Steel City Iron: Glory Daze 2021!

Glory Daze 2021

We’re damn thrilled that some of our favorite motorcycle shows are finally coming back. This past weekend was Glory Daze 2021 in the Steel City — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — and what a show it was.

Glory Daze is a motorcycle gathering/show that features “garage-built custom bikes with soul and character,” bringing together a diverse slice of the moto/custom community to show off some truly inspiring works of two-wheeled art. Primary sponsors include Pittsburgh Moto, Pittsburgh Brewing, and Bell Helmets. There’s a curated indoor show for invited builders, outdoor show open to anyone who rides in on two wheels, and the “Trippy Ten” Helmet Art Show:

The location, Carrie Furnaces, is as much a draw as the motorcycles. Built in 1907, the former blast furnaces tower 92 feet over the Monongahela River, showcasing a rare example of pre-WWII iron-making technology. The show took place inside the Powerhouse, which featured a large outside area where attendees could park their bikes, creating a secondary ride-in show.

Our friend Sean White of Fast for Fun was our man on the ground. Sean was recently in a serious motorcycle accident, so we’re thrilled to see him back in action, shooting all of the bikes you see here. What’s more, his own newly completed Triumph Thruxton, built by Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors / Speakeasy Motors Whiskey Co., was on display — stay tuned for a full feature on this wicked Triumph!

Without further ado, here are some of the highlights from the show. Builders: If you’d like a high-res version of any of these photos, please leave a comment below and we’ll email them to you!

Glory Daze 2021: Show Highlights

 

Triumph Thruxton by Sean White (Fast for Fun) / Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
1981 Yamaha XS650 by Cameron Sutton
1981 Yamaha XS650 by Cameron Sutton
1984 FXE “Bad Behavior” by Steven Millward of Fatman Custom Motors
1984 FXE “Bad Behavior” by Steven Millward of Fatman Custom Motors
1949 Panhead by Tony Provenzano
1949 Panhead by Tony Provenzano
1972 Triumph by Nate & Brian Bakaitis
1972 Triumph by Nate & Brian Bakaitis
Shovelhead by Shelton Shia
Shovelhead by Shelton Shia
1965 Triumph by Rick James
1965 Triumph by Rick James
2003 Sportster by Ryan Zapko (Spirit of Independence)
2003 Sportster by Ryan Zapko (Spirit of Independence)
2006 Sportster “Sweet 13” by Rick Reed
2006 Sportster “Sweet 13” by Rick Reed
“Uptahn Sporty” by Ed Jankoski
“Uptahn Sporty” by Ed Jankoski
1973 CB750 by Cody Robinson
1973 CB750 by Cody Robinson
1966 BSA Lightning from Kyle & Randy Feather (Heritage Road Cycles)
1966 BSA Lightning from Kyle & Randy Feather (Heritage Road Cycles)
1975 Shovelhead “Grace” from Zachary Klink
1975 Shovelhead “Grace” from Zachary Klink
Triumph 750 Flat Tracker from Greg Sinnamond
Triumph 750 Flat Tracker from Greg Sinnamond
1982 Ironhead “Atoms of Peace” from J.Vas
1982 Ironhead “Atoms of Peace” from J.Vas
1971 Shovelhead “Beetlejuice” from Chase Chicoine (@chatterdaddy)
1971 Shovelhead “Beetlejuice” from Chase Chicoine (@chatterdaddy)
“El Rey” Panhead from Larry Curik (Lone Star Choppers)
“El Rey” Panhead from Larry Curik (Lone Star Choppers)
1975 Honda CB125S from Rich Odlum (Interstellar Motors)
1975 Honda CB125S from Rich Odlum (Interstellar Motors)
1977 Honda CB750 from Dustin Porter
1977 Honda CB750 from Dustin Porter
1979 Shovelhead “Lawn Killer” from Chris Merrill, built by Connor Steudel (Strange Desire Cycle Company)
1979 Shovelhead “Lawn Killer” from Chris Merrill, built by Connor Steudel (Strange Desire Cycle Company)
“99” Shovelhead from Johnny Humphrey (Johnny99Customs)
“99” Shovelhead from Johnny Humphrey (Johnny99Customs)
1950 Panhead “Salvage Diver” from Jesse & Rick Srpan (Raw Iron Choppers)
1950 Panhead “Salvage Diver” from Jesse & Rick Srpan (Raw Iron Choppers)
1980 BMW R100 “Boxer Bobber” from Parker Zamarelli (Zamarelli Moto)
1980 BMW R100 “Boxer Bobber” from Parker Zamarelli (Zamarelli Moto)
1966 Hagon-framed Triumph Drag Bike from Wayne Skinner
1966 Hagon-framed Triumph Drag Bike from Wayne Skinner
“Evo Power Chopper” by Zack Williams (Roll-on Cycles)
“Evo Power Chopper” by Zack Williams (Roll-on Cycles)
“Highway Star” 1964 Ironhead from Jack & Lynn Deagazio
“Highway Star” 1964 Ironhead from Jack & Lynn Deagazio
1975 Yamaha XS650 from Eric Smyczek
1975 Yamaha XS650 from Eric Smyczek
Panhead by Shaun Kostek
Panhead by Shaun Kostek
1974 Honda CB500T Board Track from Chet Aden (Aden Customs)
1974 Honda CB500T Board Track from Chet Aden (Aden Customs)
1968 Triumph T120 from Jessika Janene
1968 Triumph T120 from Jessika Janene
1952 Harley “Root 66” from Tim Scates
1952 Harley “Root 66” from Tim Scates
1988 “Seafoam Sporty” from Mike Greer
1988 “Seafoam Sporty” from Mike Greer
1975 Shovelhead from JP Papaleo
1975 Shovelhead from JP Papaleo
Yamaha XS650 from Erin Dunworth (Dunworth Machines / Bell Helmets)
Yamaha XS650 from Erin Dunworth (Dunworth Machines / Bell Helmets)
1966 Shovelhead from Shaun Kostek
1966 Shovelhead from Shaun Kostek
1999 Honda Nighthawk “Tuna” from Matt Krofcheck (Fingers Crossed Moto)
1999 Honda Nighthawk “Tuna” from Matt Krofcheck (Fingers Crossed Moto)
1981 Yamaha SR500 from PJ & Mike Grakauskas (Chi-Jer’s Vintage Bike Works)
1981 Yamaha SR500 from PJ & Mike Grakauskas (Chi-Jer’s Vintage Bike Works)
“King Shit” 1980 Shovel from Gary Boone, built by Jesse Srpan (Raw Iron Choppers)
“King Shit” 1980 Shovel from Gary Boone, built by Jesse Srpan (Raw Iron Choppers)
1994 Honda XR600R “Blarth” from Juan Verde, owned by Grady Painter — featured here on BikeBound!
1994 Honda XR600R “Blarth” from Juan Verde, owned by Grady Painter — featured here on BikeBound!
1967 Ironhead from Johnny Humphrey (Johnny99Customs)
1967 Ironhead from Johnny Humphrey (Johnny99Customs)
1980 Honda CX500 from Phil Hudson
1980 Honda CX500 from Phil Hudson
“Twisted Bobber” from Tim Scates
“Twisted Bobber” from Tim Scates
1979 Shovelhead from Joe Perrone
“Boogie Nights” 1972 CB750 from Kristin / Zachary Shipwash (The Rebel Spirit)
“Boogie Nights” 1972 CB750 from Kristin / Zachary Shipwash (The Rebel Spirit)
1937 Harley VL from Lee Armitage
1937 Harley VL from Lee Armitage
1972 Aermachi / Harley SS350S (w/ wet nitrous) from J.Shia (Madhouse Motors)
1972 Aermachi / Harley SS350S (w/ wet nitrous) from J.Shia (Madhouse Motors)
Harley / Aermachi from J.Shia (Madhouse Motors)
“Ethel” 1981 Yamaha XS650 from Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
“Ethel” 1981 Yamaha XS650 from Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
“Built for Good” Charity Sportster from Croigfeatured here on BikeBound!
“Built for Good” Charity Sportster from Croigfeatured here on BikeBound!
Two-Stroke Twin Bobber from Jeff “Cubby” Gashier
Two-Stroke Twin Bobber from Jeff “Cubby” Gashier
1975 BMW R90S from Rich Odlum (Interstellar Motors)
1975 BMW R90S from Rich Odlum (Interstellar Motors)
“Time Machine” 1975 Ironhead from Ray Morrow
“Time Machine” 1975 Ironhead from Ray Morrow
1981 Yamaha XS650 “Enduro” from Kasey Elkins (Krossover Customs)
1981 Yamaha XS650 “Enduro” from Kasey Elkins (Krossover Customs)
1948 Panhead from Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
1948 Panhead from Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
From Peter Stovicek
From Peter Stovicek
1969 Triumph T100C “Schitt Show” from Amanda Steele
1969 Triumph T100C “Schitt Show” from Amanda Steele
“Cipher” 1981 Shovel from Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
“Cipher” 1981 Shovel from Evan Favaro (Speakeasy Motors)
1942 Harley WLA from Jake Mahoney
1942 Harley WLA from Jake Mahoney
1970 Ironhead Drag Bike from Steven Skinner
1970 Ironhead Drag Bike from Steven Skinner
Christian Newman‘s Born Free build.
Christian Newman‘s Born Free build.
1977 Yamaha TT500 Flat Tracker from Zane Cook
1977 Yamaha TT500 Flat Tracker from Zane Cook
“Flashback” Shovelhead from Larry Curik (Lone Star Choppers)
“Flashback” Shovelhead from Larry Curik (Lone Star Choppers)
1988 Sportster from Christian Newman
1988 Sportster from Christian Newman
1929 Indian Four Electric Conversion from Detroit Randy
1929 Indian Four Electric Conversion from Detroit Randy
“The Queen Bee” 1966 Triumph from Tombstone Customs
“The Queen Bee” 1966 Triumph from Tombstone Customs
1969 Shovel from Kyle Richner (Better Days Mfg)
1969 Shovel from Kyle Richner (Better Days Mfg)
“Chromophobia” (The Fear of Color) 1975 Superglide from TE Customs
“Chromophobia” (The Fear of Color) 1975 Superglide from TE Customs
1975 Shovelhead from Devon Weaver
“The King’s Ransom” 1951 Pan/Shovel from Larry Collette
“The King’s Ransom” 1951 Pan/Shovel from Larry Collette
“Gypsy Queen” 1975 Shovelhead from Clay “White Rice” Krick
“Gypsy Queen” 1975 Shovelhead from Clay “White Rice” Krick
1987 Evo Chopper from Gabe Cyrus
1987 Evo Chopper from Gabe Cyrus
“The Veal” 2002 XL1275 from Angelo Palmieri (Maltese Machine Co.)
“The Veal” 2002 XL1275 from Angelo Palmieri (Maltese Machine Co.)
1967 Triumph Daytona 500 from Kent James
1967 Triumph Daytona 500 from Kent James
2006 “RX Streetfighter” from Russell Mitchell (@exilecycles)
2006 “RX Streetfighter” from Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles.
Panhead from Girth Brooks
Panhead from Girth Brooks
Evo Chopper from Logan Allison
Evo Chopper from Logan Allison
“Captain Jack” Evo Chopper from Drew Reddinger
“Captain Jack” Evo Chopper from Drew Reddinger
1964 Panhead from Chavez
1964 Panhead from Chavez
1974 Norton Commando 850 from Craig M. Thompson
1974 Norton Commando 850 from Craig M. Thompson
1970 Triumph Bonneville from Brandon Jordan (Jordan Auto Body)
1970 Triumph Bonneville from Brandon Jordan (Jordan Auto Body)
1960 Panhead from Mark Klos
1960 Panhead from Mark Klos
1952 Triumph Pre-unit from Jeff Wichman
1952 Triumph Pre-unit from Jeff Wichman

Follow the Photographer

Sean White, Fast for Fun
Instagram: @fast.for.fun
Web: fastforfun.com
Facebook: @FastForFun
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Follow the Show

Glory Daze
Instagram: @glorydazepgh
Web: www.glorydazepgh.com
Facebook: @glorydazepgh

8 Comments

  1. Three thoughts
    1. I still love Trackers.
    2. BMW’s are so easy to make hideous.
    3. Once again we influence Japan with style and they send it back on steroids, evidenced by the”Neo” Chopper scene so prominent at this show. Beautiful bikes but still so not fun to ride.

  2. The super skinny purple bike covered in stainless and chrome is Christian Newman’s Born Free build.

  3. ….’37 is ul or u or ulh……twin downtube frame u motor late springer….

  4. Gary Dewitt Smith

    I appreciate the opportunity to see these bikes, thanks to all who made this possible. Great show.

  5. Jerry Johnson

    This was a great show.
    The unknown black Carbon Bike’s Builder is Russell Mitchell of exile cycles.
    It is the 2006 RX – Streetfighter.

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