Buffalo Chip Announcements

Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The motorcycle is king at The Best Party Anywhere!®

Sturgis, SD – – Flashy chrome, crazy customization, new-tech engineering and old-school horsepower will all be on display at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® in August when eight distinct bike shows make the venue the “Bike Show Capital of the World.” The motorcycle shows, scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 4 - Friday, Aug. 10, will feature the world’s most eye-popping machines on 2 or 3 wheels. Participants in most shows have the opportunity to win prizes ranging from cold, hard cash and custom trophies to full features in national magazines. The bike shows, all slated to present various makes, models and customized styles, are open and free for public viewing. Find more information at www.BuffaloChip.com/EVENTS/Bike-Shows

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Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

(Sturgis, SD) Led Sled Customs, Biltwell, Inc. and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip will once again host the annual Sportster Showdown, the wildest bike show at the Buffalo Chip, on Tuesday, August 7th from 2pm to 5pm at the Chip Event Center located at the east gate entrance. 

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Published on Friday, June 22, 2018

The psychobilly rockers will set the stage on fire at The Best Party Anywhere!®

Sturgis, SD –Psychobilly rock-cowboys Reverend Horton Heat will be taking the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage to new heights immediately following the RSD Super Hooligan National Championship Races and prior to a smokin’ hot performance by country rocker Eric Church onWednesday, Aug. 8. Reverend Horton Heat’s show has been described as a primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration that rocks hard, drives fast and lives true.  See the announcement video here: https://youtu.be/3WFBIdKXcvg

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Published on Friday, June 22, 2018

“I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, recently kicked off their 29-city “Juke Box Heroes“ tour as they rock  across the US with one of the hottest Live Nation tours of the summer. Last night in Syracuse, New York, history was made after FOREIGNER  – Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – played the latest stop on their “Juke Box Heroes” tour.

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Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The custom masterwork, unveiled on national television, will be auctioned in support of the 2018 Legends Ride charity event on Monday, Aug. 6.

Sturgis, SD – A custom motorcycle built for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip by celebrity builder Paul Teutul Jr. on Discovery’s hit TV show “American Chopper” was revealed during an episode that aired May 28. Teutul first introduced audiences to the Buffalo Chip-inspired custom bike in the series’ March 1season premiere. The second episode again featured the build as he visited the Buffalo Chip and surrounding Black Hills for inspiration and then completed the project. The Buffalo Chip will offer the public the opportunity to own Teutul’s masterwork by auctioning it off in support of its signature Legends Ride charity event on Monday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. on Deadwood’s Historic Main Street. One hundred percent of rider fees from the event benefit the South Dakota Special Olympics Rapid City Flame’s Buffalo Chip Gym and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Video of the bike can be viewed by clicking here.

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Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace and Motorsports Hall of Famers Don Prudhomme, Walker Evans and Paul Teutul Jr. are inviting 41 fans to join them for a gourmet lunch prior to the annual Legends Ride.  

Sturgis, SD – Four of the most famous faces in racing and custom motorcycles will serve as hosts to this year’s Buffalo Chip’s Legends Lunch. Fans have an opportunity to spend two hours with celebrity bike builder and reality TV star Paul Teutul Jr., NASCAR racing legend and Winston Cup Champion Rusty Wallace, Drag Racing’s Hall of Famer Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and off-road champion and Hall of Famer Walker “The Legend” Evans. The event includes a gourmet lunch served at the Legends Steakhouse in Deadwood’s Historic Franklin Hotel and VIP bike parking. The lunch will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 and conclude in time for attendees to join the Legends Ride. Only 41 seats are available at $300 per person, with proceeds benefiting the local Naja Shrine Patient Transportation Services and Sgt. Colton Levi Derr Foundation

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

The custom will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Old Style Saloon #10 while the show airs on the Discovery Channel.

Deadwood, SD –  The successful Discovery Channel series that brought America the father-son team of Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. is back with a big connection to South Dakota’s Black Hills. The first episode of American Chopper, “Welcome Back,” aired in March, and Paul Jr. offered a few glimpses of his latest project, a Sturgis Buffalo Chip-inspired custom. The episode that will air May 28, will feature the bike and likely include footage of Mt Rushmore and Deadwood’s historic Main Street filmed last fall. The motorcycle has been under embargo awaiting the unveil on national television.Anyone wanting to be one of the first to see the bike can do so during a live unveil at the Old Style Saloon #10 at 9 p.m. on Monday, May 28 while the show airs on Discovery.

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Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Stars of HISTORY’s top-rated show will be meeting and greeting fans this August.

Sturgis, SD – For the past seven years fans have been watching Shannon Aikau, Ryan Evans and “Horny” Mike help to restore and create beautiful vehicles on HISTORY’s top-rated show, “Counting Cars.” Now those same fans will have several opportunities see these three personalities and their creations in person when they make appearances and show off some of their favorite motorcycles at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August. They will also be joining actors Tom Berenger and Zahn McClarnon and celebrity bike builder Paul Teutul Jr. during the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride® in Deadwood on Monday, Aug. 6.  

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Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

Snap Fabrication’s Joe Mielke brings the custom culture charity event of the season back to the Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads to benefit LifeScape of South Dakota

Sturgis, SD – The sixth annual FXR Show & Dyna Mixer is a unique social opportunity to hang out and talk motorcycles with friends while admiring what some consider the best-handling Harley-Davidsons ever manufactured. Over 100 FXR and Dyna motorcycles are expected to show up to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip free-access CrossRoads, making it quite possibly the largest single show of the rally. The FXR has a long standing history in the custom world and has along with the DYNA found popularity once again with a new generation of riders and customizers inspired by legends like Don Hotop, Billy Westbrook, Donnie Smith and many others. In lieu of trophies, winners are awarded quality motorcycle parts and merchandise, thanks to the support of some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

Some of the world’s most notable moto-celebrities join the Chip’s prestigious gathering of women on two wheels.

Sturgis, SD –  A number of famous female motorcycle mavens are gathering to celebrate the diversity of women in motorcycling while raising funds for worthy local charities at the 10th annual Biker Belles celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Among the prominent names scheduled to appear are moto-traveler and journalist Alisa Clickenger, inspirational speaker Leah Misch, 2018 Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame Inductees Valerie Thompson and Marilyn Stemp, Hall of Famer Gloria Struck, Candidate for US House of Representatives and current SD Secretary of State Shantel Krebs, Wild Gypsy Tour organizer and model Kelly Yazdi, “Drag Bike Girl” Elyse McKinnon, and bike builder and racer Savannah Rose. World speed record holders Laura Klock and Karlee Cobb will act as ride captains.

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