If you are heading out to the Sturgis Rally this year, be sure to check out Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Motorcycles as Art Exhibition, now on its 14th year. Renowned motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter is once again curating the show dubbed “Built for Speed – Race Inspired Motorcycles and Art.” For the second year in a row, the art exhibit will be co-curated by Paul d’Orleans of the Vintagent. Both Michael and Paul are featured in our movie, Why We Ride. The impressive display of motorcycles and related art will run from Saturday, August 2nd through Friday, August 9th.
A total of 35 custom motorcycles will be featured in “Built for Speed.” Each custom bike in the exhibition reflects a different branch of racing: Speedway, Flat Track, Drag Racing, Board Track, Grand Prix and Land Speed Record. Race-themed painting, photography and prints by artists equally inspired by competition motorcycles will adorn the walls surrounding these amazing machines, in addition to an all new “21 Helmets” display from SeeSee Motor-Coffee in Portland.
Builders sending bikes include:
Atomic Trent Schara
Dan “Bacon” Carr
Danny Schneider (Switzerland)
Jason Paul Michaels
Kenji “Ken” Nagai (Japan)
Factory-built machines include:
Harley-Davidson’s Custom Street 750
Indian’s “Spirit of Munro” Streamliner
Confederate Motorcycles’ Land Speed Racer
Icon’s “Iron Lung” Road Racer
George Smith’s “Tramp” (replica) from S&S
Deus Ex Machina Buell Bully
Clem Johnson’s original Vincent “Barn Job” from John Stein
Artists on the walls include:
The exhibit is free and open to the public. To find the Michael Lichter Art Gallery at the Buffalo Chip, head to the Buffalo Chip and turn east on Alkali Road, go to the east entrance. The gallery is next to the east entrance and does not require a ticket to enter.
For more information, visit buffalochip.com/events