DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- October 22, 2008--The Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse was once again the hangout of choice for motorcycle enthusiasts during Biketoberfest 2008. Set up at the Doghouse Bar and Grill on Main Street, the Roadhouse hosted the week's top builders, hottest bikes and best events.
Known for their rolling fleet of the coolest customs, the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse did not disappoint. The Roadhouse welcomed two new builders to their display during Biketoberfest. Steve Broyles of Stevenson's Cycle displayed his Smokeout Winner, and Bill Dodge of Blings Cycles displayed his S&S 50th anniversary bike. Bikes from Roadhouse regulars were also on display. Sucker Punch Sally's and Christian Clayton displayed their Hard Rock Bike, while Paul Cox showed off his S&S 50th anniversary bike, titled "The Sword of Damocles."
The Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse also showcased some rocking music and served as the gathering place for industry's top names over the course of Biketoberfest. The VIP area was packed with the industry's elite builders, media and influentials every night. The general public got their chance for VIP status at the BIKER FUSION event, held Thursday, October 16. Hosted by Billy Lane, Christian Clayton and Shelly Rossmeyer, the event gave the public the opportunity to mingle with the industry's A-list while raising money for Soldier's Angels, an organization committed to increasing the morale of deployed troops, helping veterans return home healthy and bringing comfort to wounded soldiers.
Proceeds raised from ticket sales to BIKER FUSION went to benefit Soldier's Angels, as did the proceeds from the auction held that night. A special thanks goes to the auction donors: 360 Brake for donating a new 6-inch brake set-up, Ami James Jewelry for donating several belt buckles, a solid silver bracelet and a one-of-a-kind diamond silver skull ring, and Dave Perewitz for donating a custom-painted bucket. Overall, the BIKER FUSION event was well attended and raised $10,000 for the Soldier's Angels.
"BIKER FUSION was designed to maintain and support the camaraderie of our industry, all while having a good time and raising support for a good cause," said Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions. "This year's turnout was great, and we're excited to send the proceeds to an organization that supports our military men and women."
R&R Promotions would like to thank the great sponsors who supported the event. 360 Brake, American Honey, Baker Drivetrain, Broward Motorsports, Bruce Rossmeyers Destination Daytona, Budweiser, Choppers Inc., Chopper Zoo, Spectro Oil, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sucker Punch Sally's and the Doghouse Bar and Grill Daytona.
About the Organizers
Title sponsor of the Roadhouse, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a destination for rock n' rollers from across the nation to discover their rock n' roll dreams. The 86-acre resort in Hollywood, Florida, located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale is pure paradise, featuring a colossal 130,000 sq. ft. casino, a lush 4-acre lagoon tropical pool area, a legendary Hard Rock Café, sensational European-style spa and fitness center, and the famous Hard Rock Live concert hall. Seminole Paradise, South Florida's newest entertainment destination for savvy shopping, delicious dining and explosive entertainment offers a little something for everyone, both day and night. Other sponsors include Budweiser, Michael Lichter Photography, Bikernet.com, Biker Design, Dog House and Keyboard Carriage.
Carrie Repp is the strategic owner of R&R Promotions, a multi-faceted "live marketing" special events and promotions company with experience in nearly every area of event development, promotion and production. R&R's approach is visionary yet realistic whether it be a corporate sponsored event, motorcycle rally, high-end private affair, successful fund-raiser, or a national promotion.
Photos courtesy of Jeff Bartucci Photography and bikerdata.com.