2012 Daytona Biketoberfest. October 18-21.

The 20th edition of Biketoberfest starts this Thursday (October 18-21) just at the time the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan released its monthly Consumer Index reaching 83.1, the highest level since September 2007, from 78.3 the prior month. The gauge was projected to fall to 78. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index measures Americans’ perceptions on three important variables: the state of the economy, personal finances and whether it’s a good time to buy needed goods or services. Explanation: Rising stock and property values along with falling joblessness may keep giving Americans a psychological boost, brightening the household-spending outlook from now to the year-end holidays. Due to the US Presidential election on November 6, nobody knows for sure if this renewed confidence is sustainable.

It will be my 20th participation to Daytona Biketoberfest. So after a tour of the city of Daytona & Ormond Beach and many visits to the vendors of the industry present during this long weekend rally, it will be relatively easy for me to visually gauge the crowd versus previous years, to check the mood of the custom motorcycle industry present in town, to obeserve bikers and their willingness to spend money on their bikes. .. I will report soon about all this. Check the list of the main Biketoberfest events at the official Biketoberfest website.

13 Responses to “2012 Daytona Biketoberfest. October 18-21.”

  1. 1 Joshua Oct 16th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Maybe I will see you there Cyril.

  2. 2 Shifter Oct 16th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Weather forecast is great. Very warm for the season. At least bars should do good…

  3. 3 Donnie Oct 16th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I bet for 10% more bikers in town. Will see.

  4. 4 Tobby Oct 16th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Getting harder to gauge the crowds with the dispersion of events. We now have the Speedway and Destination Daytona taking a chunk of the “business”. Used to be just Main and Beach Streets. What’s a vendor to do…

  5. 5 Bret Oct 16th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Those vendors set up at Rossmeyer’s are there because of Rossmeyer. Those set up at the Speedway are there…because of Rossmeyer.

  6. 6 Jester Oct 16th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hey, Cyril announced 2 night of sexy at Rossmeyer’s. At the Speedway diring the day, at Rossmeyer in the evening.

  7. 7 John E Adams Oct 16th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Can’t wait!

    The speedway is the only place to race or watch them these days and this is the origin of the Fests so why not? Vintage motorcycle racing is returning and running this week!!

  8. 8 Dave Blevins Oct 16th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I am so looking forward to it, and hoping for good weather (for events and riding as well). We leave soon from lovely southern Kentucky, hope to see you all on the road or at the events!

  9. 9 Rodent Oct 16th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Willie’s Tropical Show is the only worthwhile event, the rest are just blah!

  10. 10 Boss Hawg Oct 16th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Rev your engines boys!

    Vroom Vroom

    Boss Hawg

  11. 11 Donnie Oct 17th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    ..Well yup the weather here is GREAT as well as the days to come predicted to be exceptional . There seems to be a lot of bikes already here as Main street is already lined and the watering holes are jammin …..Come on down and ENJOY …..dont forget the open house at ROBISON”S..friday 10-4 pm and lots of NEW shops on the BEACH STREET RIVER FRONT area …

  12. 12 Harl Oct 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Romney will be at Bandshell this Friday, give him a bikers welcome, rev your engines! The Secret Service will be too busy with the famous Daytona hookers!

  13. 13 Seven Oct 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Well we have already arrived in FL as of Tuesday from MD.
    There are five of us ready to take in Bikeroberfest for the very first time !
    Looking forward to it and hope to meet you Cyril!


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