HK$20,000 raised for quake victims The Mad Dog Motorcycle Club's Save the Children earthquake charity ride drew 33 bikers and raised HK$20,000 in donations last Sunday. The riders (below) came from a variety of groups including the CruiserHongKong, Chopper Union Riding, Classic Bike, and BMW clubs. Several members of the Harley Owners' Group joined the ride in a magnificent show of support for the child survivors of the Sichuan catastrophe. After a minute's silence for the victims, the cavalcade ran to lunch in Shek O and on to its finish at the Bull and Bear pub in Wan Chai, says Mad Dog spokesman Doug Netzel. 'It was a safe and excellent ride with all the riders maintaining formation discipline and staying together, which is no mean feat considering we had so many clubs riding together for the first time,' he says. Lots of drivers tooted their support for the Save the Children riders along the way, says Mad Dog ride organiser, Andy Bachtiar, a club prospect. 'Thanks to the exposure by Footdown, the riders were greeted with occasional supporting horns from passing cars in support of the run,' he says. 'In Shek O, we were greeted with much curiosity and fascination for the variety of motorcycles on the run.' There were some fine bikes in the Save the Children cavalcade, says Netzel. 'There was Simon Speeks on his spanking new Harley-Davidson 2008 Rocker, Harley's first foray into bikes that look like stretched-out customs with a massive 240 rear tyre,' he says. 'Then there was Tom Arthur in his Mango-coloured Fatboy and 18-inch apes, Jimmy Wan from E-bike who I think was riding an old school Triumph Trident and of course the Classic Bike Club guys with the crowd-favourite BMW RS and GS bikes.' Meanwhile, Mad Dogs' Manila/Angeles City chapters and Caltex last weekend raised 430,000 pesos (HK$76,530) in its Angeles City charity poker run for street children, says its spokesman, 'Big John'. 'We had about 70 riders, but some stopped due to the torrential rain that hit us on the way home, but our group kept going,' he says. Two dazzling displays There are two car shows this weekend. Crown Motors will present the new Alphard 350 and Camry 240 in the main concourse of Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui today and tomorrow. Meanwhile Mazda Hong Kong will display Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5 Mazda6 and Mazda8 in the Maritime Square mall, Tsing Yi, this weekend, says the dealer's spokesperson Kari Chim. We also hear the dealer's inviting customers to a preview of the Mazda6 2.5S from Tuesday to June 13 at its second-floor Aberdeen showroom, at 9, Tin Wai Close. Pimp my Fiat 500 The retro-look Fiat 500 looks chic in dealer Auto Sportiva's new Fiat premises in Gloucester Road (left). The dealer says the 100-brake-horsepowered 1.4-litre cinquecento won a five-star European safety rating and is launched with a six-speed manual or five-speed Selespeed box 'from HK$199,800'. The runabout is also pimpable, say tuners Hamann-Motorsport. The Laupheim, Germany-based company is offering a 'sportivo' programme for the Fiat 500 in Europe with 17-inch rims, a lively flag pattern and a sonorous exhaust (above left) that could be more Mong Kok than Lan Kwai Fong. Inquiries: hamann-motorsport.com. On a Rolls with new look Rolls-Royce on Tuesday revealed the first design sketches of its next new model, the RR4 (below). Due to be launched in 2010, it will be smaller than the Phantom and powered by a new engine, the marque says. 'The design was signed off in 2007 and engineering development is now fully under way,' Rolls-Royce says. 'The Goodwood manufacturing facilities are being completely reconfigured to accommodate the RR4, with extended paint, wood and leather shops as well as a second assembly line.' Further design details will be revealed in 2009.