Meet the Artists & Builders of Old Iron, Young Blood

Jul 1, 2017

Brad Gregory is kicking off my announcement of this year’s Motorcycles as Art exhibition at the Buffalo Chip is titled "Old Iron - Young Blood” and will feature new work from 40 custom bike builders and 19-artists, some of the best talent from the next up and coming generation. For the purpose of the exhibition, participants will be from 17 to 35 years old. One of the first to sign on was Brad Gregory who you can meet in this short clip shot as Brad talks about his radical de-raked (25°) Evo chopper that sits 11” up at the neck! The show opens at the Buffalo Chip Saturday August 5 and will be open just one-week, closing Friday night August 11. Forty custom bikes, work from 19 artists on the walls including a special display of custom painted Biltwell helmets. Absolutely FREE entry. (Right next to the East gate of the Chip.) For the 17th year, I am curating and producing this annual themed exhibition.

Meet Mikey "Revolt” Arnold in this great video clip. I am looking forward to having him part of the show this year and seeing more of his work in the years to come.

Christian Newman's incredible Knucklehead. This bike won the People's Choice award at the Showclass Magazine Cooks Corner show that moved it right over to the Born Free invited builders coral the next morning where it also did great.

Nikki Martin of Roy’s Toys Customs in Colorado at 31 easily fits into the 35 and under criteria. Here she is talking about her 1999 custom Harley-Davidson Evo Chopper that she is just finishing up for the display.

The latest helmet from "Bombshell Deluxe” (Brittney Thomas) that she just finished painting for my upcoming "Old Iron - Young Blood” exhibition. Brittney hails from Oxford, FL & can be followed @Bombshell_Deluxe. In case you are interested, Brittney’s material include Paint Huffer Metal Flake/Pearl, Matrix/HoK Kandy, US Chemical Clear Coat.

Savannah Rose is too cool for words! I’ve had a great time getting to know this talented artist / builder that has been handling social media amongst other tasks at S&S in WI for the past year.

At 32 years old, I’m tempted to say Jake Cutler of Barnstorm Cycles in MA is "up & coming,” but after following him & the work that comes out of his shop, saying "Jake Cutler is here” would be much more accurate.

Matt Harris is an immensely talented custom bike builder from TN that at 34, has developed a unique style and strong sense of where he fits in the bike world. You will see in this short video how his understanding of motorcycle history has influenced him and this new build.

Meet custom bike builder AJ Harris of North Texas Tattoo Company in Fort Worth, TX in this short video as he talks about his Royal Enfield B5 Bobber.

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