Performance Machine to Appear on Two-Wheel Thunder

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Over the years, Performance Machine has had its share of the spotlight. Now, in just a few hours, we’ll be featured on a nationally televised show called Two-Wheel Thunder, which airs on Discovery’s HD Theatre channel, the most widely distributed basic cable HD network here in the United States.

If you’re not familiar with the show, Two-Wheel Thunder marks the triumphant return to television of motorcycle media personalities Michele Smith and Jay Barbieri. In essence, Two-Wheel Thunder picks up where Smith and Barbieri’s American Thunder left off – it’s a weekly television show that focuses on motorcycling, including the bikes, parts, lifestyle and culture that encompasses the community.

A few months ago, we played host to Barbieri when he brought his crew to film the process of a PM wheel being manufactured from start to finish. Over the course of one action-packed day here in La Palma, Calif., Jay sat with our engineering team as it designed a wheel. Then he assisted in putting the wheel blank on the mill, following through the process of impact testing, polishing and completing its final assembly.

Jay’s tour guide through the experience was our very own Mark Finnie, president of PM. You can tune in and watch the Performance Machine-inspired episode of Two-Wheel Thunder on any of the dates and time below (PDT):

  • Premiers: Monday, Aug. 2, 1010 – 9 p.m.
  • Rerun: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 – Midnight
  • Rerun: Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 – 4 a.m.
  • Rerun: Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 – 1 p.m.
  • Rerun: Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 – 2 p.m.
  • Rerun: Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 – Noon

After you watch the show, pop back here to the blog and let us know what you think!

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