Meet the Motorcycles As Art Builders

Meet the Builders

Meet the Motorcycles As Art Builders at the Flying Piston Builder Breakfast to benefit training for veterans suffering from PTSD + Tech Ed Scholarships

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.

A limited number of builder breakfast tickets are on sale now for $20 each at

Come joins us and meet the Motorcycles As Art Builders on:

  • When – Sunday August 5, 2018 f
  • Time – From 9:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Where – Upper deck of the Big Engine Bar
  • Which Bar – In the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.

Silent auction items are provided by Harley-Davidson Footwear, Revere Seats, Artist Darren McKeag, Low Brow, Artist Atomic Bob, Aeromach, Cycle Source, The Quarto Group, Kuryakyn and more.

The Motorcycles As Art Builders
The growing list of custom motorcycle builders and two-dimensional artists scheduled to present their masterpieces at the 2018 “Motorcycles As Art” exhibit include:

Motorcycles as Art™ Curated by Michael Lichter Presents Finest Display of Motorcycle Art at Sturgis Rally.

Meet Motorcycles As Art Builders

  • Ben Jordan – Waxhaw, NC
  • Brad Gregory – Glenwood, IA
  • Brad Richards & Ry Seidler – Milwaukee, WI
  • Chris Callen – Tarentum, PA
  • Chris Graves – Milwaukee, WI
  • Clinton Wallace – Cleveland, TX
  • Dan Rogensvoog – Franksville, WI
  • Dave Polgreen – Santa Ana, CA
  • Eric Stein – Monroe, NC
  • Gilby Clarke – CA
  • Jack Deagazio – NY
  • Jeff Holt – CA
  • Johnny Humphrey – Terre Hill, PA
  • John Barwood – Payson, AZ
  • Justin McNeely – Jackson, MO
  • Mark Shell – Idaho Falls, ID
  • Marty Davis – Pensacola, FL
  • Nick Pensabene – Edgewater, FL
  • Randy Noldge – Saint Louis, MO
  • Rick Pew – Fort Lupton, CO
  • Skeeter Todd – Maryland, NY
  • Stacy McCleary – Manteca, CA
  • Steven Bates – Saginaw, TX
  • Tim Dixon – Ten Mile, TN
  • Wayne Burgess – Fenwick, Ontario, CANADA
  • Will Thomas – Los Feliz, CA
  • Xavier Muriel – TX

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.

Special Guests

  • Rod Woodruff – Buffalo Chip
  • Michael Lichter
  • Bob Kay
  • Darren McKeag + Missy
  • John Shope
Meet Motorcycles As Art Builders at Breakfast

Meet the Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” Exhibition

The pure love of art and motorcycles will bring together a stunning collection of masterpieces for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 Motorcycle As Art exhibit, titled “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery.”

The exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter, will feature the work of over 40 builders and artists who demonstrate incredible passion and have built motorcycles especially for this show. And they are coming to the breakfeast!

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and the leading entertainment destination during the Sturgis Rally. Established in 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.

Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, adrenaline-fueled racing and more. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping.

Meet Motorcycles As Art Builders at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

Custom Motorcycle Builders Mix with Fans at Exclusive Charity Breakfast

It Isn’t Just a Small Handful
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.”

Energy Drives the Passion for Diverse Group of Builders
As a follow up to the 2017 “Old Iron – Young Blood” exhibit, which focused on the work of builders under age 35, this exhibit broadens the diversity of the artists to include those passionate about custom building motorcycles even through retirement.

Motorcycles As Art Builders

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. Musicians Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry and Gilby Clarke formerly of Guns and Roses will both be displaying their new creations. From attorney Dave Polgreen to lighting expert Randy Noldge, the list of exhibitors for the 2018 Motorcycles As Art show brings together a varied group of motorcycle builders with a deep-seated desire to create.

“The diverse list of builders and two-dimensional artists coming together to display this year are all doing this for the sheer joy of building a custom bike from scratch,” said Lichter. “It may not be about anything more than bragging rights. These people are really creating a type of folk art without thought of reward. The enormous amount of time and energy results in custom bikes on par with any made by professional builders. And, the display of energy and enthusiasm demonstrated make this show a great follow-up to last year’s exhibit by millennials.”

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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