Bike Week Magazine 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

This month we have a made in Spain motorcycle.

The bike is being transported from Miami to New York. Someone offered the transporter $7000 cash in Miami for the bike.

So what is so special about this bike? It has a fully enclosed chain drive. All the other photos of Bultaco in the internet, you see an open chain drive.


"Robinson" of DAB stated on Wed.(9) that HD had chain guards on 2 models in the years of 1982 and 1983.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Another story on upcoming retirement and their story how they started with motorcycles / motorcycle industry.

cyclegoodies-retirement-20210410interview-100_3213.MP4 Some story/history on upcoming retirement, cycle goodies

cyclegoodies-retirement-20210410interview-noshake-2021_0410_132009_072.MP4 Some story/history on upcoming retirement, cycle goodies

Bike Week 2021

80th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-14, 2021.

The 80th anniversary of Bike Week is happening in Daytona Beach this March 5-14 with plans in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. City commissioners approved the Bike Week 2021 Private Property Master Plan submitted by the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber's Bike Week Festival Task Force at their Jan. 20 commission meeting. As part of the plan, outside vendors will be permitted. Businesses that are in the Master Plan (including some on Main Street) will have to limit capacity inside to 60% to help promote social distancing.

Note other events are starting a day early.

Ratshole Bike Show

in1983publication-thebikeracing-ratsholeshow-2021_0313_112305_045.MP4 Some Cabbage Patch history
electricbikeclass-firstplace-2021_0313_110557_044.MP4 concept bike "" "...the Guido may be in a museum of art."
allmachinedwith5axis-2021_0313_165311_055.MP4 ""


Part 1 is partially corrupt due to falling camera
no sound after fist half, unable to jump to parts of the second half



Main St.
Vanderhall parade

One Wheel
Polaris/Slingshot event on Beach St.

Friday, March 12, 2021

About 95 percent of people not wearing masks.

This is about the biggest Bike Week in the last 10 years.

The boardwalk show was the biggest with over 120 bikes.

And now the videos.




boardwalkmisc1of2-2021_0312_185702_033.MP4 at 3:30 low rider, at 17:10 bobber

March 11, 2021

Today is Thursday.
From now until the end of bike week, riding weather will be down to upper 50's at night and mid to upper 70's in the daytime.

Bike Week meets spring break(aka girls gone wild)
Girls gone wild hanging out on A1A about 7:00pm tonight just south of Main St.

Rat's Hole bike show on Sat. behind Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach
The place where world awarding winning bikes make their first appearance.

Boardwalk Bike Show
Friday, March 12, 2021

11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Come feel the ground shake as the world's largest V8 ride kicks off in our back lot before rolling out to deafen the streets of Daytona Beach!
Location:Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach
290 N Beach Street, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

3rd Annual Daytona Garage Build Motorcycle Show.
When: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Broken Spoke Saloon, 1151 US-1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Time: registration noon to 3pm. Judging 3pm to 3:45pm. Awards at 4pm.

March 10, 2021

Today is Wednesday. Riding weather has been good for the last few days.

From now until the end of bike week, riding weather will be down to 50's at night and low 70's in the daytime.

Enjoy the ride.

March 6, 2021

Saturday, they said rain but not hail.

Biker were greeted with 1/2 inch size hail for about 10 minutes with about 1/2 inch of rain in 15 minute period around 10:55am.

Pictures will be posted at the end of the day.


Video of color radar 1 .mov

Video of color radar 2 .mov

FOX 35 Orlando video of hail ""

March 5, 2021

Today is Friday with nice riding weather with some wind at Daytona Bike Week 2021 on its first day.

As noted 2 years ago with BMW media blitz, Buell is doing theirs this year with “Buell is back!”.

We interviewed a Buell racing shop at Biketoberfest 2020 that won first place in engineering at the Bike Show(Rat's Hole).

Buell will be present at Daytona Bike Week 2021 at J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Mega Store.

Buell Motorcycles "will launch 10 performance models by the 2024 model year."

Tomorrow on Saturday will have 80% chance of rain.

March 1, 2021

4 days til Bike Week.

There are 3 shows we are trying to cover this Bike Week.

Boardwalk bike show on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Rats's Hole bike show on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Garage Build Magazine bike show on Friday, March 12, 2021 (amateur only, no bikes for sale, no professional shops)

American Iron Magazine ""
August 27, 2020 ·
Unfortunately after 31 years of publication, American Iron Magazine is a victim of COVID and the damage it has done to the advertisers and their support of the magazine.
After struggling with the financial issues of COVID, and the sudden collapse of advertising support, we ran out of funds. The magazine has been shut down so suddenly we didn't have time to print a last issue with our good-bye and thanks. We are sorry to say there is no money left to refund subscribers and we are out of options.
We want to thank everyone for the great support and say good bye. It's been a great ride.

February 22, 2021

The year of Covid. On Feb. 22, 2021 approx. 500,000 people has died from the virus in the U.S. 11 days before Bike Week.


The year of Covid. On Jan. 18, 2021 approx. 400,000 people has died from the virus in the U.S.


The year of Covid. On Dec. 14, 2020 approx. 300,000 people has died from the virus in the U.S.

Biketoberfest 2020

It rides from Thursday, October 15, 2020 thru and ends on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Daytona Beach area.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Slingshot factory semi trailer was making it way back home from the Indian dealer on Beach St. at 8:55am this morning on Voluisa Ave. They still had their demo rides for Indians and Slingshot over the weekend in Daytona Beach as they are a local business.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Use F5(refresh) on your keyboard to see the lastest update on this web page.

Best Paint in Biketoberfest Rats Hole Show 100_3180.MP4
Best Paint riding in 100_2993.MP4

Best Engineering in Biketoberfest Rats Hole Show 100_3181.MP4

Buell at Rats Hole Show 100_3182.MP4

Jolley with her skeleton and her three wheeler and continuation of the Buell interview 100_3183.MP4

Buell electonics and tuning 100_3184.MP4

Buell misc 100_3185.MP4

Best Engineering Buell riding out of the show 100_3186.MP4

Buell in first show not planned 100_3191.MP4

1975 AMF Harley engine made in Italy part 1 100_3086.MP4

1975 AMF Harley engine made in Italy part 2 100_3087.MP4

West Germany motorcycle 100_2971.MP4

All chrome and aluminium in red 100_2990.MP4

Saturday, October 17, 2020

More than 10 videos will be posted on Sunday night.

Bike show awards
2020_1017_161350_016.MP4 award presentation Rats Hole Bike Show 23min 32sec

100_3024.MP4 3 min 32 modified Buell motorcycle.

More videos will be posted on this Buell.

Sears 100_2978.MP4 13 seconds video of motorcycle running, a Sears motorcycle.

100_2979.MP4 1 min 24 sec, history of Puch/Sears motorcycle.

Photos from bike show page 1

Photos from bike show page 2

Friday, October 16, 2020

Ratshole show tomorrow on Saturday on US1 in Holly Hill at Honda/Polaris dealer. Plenty of free parking in the field across from RideNow Powersports/the dealers.

RideNow Powersports/Ratshole

BoardWalk bike show today below.


2020_1016_150014_005.MP4 video of bikes 15min 42sec

2020_1016_151728_006.MP4 award presentation part 1 of 2 25min 01sec

2020_1016_154230_007.MP4 award presentation part 2 of 2 13min 53sec

2020_1016_155710_008.MP4 Honda Ruckus part 1 of 2 4sec

2020_1016_155720_009.MP4 Honda Ruckus part 2 of 2 8sec

2020_1016_155818_010.MP4 Best in Show 28sec

2020_1016_155938_011.MP4 Best Paint 1min 15sec

2020_1016_160110_012.MP4 Other winner 11sec

2020_1016_160244_013.MP4 Other winner 16sec

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Beach St. is now open.

Biketoberfest starts tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

From Holly Hill Welcome

Iron Horse, Boot Hill, and Beaver

Pig Stand

Hand stations at Rossmeyer

Monday, October 12, 2020

Rats Hole bike show will be at the Honda dealer on US 1 in Holly Hill which is now owned by the Indian dealer.

The boardwalk bikeshow is moved to Rossmeyer.

Brown and Brown is currently blocking Beach St. north of the Indian dealership and south at Slingshot performance people and south of Fairview/Main St.

Saturday, October 3, 2020


"" and ""

Friday, October 2, 2020

Covid. The person that does not like to wear a mask tested positive on October 1, 2020. It is an important lesson for Biketoberfest 2020.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

an update from vistors bureau after talking with them that the hotels are open.

American Flat Track "" will be racing at the Daytona Speedway for 2 days during Biketoberfest. AFT Season Finale I and AFT Season Finale II.

"" you have a date problem on your page "(Update as of 9/28/2020 from DIS) - The Progressive AFT Finale at DAYTONA will be held October 6-17, 2020 at Daytona International Speedway. The Midway area, and Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley and all of its activities during 2020 Fall Cycle Scene in October, will not be in operation. The DAYTONA 200 that was rescheduled from March and was to be held during the Fall Cycle Scene on October 17, 2020 has been canceled. The 2021 DAYTONA 200 will be held March 13."

Sad news for Beach St. as approx. 20% is blocked off by construction.

"happiest place on earth" "Around 67% of the 28,000 laid off workers were part-time employees, according to a statement by D’Amaro on Tuesday. The company declined to break down the layoffs by individual park locations."

Monday, September 28, 2020

Last Friday, the Florida governor stated "" let the beer(food) flow which will override Daytona Beach restrictions.

"" "Ormond Beach businesses must have COVID-19 safety plan" solution bring your coughfin(coffin).

State of Florida is where the governor send children to death camps and where the "happiest place on earth"(xxxxxbowl ads) is still open(for bikers, now bars with food).

We will get a Daytona Beach chamber of commerce opinion on this in the next 2 or 3 days.

Check here if you will be added to "" 14,207 deaths in Florida.


The year of Covid. On Sept. 22, 2020 approx. 200,000 people has died from the virus in the U.S.

Vendors and event holders are currently undecided about this year's event.

According to Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau "The DAYTONA 200 that was rescheduled from March and was to be held during the Fall Cycle Scene on October 17, 2020 has been canceled. The 2021 DAYTONA 200 will be held March 13. Plans for the 2020 DAYTONA TT race and the Championship Cup Series road-racing program are expected to announce in the near future." as stated on 9/11/2020.

Will post some pictures from BikeWeek 2020 in the next few days.

Daytona Beach Bikeweek 2020

2020 Daytona Beach Bike Week will begin on
Friday, March 6
and thru
Sunday, March 15.

Current date is Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

Check back every couple of days for interviews and stories of Bike Week 2020.

On evening of Tuesday March 3, we will have Boot Hill Outpost verdict from the city.
3/4/2020 by the vote of 3-2 Boot Hill Outpost can have outdoor music/bands.

3/14/2020 Saturday. Nice day with mostly sunny skies and the bike show will go on. City of Daytona Beach "As well as issuing the emergency declaration, as of 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, the city is revoking all city-issued permits for..." No t-shirts, jackets, insurance sales, food, bike sales, liquor, etc. Progressive Insurance, "closed", Boss Hoss, "closed", American Iron Outfitters, "closed", Rats Hole t-shirts, "closed", Rats Hole food, "closed", Rats Hole liquor/beer/soda/water, "closed", NexGen "closed". City of Ormond Beach kept their events open.

Rat's Hole bike show in the Indian parking lot.









First Place custom




16 year old builder, check the awards videos to see him.

Indian(1,2) and NexGen models(3)

Check back every fews days for other videos of awards, interviews with builders, and other stuff and news of paint show at Broken Spoke on the 11th.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:30pm

How the Iron Horse started from "Iron Horse" Billy.
Interview with Iron Horse Billy video 100_2590.MP4 6 minutes 36 seconds

Interview with Iron Horse Billy video 2000_0228_001039_011.MP4 6 minutes 46 seconds(different camera, slightly different view)

3/4/2020. Hog Pen announced that it will have free bike parking this year which is across from the Iron Horse and next to Boot Hill Outpost. You can't miss the entrance to Hog Pen as the pedestrian walk way across U.S. 1 connects the two properites. On the Hog Pen side of the highway(east side) going north you have Hog Pen, Boot Hill Outpost, Beaver Bar, Broker Spoke(owned by Iron Horse), and then at the end Smiley's Tap(One of the oldest bar in the area '60). We will have more interviews coming up this week on the history of Bike Week.

3/5/2020 Ted Smith of RAT'S HOLE CUSTOM BIKE SHOWS INC. announced that they now have an electric bike class this year.

3/6/2020 Bike Week has started and BMW morotcycle has hit the internet with their advertising on big name websites

3/7/2020 Today start off at 51 degrees and made it to 58 degrees with mostly sunny skies with winds of 20 mph from the N/NE all day.

going north on North U.S. 1 2:50pm
Starting at Rays video 100_2603.MP4 1 minute 10 seconds

Starting at Hog Pen and stopping at Smiley's Tap video 100_2605.MP4 1 minute 9 seconds

going south on North U.S. 1
Starting at Hawaiian Tropic(Edgewell) plant video 100_2606.MP4 20 seconds

Starting at Lowndes Ave. and stopping at Bristish Police Box video 100_2608.MP4 25 seconds

Starting at Industrial park and ending at Wild Bill and Harris Rv Village video 100_2609.MP4 48 seconds

Starting at Industrial park and going by Iron Horse and stopping at Airport Rd. video 100_2610.MP4 16 seconds

3/8/2020. It was a good riding day.
3/9/2020. It was a good riding day.

3/10/2020. Another good riding day.
As they say, it is grandfathered in.

Promoter, Iron Horse Billy, and Wild Bill.

Billy and son.

Billy and grandson.

3/12/2020 Thusday. Another good riding day.
Bike show on boarwalk starting on 3/13/2020 and V-8 motorcycle parade on 3/13/2020 start at 1:00pm behind the Indian Motorcycle Dealer on Beach St.

upcoming bike show.


upcoming V-8 parade

Live music 100_2657-Jahi-20200312.MP4 2 minutes

Rat's Hole Bike Show on Saturday behind the Indian Motorcycle dealership.

3/13/2020 nice day with mostly sunny skies.

V8 bike parade at 1:00pm




Bike Show on Boardwalk























Daytona Beach Bikeweek 2019

Bike Week in Oct. 2019 | October 17-20, 2019 Daytona Beach, FL, USA

updated Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020 11:42pm
Check back every week to view new content from bike show, interviews with builder, judge, and others photos, stories, and videos of bike shows from Friday and Saturday and Saturday's morning rain.
Centerfold of Elvis.


Interview with bike builder part 1 video 100_2496.MP4

Video of bike part 2 video 100_2536.MP4

Bikes in the big top out of the rain part 1 video 100_2501.MP4

Bikes in the big top out of the rain part 2 video 100_2531.MP4

Triumph with real metal fenders, Tony was knocking on the fenders the other day, pay attention to the connecting rods by the feet

Post-Tropical Storm Nestor
did we say rain 4 min and 6 second time lapsed video started right before the first bike came in 2000_0107_101106_010.MP4
did we say rain 4 min and 22 second time lapsed video 2000_0107_122830_012.MP4

How the judging happens at the RAT'S HOLE CUSTOM BIKE SHOWS INC. and some history(Karl Smith) 100_2479.MP4

At Biketoberfest 2019 Daytona Beach we have a very famous model from Wynwood Walls who did a music video in 2015(, 1:36, , 1:53-1:54, 2:26-2:28, 2:47-2:49, 3:01-3:02, 3:26-3:28) at the Saturday Bike Show. You can recognize her by her painted heels. Also (Michael Bay - Awesome - Model)
last minute rider
we will have a write up about this story
DJ started the morning right rain 100_2485.MP4

tattoo contests and winners 100_2537.MP4

awards presentation winners 100_2549.MP4


awards presentation winners 1 of 2 100_2434.MP4
awards presentation winners 2 of 2 100_2435.MP4

everyone calls it the dragon bike(just in time for halloween) 100_2408.MP4

dragon bike and the rest of the bikes 1 of x 100_2409.MP4

the rest of the bikes 2 of x 100_2410.MP4

the rest of the bikes 3 of x 100_2411.MP4

the rest of the bikes 4 of x 100_2412.MP4

the rest of the bikes 5 of x 100_2413.MP4

the rest of the bikes 6 of x 100_2414.MP4

the rest of the bikes 7 of x 100_2415.MP4

the rest of the bikes 8 of x 100_2416.MP4

the rest of the bikes 9 of x 100_2417.MP4

the rest of the bikes 10 of x 100_2418.MP4

the rest of the bikes 11 of x 100_2419.MP4

the rest of the bikes 12 of x 100_2420.MP4

the rest of the bikes 13 of x 100_2421.MP4

the rest of the bikes 14 of x 100_2422.MP4

the rest of the bikes 15 of x 100_2423.MP4

the rest of the bikes 16 of x 100_2428.MP4

the rest of the bikes 17 of x 100_2430.MP4

the rest of the bikes 18 of x 100_2431.MP4

the rest of the bikes 19 of x 100_2432.MP4

the rest of the bikes 20 of x 100_2433.MP4

Monday Oct. 14, 2019.
Sat. and Sun. was nice days from riding. Some bikes in town and a photo shoot at CMMC on Sunday.
    Daytona Beach BikeWeek 2019 Sat.
show bikes 100_2374.MP4 swiss winner is the green trike (third bike in video)
show bikes photo shoot at end 100_2375.MP4
show bikes with Nellie 100_2376.MP4
show bikes 100_2377.MP4
show bikes 100_2378.MP4
show bikes 100_2379.MP4
show bikes 100_2388.MP4
tatoo winners couple 100_2385.MP4
You can find there tatoos at and
awards 100_2401.MP4
awards winners 100_2406.MP4
awards winners 100_2407.MP4
Missing is fourth place baggers due to batteries, will add your name.
2000_0104_210653_010.MP4 awards winners 1080p 60fps
2000_0104_211154_011.MP4 awards winners 1080p 60fps
2000_0104_211654_012.MP4 swiss-motor awards winner 1080p 60fps
2000_0104_211944_013.MP4 group awards winners 1080p 60fps
2000_0104_212517_010.MP4 turboed bike 1080p 60fps
2000_0104_212940_010.MP4 swiss-motor awards winner riding to center stage 1080p 60fps no sound
2000_0104_213251_010.MP4 swiss-motor awards winner photo op 1080p 60fps no sound
2000_0104_213648_011.MP4 swiss-motor awards winner flames from exhauste 1080p 60fps no sound
coming soon video about Beach St. and Main St.
seen a electric 3 wheeler bike roaming Beach St. and Main St.

real bike from show

vids from Main St. 2000_0104_232001_010.MP4 2000_0105_003139_010.MP4 2000_0105_004502_010.MP4
    Daytona Beach BikeWeek 2019 Fri.
V8 bike parade at Indian Motorcycle dealership on Beach St. 100_2315.MP4
2000_0103_164918_010.MP4 V8 bike parade at Indian Motorcycle dealership on Beach St. 1080p 60fps

boardwalk show 1 of 2 29min. 2019 100_2318.MP4

boardwalk show 2 of 2 5min. 20sec. 2019 100_2319.MP4

    Daytona Beach BikeWeek 2019
Ted Smith introducing Bike Week show right next to Indian Motorcycle dealership on Beach St. on Saturday for 2019 100_2288.MP4 Don't miss out on Bike Week 2019.

on 2nd Ave. or Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.


Daytona Beach Bikeweek 2018

V-8 Bike Parade info 30 seconds
V-8 Bike Parade 5 min. 52 sec.
Bike Show bikes 1 of 3 22 min. 34 sec.
Bike Show awards 2 of 3 24 min. 33 sec.
Bike Show awards 3 of 3 17 min. 52 sec.

Bikeoberfest Daytona Beach 2017

On Thurs. (10/19/2017) scattered rain.

V-8 parade of Bikeweek Daytona Beach 2017

Video of the bikes/trikes lined-up for the start of the parade. total time 4 min. and 24 sec. 4 min. and 24 sec.

10 minutes and 35 second is the start of the parade to 14 min. and 33 sec. 14 min. and 33 sec.

Bike Week Daytona Beach 2017

Bikeweek 2017 has come and gone but we have 18GB of videos. They will be posted in the next few days. (This message posted on 3/21/2017.)

Bike Week Daytona Beach 2016


Monday March 7, 2016.
They say Bike Week 2016 is on it seventy fifth year (75th) in Daytona Beach. I have not seen this many bikes for more than 10 years. It started strong and going strong. You will find events thoughout the area everyday. Cool weather but good weather. A bike show somewhere everyday. 3 to 4 main bike shows appearing. Enjoy. Looking at 80 degrees for Wed., Thurs, and Fri.

Monday March 14, 2016.
It was good weather until the last day of bikeweek. On Sunday, the thirteenth, rain came in around 4pm.

Friday March 4, 2016 Saturday March 5, 2016
Temperature will be low 70's, sunny for today.
Sunday March 6, 2016
Temperature will be low 70's, sunny for today.
Monday March 7, 2016
Temperature will be low 70's, sunny for today.
Tuesday March 8, 2016
Temperature will be mid 70's, sunny for today.
Wednesday March 9, 2016 Thursday March 10, 2016 Friday March 11, 2016 Saturday March 12, 2016
Sunday March 13, 2016            

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