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Recently our Why We Ride Facebook page, we posted a photo of a cool motorcycle drawing and asked our followers to share their motorcycle art. Lets just say, some Why We Ride fans are not only talented riders, but talented artists. Check out how these artists express their love for riding with paint, ink, airbrush, and even food.

Kimberley Guilmette is inspired again and again to draw detailed images of her bike from her point of view. “My take on paisley on my Royal Enfield tank…after a ride, listening to my fav tunes..this is what happened…again, with sharpie.”

Motorcycle Drawing | Why We Ride

This amazing piece of art is actually a drawing, believe it or not. Artist Mike Gorrono drew this image of Why We Ride star and magazine publisher Buzz Kanter on his Harley at the Golden Gate Bridge. Thanks for sharing this inspiring Art piece with us Mike!


Matthew Jarrett made a career out of his love for riding, America, and art. Jarrett has been creating American fine art for years, often times using his motorcycle for inspiration.

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Paula Yetman’s daughter painted this colorful and loud painting of Paula’s 97 Heritage. What a wonderful gift idea for those mamas who ride!


How would you like to have this airbrushed on the side of your car? Andy and Tom Scott from Custom Paint House did this fine airbrush for a client’s car.

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Yes, those are pancakes. We saved the best and only edible art submission for last. This kitchen creation was made by Brian Cox’s wife. Hope they were as good as they look!

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Thank you to all of our followers who shared their motorcycle art with us this week! The most inspiring art we have ever seen. There should be an art exhibit for all motorcycle inspired artists to showcase such beauty. Find us on Facebook to submit and share images for our next blog post topic!


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:

Alan Stulberg
Arlen Ness
Atomic Trent Schara
Bill Dodge
Bill Rodencal
Brad Richards
Brandon Holstein
Brian Klock
Dan “Bacon” Carr
Dan Rognsvoog
Danny Schneider (Switzerland)
Jason Paul Michaels
John Reed
Kenji “Ken” Nagai (Japan)
Kevin Baas
Kirk Taylor
Matt Olsen
Nate Jacobs
Pat Patterson
Paul Cox
Paul Wideman
Roland Sands
Skeeter Todd
Tator Gilmore
Warren Lane
Zach Ness

Paul Cox | Built for Speed | Sturgis

Arlen Ness | Built for Speed Art Exhibit | Sturgis

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:

Marc Lacourciere
Darren McKeag
David Uhl
Eric Hermann
Jeff Nobles
Michael Lichter
Paul d’Orleans
Richie Pan
Scott Jacobs
Scott Takes
Tom Fritz
Trish Horstman

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