2017 Sturgis Rally. Michael Lichter Will Present “Old Iron-Young Blood” Exhibition.

For his new ”Motorcycle As Art’ exhibition at the Buffalo Chip in August during the Sturgis rally, Custom Builders and Artists under the age of 36 Display will display their creations. In addition to the age limit imposed on participants, every bike you’ll see in the display will have been completed within just a few months of the show opening, meaning in many casesi you’ll be one of the first in the world to lay eyes on them. An opportunity to observe what the next generation of custom builders is interested in? What are they capable of? And what does the industry have to look forward to?

This “Old Iron – Young Blood” exhibition curated by photographer Michael Lichter is free to the public from 10a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 – Friday, Aug. 11 at the Buffalo Chip Event Center Near the East Gate. See list of the artists and builders after the jump.

Meet The Builders
AJ Harris – North Texas Tattoo Company & Royal Enfield, Fort Worth, TX / Royal Enfield B5 Bobber
Brad Gregory – Glenwood, IA / Deraked H-D Evo Chopper
Chris Graves – Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee, WI
Christopher Milanowski – New Berlin, WI / 1942 H-D WLA Hotrod
Christian Newman – Buffalo, NY / Stainless 1940 H-D Knucklehead Chopper
Cristian Sosa – Sosa Metalwork, Las Vegas, NV / Soulfuel BMW nineT
Dalton Walker – Split Image Kustoms, Hanford, CA
Dan Riley – Gunn Design, Burnsville, MN / Soulfuel BMW NineT
Duran Morley – Roland Sands Design, Los Alamitos, CA / 1952 H-D K-model Scrambler
Dustin Maybin – Eastern Rod & Chopper, Hendersonville, NC
Giuseppe Carucci – South Garage Motor Company, Milano, Italy
J. Shia – Madhouse Motors, Boston, MA / 1971 BSA A65 Cafe Racer
Jake Cutler – Barnstorm Cycles. Spencer, MA / 93″ S&S Knucklehead
Jay Donovan, BareSteel Design, Victoria BC Canada / 1976 Yamaha XS-650
Jesse Srpan – Raw Iron Choppers, Chardon, OH. / 2017 S&S 124” Evo Chopper
Jody Perewitz – Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, Bridgewater, MA / 1963 H-D Scat/Hummer Mini-Bagger
Joe Lingley – Live Free Cycle Sales, Epping, NH
Johnny Branch – Branch Engineering, Wildomar, CA / 1949 H-D Panhead chopper
Jordan Dickinson – Union Speed And Style, Monticello, MN / H-D Knucklehead Bobber
Justin McNeely – Hooked on Speed, Jackson, MO / H-D Shovelhead Chopper
Karlee Cobb – Klock Werks, Mitchell, SD / 2016 Indian Scout Chopper
Len Kodlin – Fred Kodlin Murdercycles, Borken, Germany / 2016 H-D 750 Street Custom
Matt Harris – 40 Cal Customs, Alcoa, TN / 1929 Harley-Davidson JD “Speedster”
Matt Olsen – Carl’s Cycle, Aberdeen, SD
Matt McManus – Carolina Classic Cycle, Indian Land, SC / 1942 H-D Knucklehead
Matt Walksler – Period Modified / Waynesville, NC
Max Hazen – Hazan Motorworks, Venice, CA / 2005 Supercharged KTM Boardtracker
Nick Beaulieu – Forever Two Wheels, Windham, ME / Old School H-D Evo Chopper
Nick Pensabene – Mad Pen Cycles. Edgewater, FL / 1974 H-D Shovelhead Chopper
Nikki Martin – Roy’s Toys Customs, Centennial, CO / 1999 H-D EVO Chopper
Paul Miller – PanicRev Customs, Calgary, Canada / 1972 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker
Peter and Michael Muller – Federal Moto, Chicago, IL / 1983 Honda CX650C Supermoto/Supermotard
Ryan Stephen – Freestyle Supermoto, Racine, WI / 2014 KTM 690 Duke Custom
Savannah Rose – Viola, WI / Rigid H-D Evo (S&S Top End) Sportster Chopper
Steve Dietzman – Studio Cycles, Milwaukee, WI / H-D Shovelhead Chopper
Taco Rodriguez – Taco Kustoms, Daytona Beach, FL / 1962 H-D Retro Panhead Chop Chopper
Terence Musto – Fabbro Industries, LLC, Voorheesville, NY / 1966 H-D Chopper with Integrated Suspension
Zach and Jake Hindes – Prism Supply Co., Charlotte, NC / 1948 H-D Panhead Chopper
Zach Johnson – Kendall Johnson Customs, Winston-Salem, NC
Zach Ness – Arlen Ness Enterprises, Dublin, CA

Meet The Artists
In addition to the custom motorcycles on display, you’ll have the opportunity to take in complementary 2-dimensional art hanging throughout the hall alongside each motorcycle.

Alex Hamilton – Prescott Valley, AZ / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Amy Hood – Hoodzpah Design, Newport, CA / Linocuts
Andy Cunningham – Portland, OR / Graphic Illustration and Biltwell Helmet Painting
Carter Asmann – Pencil illustration
Christina Platis – Ace of Hearts Tattoo, Long Beach, CA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Cory Jarmin – Ink on Paper
Narihiko “Heeko” Kumagae – Long Beach, CA / Photography
Jody Perewitz – Perewitz Cycle Fabrication. Bridgewater, MA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Josh Kurpius – Milwaukee, WI / Photography
Kayla Koeune – Inferno Art Studio, Longmont, CO / Oil Paintings, Pen and Ink and Biltwell Helmet Painting
Mikey “Revolt” Arnold – Lowbrow Customs, Medina, OH / Photography
Samson Hatae – Photography
Taylor Schultz – Schultz Designz, Windsor, CA / Biltwell Helmet Painting

In addition, the exhibit will include a Biltwell helmet display with 10 artists each painting one helmet.

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8 Responses to “2017 Sturgis Rally. Michael Lichter Will Present “Old Iron-Young Blood” Exhibition.”


  1. 1 Doc Robinson May 7th, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Uber cool! Always one of the very best Sturgis attractions.

  2. 2 Donnie13 May 7th, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Impatient to check out what the Young Blood is able to create without copying the elders.

  3. 3 Ray May 7th, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    It should be the new generation, not the next.

  4. 4 SIGFREED May 8th, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Brilliant concept. However, just the thought of the slog to get to- and through the most over-crowed rally on earth, makes we wish he would have something similar along the lines (excuse the pun) of the Brooklyn Invitational.

  5. 5 DudeBroManGuy May 8th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Awesome. Lots of talent on this list. Should be a great exhibition.

  6. 6 Rider42 May 8th, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Cool concept. Definitely won’t be missing this.

  7. 7 Hobo Tom May 8th, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Ya know that idea of make the exhibition travel to different cities or other motorcycle/art events sure would give exposure to the builders/artists.

  8. 8 Daytona Donnie May 8th, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    The list of Talent , to say the least, very interesting ..some I have watched ,since they were Daddy’s little squirt and know quite well , others I relate more to the affiliated shop aside their name .. ..one might make the assumption that “one tends to be a product of their environment ” …..and before anybody gets their undies twisted .. No intention to slight any of the participating builders FOR ME it’s the “nobodys ; Who ? from where? THOSE are the ones that I am looking forward to see .,as to the Traveling Expo …Traveling Ain”t Cheap…usually any extra cash a young .new builder gathers ,,,is going toward that next needed part .Could be a good opportunity for CORPORATE SPONSOR ..to pick up the program and shuffle the boys around …. GOOD LUCK TO ALL .

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