Wednesday, 30 May 2018

“Passion Built - Garage to Gallery”

Michael Lichter at Buffalo Chip 
 “Passion Built - Garage to Gallery” 

For the 10th year, custom bikes built from the pure passion and love of the machine 
will be exhibited at the Buffalo Chip in August, free to the public, 
with legendary custom bike and lifestyle lensman Michael Lichter curating.

“The pure love of art and motorcycles will bring together a stunning collection of masterpieces for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 ‘Motorcycles as Art’ exhibit,” says Buffalo Chip supremo Rod Woodruff.

The exhibit will feature the work of over 40 builders and artists who demonstrate incredible passion and have built motorcycles especially for this show. All support themselves by other means, yet they all are building professional-quality custom motorcycles outside of a professional workplace. Each bike will be lit with theater lights and displayed atop an elevated pedestal to better give guests an open view from every angle. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host the exhibit in a 7,000 sq. ft. dedicated gallery in its Event Center. 

“Michael has once again brought together a group of incredible artists and builders, who all have a real passion for motorcycles. The fact that these people are creating these bikes, mostly in the evenings or at weekends, after a full work week, is amazing. We will clearly see their love for the work.” 

The ‘Motorcycles as Art’ exhibition has become more than just a bike show in its 10-year residency at the Buffalo Chip. Industry professionals frequent these one-time collections to examine the new ideas and trends put on display by builders from all walks of life and geographic locations. 

“We are looking for the best custom bikes these builders can produce, hopefully the best they have ever built, to show off how diverse the world of custom bike building is,” said exhibit curator Michael Lichter. 

“It isn’t just a small handful of professionals who are driving this world and deciding where it is headed, nor has it ever been. Now, through new means of communication, these non-pros have a bigger voice than ever before.” 

As a follow up to the 2017 ‘Old Iron – Young Blood’ exhibit, which focused on the work of builders under the age of 35, this exhibit broadens the diversity of the artists to include those passionate about custom building motorcycles even through retirement. 

Most of those chosen for the 2018 exhibit must find the energy and passion to work on their projects after returning home from a full-time day job. Some, such as Harley-Davidson Motor Company Vice President of Styling & Design Brad Richards, work in the industry, but must still find personal time to fuel their passion for building. 

In addition to the custom bikes and work of individual artists on the walls, the show will also include a display of ten hand-painted helmets, each from a different artist, provided by Biltwell Helmets, an exhibition sponsor.

Paul Teutul Jr. Unveils Legends Ride Bike

Bike Built on Discovery's "American Chopper" Auctioned Off Aug. 6!..............................................................................................................................................................................

From Paul Teutul Jr.
To Discovery’s “American Choppers”
-----To Your Very Own Garage-----
MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2018
After the auction, ride and rub elbows with the man behind this amazing machine!

Paul Teutul Jr. - 2018 HONORARY RIDE CAPTAIN
  • An Academy Award-Nominated Actor
  • NASCAR and Motor Sports Hall of Fame Legends
  • Actors, Directors & Producers
  • Stars of a Highly Rated HISTORY Moto-Reality Show
  • High-Profile Stars of the Motorcycle Industry

Celebrate the historic 11-year anniversary of the most prestigious celebrity charity event in 2018 happening at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®!

Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip, SD 57785

Friday, 25 May 2018

Cyril Huze has passed away

Cyril Huze has passed away

Sad, very sad news. Good friend, colleque and great personality Cyril Huze has passed away. 

We have been friends for many years, shared photo's and news and went to many press introductions together and had good fun, and great, memorable rides. 

Cyril, we'll mis you, that's for sure.

Cyril and me, having a good time in Sturgis

Thursday, 24 May 2018

NASCAR and Motorsports Legends Join TV Star Paul Teutul Jr. at Buffalo Chip Legends Lunch

NASCAR and Motorsports Legends 
Join TV Star Paul Teutul Jr. 
to Raise Money for Local Charities 
at Buffalo Chip® Legends Lunch 

NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace and Motorsports Hall of Famers Don Prudhomme, 
Walker Evans and Paul Teutul Jr. are inviting 41 fans to join them for a 
gourmet lunch prior to the annual Legends Ride.  

Sturgis, SD – Four of the most famous faces in racing and custom motorcycles will serve as hosts to this year’s Buffalo Chip’s Legends Lunch. Fans have an opportunity to spend two hours with celebrity bike builder and reality TV star Paul Teutul Jr., NASCAR racing legend and Winston Cup Champion Rusty Wallace, Drag Racing’s Hall of Famer Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and off-road champion and Hall of Famer Walker “The Legend” Evans. The event includes a gourmet lunch served at the Legends Steakhouse in Deadwood’s Historic Franklin Hotel and VIP bike parking. The lunch will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 and conclude in time for attendees to join the Legends Ride. Only 41 seats are available at $300 per person, with proceeds benefiting the local Naja Shrine Patient Transportation Services and Sgt. Colton Levi Derr Foundation. 

Meet the Stars

Motorcycle master Paul Teutul Jr. has been molding metal into shape since the age of 12, when he began his apprenticeship at his father’s steel business. He’s widely recognized as the chief designer and fabricator of some of the world’s most famous motorcycles, as featured in Discovery’s hit television series “American Chopper.”

Paul Teutul Jr. 

One of NASCAR's most well-known and charismatic personalities, Rusty Wallace, Jr. was the 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year and the 1989 Winston Cup champion. He  is a member of four of stock car racing's major halls of fame: the NASCAR Hall of Fame (2013), the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (2013), the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (2014) and the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame (2010).
 Rusty Wallace

One of the most famous names in drag racing, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, will also be in attendance at the lunch. Prudhomme won four consecutive NHRA series titles, won the prestigious U.S. Nationals seven times, was the first Funny Car driver to break the 250-mph mark (250.00 mph), was the first to post an elapsed time under 5.20 seconds (5.193), became the first driver to win seven of eight national events in one season (1976), was the first NHRA Winston World Champion (1975), and became the first driver to win the U.S. Nationals and Winternationals in the same season (1965). At age 51, he became the third Top Fuel driver to pass the 300-mph mark (301.60) in 1993.
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme

Walker “The Legend” Evans is one of the most accomplished competitors in the sport of off-road racing. Throughout his 30-year racing career, he has racked up 142 victories and 21 championship titles to his name, including winning the Baja 1000 nine times, the first in history to win that grueling race overall in a truck. He’s also won races like the Mint 400, the Baja 500, the Parker 400 and the Fireworks 250.
Walker "The Legend" Evans

They will also be joining actors Tom Berenger and Zahn McClarnon, stars of HISTORY’s “Counting Cars” Shannon Aikau, Ryan Evans and “Horny” Mike and other Hollywood and moto-industry celebrities for the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride® which follows the lunch.

2018 Legends Lunch Schedule
Monday, Aug. 6
10:30 a.m. – VIP bike parking for all Legends Lunch attendees
11:00 a.m. – Lunch begins at the Historic Franklin Hotel’s Legends Restaurant
1:00 p.m. – Lunch concludes
2:00 p.m. – Legends Ride auction on Deadwood’s Main Street
3:00 p.m. – Legends Ride departs for those who have purchased a Ride pass

Reservations for the Legends Lunch and Legends Ride are sold separately and may be made at or by calling 605-347-9000.

About the Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation
Founded in 2012, Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation (SCLDF) is steadfast in our three-fold mission: Veteran Advocacy, Assistance and public Awareness of the battles our heroes face when they come home.  Advocacy:  There are 2.8 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Our rapid reduction in military forces finds these veterans another challenge; coming home.  Our main mission is to be a voice for these veterans who face multiple challenges entering back in to civilian society.

About Naja Shrine Patient Transportation Services
The Naja Shrine Patient Services is an entity of the Naja Shriners organization, formed to support and coordinate the transportation for the care of patients at a Shriners Hospital. Patient Services is advised by a board of directors. The office for Patient Services is at the Naja Shrine Center. Patient Services depends on members of Naja Shrine who are called DADS (Drivers Are Dedicated Shriners) who, with their ladies, are the backbone of support of our over 500 active patients in Western South Dakota.

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, winner of South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award, American Motorcycle Association’s ATV Extreme Dirt Racing 2014 “Track of the Year” and American Flat Track’s 2017 Event of the Year. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at

SAVE THE DATE - June 23-24, 2018 - Vintage Rally is on the Way!

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That's Right - National Motorcycle Museum's 8th Annual Vintage Rally AND J&P Cycles Iowa Rally are on the same weekend!

TWO GREAT Motorcycle Events
ONE GREAT Weekend!

These two-day events will be packed full of family-friendly fun and two-wheeled spirit. Cruise on into J&P Cycles for great deals on the hottest products, have them installed and rock out to live bands. Not only will there be great deals, but for every $100 spent at the J&P store, you will receive one free ticket to the National Motorcycle Museum.

Free shuttle service to and from J&P Cycles and the National Motorcycle Museum Saturday and Sunday!

Vintage Rally 2017
2017 Vintage Rally Bike Show

At the National Motorcycle Museum
Vintage Bike Show Pre-1988 Motorcycles & Bicycles (Saturday ONLY),
Swap Meet with Parts, Memorabilia & Motorcycles (Saturday & Sunday). 

The National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa invites you to display some of
your vintage bikes at the 8th annual Vintage Rally in Anamosa, Iowa, Saturday
June 23, 2018. For 2018, Vintage Rally will be held in conjunction with the
two day J&P Cycles Iowa Rally; we promise a big crowd to enjoy your show bikes,
TWO great motorcycling events one mile apart!


Friday, June 22
9am - 5pm National Motorcycle Museum is open - REGULAR ADMISSION
10am - Swap Meet vendors admitted on site for setup
Saturday, June 23 - Vintage Rally All Day - Bike Show & Swap Meet
7am - Swap Meet Vendors admitted on site for setup
8am - Swap Meet opens to guests 
8am - 11am - Bike Show Registration: Vintage Production & Competition Bikes 1988 & Earlier, Choppers and Bobbers, Any Year
8am - National Motorcycle Museum Opens - DISCOUNTED ADMISSION
8am - 6pm J&P Cycles IOWA RALLY 
10am - American Pickers David Ohrt Fires up the Steve McQueen Indian Chief
10am - Gloria Struck Interview and Book Signing
10am - DIRT RIDING USA Exhibit Walk with Mark Mederski
11am - Bike Show Entry Closes
11am - Jean Davidson previews the 115th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson
12 Noon - American Pickers David Ohrt Fires up the Steve McQueen Indian Chief
1pm - Gloria Struck Interview and Book Signing
2pm - American Pickers David Ohrt Fires up the Steve McQueen Indian Chief
2pm - Jean Davidson previews the 115th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson
2:45pm - Motor Music Bike Show Fire-Up
3pm - Bike Show Awards Presentation
6pm - National Motorcycle Museum & Swap Meet closes for the day
6pm - J&P Cycles IOWA RALLY closes

Sunday, June 24 - Swap Meet ONLY
9am - 5pm National Motorcycle Museum is Open - DISCOUNTED ADMISSION
9am - 5pm J&P Cycles IOWA RALLY
9am - 5pm National Motorcycle Museum Swap Meet Open

You are invited to bring as many bikes as you wish for the Bike Show or purchase a Swap Meet space and bring some stock to sell. OR DO BOTH!

Vintage Rally Bike Show Participant
2017 Vintage Rally Bike Show participanr

Some of the Motorcycles and Rigs from the 2017 National Motorcycle Museum Vintage Rally

National Motorcycle Museum
Vintage Rally Metal Signs

National Motorcycle Museum Vintage Rally Shield Metal Sign

Die-Cut Shield Design
ONLY $24.99
National Motorcycle Museum Vintage Rally Round Metal Sign

Round Design
ONLY $24.99   

Come check out the National Motorcycle Museum's 2018 Fundraiser Motorcycle up close and personal - it will be on display during the Vintage Rally! Donate for your Chance to win this Gorgeous Ride!

Donate for Your Chance to WIN_

Take a quick tour inside the National Motorcycle Museum

National Motorcycle Museum Anamosa_ Iowa