2013 Daytona Biketoberfest Bike Shows

ratsholeshowWillie’s  Chopper Time. On October 17, 2013. Same venue in Ormond Beach on Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Shop parking lot for custom choppers’ judgment day. As I always mentioned, the show is more a Happening and Meet Place than a traditional bike show. Backyard builder creations are only half of the event. The other part are people and friends you meet there, their story telling about bikes and whatever. In need of a tattoo? Reserve your spot at 386-672-1888. Chopper Time starts at 11 am and for the beginners the address is 825 South Yonge Street (US 1) in Ormond Beach, FL Tropical Tattoo.

cyril-huze-show-bikeBoardwalk Classic Bike Show. The 24th edition will be held on Friday, October 18 on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk (located just north of the Daytona Beach Pier). This event is free to the public. Fifty-seven trophies will be awarded in twenty classes, and the grand prize is $500.00 cash for Best of Show.  Pre-registration is $20.00.  Send check or money order to Boardwalk Classic, Box 265201, Daytona Beach, FL 32126, or sign up at the Mardi Gras Arcade on the Boardwalk prior to the day of the event. On-site registration is $25.00, 8 am to 11 am.  Trophies awarded at 4 pm. More info, call Bill at 386=871-0398.

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. At the Daytona Lagoon, just north of the Daytona Convention Center. All contestants must line up next to the curb on Ora street between 7:30 and 8:30 am Saturday October 19, 2013. You will receive your show card number, free stuff and get in position for the show. You will have time to clean your bike before the judging which starts at 10:00 am. The trophies will be given out around 5:00 pm. Pre-register  in one of the 19 classes for $35 at Rat’s Hole Registration.

9 Responses to “2013 Daytona Biketoberfest Bike Shows”

  1. 1 Rodent Oct 13th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Only the Tropical show is worth your time!

  2. 2 Zipper Oct 13th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Figured you would be more at home withe the Rodent’s. ..Z

  3. 3 Johny Letgo. Oct 14th, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Custom motorcycle lovers are losing interest for these shows. One is the territory of a magazine doing its publicity thing (Willie’s Chopper Show) with lots of bikes being the same than 3 years ago: boring. The other (Boardwalk Show) has almost as many trophies/categories that the number of participating bikes and is just a way to help the bad restaurants along the boardwalk sell their junk food to visitors passing by: boring. The third one (Rat’s Hole) features unrideable bikes in jet ski colors and you have to pay to watch these not so good creations: boring. The good custom builders know that what is valuable for them is not a junk plastic trophy, but being featured in the good medias. They don’t need to participate to these shows. They just contact the journalists directly with a set of good pictures of their creations and get 1000’s times more public exposure.

  4. 4 P. Hamilton. Oct 14th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Johny is right. Sadly it’s true. It’s years that good builders don’t participate anymore to these bike shows.

  5. 5 Ray Shaft Oct 14th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Rodent trying to help his friend Willie….

  6. 6 Ray Llanes Oct 14th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Willies is the best show by far!! If you want to see motorcycles that are actually rideable and unique this is the place!! Willie is a class act and so are all the the people involved on putting on the show. If you have a chopper or a bobber this will get you exposed from all the top publications in the country !!

  7. 7 Groucho Oct 14th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Exposed to all top publications in the country? Ray Lianes, you have a great sense of exaggeration. Main magazines don’t show up anymore at Biketoberfest.

  8. 8 Matt Oct 14th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    The 3 reasons why bikers have lost interest in bike shows. 1- The recession killing a lot of extreme custom builders. 2- Baby boomers riding mostly factory baggers. 3- Internet, the most convenient and economical way for a builder to contact media (no necessity to travel to a rally) and if chosen to be exposed in a record time to the largest number of people around the world. For those interested by custom motorcycles, the best ones are online as soon as they are completed.

  9. 9 Ray Llanes Oct 15th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    @ Groucho … Hey fuck face !! They have the show twice a year!!

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