Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads’ Flying Piston Builders Breakfast will be presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys this year in South Dakota.
The celebrity-strewn meet and greet will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, and brings together cutting edge custom builders and industry influencers to support veterans suffering from PTSD and provide technical education scholarships.
“We are delighted to have the horsepower of a legacy company such as Russ Brown on board, allowing us to step up presentation and value for all of our stakeholders” said organizer Marilyn Stemp, who started the event in 2014 with Jeff Najar.
New at the breakfast this year, seven Strider Rider Custom balance bikes will be unveiled from the workshops of famed builders: Rick Fairless, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Pat Patterson, Kirk Taylor, Bryan Fuller and Donnie Smith.
“Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys are known and respected throughout our industry,” Najar said. “We really appreciate their involvement in this charity event that encourages veterans and young people to become part of motorcycling.”
In addition to an exclusive first look at the Strider Riders, Builder Breakfast ticket holders will enjoy a catered breakfast and silent auction of selected items autographed by the builders—plus the chance to meet the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, photographer Michael Lichter, the stars of the History Channel’s Counting Cars from Count’s Kustoms and the Strider Rider builders. Cycle Source Editor Chris Callen and Bikernet.com editor Keith “Bandit” Ball will be on hand plus all of the builders whose work is displayed in the Buffalo Chip’s invitation-only 2018 Motorcycles As Art Exhibition: Passion Built, curated by Michael Lichter.
This year’s Motorcycles As Art theme features over 35 non-pro designers, fabricators and builders. The list includes Ben Jordan, Nick Pensabene, Brad Gregory, Kevin Baas, Skeeter Todd, Christian Newman, Jeff Holt, Tim Dixon, Gilby Clarke and more. Presented in a gallery-like setting at the Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center, the motorcycles are accompanied by artwork from known and emerging artists. Admission is free.
The Builder Breakfast, organized by The Flying Piston, takes place on the upper deck of the Big Engine Bar in the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. Silent auction items are provided by Klock Werks, Nash Motorcycles, Kicker Audio, Biltwell, Mark V, Darren McKeag, Low Brow, Atomic Bob, CruzTools, Aeromach, Quarto Group, Kuryakyn and more.
Proceeds benefit: Motorcycle Missions, which encourages U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD to pursue motorcycling careers and Tech Ed Scholarships for regional high schoolers.
Link: Sturgis Buffalo Chip