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2008 Biketoberfest Photo Gallery
One hand goes for the cash. The other is a fist full of dollars. Locomotion is provided by the non-returning throttle on the Indian Scout.
Pictures from Biketoberfest 2008 in Daytona Beach
With only 14 feet of wall there's little room for error in the 'California Pursuit Race.'
Sandra D. married into the California Hell Riders and now has eight years of experience riding a Harley Hummer in the Wall of Death show.
The late night Biketoberfest crowd at the Iron Horse Saloon packs the show. Smiles are universal.
Family togetherness: Sandra D. and brother-in-law Ian demonstrate how tight knit the Daniels family is.
It takes a load of confidence to ride at motorcycle perpendicular to the ground at speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, nothing between you and a long date with a pair of tweezers but jeans and a t-shirt.
The Wall of Death show is a spectacle where the audience is inches from the action.
A spectator shows his nerve and loses his hat.
Sandra D. rides a Harley Sportster on the 'Slide for Life,' a dyno-like arrangement that lets the motorcycle run in place to preview the shows tricks to potential spectators outside the show.
The vintage American motorcycles in the California Hell Riders' fleet are complemented by a modern racing go-kart.
Look Ma...Don Daniels exhibits the tricks that can be performed by an experienced wall rider.
2008 Biketoberfest Day 1 and the fun is already out of control - or at least above 0.08.
Manufacturer's displays at rallies give motorcycle fans their first in person peek at new models, like Honda's radical DN-01.
Racing at Biketoberfest includes the Moto-ST season finale, the 8 Hours of Daytona, which will keep racers on the banks into the night.
If there's anywhere that Biketoberfest lives up to its family friendly reputation, it's on the beach.
As the days get short and the nights get chilly, Biketoberfest offers an escape of sand, surf and motorcycles.
Moto-ST brings a wide variety of twins to the track.
Moto-ST racing draws an eclectic mix of racers, like Hall of Famer Jimmy Filice, shown at the series opener in March.
Wanna be the first on your block to ride the ’09 Harley Tri-Glide? Head to Biketoberfest.
Early on the first morning of Biketoberfest, a long line has already formed to sign-up for a demo ride on the new VMAX. Biketoberfest marked the first event where the new model was available for a demo.
Biketoberfest’s October dates coincide with the release of many manufacturer’s new models. For attendees it’s the first chance to throw a leg over new bikes, like these ’09 Star VMAXs.
CCS racing is some of the most competitive competition that race fans will see on two wheels.
Though the AMA is absent there is road racing at Biketoberfest. These CCS racers (pictured at the series opener during Bike Week) return for their season closing Race of Champions.
Though overshadowed by Daytona’s spring Bike Week (the 2008 event pictured here) Biketoberfest is developing its own identity and draws an increasingly larger crowd.
The only thing in Daytona Beach not for sale during Biketoberfest.
So much for billing Biketoberfest as a family event.
First stop for those who live more than eight hours away and rode down.
Tony Levesque (foreground) and Sean Parrish pull double stoppies for the crowd at a Biketoberfest swap meet.
Streetbike freestyle stunters like Sean Parrish are trying to cover their fairings with sponsor stickers instead of fake fur as they attempt to bring their sport into the mainstream.
The freestyle streetbike scene, like this high chair wheelie, seems to be hanging in the balance between success and failure.
Biking cultures collide as Harley riders watch stunt riders perform at a Biketoberfest swap meet.
Hacking out a hole in the passenger seat gives stunt riders a foot hold for standup wheelies.
The undertail exhaust on Tony Levesque's Kawasaki ZX-6R serves as a convenient wheelie bar.
Functional damage. A pounded in fuel tank becomes a seat from which to do a high chair wheelie.
Kenny Kelley, head of the stunt DVD producing Adrenaline Crew, displays the tools of his trade, a video camera and a vehicle that serves as the filming platform for stunts that take place on public streets.
Along with corporate sponsorship, programs like the D.A.R.E Xtreme Show have helped to legitimize the image of streetbike stunting.
Tony Levesque is one of a handful of stunt riders who have garnered the sponsorship of major companies, like Monster Energy.
Motorcycle riders attend rallies like Daytona Beach's Biketoberfest to join with others who share their emotional connection to a two-wheeled machine.
A rider takes his Harley on a spin at Daytona Beach, historic sands where Harley Davidsons dominated racing in the 1950s. Daytona has a history unlike any other rally spot in the world.
A custom chopper turns down Main Street to enter the parade of bikes that draw spectators from across the globe to Biketoberfest.
From scooters to choppers to Ukrainian sidecar rigs you see it all at Biketoberfest.
A restored 1969 Triumph Bonneville at the Daytona Beach Classic Bike Show on the boardwalk.
Stunt riders are always looking for a new twist on an old trick. C.J. Harris and Tawny Hoff show off a variation of the tandem wheelie.
Front axle sliders and freestyle cages protect stunt bikes from their inevitable encounters with the asphalt.
Don Daniels snatches money from the hands of spectators during the Wall of Death show. The bills are donation to the wall rider's self-organized accident fund.
Biketoberfest attendees on Main Street are reflected in the window of a store front display of event t-shirts.
Though Biketoberfest is only about one fourth as large as Daytona's spring Bike Week you can't tell by the crowd on Main Street.
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