Latest Builder Update for the 2017 Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

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Latest Builder Update for the 2017 Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

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Event Details - The Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

Event Details – The Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

Michael Lichter has invited an incredible group of young builders and artists are heading to the 2017 Flying Piston Builder Breakfast.

These builders have been inspired by the iron stylings of previous generations and have created new works that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present for the Buffalo Chip’s 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood; Motorcycles and the Next-Gen.”

The Next Generation of Custom Motorcycle Builder Artists Scheduled to Present Their Masterpieces at the 2017 Motorcycles as Art Exhibit Are:

Builders at the 2017 Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

  • AJ Harris – North Texas Tattoo Company & Royal Enfield, Fort Worth, TX / Royal Enfield B5 Bobber
  • Andy Carter – Pangea Speed, Salt Lake City, UT / 1943 ULH 80″ HD Flathead
  • Brad Gregory – Glenwood, IA / Deraked H-D Evo Chopper
  • Chris Graves – Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee, WI / 1959 H-D Stroker Panhead Chopper
  • Christopher Milanowski – New Berlin, WI / 1942 H-D WLA Hotrod
  • Christian Newman – Buffalo, NY / Stainless 1940 H-D Knucklehead Chopper
  • Cristian Sosa – Sosa Metalwork, Las Vegas, NV / BMW R NineT LSR Inspired
  • Dalton Walker – Split Image Kustoms, Hanford, CA / H-D Shovelhead Drag Bike
  • Dan Riley – Gunn Design, Burnsville, MN / Soulfuel BMW NineT
  • Duran Morley – Roland Sands Design, Los Alamitos, CA / 1952 H-D K-model Scrambler
  • Dustin Maybin – Eastern Rod & Chopper, Hendersonville, NC / 127″ Evo All-Metal Bagger
  • J. Shia – Madhouse Motors, Boston, MA / 1971 BSA A65 Cafe Racer
  • Jake Cutler – Barnstorm Cycles, Spencer, MA / 93″ S&S Knucklehead
  • Jay Donovan – BareSteel Design, Victoria BC Canada / 1976 Yamaha XS-650 Cafe Racer
  • Jesse Srpan – Raw Iron Choppers, Chardon, OH / 2017 S&S 124” Evo Chopper
  • Jody Perewitz – Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, Bridgewater, MA / 1963 H-D Scat/Hummer Mini-Bagger
  • Johnny Branch – Branch Engineering, Wildomar, CA / 1949 H-D Panhead chopper
  • Justin McNeely – Hooked on Speed, Jackson, MO / H-D Shovelhead Chopper
  • Karlee Cobb – Klock Werks, Mitchell, SD / 2016 Indian Scout Chopper
  • Len Kodlin – Fred Kodlin Murdercycles, Borken, Germany / 2016 H-D 750 Street Custom
  • Matt Harris – 40 Cal Customs. Alcoa, TN / 1929 Harley-Davidson JD “Speedster”
  • Matt Olsen – Carl’s Cycle, Aberdeen, SD / HD Knucklehead
  • Matt McManus – Carolina Classic Cycle, Indian Land, SC / 1942 H-D Knucklehead
  • Matt Walksler – Period Modified, Waynesville, NC / 1929 H-D JDH Cut Down Racer
  • Max Hazen – Hazan Motorworks, Venice, CA / 2005 Supercharged KTM Boardtracker
  • Nick Pensabene – Mad Pen Cycles, Edgewater, FL / 1974 H-D Shovelhead Chopper
  • Nikki Martin – Roy’s Toys Customs, Centennial, CO / 1999 H-D EVO Chopper
  • Paul Miller – PanicRev Customs, Calgary, Canada / 1972 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker
  • Peter and Michael Muller – Federal Moto. Chicago, IL / 1983 Honda CX650C Supermoto/Supermotard
  • Ryan Stephen – Freestyle Supermoto, Racine, WI / 2014 KTM 690 Duke Custom
  • Savannah Rose – Viola, WI / Rigid H-D Evo (S&S Top End) Sportster Chopper
  • Steve Dietzman – Studio Cycles, Milwaukee, WI / H-D Shovelhead Chopper
  • Taco Rodriguez – Taco Kustoms, Daytona Beach, FL / 1962 H-D Retro Panhead Chopper
  • Terence Musto – Fabbro Industries, LLC., Voorheesville, NY / 1966 H-D Chopper with Integrated Suspension
  • Zach and Jake Hindes – Prism Supply Co., Charlotte, NC / 1948 H-D Panhead Chopper.
  • Zach Johnson – Kendall Johnson Customs, Winston-Salem, NC / 1989 H-D FXR Custom
  • Zach Ness – Arlen Ness Enterprises, Dublin, CA / 225 hp Supercharged Victory

Builders under 36 years of age have accepted the challenge to build a custom masterpiece especially for this exhibit. Creating an exhibition themed around the next generation of builders and bikes ensures an incredibly diverse offering, from cafes to street trackers to old school choppers and modern customs.

In addition to the custom motorcycles on display, you’ll have the opportunity to take in multiple artists presenting 2-dimensional art hanging throughout the hall alongside each motorcycle.

The exhibit will also include a Biltwell helmet display with 10 artists each painting one helmet.

Be part of the unveiling of this unique motorcycle and art exhibit while enjoying fabulous food, drink and networking with industry leaders. Several in the industry will be recognized for their hard-fought achievements.

Graphic Artists presenting works in 2017, including a display of 10 custom painted helmets from exhibition sponsor Biltwell, are:

  • Alex Hamilton – Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Amy Hood – Newport, CA
  • Andy Cunningham – Portland, OR
  • Brenden Parsons – East Brookfield, MA
  • Brittney Thomas – Oxford, FL
  • Carter Asmann – Carlsbad, CA
  • Christina Platis – Long Beach, CA
  • Claudia Liebenberg – South Africa
  • Cory Jarmin – San Francisco, CA
  • Narihiko “Heeko” Kumagae – Long Beach, CA
  • Jody Perewitz – Bridgewater, MA
  • Jon Bartels – Milwaukee, WI
  • Jose Gallina – Mission Viejo, CA
  • Josh Kurpius – Milwaukee, WI
  • Kayla Koeune – Longmont, CO
  • Matt Ross – Orange, CA
  • Mikey “Revolt” Arnold – Medina, OH
  • Samson Hatae – Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Taylor Schultz – Schultz Designz, Windsor, CA

Art sponsors:

GEICO Motorcycle, Daily Direct/Haul Bikes, A&S Kinard, Ace Café, Avon Tyres, Baker Drivetrain, Biltwell, BMW Motorrad, Crusher, Hot Leathers, Indian Motorcycle, J&P Cycles, Josh Cellars, K&N Filters, Kuryakyn, Metzeler, Motor Bike Expo, Mustang Seats, Rebel Yell Bourbon, Roland Sands Design, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, S&S Cycle, Twisted Tea, Wiley X Eyewear, and Wrangler.


Auction Items

  1. Atomic Bob & Sarabelle - Art from Atomic Dice Studio Arts
  2. Heather New of New-Line Engraving / Suspension Technologies Shocks
  3. Atomic Bob - Original Art
  4. Harley-Davidson Footwear
  5. Smoke Out Rally tickets

Get your tickets now

Breakfast tickets are extremely limited to ensure attendees have the best experience and are on sale now for only $20 each. Click here to purchase your breakfast. Remember, proceeds benefit two non-profits that train and encourage U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD to pursue motorcycling as a career. We’re all better off for the success of these efforts.

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