The Legendary Buffalo Chip, Black Hills Harley-Davidson, and Prugh Design have officially made a commitment to the future of motorcycling with the announcement of the 2K10 Challenge. The Legendary Buffalo Chip made the challenge and other leading area businesses have come together with the staff and students of Western Dakota Technical Institute (WDT) to get the project underway. The bike build will take place at WDT's state-of-the-art welding and manufacturing facility under Michael Prugh's direction and Luke Steinmetz's classroom supervision. First and second year WDT students will have the opportunity to work on the project, which will put the machining, welding, and fabrication skills of these students to the test. Custom Chrome, Jaybrake, Performance Machine, and Black Hills Harley-Davidson have all graciously donated parts to aid in completion of the build. Hot Leather's, the leader in motorcycle apparel and accessories has also provided the official apparel for the 2K10 Challenge which makes this build more than just a classroom project. The Legendary Buffalo Chip, will provide WDT students with the ultimate stage to debut the finished bike which will be the highlight of a special live auction in support of the 3rd annual Legends Ride scheduled for Monday, August 9, 2010. The public is invited to follow the build online at buffalochip.com, where a dedicated blog complete with pictures and webisodes will be published. For more information about WDT and its more than 20 programs, visit wdt.edu. Visit prughdesign.com to view Michael Prugh's previous and exceptional builds. To learn more about Black Hills Harley-Davidson, make sure to check out
Amca And Hot Bike
Looking to expand your definition of classic motorcycles? Join the Antique Motorcycle Club of America June 18-19 in Dixon, California, for the debut of the Club's newest class of bike judging-the HOT BIKE Custom Culture Class. The exhibition class, sponsored by HOT BIKE magazine, will be an addition to the AMCA's regular antique-motorcycle judging during the Fort Sutter Chapter National Meet at the Dixon Fairgrounds, located about 25 miles west of Sacramento, California. The Custom Culture Class is designed to showcase the kinds of bikes that grew out of the custom-bike movement that swept the motorcycle world four decades ago. It is open to any Harley-Davidson with an engine that was offered in a production motorcycle from 1960 through 1975. Although the movement at that time culminated in the development of the American chopper and the European cafe racer, the Custom Culture Class is open to machines that take the custom concept in any direction. Entry in the Custom Culture Class is free, and entrants do not need to be members of the AMCA. Best of all, the winning bike at the event, as judged by magazine editors, will be the subject of a feature story in HOT BIKE. "We know that today's custom-bike world has its roots in the choppers and cafe racers riders were building years ago," said HOT BIKE Editor Eric Ellis. "And we're happy to honor that era by sponsoring this class and we are excited about the opportunity to bring an incredible custom from this event to the pages of HOT BIKE."
"The mission of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America is to preserve the heritage of our sport," said Matt Olsen, youth director for the AMCA. "And our judging attracts plenty of perfectly restored and carefully preserved examples of bikes from the past. But we also know that motorcycling has always attracted people who weren't satisfied until they had made a machine uniquely their own. That's the idea behind the Custom Culture Class." In addition to judging for classic motorcycles ranging from the dawn of the 20th century to the mid-'70s, The Fort Sutter Chapter National Meet also includes vendors, a swap meet, technical seminars, field-meet games, and a Friday night banquet. www.amcafortsutter.org.