Myrtle Beach Bike Week West? Sonny Copeland of Sonny Productions, a 3-decade organizer of events for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, is working on starting another bike event at the Florence Civic Center dubbed “Myrtle Beach Bike Week West.” The Motorcycle Expo, set for March 2-3 at the Florence Civic Center, is expected to attract about 100 vendors and between 3,000 and 5,000 bikers. The idea behind this project is to to lure some of the bikers headed down Interstate 95 to Daytona Bike Week which is set for March 9-18 , just one week after the Florence event. The expo will be set inside the 50,000 sq. ft Florence center, as well as space outside, and is expected to have no effect on the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Rally, which is set for May 11-20. But don’t you think it’s a little bit weird to call this event “Myrtle Beach Bike Week West” knowing that Florence is 70 miles west of Myrtle beach and in another county, and that the it’s a 2-day, not a one week event?
Bic Has Introduced Lighter Series Featuring Custom Motorcycles From Orange County Choppers. The Orange County Choppers lighters line includes 10 designs, including one that features an image of the custom-made bike produced for Bic and themed after the BIC Flex4 men’s razor which OCC built on-air for an episode of last season’s “American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. The new lighters carry a suggested retail price of $1.79.
Viper Motorcycle Company Signed Exclusive Distributorship For United Kingdom and European Continent With AMV Motorcycles. AMV specializes in the development of new markets, especially for exotic motorcycles. Initially, for the sales of Viper motorcycles, the company will be looking to appoint two outlets in the UK, one in the North West and one in London. They will also be seeking to expand the brand onto the mainland of Europe. Colbert Seagraves, Viper Motorcycle Company’s Vice President of Marketing and Racing Operations stated, “We plan to have the Platinum Distribution agreement in place with AMV Motorcycles during the first quarter of 2012. As we continue to move forward expanding our dealer network, our commitment to excellence is represented by our choice of Platinum Overseas Distributors.”