I love going to Daytona and Sturgis. Two of the nation’s best bike shows are Micheal Lichter’s Motorcycle As Art in Sturgis and Willie’s Original Chopper Show in Daytona. They are always interesting and they never disappoint.


Old TIme Custom Chops You Don’t Want to Miss

So if you are going to Daytona for Biketoberfest, we have 2 events you do not want to miss.   Willie’s Old School Chopper Show on Thursday, October 13, 2022, and the Sons of Speed at New Smyrna Speedway (SOS) on Saturday, October 15, 2022, are must-sees.

Clear your schedule for Thursday – Just plan on being at Willie’s Old School Chopper Show from start to finish. This show continues to set records and blow minds.

The show is loud, cramped, fun, hot, and some of the coolest sleds you will ever see. But wait, there’s more, the event includes beer, girls, bands, trophies, awards, and Roadside Marty talking trash to everyone walking by. It’s over in a flash and then you’re sitting around wondering what just happened.


It’s where the cool kids come to play

Now for the Racing – Sons of Speed races in New Symrna Beach, FL for Speedtober 2022 on Saturday, October 15, 2022 outside Daytona Beach, FL. The racing is held at the high-banked New Smyrna Speedway. B

Sons of Speed features stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, that hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing.

One of the things I love about Sons of Speed are the people behind the bars and in the pits. You’ll see and have time to meet guys and gals like Billy Lane, Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe, Jody Perewitz, Jeff Cochran, Rogue, Dave Perewitz, and Dan Fitzmaurice.


SOS KIRSH Lid, picture from @Alexanderleaving

SOS Lid – Another cool thing that I ran across is the Sons of Speed 2022 custom lid by KIRSH Helmets. It’s a gem that you can take back with you as a memento of the event.

It’s cool, comes in the SOS colors with a SOS logo on the front. In addition, it is manufactured with a high-tech fluid liner that provides an incredible amount of safety in case you have a dismount. It’s the best protection you can buy in a half shell.


SOS KIRSH Lid, picture from @Alexanderleaving

These lids are available at the track or online at KIRSH Helmets https://www.kirshhelmets.com/product/sons-of-speed-chm-1/  

We like working with KIRSH Helmets at the Flying Piston Benefit and like their custom SOS lid. They donated one for the Flying Piston Daytona auction in March. If you and your organization would like to help the Flying Piston for our next event,  please contact marilynstemp(at)gmail.com, 828-205-8482, or click here. 

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