We are proud to support The Traditional Chopper Show on March 9th, at Giuseppe's Steel City Pizza. Registrations begin at 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, and the show runs from 1:00 to 4:00. Ron Harris has secured a plethora of giveaways from his sponsors, so get there early!
I asked ChopCult contributor Mark Garcia for his thoughts on last year's show since he was on location. Enjoy! - Lisa
It happened on a sunny afternoon in Port Orange, FL, in the back lot of The Last Resort Bar. No, not the apprehension of a serial killer, but a killer good time. It was the Traditional Chopper Magazine's annual old-school chopper show. Organizer Ron Harris of Chop Doc's Choppers put together this show for the 80th anniversary of Daytona Bike Week. This year the original site had its challenges regarding permits and the clock was ticking. Could the show go on? HELL YEAH!! The show must go on, so Ron made the call to Al Bulling, owner of The Last Resort Bar. Yes, the same bar Greg Allman was thrown out of for getting too rowdy. Without hesitation, Al gave his blessing and the Traditional Chopper Show had a new home.
The support was incredible. Local bike builders brought their custom bikes and out-of-towners came to enjoy the event. The massive turnout had a wonderful vibe. DJ Jukebox Bully was kickin’ out the killer jams all day long. On the other microphone, Jason Hallman MC'd the trophy presentation and giveaways. Which reminds me, you should listen to Jason on his garage-built podcast, he always has good content.
The Traditional trophies were created by the very talented Pinstriping by Mikey, and on skateboard decks to boot. He also hand-painted a custom helmet that went to the Best of Show winner, Matt Janik, and his 1937 Flathead. I want to thank the many participants I met at the show. It was nice to witness the very strong chopper community in the Daytona Beach area.
Follow the Tradititonal Chopper Magazine for complete details on this year's show. I hope to see Y'all again real soon.
Mark / @bigmachinephoto69