Ride on down to Choppertown
Choppertown ‘Live’ is coming to Thunder by the Bay. That’s right, the very same Choppertown that you’ve seen on countless movie streaming platforms and all over social media. It’s all about biker good times including every biker movie and motorcycle-related television show you can imagine. Now Choppertown Live will bring you one kickass ride-in custom chopper show at one of Florida’s legendary best biker events.
Back in 2004, friends Zack Coffman and Scott DiLalla started One World Studios Ltd. and produced their first motorcycle film called ‘Choppertown.’ Since then, they have been offering only the best independently produced motorcycle movies and have taken over the social media world by storm. The logical next step would be to bring you the Choppertown experience ‘Live’ and that historic, family-friendly first step will be happening in Sarasota, Florida, on Feb, 19th, 20th and 21st at Thunder By the Bay.
The goal is to bring you a three-day immersive ‘experience’ complete with a motorcycle builders’ invitational featuring some of the country’s most-respected bike builders, as well as unique vendors, a chopper-only ride-in chopper show, a Choppertown Marketplace called ‘The Chop Shop’, great live music and some sweet custom cars on display courtesy of Roosterz Rods.
The fun kicks off Friday the 19th at 5pm at the 40’ x 80’ Big Top where you’ll be able to experience a motorcycle builders invitational show full of some of the country’s top builders and custom bikes by such talented wrenches as Kyle Ray Rice, Jared Weems of Weems Motor Co, Richard Ruckus of It’ll Ride Choppers, and Del Morte Customs. We are talkin’ 40 custom choppers of pure excellence for you to drool all over. The Invitational will be capped on Sunday with a Builders’ Choice award which will be judged by the invited builders as a recognized award of excellence from their peers. A special highlight will be Jared Weems of Weems Motor Co. and his famous David Mann Tribute Triumph Build. We’re excited to announce that Jared will be also be unveiling his second David Mann Triumph Chopper build. David Mann only painted two Triumph Choppers in his legendary career and Jared has built both!
Be sure to shine up your choppers because on Saturday, Choppertown Live will be hosting its first-ever, ‘Choppers-only’ Ride-in Chopper Show. This show is open to ANY Chopper; any year, make and model. If you consider your bike a Chopper, bring it to the show and show it off to the world and possibly win an award. Categories will Include, best Flathead, best Knucklehead, best Panhead, best Shovelhead, best Ironhead, best Evo, best Twin Cam, Best European and Best Japanese Choppers along with a Best of Show Award.
Surrounding the Invitational Big Top, you’ll find vendors of every sort in the ‘Chop Shop,’ from local artists, to the best of the motorcycle aftermarket world. If you’re looking for a new part or product for your scooter, you’ll find it here as well as T-shirts and show merchandise.
As if you really needed another reason to visit Florida in February, this will be your unique chance to step inside the Choppertown film experience of industry makers and rule breakers. You just can’t beat the great weather, bikes, food and entertainment, but most of all, you can’t beat the Choppers of Choppertown Live and Thunder By the Bay. Be there!
By Erick Runyon