Meet John Shope

Dirty Bird Concepts

John Shope lives and breathes motorcycles. As owner of Dirty Bird Concepts, his inspiring original creations have been compared to sculptures seen in a museum. Before beginning a project, Shope mentally starts with an aerial view of all of the possible components to be considered. He does not draw his work, but rather sees it before he creates it. Since the 1980s, Shope has had a passion for modifying, building and fabricating and started out customizing various models of motorcycles. He has a strong background in sculpture, and many of his pieces have circulated various art museums across the United States. His works of art have graced the covers of many magazines, and he has won many build off competitions. In 2015, Shope joined forces with the Buffalo Chip Challenge™ to create the award-winning John Shope Signature 2014 Indian Chieftain up for grabs in the 2015 Legends Ride Auction.