In this episode of the “because, bikers matter!” ® Podcast, host David "Vegas" Shuman interviews Ted Smith, the president of the Rats Hole Custom Bike Shows. Ted shares his background growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, and his lifelong interest in motorcycles. He talks about his first bike, a Suzuki 185, and his current ride, a 502 Boss Hoss with a 59 Caddy rear end.
Ted discusses the origins of the Rats Hole Custom Bike Shows, which started as an airbrush shop in Daytona Beach. He shares how his father, Big Daddy Rat, organized the first outdoor motorcycle show in the country in 1973. Ted talks about the heyday of the shows, with famous bike builders like Arlen Ness and Eddie Trotta participating as judges.
The conversation then turns to the impact of COVID-19 on the bike show business. Ted shares how the pandemic forced the cancellation of shows and affected their European events. He also discusses the challenges of running a business in the motorcycle industry and the importance of staying updated with market trends.
Ted talks about the trophy designs for the Rats Hole Custom Bike Shows, which he personally creates. He shares the process of molding the trophies and the challenges he faces in maintaining the quality and uniqueness of each design.
The episode concludes with Ted discussing upcoming events, including BikeToberfest and March Bike Week. He invites listeners to visit the Rats Hole website to stay updated on their shows and check out their merchandise.
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Overall, this episode provides insights into the history and evolution of the Rats Hole Custom Bike Shows and offers a glimpse into the world of motorcycle events and customization.
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