Category Archives: Event Details

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The Flying Piston Raises 10K at 2018 Builder Breakfast

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Flying Piston Raises 10,000

Flying Piston Raises 10,000

The Flying Piston Presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Hosts Stars of the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art Exhibition at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

Enthusiasts catch the vibe of custom culture and hang out with Builders from the 2018 Exhibition: Passion Built – Garage to Gallery

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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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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 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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2016: Hot Bike Reports on Breakfast Club, Sturgis Style

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Hot Bike Reports on Breakfast Club

Guests will have the opportunity to visit with the likes of Bill Dodge, Eddie Trotta, Paul Cox, Roland Sands, Kevin Baas, Aki Sakamoto, Jeff Cochran, and many more to get the inside scoop on their one-off customs in this year’s exhibition. Cycle Source Editor Chris Callen and Hot Bike Editor Jeff Holt have bikes in the exhibit and will be on hand.

Ticket holders will 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.

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Motorcycles as Art™ Presents Finest Display of Motorcycle Art at Sturgis Rally

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SBC-MAA-390x315Experience the creativity, spirit and personal expression of motorcycle history and culture by visiting the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Motorcycles as Art Exhibition curated annually by Michael Lichter. This internationally renowned exhibit allows you to explore dozens of unique custom bikes paired with corresponding 2-dimensional artwork. Get an up-close look at the work of some of the industry’s most influential master builders and artists during this free annual display at the Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center.

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Top Builders Bare All in Sturgis

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Motorcycle as Art

Motorcycle as Art

Custom Harley-Davidson Builders

In the ultimate expression of human creative skill and imagination, custom motorcycle builders create incredible beauty, sweeping lines that beg for the wind paired perfectly with precise feats of mechanical engineering.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2015 Motorcycles as ArtTM Exhibition presents famed photographer Michael Lichter’s “The Naked Truth – 35 Customs / 35 Years / Motorcycles Exposed.” 

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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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