Daytona Beach Bike Week, one of the largest bike events in the country delivers the goods once again. My buddy and I hopped a flight down on Tuesday night getting out of some real shit weather in the NYC area. Luckily no delays and a smooth flight got us down to my buddies about midnight. After a few beers and tweaks to the bikes we called in night. Wed we were up and out early to hit the loop and Cycle Source Magazine’s bike show at the Broken Spoke Saloon. The sun was shining and bikes continued to roll in. We hung there pretty much the whole time catching up with friends and shooting the breeze. After the show we shot over to Bing’s for a little party. I was able to picked up my newly lined Arthur Frommer helmet from Rene at Primo’s Custom Helmets (which is bad ass – need a new lining, see Rene!!!). After the party it was down to Main St for some rockabilly by the Razorbacks.
Thurs rolled around for THE greatest chopper show, CHOPPER TIME over at Tropical Tattoo. I have attended many of these shows and have NEVER seen the crowd this big….it was INSANE and so were the bikes!! This show never ceases to amaze me – the best of the best. It brings in garage builds as well as shop builds one better than the next!! After a few hours we hit the road with group of my West Virginia people and grabbed a bite to eat and an abundance of laughs! On Friday, the weather just kept getting better & better. We shot down for the chopper show at Annie Oakley’s, Boogie East. Boogie East draws out some sick bikes in a super chill atmosphere. It was great set up with plenty of much needed shade. There were vendor’s from all over. I was able to speak with artist Lee Bullock and shoot the shit. Check him out, he’s putting out some cool art work!
As the show wound down, we grabbed some grub then went to see Hairball play at the Broken Spoke. Hairball is an 80’s metal cover band and fun as shit to watch!! The singers dress as impersonators for the songs they’re coverings and what’s better than 80’s metal!! ha ha!!
Saturday brought even better weather and another chopper show – We shot over to Hold Fast Tattoo for the Lowdown Hoedown. Another very cool, chilled venue with some very cool bikes. Oh yeah, it was also $10 for beer ALL DAY or $15 for liquor. BARGAIN! This show is still fairly new but definitely has a strong and building following. I’m pretty confident it will continue to grow because it sure seems to have momentum!
Truth be told by the time Sunday came around I was spent. Bike Week 2018 was amazing and 100 miles per hour!!! Sitting at the computer, I’m already looking for the next event!!! Check out some pix below..