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A High Flying Success – Largest Flying Piston Builder Charity Breakfast

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Art by Chris Moos of Misfit Industries

2017 Success: Flying Piston Builder Charity Breakfast

Sunday August 6, 2017 – Flying Piston Charity Breakfast was an epic happening at the Buffalo Chip Campground outside of Sturgis, SD. It brought together the riding public with custom builders and moto-celebs.

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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:

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2017 Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit

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Event Details - The Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

Event Details – The Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

When: Sunday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m.
What: Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit
Where: CrossRoads Big Engine Bar at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip West Gate
Why: Meet the Builders • Support tech ed scholarships for veterans and high school grads • Win unique auction items • Eat breakfast!
Cost: $20

Kickstart your Sturgis Rally by rubbing elbows with renowned custom builders at an exclusive charity breakfast.

All 30+ of the custom builders represented in the Motorcycles As Art exhibition, curated by Michael Lichter, are invited to the Buffalo Chip on Sunday, August 6, for this one-time-only Meet & Greet with fans. The likes of Paul Yaffe, Kevin Baas, Bill Dodge, Eddie Trotta, Paul Cox, Roland Sands, and Pat Patterson will be there to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures.

But that’s not all: Also meet additional big name builders specially invited to lend their support to this worthy effort, along with the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Photographer Michael Lichter, Cycle Source Editor Chris Callen and surprise guests.

Tickets are limited and are on sale now for $20 each. There’s also a silent auction of selected one-off items, many autographed by the builders. Get your ticket now.


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Custom Shocks with New-Line Engraving

Custom Shocks with New-Line Engraving

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Flying Piston Builder's Breakfast

Silent Auction: Custom Shock Jewelry by New-line Engraving and Suspension Technologies at Flying Piston Builder’s Breakfast

I spoke with Canadian Heather New of New-line Engraving about engraving a set of shock rings and cups using Byzantine architecture, Greek mythology, and ancient Greek art as an inspiration. She made the midnight black shocks really pop.

What is cool about this silent auction piece is the value of the prize is $1,200 if you bought the shocks and engaged new-line with the engraving. This is the first place you can buy a set of Custom Shock Jewelry!

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The Flying Piston Breakfast Good Times

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The Flying Piston Good Times Breakfast

Good Times Flying Piston Breakfast

Meet the Michelangelos of Petrol & Steel

The 2-wheel artisans from the Motorcycles as Art™ Curated by Michael Lichter exhibit kick off their Sturgis Rally by attending the 2017 Flying Piston Breakfast. These builders presents the finest display of Motorcycle Art during the Sturgis Rally.

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Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway

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Carey Hart & Roland Sands[ 2017 Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway

Enter to Win a Roland Sands Super Hooligan or Carey Hart RCH Indian Motorcycle that has wild racing stories and the battle scars to back them up

The bikes have been designed, built and raced by the biggest names in motorcycling and racing. They’ll also have been featured in the 3017 July issue of Hot Bike Magazine.

You just can’t buy a bike with history like that, but you could win one – Click here to enter.

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Atomic Bob's Original Art

Atomic Bob Provides Original Art

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Win Atomic Bob’s Original Art at the 2017 Flying Piston

Atomic Bob of Atomic Dice Studio Arts is the Pied Piper of Lowbrow Art. He takes his brushes and paint on the road and mixes styles from underground comix, punk music, and hot-rod culture on just about anything placed in front of him.

Bob is an interesting cat. Atomic Bob creates his designs using the Lowbrow art style. We asked him about his art:

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The Smoke Out Provides Event Tickets

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The quintessential Chopper Show, The Smoke Out, provides (2) event tickets

The Smoke Out is about choppers, chopper jockeys, builders and riders. It is about builders, from professional builders to those bloody-knuckled guys (and ladies) burning the midnight oil. Chops of all makes are featured, American, British, Metric… everything.

Get your Flying Piston tickets here.

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Meet Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” Exhibition

Custom Motorcycle Builders Mix with Fans at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

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2017 Flying Piston Breakfast Supported by the Buffalo Chip & the stars of “Motorcycles As Art” Exhibition to support U.S. Veterans

Join cutting edge U.S. and international custom builders and industry luminaries at the 2017 Flying Piston Breakfast for a Meet & Greet to benefit training for veterans suffering from PTSD. Builders whose work is displayed in the Buffalo Chip’s 2017 Motorcycles As Art Exhibition, curated by Michael Lichter, will gather with other invited top-name builders and special guests to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans and friends.

Ticket holders also enjoy a catered breakfast and a silent auction of selected items autographed by the builders—plus the chance to meet the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Photographer Michael Lichter, and special surprise guests, too.

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Custom Motorcycle Builders Mix with Fans at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

Meet Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” Exhibition

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At the Buffalo Chip, The Flying Piston hosts Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” Exhibition.

Meet & Greet

Enthusiasts enjoy a catered breakfast and a silent auction of select items autographed by the builders—plus the chance to meet the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, photographer Michael Lichter, and special surprise guests, too. The breakfast event benefits tech ed scholarships to encourage high school grads and military veterans pursue careers in motorcycling.

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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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