat, 7th April, near the Classics on the Red Carpet.
Harry, along with his amazing stories and experiences,
will be meeting and greeting from 9am to around 1pm on Saturday. He will have his Dispatch Rider Books with him and will provide an autographed copy to those who wish one in return for a $20 donation, with proceeds given to National Service Dogs.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet and thank a veteran who has made it possible for us to live and ride our motorcycles in the free and safe country we call home.
Past Special Guests
Meet Jason McCoy!
Jason McCoy of the Road Hammers,
National Ambassador of the TELUS Ride For Dad
Jason McCoy is a man of many talents...
He is the front-man and founding member of the highest-selling Canadian country band
in history, The Road Hammers, he is a two-time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year from
his solo career, and has become a popular host on both television and radio programs, currently residing as an on-air host of KICX 106.
Jason teamed up with the
TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad
as the 2019 National Ambassador
in the fight against prostate cancer.
As a family man, motorcycle enthusiast
and a man over 40, he realizes the
importance of early detection for
prostate cancer and wants to spread
Jason will be at the show Saturday from 2-4pm
at the Ride for Dad booth. Location to be posted soon... Check back for details!
Special guest Kelsey Knight will be at the Show composing personalised poems...
Tell her a little about yourself and she'll whip up a few lines of verse,
just for you! And the coolest part? She types on a 1930 manual
Royal typewriter! Your poem will be as unique as you are!
Special Guest Judge,
J. Barrett Wolf
J. Barrett Wolf is a diverse and talented wordsmith
with numerous publication credits and three first
place poetry prizes. He will be a guest judge
at the Toronto International Biker Poetry Contest.
Mr. Wolf is an 'at large' member of the Highway
Poets Motorcycle Club, the international
association of published bikers and was
published in “Rubber Side Down: The Bike Poet
Anthology”. He has been anthologized fourteen times and is the holder
of the BronzeMedal of Valor from the San Francisco Police Department.
For over thirteen years he's hosted open mikes for poetry in Binghamton, New York and is currently sharing poetry on WBDY 99.5FM Community Radio at the Bundy Museum of History and Art.
His first book, “Stark Raving Calm,” was published by Boone's Dock Press. He is currently at work on a volume of intimate poetry entitled “Kissing the Moon from your Back.” He will have copies of his book, co-written with K. Peddlar Bridges, called “Raised by Wolves”, at the Spring Show.
Harley Davidson Aficionado & Author
Come chat with Donny Petersen, author and famed
Harley Davidson expert at the Rider's Mag booth
at this year's Show. Donny has lived a coloured
life and documented his many tales in his latest
book, Biker 101: The Life of Don.
Some of Donny's other work includes:
Donny's Unauthorized Technical Guide to Harley
"Vol. I: The Twin Cam: 1999-2008"
"Vol. II: Performancing the Twin Cam"
"Vol. III: The Evolution: 1984 to 2000"
"Vol. I: The Twin Cam: 1999 to Present"
"Vol. V: The Shovelhead: 1966 to 1985" Part I,
"Vol. V: The Shovelhead: 1966 to 1985" Part II,
"Vol IV: Performancing the Evolution"
"Vol VI: "The Ironhead Sportster: 1957 to 1985”
Available at www.iUniverse.com, Amazon, iTunes, iBook, Chapters, Indigo, most booksellers.
Winner of the New York 2012 International Book Awards (New York City) for The Twin Cam:
1999 to Present”.
Winner of the 2013 International Book Awards for Part I: “The Shovelhead: 1966 to 1985”.
Winner of the 2014 International Book Awards for Part II: “The Shovelhead: 1966 to 1985”.
International Road Racer
Dan Kruger has experienced it all:
The Isle of Man TT, Suzuka 8 Hour
World Endurance Race, Macau
Grand Prix, and a regular Podium
Finisher in the China Superbike
Championship. He has raced with
direct Factory-support throughout
Europeand Asia for many years.
He has ridden at some of the best
tracks around the world including
Phillip island, Sepang, Motegi,
Imatra, and Dangerous Street Circuits
throughout Europe in Northern Ireland,
Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic.
This year Dan will be at the Show, signing autographs and talking racing.
This is your chance to meet the incredibly fast Dan Kruger!
AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS with Matt McBride
11am & 4pm SATURDAY at the Riders Choice booth!
Actor Kim Coates, ‘Tig’ from Sons of Anarchy, was our Special Guest in 2015.
Thousands of fans lined up for autographs and photo ops with
‘Tig’ and he was very obliging, signing all kinds of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ t-shirts, photos, DVD’s and even a lamp!
Jeff Woods joins the Spring Motorcycle Show team!
His long and successful career has been about
creating content and context around music.
People call him “the voice of classic rock”,
and with good reason. But he’s so much
more than that.
Woods created and hosted the internationally
known syndicated radio series The Legends
of Classic Rock.
Woods has also had a key role not only
behind the microphone on 2 dozen of
Canada’s rock stations, but behind the
programming desks of stations including
Q107 Toronto, The FOX and Rock 101
Beyond radio, Jeff Woods has played
successful roles in the music business,
including owning and operating a Toronto
record store (Discworks) and as a Marketing and Promotion Rep.
for Columbia and EPIC, at Sony Music Canada.
Presently – Jeff Woods has a new radio series on the air, called “Records & Rockstars”, a spin-off of his acclaimed first non-fiction book: “Radio, Records & Rockstars” (available in paperback and ebook on Amazon and iTunes and coming Spring 2018 in audio book). For stations, showtimes and schedule: https://www.jeffwoodsradio.com/radio-series/
Spring Motorcycle Show
Toronto International Centre
6900 Airport Road
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