Monday, August 30, 2010

Perewitz, Michele Smith & Others Join Sturgis of Asia Tour

The Next Dave Perewitz Bike Night in Bridgewater, MA,Wed. Sept 8th will be the last of the season for 2010!

"Jody & I are leaving in 2 weeks for Sturgis of Asia in South Korea!," Dave told friends a few hours ago.  "The bikes are on their way."

People in Japan, South Korea and China will soon have a taste of the Sturgis rally without having to travel to the United States, courtesy of a new company, SturgisAsia. The first tour of SturgisAsia is Sept. 17 to 21.

The company is headed by Tom Bandy of Rochester, Minn., who has been a rally licensee for a dozen years and has been attending the rally for nearly 40 years. It has been Bandy's dream for a few years to bring Sturgis to the rest of the world. SturgisAsia will fly participants and their motorcycles to South Korea.

VIPs signed up for the first trip include custom builders Arlen Ness, Cory Ness, Eddie Trotta, Dave Perewitz and Donnie Smith, along with Harley-Davidson artist Scott Jacobs.

Also signed for the first trip is Michele Smith, who co-hosted “American Thunder” on the Speed Channel and recently co-hosted "Two Wheel Thunder" on Discovery's HD Theater.

Next year, SturgisAsia will take a group of bikers to South Korea and Japan. In 2012, it plans to visit South Korea, Japan and China. And in 2013, it will add Australia to the tour.

The program in South Korea will include a hill climb, a mini moto cross, a rock concert, a traditional Korean performance, a custom bike show and a biker fashion show, plus plenty of riding through the South Korean countryside. The tour is expected to attract tens of thousands of South Koreans, eager to catch a glimpse of American culture.

SturgisAsia will also tour a US military base in Seoul, Korea. The tour will present a Support the Troops Day for American and South Korean military. Then, accompanied by American service personnel, the tour group will ride up to the demilitarized zone.

The tour costs about $3,500 for two people, depending on travel packages. For more information, go to