Bring back some good or bad memories


January 26, 2019

20 Fascinating Pics That Capture the Daytona Bike Week in 1980

For a brief period of time before the over-commercialized vendor spectacle its now become, Daytona Bike Week included a wide variety of spectator activities that revolved around racing - any way, anytime, anywhere.

The sand drags were tolerated by the community of Daytona Shores, while at the Cabbage Patch racing for pinks was a cat and mouse game between deputies and racers.

Matches were set up, then a group of bikers would take off in one direction as a decoy. The cops would follow, while the money race slipped off as a small group to a suitable stretch of pavement for the actual face off.

These fascinating photos from John Siebenthaler that show the Daytona Bike Week in March 1980.



Browse by Decades

Popular Posts


09 10