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Glory Daze 2023

Glory Daze 2023

Posted on December 01 2023 • Kurt Diserio

  • Role: Organizer + Director
  • Category: Events
  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Website: glorydazepgh.com
  • Partners: Iron City Beer
  • Pittsburgh’s vintage and custom bike show returned for another glorious round of motorcycles and a groovy good time on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Our team at Pittsburgh Moto packed the powerhouse building with the highest number of invited bikes we’ve ever had inside the invitational section of the event. There was some light rain throughout the day, but that didn’t stop the two-wheel crowd from rolling in early and filling the courtyard with interesting bikes.
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    For those who might be new to Glory Daze, the event has taken place at the Carrie Blast Furnaces since the first round in September 2019. The national historic landmark is famous for its pre-World War II iron-making technology, giving a gritty backdrop that represents the resilience of the city and its industrial past. The three sections of the show include the outdoor vending and swap area, the inner bike-only courtyard, and the indoor invitational, where builders from throughout North America are invited to show off their hand-built choppers, restorations, cafe racers, and more. Some of the bikes this year included the inertia starter panhead built by Sean Jackson of Competition Distributing, the retro scrambler + tracker Honda XR combo by Spencer Parr, a 1947 knucklehead survivor chopper from Bobby Good Times, a couple of historic Harley-Davidson racers from Tom Banks, a wild Yamaha RD350 built by Philadelphia’s Panzer Bros, and many more incredible bikes from builders both seasoned and new.
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    We were fortunate to have another round of custom-painted Trippy Ten helmets from top artists in the motorsports industry. Even better, most of this year’s T10 selected painters showed up for the event. Jessie Madera and Mike Montanez were set up inside doing live painting and pin striping, while Anthony DiLiberto had a booth right outside of the entrance doing custom painted signs. Event sponsor Bell Helmets kept things consistent by providing each painter a classic Moto-3 to get creative with. One of the lids even glowed in the dark! Make sure to check out our separate Trippy Ten feature for more on each helmet featured in the show.

    This year's after party took place on Saturday night at Diamond Beach near Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood with live music from local bands Astrology Now, World 2, and Morbid Cross.

    Special thanks to the attendees, our team, invited builders, presenting partner Iron City Beer, and event sponsors Bell Helmets, ServiceMaster Restore, Lowbrow Customs, American Muscle Docks & Fabrication, Lost Souls Customz, Gnarly Magazine, and ChopCult. I think it goes without saying, but the show wouldn’t be what it is without all of the support.

    Planning for the 2024 Glory Daze motorcycle show is already underway, so get your bikes together and follow along on our website and social pages for an announcement soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out the new videos and builder spotlights from this year's event. We'll be sharing new content throughout the coming months. See yinz again next September!

    - Kurt Diserio, event organizer
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    2013 S&S Shovelhead chopper by Targino Kustoms
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1947 Harley-Davidson knucklehead survivor chopper by Rob Hultz / Bobby Good Times
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    2002 Honda XR680R Scrambler by Spencer Parr / Parr Motorcycles
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1981 Harley-Davidson FXS by Jack Weidmayer
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Harley-Davidson shovelhead chopper by Alex Rado / FI Customs
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1976 Kawasaki KZ400 by Timebomb Kustoms (owned by Dan Pyle)
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    2023 S&S Knucklehead chopper by Targino Kustoms
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1981 shovelhead + Chevy C10 truck by Matt Seely
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1956 Harley-Davidson Panhead by Kyle Post
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1949 Harley-Davidson FL by Tom Triano
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1979 shovelhead chopper by AJ Bengoa
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1966 Ducati Monza Jr. by Ed Kubiez
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1946 Harley-Davidson 45WR Factory Racer by Tom Banks / Competition Distributing
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1961 panhead chopper by Drew Huddleston / Evolution Cycles
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1974 Honda CB750 cafe racer by Nico Fernandez
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1978 Honda CB750F chopper by Tyler + Dustin Porter
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Matthew Heck / Frontiersmen Studio
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Ge Targino / Targino Kustoms
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Adam Paul / LiME LiNE
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Mike Montanez / Montanez Design
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Gordon Olliff
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Moe Colbert
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Anthony DiLiberto
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Darren McKeag
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Jessie Madera
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2023
    Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Raymond Karhut
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Honda CB750 survivor chopper by Clay Krick
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    2006 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead Chopper by Wayne Burgess / Deathtrap Cycles
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1979 Yamaha XS650 chopper by Jeff O'Neill / Perth County Moto
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    On-site tattooing by Black Dog Tattoo Co.
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1974 Harley-Davidson ironhead chopper by Tim Grabiak
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1973 Yamaha SRV540 custom build by Sean Skinner / Motorelic
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1956 BSA Goldstar 500 by Joe Anania
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1992 Harley-Davidson Evo chopper by Doug Baumgardner
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1977 Harley-Davidson FLH by Allen Fazzone / Porky's Custom Cycle Paint
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1970 Honda CB750 Chopper by Jeff Hartley
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
    1949 Harley-Davidson Trike by Estle Harp
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
    1977 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH by Matt Moore
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    1948 panhead "Pan-Ertia" by Sean Jackson / Competition Distributing
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Saturday night's after party at Diamond Beach
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    World 2 performing at the Diamond Beach after party
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023
    Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2023