2017 Exhibit  –  Old Iron – Young Blood, Motorcycles & The Next Gen

What is the next generation of custom builders interested in? What are they capable of? And what does the industry have to look forward to? Find out by experiencing the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® 2017 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibition “Old Iron – Young Blood, Motorcycles & The Next Gen.”

Get to know the works of an incredible group of custom builders and artists all under the age of 36, each hand selected by exhibit curator Michael Lichter. See how the iron stylings of the past show their influence as these young custom builders display brand new works, all built specifically for this exhibit, that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present. The exhibition is free to the public and open in the Buffalo Chip’s Event Center 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.


By creating an exhibition themed around the next generation of custom builders and bikes, curator Michael Lichter has ensured you’ll see an incredibly diverse offering, from cafes to street trackers to old school choppers and modern customs. No matter the style, you’ll be able to get an up-close view from every angle as each bike is individually lit and displayed atop elevated pedestals spread throughout the hall.

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 cases you’ll be one of the first in the world to lay eyes on them.

A few grew up in their own family’s motorcycle businesses; some came into building when they were older, eventually starting their own commercial shops. Others still have day jobs and work on their bikes in home garages in what waking hours they have left. But despite the different avenues that lead them into their craft, these burgeoning young builders all have one thing in common—each has proven that their generation works hard and is ready move the industry forward.

AJ Harris – North Texas Tattoo Co. & Royal Enfield of Fort Worth, TX / Royal Enfield B5 Bobber
Brad Gregory – Glenwood, IA / Deraked H-D Evo Chopper
Chris Graves – Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee, WI / 1959 H-D Stroker Panhead Chopper
Christopher Milanowski – New Berlin, WI / 1942 H-D WLA Hotrod
Christian Newman – Buffalo, NY / Stainless 1940 H-D Knucklehead Chopper
Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metalworks, Las Vegas, NV / BMW R NineT LSR Inspired
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 / 127″ Evo All-Metal Bagger
Giuseppe Carucci – South Garage Motor Co., 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 Cyclefab, Bridgewater, MA / 1963 H-D Scat/Hummer Mini-Bagger
Joe Lingley – Live Free Cycle Sales, Epping, NH / 1937 H-D 80″ UH Flathead Chopper
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 Cycles, 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 – 40Cal Customs. Alcoa, TN / 1929 Harley-Davidson JD “Speedster”
Matt Olsen – Carl’s Cycle, Aberdeen, SD / HD Knucklehead
Matt McManus – Carolina Classic Cycle, Indian Land, SC / 1942 H-D Knucklehead
Matt Walksler – Period Modified, Waynesville, NC / 1929 H-D JDH Cut Down Racer
Max Hazan – 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 MartinRoys 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 Cycle, Inc. 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 Chopper
Terence Musto – Fabbro Industries, LLC., Voorheesville, NY / 1966 H-D Chopper with Integrated Suspension
Zach and Jake Hindes – Prism Motorcycles and Supply, Charlotte, NC / 1948 H-D Panhead Chopper.
Zach Johnson – Kendall Johnson Customs, Winston-Salem, NC / 1989 H-D FXR Custom
Zach Ness – Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Dublin, CA

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 Inc. Helmet Painting
Amy Hood – Hoodzpah Design Co., Newport, CA / Linocuts
Andy Cunningham – Portland, OR / Graphic Illustration and Biltwell Helmet Painting
Brenden Parsons – East Brookfield, MA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Carter Asmann – Carlsbad, CA / Pencil illustration
Christina Platis – Ace of Hearts Tattoo, Long Beach, CA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Cory Jarmin – San Francisco, CA / 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 – Thousand Oaks, CA / 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.

Don’t miss the one-time opportunity to get up close and personal with this incredible collection of motorcycles and art at the Buffalo Chip Event Center, because once the Sturgis Rally is over, it will never be seen again!