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Glory Daze 2022

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Time to Boogie
Words by Kurt Diserio — Photos by Alexa Diserio
There’s something to be said about the power of a moment. It has always fascinated me how certain events could essentially become checkpoints throughout life, impacting the psyche so intensely that they shift a person’s perspective or spark an interest in a new creative craft. The good vibes that radiate throughout Glory Daze are an example of this force and a representation of the motorcycle community as a whole. It’s rare to find such an odd mix of contrasting personalities all together in one place. The combination of a magical venue, loads of art, and a shared passion for two wheels creates a moment where people can be as free and authentically weird as they want, all while absorbing a sea of inspiration.
For those unfamiliar, Glory Daze is a vintage and custom motorcycle show held every September in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces. This national landmark is an extremely rare example of pre-World War II iron-making technology that towers 92 feet over the Monongahela River and provides a very unique and soulful atmosphere. Thanks to Rivers of Steel for their work in preserving this incredible site.
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze has a funky psychedelic theme with the layout split up into a handful of different areas. The invitational bike show takes place inside the powerhouse building, where motorcycles from builders both local and throughout the continent are displayed in a curated gallery style alongside show sponsors and vendors. The outdoor courtyard is a bike-only hangout area with food and beer vendors. The show also has an outdoor vending and swap section that is adjacent to the main parking lot.
This year we were treated to a wide variety of different style builds. While the curated show ultimately leans towards a chopper majority, there were quite a lot of groovy cafe racers, restorations, flat trackers, and even a Japanese Bosozuko build from Philadelphia. The dedication these builders put into their machines is easy to notice once your eyes start to wander from detail to detail. You have to admire them for continually pushing boundaries and honing their craft in a world of constant distractions.
Once again, Alexa and I want to give big thanks to presenting partners Bell Helmets and Iron City Beer for continuing their support of our grassroots event. When I was first getting ideas together for this project back in 2018, Bell was the first sponsor to jump on board, green-lighting my drive to actually make it happen. Similar to last year, acclaimed artist Skratch was painting lids at the Bell Helmets booth inside the show. In addition, Iron City Beer was slinging three-dollar cold “Ahrns” and free stickers throughout the day in both the courtyard and outdoor vending areas.
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
The Trippy Ten helmet art exhibit returned with ten new artists from the automotive and motorsports industries selected to paint either a Bell Bullitt or Eliminator helmet in a style of their choice. The artists really stepped it up this year with some fresh ideas that ranged from a twist on traditional work to very complex, detailed pieces.
Special thanks to our team of workers for making the day flow so smoothly and for the vital support from show sponsors Old Bike Barn, Uptahn Metalworks, Lowbrow Customs, American Muscle Docks & Fabrication, Youngstown Cycle & Speed, and ChopCult. The custom motorcycle industry thrives because of great companies like these, so please show them some love when possible.
Next year’s Glory Daze motorcycle show is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023. Our team will have some new additions to the event, so stay tuned for more. We encourage everyone to carry the good energy from this year into the next round. See you all again soon! Peace + Love.
- Kurt Diserio, event organizer
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1980 Harley-Davidson shovelhead chopper by Ed Jankoski
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
The historic Carrie Blast Furnaces
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Harley Sportster off-road racer by Tyler Valentik
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1975 Harley ironhead chopper by Charlie Garrison
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1978 Yamadog XS650 "Boogie Shoogie" by Hayley
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1955 Harley 100” stroker pan-shovel by Peter Stovicek
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Skratch returned to the Bell Helmets booth
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1995 Kawasaki KX500 cafe racer by Krossover Customs
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Harley-Davidson Sportster chopper by Mikey Revolt
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Local fabrication shop and event sponsor Uptahn Metalworks
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Honda CB750 chopper by Clay Krick
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Presenting Partner Iron City Beer was slinging cold beers all day
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1965 Harley-Davidson panhead “Cash” by Joe Marshall
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Custom chopper by Johnny Humphrey
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1985 Harley ironhead "Sexual Chocolate" by Raymond Karhut
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Jennie Coulson
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Franny Drummond / Paint Zoo
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - KC Elkins / Krossover Customs
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Mikey Favacchia
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Steve Gibson / Air Oil and Lead
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Barry Hooper / Depth of Image
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Jasmin Jaye / Skulltits Paint
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Skratch / Skratch's Garage
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Taylor Schultz / Schultz Designz
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA Trippy Ten Helmet 2022
Trippy Ten Helmet Art Show - Peter Stovicek / Quikcolor Cycle
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1929 KJ Henderson Streamline EV conversion by "Detroit" Randy
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1978 Yamaha XS650 Schwinn Stingray mashup by Sean Skinner
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
View from the bike-only courtyard
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Black Forge Coffee was on site brewing the good stuff
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Limited-edition Glory Daze Big Twin roast from Black Forge Coffee
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Rivers of Steel had tours of the site throughout the day
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Big thanks to our merch team Anita, Samantha, and Jamie
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
120" John Harman shovelhead by Matt Mihm / ABP Performance
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1980 Harley-Davidson shovelhead chopper by Dan Swiderski
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
"Trim Reaper" panhead chopper by J Ryan Anderson of Gusher Cycles
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
"Trim Reaper" panhead chopper by J Ryan Anderson of Gusher Cycles
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
The Gnarly Magazine "Bitchin Lid" award went to Jasmin Jaye @skulltits
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Harley-Davidson shovelhead chopper by Mike Mormon
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1936 Harley-Davidson VL EVO performance chopper by Matt Pontano
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1981 Yamaha XS650 by Chet Aden
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1975 Harley-Davidson shovelhead by Cole Glavan
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Harley-Davidson Sportster chopper by Jordan Kubik
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Custom Evo chopper from Roll-On Cycle
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1972 Harley-Davidson FLH by Jesse Srpan
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
1958 Triumph Cub "Aunt Tiny" by Emmi Cupp
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
Glory Daze Vintage Custom Motorcycle Chopper Show Pittsburgh PA 2022
  • GLORY DAZE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
    Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Presented by
  • PITTSBURGH MOTO
  • IRON CITY BEER
  • BELL HELMETS
  • Sponsored by
  • OLD BIKE BARN
  • UPTAHN METALWORKS
  • LOWBROW CUSTOMS
  • AMERICAN MUSCLE DOCKS & FABRICATION
  • YOUNGSTOWN CYCLE & SPEED
  • CHOP CULT
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  • Words by KURT DISERIO
  • Photos by ALEXA DISERIO
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