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ADULT BEVERAGES, TROPHY GIRLS, AND BIKETOBERFEST

At the Tropical Tattoo Bike Show

Photos and text by Rogue
10/24/2012


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There is no shortage of Bike Shows during Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach. Though they all offer something different to the sunburnt folks entering them and also to those attending. Some are more popular than others. Some represent stock-bike ride-in shows, others are more big-buck glamour choppers shows, then there’s the blue collar Tropical Tattoo old school show for grizzly bikers young and old. Can you tell how I’m leaning?



Willie (left), Dave Perewitz, and Steve Broyles
Willie (left), Dave Perewitz, and Steve Broyles



Trophy Girls
Trophy Girls



Very high on my list is the one put on by Tropical Tattoo 825 S. Yonge St. (US 1) Ormond Beach.
 
This is an old school ride-in show from Noon to 4:00 PM on Thursday and open to everyone. “Old School” is a term often heard to describe it and it fits. Gray Beard and New Generation Bikers hanging out together because they like each other’s company.

The bikes in the show fill the parking lot and in some cases overflow out back where there is also music, food and adult beverages and all over the place plenty of women.








Numerous bike classes give everyone a chance to win. Industry leaders such as the paint mastermind Dave Perewitz judges paint. The staff even let me pick out my favorite bike. That’s not an easy chore, depending on my adult beverage consumption (not allowed currently, doctors orders), the redheaded distraction level, the barbecue out back and the weather. It comes down to whatever I like at that specific moment. It could go any direction…

Cycle Source mag winner, but we can't see the bike?
Cycle Source mag winner, but we can't see the bike?





The star of film, screen, and roadkill, Roadside Marty.
The star of film, screen, and roadkill, Roadside Marty.



Throughout the day my friend Roadside Marty handled the Master of Ceremonies and at the close of the show announced the awards. He is a show within himself with some very colorful language and playfully picking on some of the people in attendance.

Don Wood
Don Wood





Rogue's choice winner, but we can't see the bike?
Rogue's choice winner, but we can't see the bike?



As the awards are announced the trophy girls present them to the winner and pose for photos.
If you want to get in on the fun at the next one check http://www.tropicaltattoo.com/ for more information.

Ratbike award winner, but we can't see the bike?
Ratbike award winner, but we can't see the bike?





--Rogue




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Reader Comments


I live in Ormond, and have been screwing around at Bikeweek for close to 20 years.
Willie's shop was one of my first stops when I moved to town long ago for some ink - classy joint, classy dudes.

I could go to any bike show during the bike events - but I never miss Willie's.
It is the best thing about Bike Week-bar none. The way it should be.

Big thx to William, the crew, and the event related crew.

WTT - keepin' it real in the 386 ---FTW!

Hambone
Ormond Beach, FL
Friday, March 15, 2013
HECK YEA! two months til CHOPPERTIME!
I got to pick the ratt bike! Thanks ROADSIDE!

Willie is the best!
yur pal... spACEy

spACEy frum Mississppi

Monday, January 21, 2013
Editor Response Get ready for Bike Week and all the action.
--Bandit
This is bad ass!

dewey m cmillan
columbus, Texas-78934
Friday, November 23, 2012
Editor Response Nothing but the best for Bikernet Readers.
--Bandit
good job ,thanks the HORSE ,AND STEVE AND KARI ALSO WORLD FAMOUS ROADSIDE SPECTRO OIL ,TWISTED TEA,AND RENEGADE MAGAZINE ,DARREN AND DON WOOD FROM CYCLE SOURCE ALSO BEANER

WILLIE
ormond beach, FL
Friday, October 26, 2012
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