The 2012 motorcycle racing season is well past halfway, but there's still plenty of racing to be done. Planning your visits to the last races of the season is one reason to buy the MotoMatters.com 2012 Motorcycle Racing Calendar, but there are two more and even better reasons: The first is simply that it is an object of great beauty, featuring many of Scott Jones' breathtaking photos from the 2011 MotoGP and World Superbike seasons. The second is that you can now get the calendar at a very attractive discount, as we are selling the last few units for just USD $14.95, ten dollars off the original purchase price. Hurry to get your copies now, before we run out, and you will have a racing souvenier you will treasure for years to come.
The calendar has a double-page spread for each month, with one of Scott Jones' fantastic photos above a month grid containing birthdays for most of the leading riders in the MotoGP, World Superbike, Moto2, World Supersport and 125cc classes. To help race fans plan their weekends, every MotoGP and World Superbike round is highlighted on the month grid for easy reference. Planning your race trip, viewing party or personal watching schedule has never been easier. As an added bonus, the center pages feature a double-page close up of the 2011 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner.
This year's calendar is large (12" x 9.25", or 30.5cm x 23.5cm), and features an additional high gloss finish to make Scott Jones' pictures shine. The calendar is to be produced in a limited run, with no more to be produced once the calendar sells out. Calendars are priced at $14.95 US plus shipping and handling, though MotoMatters.com subscribers receive a massive discount of over 50% of the original price, and can order the calendar for just $10.95 plus shipping and handling. The discount is applied automatically if you order a calendar while logged in as a subscriber.
Below you can see a sample double-page layout. US readers should note that the calendar grid has been laid out with the week starting on Monday (European style). This is an explicit choice; the purpose of the calendar is to allow our readers to see the racing at a glance, and as the races are nearly always run on Sunday, it is much easier to see when a race weekend is if the calendar starts on Monday, rather than on Sunday (US style). In response to requests from last year's calendar, shading has been added to Saturday and Sunday, to make it clear from a distance that the weekend is at the far right-hand side of the grid.
Back page, complete with overview of all the photos shown on the calendar:
24 pages + cover
12" x 9-1/4" finished (12" x 18-1/2" flat)
80 lb paper stock
5/5 Process Color + Ultra High Gloss varnish
Folded, with a saddle-stitch and punched hole.