Daytona Willie’s tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Time Show

After scaring me (and all of us) by telling me last October that he was too busy, too tired to continue organizing the event, Willie reconsidered and after receiving some sponsorship from Iron Horse Magazine, he will welcome again his friends of the industry at the 2011 Daytona edition of his Chopper Time Show this Thursday March 10th, from 11 am to 4 pm.

A bike show? I always qualified the event as a Happening, a kind of Biker Art Performance where there is no boundary between the artists (the builders showing their bikes) and the audience (bikers) and all the usual suspects of the motorcycle industry (press, opinion leaders). Like in all Happenings, key elements are planned (show starts at 11 am, $2 beer, girls, bands, trophy awards at 4 pm), but with a lot of interactions between the audience and the art work (the custom bikes), making spectators , in a sense, part of the art of motorcycling. Yes, the show is as much the public as are the custom bikes and it’s the reason why people will continue to visit the Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Bike Show both during Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest. For the newbies, address is  825 South Vonge Street (US1) in Ormond Beach. (pictures copyright Cyril Huze)

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22 Responses to “Daytona Willie’s tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Time Show”


  1. 1 chopmonster66 Mar 7th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    great show , glad he is keepin it going…

  2. 2 1dwb Mar 7th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Willie always has the best Good BIkes and PEOPLE TATTOOS OUT OF SIGHT

  3. 3 HD Chaz Mar 7th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    A Happening. Well analyzed and said Cyril.

  4. 4 Jason Mar 7th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    By far the best show in Daytona!

  5. 5 colemanfu Mar 7th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks Willie, it’s a highlight of the week.

  6. 6 Tom Keller (thug custom cycles) Mar 8th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    we’ll be there with some new THUG bobbers… finds us …

  7. 7 WILLIE@TROPICALTATTOO Mar 8th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    The horse Back Street Choppers saved the day they stepped up to the plate and are helping with expense .No SCAM Cyrill just could not do it on my own any more,and with so many people that wanted to keep it rolling and the support of the horse mag we will try to make this a good one as we said we planed on this to be the last one we will see so thanks to all who come out and show some support to the little guys…………rember the money we raise goes to ARNI AND THE VETS

  8. 8 WILLIE@TROPICALTATTOO Mar 8th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    PS THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND MANY OTHERS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK……

  9. 9 Mike the mechanic MS Truck & Equip. Mar 8th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    All of us at MS Ttuck & Equipment are waiting for the party to begin at Willie’s. We will all be there !!!!

  10. 10 Manhattan Choppers Mar 9th, 2011 at 4:31 am

    u rock willie!! c u soon and ever1 please support dave’s party for the troops @ doghouse thur. after willies…

  11. 11 lumpy Mar 9th, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Cant Wait Almost done with the Bike In Bringing………Vintage Bobbers Im Around The Block From Willies An I Have Tons Of Chopper/ Vintage Parts 732 239 4704 Thanks Lumpy

  12. 12 Tim Davis Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Willie,
    Supposed to raining half of the day tomorrow! Any change of plans or delay tiil after the rain show? Friggin rain!…

  13. 13 WILLIE@TROPICALTATTOO Mar 9th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    SHOW STARTS AT NOON HOPEFULLY ITS DONE WITH THE RAIN BY THE LATE MORNING HOURS

  14. 14 Englishman Mar 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Great show as always, I’m proud that we at The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine could help Willie and the crew in a small way so he can continue this tradition that has become EASILY the best show in Daytona.

  15. 15 JEFF COCHRAN Mar 14th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I have said it before and I will say it again Willie is the KING of Daytona, It is my favorite place to go when at bike week. It’s is amazing how much support that show gets, It is like the good old days when everybody stepped up and took care of business. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO WILLIES SHOW, YOU MISSED THE BEST THING IN DAYTONA. Willie I hope to see you real soon.
    Take care.

  16. 16 Kari Juengel Mar 14th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    So glad we could be there for Willie’s show. It is by far the best event in Daytona. Thank you again to Willie and the entire staff for putting the event on and for such an incredible time. Bike Week would NOT be the same with out the Ol School Chopper Time Show. Counting the days till Biketoberfest!!!

  17. 17 SUPERDAVE Mar 14th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Great show Willie ! How did you get the weather to clear up ? You are the king ! As always , awesome show, great bikes,cold beer,great people,etc. Anybody that missed the show missed Daytona. Thats for everything Willie.

  18. 18 1dwb Mar 14th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    WELL HE DID IT AGAIN ONLY THE BEST FROM WILLIE ! ATTA BOY TWO THUMBS UP ! ! !

  19. 19 Negotiable Tim Mar 15th, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Real Bikes,Real People,Real Cool!!!!!!!! My Favorite stop at Bike Week

  20. 20 bikerjimmy Mar 15th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    ITS THE BEST CHOPPER SHOW OF BIKE WEEK 2011
    GREAT JOB BY THE CREW OF TROPICAL AN WILLIE
    THE $2 BEER WAS THE BEST
    SEE YOU THIS FALL BIKERJIMMY

  21. 21 mike corbin Mar 16th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Willie is a first class guy !

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