Sturgis 75th. Perewitz Custom Paint Show.

ps00ps0A great paint job will not necessarily make a good custom, but a bad paint job will certainly break a good one. The objective of a competition like the Perewitz Paint Show is to reward those who invest a big chunk of money in the aesthetic appeal of their bike paint job and the artists who produce them.

The second edition (after the one of this past Daytona Bike week) of the Perewitz Paint Show was held Wednesday August 5th on the parking lot of the Easyriders Saloon on Lazelle street in Sturgis. About 75 bikes displayed the full range of paint artwork and techniques, from graphics to flames to murals to pearls and candy paint jobs.

All participants got a free Perewitz tee shirt and competed in 6 categories for “artwork trophies”, with the best of show receiving an exclusive Steve Soffa Limited Edition Sturgis 75th Anniversary watch.  (photos @ H. Roesler for C. Huze)



11 Responses to “Sturgis 75th. Perewitz Custom Paint Show.”

  1. 1 takehikes Aug 7th, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Great paint and talented painters….however with one exception they are all on ugly ass bikes….yes I’ll take the prism tank.

  2. 2 USAYGO Aug 7th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I was fortunate enough to sit at a table with Mr Perewitz at an awards show in Daytona in 2010. No attitude, and super nice, super star in the M/C industry

  3. 3 nicker Aug 7th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Still waiting for a “Bomb-can” competition……


  4. 4 Woody's Aug 7th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Awesome, very worthy of being associated with the Perewitz. I cannot imagine how hard it must have been to choose among those bikes!

  5. 5 Dragon Aug 7th, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Hey, Cyril. After reading your announcement I went to the show. Some very nice paint works but most of the bikes were so so…It’s a shame that people spend so much on paint and not enough on good design and one-off parts.

  6. 6 B. D. Aug 8th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    One can only imagine the hundreds of hours of sanding and taping involved to create these designs.

  7. 7 Greeko Aug 8th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    A lot of money in these paint jobs. Who receive the trophies? The bike owners or the painters? Maybe 2 trophies should be given for each winner.

  8. 8 Dan Kessling Aug 8th, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Stopped by and got my picture with Perewitz then Huze. Cool show where you can meet big names.

  9. 9 James just another Crazy Kiwi Aug 8th, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I agree with Woody ! 75 high quality paint jobs would take a while to thoroughly judge.
    I guess with Dressers you have a bigger canvas but you don’t want to make it too busy either

  10. 10 Jay Horton's Private Shop Aug 10th, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Thank God!

    I like Greeko’s idea: “Who receive the trophies? The bike owners or the painters? Maybe 2 trophies should be given for each winner.”


    Later Jay

  11. 11 Mike Aug 13th, 2015 at 7:47 pm


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