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Strider joins The Flying Piston Charity Breakfast

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Strider joins The Flying Piston Charity Breakfast

Strider joins The Flying Piston Charity Breakfast

Custom Motorcycle Builders #StrideOn to Boost Exclusive Charity Breakfast

Strider joins The Flying Piston Charity Breakfast

Buffalo Chip, SD (May 15, 2018) – Savvy riders who come to the Black Hills of South Dakota in August plan ahead to be at the Flying Piston Charity Breakfast. This celebrity-strewn Meet & Greet held Sunday, August 5, brings together cutting edge custom builders and industry influencers to support veterans suffering from PTSD and provide technical education scholarships.

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Meet Niki Martin from Roy’s Toys Customs

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Meet Niki Martin from Roy’s Toys Customs… She entered her build in the 2017 Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art™ exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter. Niki was one of five female builders showcasing their frame-up builds.

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Meet 2018 Motorcycle as Art Builders

MEET THE 2018 MOTORCYCLE AS ART BUILDERS

Meet Builders at Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

Meet Builders at Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

Meet Builders at Flying Piston Builder Breakfast

2018 – Meet Builders at Flying Piston Builder Breakfast benefiting veterans suffering from PTSD + Tech Ed Scholarships

Join custom builders and industry luminaries for a Meet & Greet benefit breakfast. The exhibit features work of over 40 builders and artists who demonstrate incredible passion. And they builders are coming to the breakfast!

Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycle As Art exhibit, titled “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery.”

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2017 Success: Flying Piston Builder Charity Breakfast

2017 Builders at the Flying Piston

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Meet the Builders

Breakfast to benefit training for veterans suffering from PTSD

Join cutting edge U.S. and international custom builders and industry luminaries for a Meet & Greet breakfast 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.

Meet Motorcycles As Art Builders at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

Custom Motorcycle Builders Mix with Fans at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

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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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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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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