Flash Back To The Sturgis 75th Rally. International Custom Builders Mix & Meet.

custom-builders-sturgis-2015Bringing back a rally tradition in Sturgis and Daytona Beach, as a kick-off of the Sturgis 75th rally on August 2nd, there was a successful re-ignition of the breakfast meet & greet, bringing together custom builders and fans. The event organized by “Flying Piston” brought together in one place the custom builders whose bikes appeared in the Motorcycles As Art Exhibit curated by Michael Lichter. Fans purchased tickets to join them at the Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center for breakfast, to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures. The builders autographed several special auction items to raise funds for technical education scholarships. and took the opportunity for networking among themselves, as well. (photo @ M. Lichter)

“We’re so grateful to our sponsors, without whom the breakfast could not have happened,” said organizer Marilyn Stemp, “including our host, the Buffalo Chip, and the companies that supported the silent auction.” These include: Harley-Davidson Footwear, Revere Seats, Bikernet, 5-Ball Racing Leathers, Painter Darren McKeag, Low Brow Artist Atomic Bob, Avon Tyres, Cruisin’ Goods, Klock Werks/Kicker Audio, Corbin Seats, Aeromach, The Leatherworks, Iron Trader News and Cycle Source Magazine.  Thanks also to Rod Woodruff, event emcee Dumptruck, AIMExpo’s Bob Kay, Michael Lichter, Cyril Huze, Nyla Griffith and Buffalo Chip support staff.

Cyril Huze