Daytona Rats Hole Custom Bike Show Is Now A 3-Day Event

 For the past 36 years the Rats Hole Custom Bike Show has featured some of the finest custom motorcycles from all around the world. The Show has literally been the launch bed for some of today’s top motorcycle builders,and this Year’s Show will be no exception. The Rats Hole, which has always been a 1-day event, will be now a 3-day custom bikes.celebration. Yes, 3 bike shows in a row from March 6 to March 8 at the Daytona Lagoon Water Park . First, “Big Daddy Rat Fest” will feature Metric Madness Thursday March 6 with an all day Metric Bike Show for Sports Bikes and Cruisers. Second day will be the “Old School Bobber and Rat Rod Show” Friday March 7, showcasing various Bobber classes and vintage Hot Rods. Third day will be “The Classic Rats Hole Custom Bike Show” on Saturday March 8, featuring the new crop of custom bikes coming from all around the world to compete in this iconic show. .  
To celebrate this landmark year, second generation Rats Hole Show Promoter Ted Smith, commissioned Ralph Randolph, of Knockout Motorcycle to build a one of a kind custom motorcycle. The “Rat Rocket” is the result of the collaborative efforts of acclaimed builder Ralph Randolph, of Knockout Motorcycle and Industrial Designer Adam Canni of Canni Design. Canni told me that, “The Rat Rocket” design is the synergy of Bobber and Board Track Style bikes, because it features many styling clues synonymous with the genre, but still defies classification”. The “Rat Rocket” includes a racer styled number plaque adorned with the number 52, because 1952 was the year show founder Karl Smith opened his first “Rats Hole T- Shirt Shop” in Daytona Beach. So if you are in Daytona stop by the Daytona Lagoon Water Park and check this new awesome machine in perso.! Show competitors must pre-register by going to the Rats Hole Website.

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4 Responses to “Daytona Rats Hole Custom Bike Show Is Now A 3-Day Event”


  1. 1 Rodent Mar 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    The Rats Hole show under Karl BDR Smith was the show that builders prepared for. Today with more shows than bikeweek days at the Daytona and Sturgis bikeweeks, the shows have been so diluted as to lose all meaning.
    Today the best motorcycle show in the USA is “The Legends of the Motorcycle” at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay California. Better than the Guggenheim and curated by the curator of Guggenheim.

  2. 2 Trisha & Greg Semoens Mar 2nd, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    We prefer a 1- day show to see all bikes together. Not many people are going to visit 3 times.

  3. 3 JERRY L. GRAVES Nov 8th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    YOU SAY SATURDAY MARCH 8 FOR THE CUSTOM CHOPPER SHOW, MARCH 8 2010 IS A MONDAY I NEED THE CORRECT DATES SO I CAN PLAN THIE

  4. 4 ken adams Feb 19th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    haw do I enter a bike ? xs 650 bobber

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