The Horse Backstreet Choppers Announces Sturgis Bike Show

The Horse Backstreet Chopper Magazine organizes bike shows looking like no others. The reason is that their objective is to encourage, recognize, support and reward the average Joes working day jobs and then burning the midnight oil building bikes in their garages. A lot of creativity without spending a ton of money. It will be the second edition of this show in Sturgis, and the event will be held at Thunder Road Monday August 4. Open registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the winners will be announced at 5 p.m. This year’s panel of celebrity judges will feature Billy Lane of Choppers Inc., Paul Cox of Paul Cox Industries, Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles, Keino Sasaki of Keino Cycles , Mondo Porras of Denver’s Choppers, Eric Gorges of Voodoo Choppers, Bill Dodge of Bling’s Cycles, Athena “Chickie” Ransom of Vagabond Choppers, and Jeff Cochran and Donny Loos of Sucker Punch Sallys. Chopper owners will have the chance to test their rides in the burnout pit, and attendees can enter for a chance to win an Evil Engineering belt drive or a Baker 6-speed transmission. There will also be prizes and giveaways from Stevensons Cycle, Bikers Choice, Sucker Punch Sally’s and Fabricator Kevin. But of course, no Sturgis event would be complete without great bikes and great babes, so be sure to cast your vote in the wet T-shirt contest that will take place on the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse stage.

8 Responses to “The Horse Backstreet Choppers Announces Sturgis Bike Show”

  1. 1 chopper suey Apr 16th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    the only thing that would make that press release and the star studded ‘celebrity’ event even more chopper-crazy horse like- would be steppenwolf or john mellencamp. i didn’t see will smith on the list- he’s a famous bike driver too.

  2. 2 jspfc Apr 16th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Maybe next they will build a five star hotel for the celebrities to stay at while in Sturgis. I don’t know any of the “celebrity” judges and I am sure they are fine people, but come on they are not celebrities. They are professional bike builders, some of which I am sure are even struggling in this market.

  3. 3 Rodent Apr 17th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    I couldn’t have said it better jspfc

  4. 4 Doc Robinson Apr 17th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    The custom bike industry depends upon fresh young blood. “A lot of creativity without spending a ton of money” sums up where most of Gen X and Y are. Cool, low budget, rideable scoots may yet save the industry over the long term.

  5. 5 dragon May 4th, 2008 at 7:54 am

    make it ridable and they will come the lil man will come out on top in this one

  6. 6 ibuiltmine-o1oo May 28th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Ill be there with a part time- shed built bad ass chopper! Mines a little single cylinder, and bad as hell!
    They want me to pay 20 bucks to register for the show, and i have two bikes to go. 40 bucks is a lot of cash for “A lot of creativity without spending a ton of money” so if they want some REAL garage built by a hard working man bikes intheir show, they will waive the entry fee!
    If they cant waive the fee, maybe they will have to not hire so many celebrity judges next year?
    I dont know, well see how it goes!
    Visit me at the chopper undergound forum and see what im talking about. that place rocks!


  7. 7 Sandy Aug 11th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I think if someone claims to be a custom chopper builder, they need to show proof that they built and SOLD at least 3 “custom” bikes in the year prior, and maybe prove that these bikes are still on the road too. If these “contest” organizers use that as a formula, then I think we/they could get at least one or two more good judges.

    The industry is starting to take a bad turn because of the bullshitters and con-artists claiming to build custom bikes, and it’s the really good reputable “real” custom builders who are being screwed.

  8. 8 Wild Bill TX May 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

    HEY! Can you all just take a step back?Not everyone who works on their bike HAS to be either a “PRO BUILDER” or a manufacturer. Get over the nit-picking already. Hell I’m feeling glad that
    The Horse is filling some of the gap left by all the so called big mags after all the build off craze
    I dont claim to be a “Master Builder” I’m just a biker who works on bikes,Stop with the negitive shit
    make it yourself its cool man ill be there with my home/hand/garage-built bike theres no reason to be scared, RIGHT? its just us little guys.


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