For Immediate Release:
November 27, 2012
Randakk’s Cycle Shakk and The Vintage Monkey are pleased to announce joint sponsorship for ace vintage road racer Dennis Parrish and the 2013 AHRMA campaign. The race team is now known as Monkey Wrench Racing.
Dennis Parrish - AHRMA Champ
Randakk’s Cycle Shakk’s owner Randall Washington (aka “Randakk”) and Parrish have fielded a top AHRMA team since 2009. Parrish won the 2012 AHRMA Formula Vintage National Championship, marking his 3rd National Championship with AHRMA. Both are very pleased to add Shasta Smith and her talents to the 2013 campaign. According to Randakk: “As Shasta and I collaborated on some earlier projects, we quickly discovered that our respective business models and customer bases meshed with great synergy! Our businesses are actually quite similar. They are both driven by a defining common passion: vintage motorcycles and the enthusiasts who own them. Direct involvement with racing - especially VINTAGE racing - is certainly a great way to build credibility among customers. It quickly gets woven into the culture and DNA of a brand. Among her many talents, Shasta is also a gifted designer. This skill-set has already proven to be a great asset to the team.” Dennis Parrish adds: “Randakk and I are adding a brand new vintage lightweight racebike for 2013 to compete in AHRMA’s 350 Sportsman class. This bike will be designed to showcase The Vintage Monkey brand. Shasta is directing the entire build. Both of my sponsors are dedicated to vintage bike enthusiasts and work very hard to serve their customers. I am happy and proud to represent them both! Shasta Smith adds this: “This opportunity was too compelling for me to pass up. Dennis is not only a highly respected top competitor in AHRMA racing, but a very nice individual as well. I like working with Randakk because our businesses are in the same general space yet complement each other nicely. We both share very similar visions for supporting our customers through very unique brands that are passion-driven.”
Shasta Smith and Randall Washington (aka “Randakk”)
About The Vintage Monkey: The Vintage Monkey acquires vintage motorcycles and respectfully modifies them based on designs by Shasta Smith. In support of the brand, The Vintage Monkey designs and manufactures proprietary apparel and accessories that appeal to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts.
About Randakk’s Cycle Shakk: Randakk’s Cycle Shakk is a web-based enterprise specializing in proprietary carburetor rebuild kits, reproduction parts, tuning information, performance parts and other restoration resources for Hondas and other vintage motorcycles.
About Monkey Wrench Racing: Team owner Dennis Parrish is based in Corrales, New Mexico. For 2013, he will compete in AHRMA classes for: Formula Vintage, Vintage Superbike and 350 Sportsman. When not racing, Dennis is an engineer in the tech sector.