No-Class Bike Show a good time for a great cause
With a name like “No-Class Bike Show,” you might think you have a good idea of what you’ll see at Kory Souza’s event. We’re here to tell you, you’re probably wrong.
“After years of seeing bike shows following the same format, rewarding bikes and builders based on politics, popularity or overall look, I decided it was time to shake things up,” said Souza, owner of the notorious custom motorcycle shop Kory Souza Originals. “I named the show ‘No-Class Bike Show’ not for its lack of sophistication, but because there are no classes to identify the bikes. The motto says it all: No classes. No politics. Just a good time.”
Since its inception in 2017, Souza set out to organize the largest motorcycle show and party at Daytona Beach’s famous Bike Week. From humble beginnings in a 3,000-square-foot warehouse, the show now requires the Ocean Center’s 42,000-square-foot arena to fit in all the festivities. At the March 16 show, guests can expect to mingle with the who’s who of the motorcycle industry, get up close and personal with over 100 of the hottest bikes on the planet, and possibly witness the discovery of the next big talent in the custom motorcycle world.
And while the show is bound to be the perfect way to cap off Bike Week festivities, it’s about more than just a good time. From the beginning, Souza knew he wanted the event to give back to those who need it most—children in need. The annual show features a charity auction and raffle, raising funds to donate to worthy organizations. Over the past three years, the show has generated and donated over $50,000!
“I am not a parent myself, but I can imagine how difficult it is to worry about finances and resources when all you really want to do is focus on your child’s health,” said Souza. “With the money raised at our show, we are able to eliminate some of the stress these parents are facing, allowing them to put more attention on what’s really important.”
The 2020 event, will honor two nonprofits: B Colin Strong, formed in memory of Colin Woodyshek, who lost his battle to cancer in 2017 at 14 years old; and LifeScape Foundation, which provides medical resources and care, therapy equipment and financial assistance to families of children with disabilities and illnesses.
The fourth annual Kory Souza Originals No-Class Bike Show takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Along with motorcycles, the event will include concessions, a full bar and entertainment. Admission is free and open to the public.
There are a limited number of spaces for show bikes. The show is also accepting items for its auction. Those interested in either opportunity should email email@example.com.
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