Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast Wrap Up

International Custom Builders Mix & Meet at Sturgis 75th Rally

Bringing back a rally tradition, The Flying Piston reports a successful re-ignition of the breakfast meet & greet, bringing together custom builders and fans at the heart of the Sturgis rally. Kicking off the Sturgis 75th on Sunday, August 2, fans and builders alike enjoyed an exclusive preview of the Buffalo Chip’s “Motorcycles As Art” Show and raised funds for technical education scholarships.

The event 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 and took the opportunity for networking among themselves, as well.

Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Chip’s Technical Education Scholarship Fund established to help high school graduates and U.S. military veterans pursue motorcycling as a career.

“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.

For further information or to participate in the next event, contact:

Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482,

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