Mardi Gras World to Host M1 PowerSports Bike Night Kick-Off Party for the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans

NEWS August 22, 2012


Mardi Gras World to Host M1 PowerSports Bike Night Kick-Off Party for the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans

Photo by Corey Coulter

On behalf of M1 PowerSports:

DENVER, Colo. (August 22, 2012) - M1 PowerSports announced today details about the Big Kahuna Mardi Gras Bike Night which will be hosted by Mardi Gras World at their beautiful showroom in downtown New Orleans. Everyone is invited to come check out the motorcycle scene at the Big Kahuna Mardi Gras Bike Night, scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The event will give GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing fans their first taste of New Orleans and kick off the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince race weekend, planned for October 5 - 7, 2012 as the first professional event at the all-new NOLA Motorsports Park.

In support of the men and women in America's armed forces injured in the line of duty, Mardi Gras World and M1 PowerSports will be raising funds during the Big Kahuna Mardi Gras Bike Night for the non-profit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). All proceeds raised during the Bike Night will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, supporting a full range of programs and services for injured veterans and their families.

"We are honored to have an opportunity to support the Wounded Warrior Project alongside the great people at Mardi Gras World through our Big Kahuna Mardi Gras Bike Night," said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. "Mardi Gras World represents the heart and soul of New Orleans and we're thrilled to be working with them to build up excitement around the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans while promoting such an important cause."

Mardi Gras World is the world's leading maker of floats, sculpture and props and the legendary company is the driving force behind New Orleans' biggest events. The studio is behind the biggest floats in New Orleans and guests are invited to tour 100,000 square feet of Mardi Gras at the downtown showroom. The facility is located on the East Bank of the Mississippi River at:
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
P: (504) 361-7821

"Our troops have made incredible sacrifices to serve and protect our country, and Mardi Gras World is honored to host M1 PowerSports' kick-off party to support the Wounded Warrior Project," said Barry Kern, President & CEO of Mardi Gras World. "We are excited to welcome Superbike enthusiasts from across the country for the first major event at NOLA Motorsports Park. I welcome them to New Orleans and am looking forward to race day!"

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Big Kahuna Mardi Gras Bike Night. The culinary creations will be a "Taste of New Orleans" by the Mardi Gras World Café, featuring authentic New Orleans favorites like Po-Boy's, Jambalaya, Gumbo and fish tacos to mention a few. Live entertainment will be announced soon.

For more information on the Big Kahuna Mardi Gras Bike Night, scheduled for Thursday evening, October 4th at Mardi Gras World in downtown New Orleans, please contact M1 PowerSports' Event Operations Manager Bob Deislinger at bob@m1powersports.com or via phone at 434-549-7030.

For tickets and information about the Big Kahuna Miami, scheduled for September 21 - 23, 2012 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., visit http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-miami/.  For tickets and information about the Big Kahuna New Orleans, scheduled for October 5 - 7, 2012 as the first professional motorsports event at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, La., visit http://www.m1powersports.com/big-kahuna-new-orleans/.

About Mardi Gras World: Mardi Gras World is the most unique attraction in America's most uniquely attractive city. It's a world of wonders, created for you by the people who bring Mardi Gras to life every year- the artists of Blaine Kern Studios.  Guided tours are given 7 days a week, every thirty minutes, from 9:40-4:30. After an overview of the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, guides will take you through the float den, where artists work feverishly to build the floats and props. You can't get this experience anywhere else in the world! For more information on Mardi Gras World, please visit www.mardigrasworld.com.

About M1 PowerSports, formerly M1 Entertainment: A Denver-based company, M1 PowerSports has been working in motorsports for over 16 years. Originally spawned from Daniels Corporation under the name FAST, the fledgling company was heavily involved in television production for car and motorcycle racing. With the birth of Speedvision, FAST morphed into Race Promotion Management (RPM) and is now operating as M1 PowerSports with many of the same staff still in place. We still sell advertising for Speed, sell merchandise under the brand Moto 1 and promote our own events, keeping us busy year-round! For more information, please call 303-377-3278 or email info@m1powersports.com.


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