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“Built for Speed” Brings Race-Inspired Motorcycles and Art to Annual Sturgis Rally Exhibit

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Witness this Amazing Collection Curated by Michael Lichter and Paul d’Orleans at the Chip’s Free Motorcycles as Art Exhibit

Explore a beautiful and though-provoking display of motorcycles and related art during the Sturgis Rally at the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 Motorcycles as Art Exhibition. This year’s theme, “Built for Speed – Race Inspired Motorcycles and Art,” marks the sixth year in a row that the annual Buffalo Chip exhibit has been curated by famed motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter, and the second year with the Vintagent’s Paul d’Orleans. Together, they will show you the connections between motorcycle racing and custom bike designs inspired by racers with this impressive display, Saturday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 9.
      The purity of purpose in the “Cut-downs” of the 1920s, “Bob-jobs” of the ‘30s, Café Racers of the ‘50s, “Drag-bike” choppers of the ‘60s, and “Street Trackers” of the ‘70s has had enduring appeal with customizers today. This display will guide you through both the original racers and the beautifully crafted custom bikes taking inspiration from them.

       Each custom bike in the Built for Speed Exhibition reflects a different branch of racing: Speedway, Flat Track, Drag Racing, Board Track, Grand Prix and Land Speed Record. Race-themed painting, photography and prints by artists equally inspired by competition motorcycles will adorn the walls surrounding these amazing machines, in addition to an all new “21 Helmets” display from SeeSee Motor-Coffee in Portland.
        The 35 motorcycles in Built for Speed include customs by long established and emerging builders, side by side with factory-loaned machines.

Builders sending bikes include:  
Alan Stulberg
Arlen Ness
Atomic Trent Schara
Bill Dodge
Bill Rodencal
Brad Richards
Brandon Holstein
Brian Klock
Dan “Bacon” Carr
Dan Rognsvoog
Danny Schneider (Switzerland)
Jason Paul Michaels
John Reed
Kenji “Ken” Nagai (Japan)
Kevin Baas
Kirk Taylor
Matt Olsen
Nate Jacobs
Pat Patterson
Paul Cox
Paul Wideman
Roland Sands
Skeeter Todd
Tator Gilmore
Warren Lane
Zach Ness

Factory-built machines include:

Harley-Davidson’s Custom Street 750
Indian’s “Spirit of Munro” Streamliner
Confederate Motorcycles’ Land Speed Racer
Icon’s “Iron Lung” Road Racer
George Smith’s “Tramp” (replica) from S&S
Deus Ex Machina Buell Bully
Clem Johnson’s original Vincent “Barn Job” from John Stein

Artists on the walls include: 

Marc Lacourciere
Darren McKeag
David Uhl
Eric Hermann
Jeff Nobles
Michael Lichter
Paul d’Orleans
Richie Pan
Scott Jacobs
Scott Takes
Tom Fritz
Trish Horstman

For more information, go to www.buffalochip.com.

Lucas Presents Tin Lizzie Roadhouse Show

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Tin Lizzie Casino is proud to partner with Lucas Oil Products to present Lucas Roadhouse, August 3-7!  Bigger than ever, this annual event held at 555 Main Street in Deadwood, South Dakota, complements the excitement of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a parking lot party featuring over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes, poker run, bike shows amazing custom motorcycle giveaway  and much more!
       A pair of premier bike shows will showcase something for everybody who loves two wheels!  Deadwood’s Nastiest Bagger Shootout on Wednesday, August 6th, presented by Curly’s Custom Cycles and John Shope’s Dirty Bird Concepts, awards $10,000 in Cash and Prizes. Then, the Lucas & Lizzie “Show, Shine & Win” Bike Show on Thursday, August 7th , judged by Easyriders magazine staff, offers a $5,000 prize purse, class trophies, and possible feature of winning bikes in a Paisano Publication Magazine.

       On Thursday, August 7th at 4:45 pm, the winning name will be drawn for the Lucas & Lizzie Custom Motorcycle Giveaway !  Entry tickets for this one-of-a-kind bike, valued at $20,000 and built by JR’s Contraptions, are FREE at  the on-site Lucas Oil Changing Station, any poker run stop, and the Tin Lizzie’s Players Club!   
       Poker Run participants play for $16,000 in prizes, including products from nationally recognized brands such as Ohlins, Rush Racing Products, and Cycle Solutions, Inc., and three much coveted 5- night stay packages at local establishments during the  75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2015!
       Other highlights of the Roadhouse include bikini bike washes, food and beer gardens, and live music daily from 12-6pm with rockers Joe Santana and Kingfish on August 3rd, original roots reggae group Unity the Band on August 5th and 7th, and the rock and roll tributes of Farell Webber on August 4th and 6th!
       Plus, be a pioneer in the first ever World Biker Slot Tournament, August 3-8, and win a share of $1,000 and bragging rights with the custom WBST Championship Belt!  
       So, mark your calendar for this 5 day event and roar into Tin Lizzie when the Lucas & Lizzie Roadhouse becomes a magnet for everything motorcycles!

Harley-Davidson Reveals Project Livewire, The First Electric Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

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MILWAUKEE (June 19, 2014) – Innovation, meet heritage. Today, Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson® electric motorcycle.
In keeping with the company’s customer-led product development approach, starting next week select consumers across the country will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle.
While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed for the purpose of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
“America at its best has always been about reinvention,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “And, like America, Harley-Davidson has reinvented itself many times in our history, with customers leading us every step of the way. Project LiveWire is another exciting, customer-led moment in our history.”

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don’t yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of Project LiveWire through Jumpstart – a simulated riding experience.
A 2014 U.S. tour – kicking off with a journey down Route 66 – will visit more than 30 Harley-Davidson dealerships now through the end of the year. In 2015, the Project LiveWire Experience will continue in the U.S. and expand into Canada and Europe.
“This builds on many recent reinvention successes for Harley-Davidson.” said Levatich. “In just the last few years, we’ve broadened our reach to serve an increasingly diverse society, as well as reinvented our approach to product development and manufacturing. This has resulted in cutting-edge products like the recently launched Project Rushmore touring bikes, Harley-Davidson Street 500 and 750 models and this reveal of Project LiveWire.”
An Innovative Approach to Advance the Possibilities of Personal Freedom
This exciting new ride blends the company’s styling heritage with the latest technology to deliver a new expression of the signature Harley-Davidson look, sound and feel.
“Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project LiveWire is a bold statement for us as a company and a brand.”
The bike offers a visceral riding experience with tire-shredding acceleration and an unmistakable new sound.
“The sound is a distinct part of the thrill,” said Richer. “Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project LiveWire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market.”
Longer term plans for retail availability of Project LiveWire will be influenced by feedback from riders along the Project Livewire Experience tour.
“We offer a no excuses riding experience in everything we do and we are led by what our customers tell us matters most,” said Richer. “Because electric vehicle technology is evolving rapidly, we are excited to learn more from riders through the Project LiveWire Experience to fully understand the definition of success in this market as the technology continues to evolve.”
Helping Preserve and Renew the Freedom to Ride for Generations
As riding in the great outdoors is one of the best elements of motorcycling, sustainability remains a core strategic focus at Harley-Davidson.
“Preserving the riding environment is important to all of us,” said Levatich. “Project LiveWire is just one element in our efforts to preserve and renew the freedom to ride for generations to come. As a company that has seen success for 111 years, we think in generational terms about our great riding environments for the next 111 years.”
Fans can learn more about Project LiveWire, as well as specific dates and locations for Project LiveWire Experience stops at projectlivewire.com. Harley-Davidson also invites anyone who is interested in the possibilities of the future to follow and engage with the company on its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.h-d.com.

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