Daytona Biketoberfest 2010. Chopper Time At Tropical Tattoo. (Part 1)

Arrived in Daytona today at noon for a fast lunch with a couple of friends. Then went straight to Tropical Tattoo where Willie Jones was overseeing his event and confirmed to me that Daytona Bike Week will see his last show…Too much work and stress are the reasons. Well, it seems that many, including myself, want to change his mind. And maybe he will change his mind…

Back to the show, Tropical Tattoo is on Thursday the meeting place of the main players of the industry present in Daytona, builders and media exchanging the latest news among a crowd of old school motorcycle fans.

I don’t know who is the winner of the show, and most people don’t care because “Chopper Time” at Tropical Tattoo is more about exhibiting your creativity than competing against other bikes, and more a Happening than a Classic Bike Show. The event has its own and unique personality, is all good the way it is, and it should remain this way for many Daytona rallies to come…Tropical Tattoo.

23 Responses to “Daytona Biketoberfest 2010. Chopper Time At Tropical Tattoo. (Part 1)”

  1. 1 My Bikers World Oct 15th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Yeah, Tropical Tattoo is really excellent thing. And it will be really great pity if old Willy gives up visiting such shows. This is the place to release stress and to relax, but not for job-job-job stuff.

  2. 2 Christopher Oct 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    The show must continue. Come on Willie!

  3. 3 Mike the mechanic Oct 15th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Had a great time at the show as usual, awesome bikes, sexy ladies, and saw some good friends that I haven’t seen for a while. Good to see you Willie, keep in touch.

  4. 4 English Jim Oct 15th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Come on Willie The Show must go on. Don’t Stress the Lil Stuff. You have the Best Gig in Town Every Thursday of Bike Week & Biketoberfest. We know your only kidding us really

  5. 5 1 DWB Oct 16th, 2010 at 5:24 am


  6. 6 Chris Callen Oct 16th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Half the reason for going to Daytona would be gone without your show Willie!!!! Gotta’ keep it running, let us know what we can do and I’m sure the whole industry will lend a hand for this show man…….

  7. 7 GLORIA Oct 17th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    GREAT show as always,hope ever thing works out and you guys keep it rolling..

  8. 8 JoeyTtee Oct 17th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Willies show is hands down tha best gig in town…always traditional chops an hot rods…everytime choppertime gets close the more excited we all seem to get…

  9. 9 Englishman Oct 18th, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I’d say it was THE main reason to go to Daytona.

  10. 10 NikkiLinn Oct 18th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Willies show is always the kickoff to Biketoberfest and Bike week- always a great show with great people! Willie and Jean and all the guys at Tropical are some of the best people I have ever met! Willie and everyone works so hard for this event- and what a lot of people may not know is that 100% of the alcohol $$$$$ goes to the ARNI foundation- a local animal shelter. Without this event twice a year we wouldnt be able to keep the shelter going. Not only do Willie and Jean provide a rockin good time- they have the biggest hearts around!!! Be sure to tell Willie- we need you!!!!!!! Love ya Willie and Jean and all the guys! From everyone at ARNI.

  11. 11 Rachael Oct 18th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Willie-you are the best!!!! The chopper show was a blast!!! killer music, $2 beer, hot chicks, and hot bikes!!!!!!!!! we love you. You cant stop doing this!

  12. 12 Rhonda Oct 18th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Thank you Willie and Jean and all the guys at Tropical Tattoo!!!!!!!! Had a blast at the chopper show!!!! Most fun I had all year!!!!

  13. 13 bikerjimmy Oct 18th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    a sad day in daytona that chopper time is over
    i hope things turn around so the show may go on
    this was one of the best show that you put on
    i just hope you could keep it going
    we will miss you willie an jean & crew

  14. 14 Vinny Oct 18th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Hey Willie. Good job on the bike show as usual. Keep up the good work.

  15. 15 willie Oct 18th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks ever one who came out in support of the show.Thanks Roadside Marty and so many friends who gave a hand with the show you guys are the show and thats what it is really about.Thanks NiKKi Linn and the whole ARNI crew of girls,DRAKE models,FUBARS, BILL and Kay mom and dad THE HORSE BACKSTREET CHOPPERS,Scott at APEXCNC.COM FOR DONATING cool trophys,Thanks Cyril Huze for the blogs. Thanks SR PERROTT for cool banners .hope things get better for ever body this year see you guys in march CHOPPER TIME 2011. on Thursday.

  16. 16 superdave Oct 18th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Willies the best.

  17. 17 hustler Oct 18th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    The only reason I go to Daytona is for Willies Old School Show. I get to see alot of friends that I have made over the last many years. The music – bikes – babes – food – and the beer were all outstanding this year ! Heck, even the weather was the best I can remember. If spring is going to be the last one I will find my way back down there. After that….. Aw C’mon Willie

  18. 18 maroco Oct 19th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    It seems that is a great show, great bikes and ambiance, it´s all what bikers needs.

  19. 19 BIG James Oct 19th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Great show again ,you guys always do a good job .Willie hang in there BRO and dont let the little things get you down.We will be glad to help you out, you have always been good to us and we know things are slow now but you and Tropical Tattoo are like a must do in Daytona and the Chopper Time shows are great Would not be the same without you and the show..

  20. 20 BANDIT Oct 21st, 2010 at 11:56 am

    GREAT show and we got your back if need we will come over and help set up build take down move clean what ever you need .There is no other show or Party like yours we know its a lot of work we can all help bro.

  21. 21 willie Oct 25th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    CHOPPER TIME MARCH 10TH 2011 THE BIGGEST ONE EVER with special guest, thursday old school party and show. ALSO THREE DAYS OF GUEST ARTIST TATTOOING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT TROPICAL TATTOO. SAVE THE pets support the ARNI FOUNDATION.Keep the show rolling.

  22. 22 WILLIE@TROPICALTATTOO Feb 28th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    this year LUKES BBQ IS BACK IN THE BACK and the Kings of HELL FEATURE BAND

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