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2008 Daytona Bike Week Photo Gallery

Photos of 2008 Bike Week. Rat's Hole Custom Show Coverage 2008.

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It's easy to see why she was a crowd favorite.
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Roaring Toyz displays its custom 2005 R1 under the Yamaha tent at the Boz Bros Custom Bike Show.
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The Can Am Spyder was one of the most highly sought after demo rides.
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We got a good look at Tatou's 4S ATV Track System and would be more than willing to put them to the test in our Southern Oregon stomping grounds.
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Though the GOAT won't be in Friday night's SX race, he made sure the Daytona course will put the rider's mettle to the test.
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You should have seen the lap times of this vintage Harley delivery bike.
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Cory Ness' Victory Vision Street was on display at the Speedway.
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Boss Hoss makes the fastest bar stool around.
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The Kawasaki tent at the Speedway let people do their best Ricky Gadson imitation.
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The Dog House was the place to be Tuesday night.
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The girls got the crowd into a giving mood - it was a benefit event, after all.
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While the thrum of vintage racers echoed in the background, giant murals decorating the outside of the stadium whetted our appetite for Saturday's Daytona 200.
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The judges had some serious deliberating to do. Must be rough being a popular custom builder sometimes.
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Paul Cox and Billy Lane hosted the Soldiers' Angels benefit fundraiser at the Dog House Bar & Grill.
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Drum roll please...
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Indian Larry may not have been at Bike Week in person, but he will always be here in spirit.
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Choppers Inc. in the house - Billy Lane was well represented.
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The P.I.N.K Vodka crew were in high spirits.
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When you're a famous custom builder who happened to be a former model, you can't help but be a chick magnet.
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Love Hate Choppers is the latest collaboration between Marlowe B. and Ami James.
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Don't armadillos know you shouldn't drink and drive.
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You've got to love Bike Week, where sportbike riders and custom choppers comingle peaceably.
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Nice mullet - Hutch would be jealous.
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The singer of the band Crush at the Boot Hill Saloon could belt it out.
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It's Henry Rollins long lost brother.
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Marlowe B and Ami James of Miami Ink fame are opening a new shop/tattoo parlor/bar. That's what I call one stop shopping.
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A bevy of beauties get ready to strut their stuff in the Biker Fusion party's bikini contest.
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How many custom builders can you get on one stage?
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The Devil went down to Florida, she was lookin' for a soul to steal ...
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Somehow, I don't believe this guy.
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Ted Smith and the Rat's Hole held its first metric only show on Thursday.
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Who'd have thought a big ugly rat would be synonymous with the biggest custom show at Bike Week.
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Here's a custom 'Busa honoring our men and women who serve our country dutifully.
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Lil' Dog was built by a couple of youngsters, brothers Cody and Joey Cihak and is powered by a 70cc Honda Motor.
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One of the most unique bikes at the Rat's Hole Metric Madness show was this '06 Triabusa with twin turbos.
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The Triabusa's back end had the biggest tires I've ever seen on a functional bike.
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You should have seen the magic this airbrush artist could do on a helmet.
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So when she goes to the DMV to get plates, does she get a motorcycle or car tag?
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This 'motorcycle' is claimed by Froggy's Saloon to be the oldest bike in the world.
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Cow bones, Cow hide, Cow-asaki. Gator made his creation from bones salvaged from Hurricane Rita.
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At $5 a pop to park, you do the math.
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Competition is fierce between beer girls, but this brunette brought them in like bees to nectar.
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A young Ness strikes a James Dean-like pose with one of his creations.
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New school meets old - the outspoken Russell Mitchell was a good choice to get the soft spoken Arlen Ness to share stories from his past with the receptive crowd.
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While Ness is a little reserved about speaking in front of crowds, when it comes time to meet and greet fans he's more than gracious.
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Not only does artist Jeff Decker do great work in bronze, he's also a custom builder.
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This was one evil bagger.
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Armindo Alves' Arthur chopper had a medeival theme - wanna joust?
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MC Randy introduces Rat's Hole organizer Ted Smith.
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Ralph Randolph and Jim Canni stand next to their creation, the 2008 Rat Bike.
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American Thunder host Michelle Smith was there with her crew covering the show.
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There were many scenes like this as attendees marveled at the intricate work of some of the most talented custom builders around.
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A true rat bike at the Rat's Hole. If you look close, there's a motorcycle under there somewhere.
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It's Hammered time.
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Ted Smith's collection of killer bikes gained its newest member, the 2008 Rat Bike built by Knockout Motorcycles' Ralph Randolph.
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First was the King Arthur bike, now comes along the Dragon.
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Builders crowd the stage in hopes of walking away with a trophy.
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Miss Rat Hole 2008 put smiles on a lot of men's faces.
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The Rat's Hole version of Beauty & the Beast.
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The gravity of Bike Week didn't fully sink in until we stood underneath the sign heralding the entrance to the Speedway.
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What better place to take a bunch of gearheads to than the home of the most powerful engines in the world.
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Astronaut John Fabian (center) takes a moment to pose with the Pirelli crew.
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It wouldn't be Bike Week without the smells of BBQ, sausages, and kabobs filling the air.
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All you had to do was walk down Main Street to stumble into a stage full of booty shakin' going on.
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For one week in early March, Daytona Beach's Main Street is the center of the motorcycling universe.
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My trusty steed for Friday's scheduled ride was the 2008 Star Raider, a bike whose power and handling impressed me after our initial first ride article.
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Riding down Main Street is surreal and is something every biker should do in their lifetime.
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Top hats and paisley jackets are always en vogue at Bike Week.
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Where do the skulls end and the bagger begin?
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The judges came from all across the U.S. and from as far away as Europe to judge the 36th Annual World Famous Rat's Hole Custom Show.
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Don't mess with the Punisher or he'll release the fury of his forward-facing Gatling Gun on you.
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Some people are just plain camera shy. I tried to get here to flash me her wonderful smile but she kept turning her head.
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It was shoulder to shoulder on Saturday as everyone converged on Main Street for a last day of blowin' it out.
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Marlowe B and Ami James were back at the Dog House for another fundraiser.
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Tempest Cycles built the 2007 Conquest with its engine sideways and equipped it with a snowmobile clutch.
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A closer look at the innovative sideways layout of the Conquest's engine.
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For those who think custom bikes are all show and no go, this nitrous fed beauty by 1320 Race Fabrication might change your mind.
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Nitrous, anybody?
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Baggers are definitely hot right now and were well represented at the Rat's Hole Custom Show.
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Miss Rat's Hole 2008 had a knack of making any bike just a little more photogenic.
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Streetfighter action from the first-ever metric only show at the Rat's Hole, Metric Madness.
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Entrants in the Dog House's bikini contest came in all flavors - blonde, brunette, and red headed.
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The weather gods were angry and unleashed their fury on Daytona on more than one occasion.
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The girls in the Dog House's bikini contest held during the Biker Fusion party were the cream of the Bike Week crop.
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All the girls in the Biker Fusion bikini contest were hot, so picking a winner was a challenge but the custom builders serving as judges were up to the task.
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Michael Lichter's photography decked the walls of the Seminole Road House Cafe's Dog House on Main Street.
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Sometimes the best views of Bike Week were from behind the scenes.
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The artistry of a raked out chopper can be a beautiful thing.