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S&S Brings MASSIVE Horsepower To Legends Ride’s One-Off Commemorative Low Rider

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In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride S&S Cycle, Inc. is debuting a 165-170 horsepower performance-styled Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider custom to be auctioned in support of the milestone event that kicks off in Deadwood, SD on Aug. 7. The fully customized Low Rider, designed to look and feel every bit a “muscle bike,” will be unveiled on Saturday, March 25 at 12:15 p.m. at the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show in the St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn.

As the uncontested aftermarket leader in V-Twin performance parts for almost six decades, S&S Cycle transformed the 2017 club-style chopper into a sleek and stylish beast powered by a T143 Black Edition engine packing 143 cubic inches and 165 horsepower to the wheel. Harnessing that extra horsepower required S&S to upgrade the transmission, clutch and primary work. To clothe the powerful machine, S&S added a Russ Wernimont FXRT style fairing some Dyna Defender bags. The piece de resistance is the hot rod inspired striped paint job, which recalls the wildly popular classic muscle car, the Shelby Cobra.

“This incredibly beautiful and powerful bike created by the masters at S&S Cycle will be going up on the auction block at the Legends Ride this August,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “It’s not only a real prize, but its sale will support the Ride, which has so far raised nearly half a million dollars for local charities including South Dakota Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. The top bidder is going to ride off on one incredible and unique motorcycle while feeling like a hero for supporting very worthy causes.”

To be one of the first to get a look at the 10th Anniversary Legends Ride bike, attend the official unveiling at the Donnie Smith Show on March 25. Information and photos will be posted at BuffaloChip.com after the event. The bike will be featured this summer in American Iron Magazine issue #351.

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Industry News — Brenda Vasknetz and Tammy Bohn Join the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Team

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Experienced motorcycle rally event specialists Brenda Vasknetz and Tammy Bohn are now part of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip team.

Brenda Vasknetz will serve as the Buffalo Chip’s Brand Alliance Manager, working closely with Sponsorship Director Lon Nordbye. Vasknetz, formerly the Sturgis Rally & Events Director, served the City of Sturgis for the past 27 years.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip also recently welcomed motorsports, firearms and sponsorship expert Tammy Bohn. Bohn will be under contract to assist the Buffalo Chip’s sponsorship team, working to develop strategic partnerships and promote the Chip’s numerous assets to motorsports and related industries.

“We are thrilled to have both Brenda and Tammy on our team. They bring a great deal of expertise in the rally, motorsports and firearms industries and will be assisting us with exciting new developments,” said Rod Woodruff, Buffalo Chip president.

Vasknetz’s extensive strategic development, organizational and financial operations experience is an asset to her new position.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Buffalo Chip team and being part of its planned expansion and new developments,” said Vasknetz. “This is an exciting time at the Chip, and this position will allow me to continue working with many organizations and businesses with which I have built relationships in order to help them experience an even more successful event.” Bohn has worked in the motorcycle, motorsports, and sponsorship industry for more than 17 years, most recently with the City of Sturgis. She and her husband, Justin, continue to own and operate Sturgis Guns in Sturgis, SD.

“I was drawn to the Buffalo Chip by the positive and energetic business atmosphere. They’ve been attracting some of the biggest names in the industry and have plans for even more development,” said Bohn. “I’m excited to be part of the growth and energy here.”

Danger to Jump Pit of Deadly Rattlesnakes at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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American stuntman Doug Danger plans to jump a pit of 2,000 live rattlesnakes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. More about the jump and the official announcement video can be found here.

“Doug is a professional who’s completed some incredible jumps, but this one is truly over the top,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “He’s either the most courageous man I’ve ever met, or he’s got a genuine lack of fear. While we are doing all we can to ensure the safety of everyone in the amphitheater, including Doug, the threat to his life is real. These poisonous vipers will kill him nearly instantly should he fail.”

Prairie rattlers are known as one of the world’s deadliest snakes. One bite of a rattlesnake can kill a healthy man in the matter of a few minutes. It is reported that anti-venom can cost as much as $50,000 per injection, and an affected person may require several in order to survive, but only if administered in time. The snakes will be secured in holding tanks in an area designed to ensure the safety of all spectators.

The model of bike on which Danger will attempt this stunt further heightens the threat of receiving fatal rattlesnake bites. The 1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 was not engineered to leave the ground, nor was it manufactured to ensure a safe landing after doing so. But Danger has had a burning desire to jump this bike ever since seeing his hero, Evel Knievel, attempt both successful and not-so-successful stunts with the same bike.

Those wishing to witness Doug Danger’s Rattlesnake Jump may purchase passes at www.BuffaloChip.com. Danger’s death-defying stunt joins the previously announced American Flat Track Races in the lineup of spectacular entertainment for 2017.

Win an Epiphone Guitar With The Sturgis Buffalo Chip's Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is giving people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a custom Epiphone Coronet™ collectible guitar signed by members of the 2012 Sturgis Buffalo Chip concert series lineup. Music-lovers and motorcyclists have a special opportunity to make the holiday season truly rock by registering to win the Rock the Holidays Guitar Sweepstakes and receive the ultimate one-of-a-kind custom Buffalo Chip guitar. Register now at www.BuffaloChip.Com or www.Facebook/SturgisBuffaloChip.

What really sets this Limited Edition custom Epiphone guitar sweepstakes apart and makes it a collectors dream are the signatures on the body of the guitar from famous rock stars that performed in 2012 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Sturgis Buffalo Chip featured some of the biggest names in music during their annual 9 days and nights music festival each August.

“I can’t think of a better gift for anyone to find underneath their Christmas tree than this amazing piece of Buffalo Chip history.” Sturgis Buffalo Chip owner, Rod Woodruff says. “The guitar is one of the most sought after collectibles of the entire Sturgis Rally Music Festival.”

The Coronet-style commemorative guitar giveaway is custom designed with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip logo that also includes the signature of Chip owner Rod Woodruff. The Limited Edition Epiphone guitar features a double cutaway design, single volume control, bolt on neck, high output Epiphone 700T Humbucking pickup, Metallic Black finish, Mahogany body & neck, and Rosewood fingerboard.

For anyone who has ever been to, or wanted to go to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip or loves music, there can be no better gift than this one-of-a-kind custom signed guitar. Enter the Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes now at www.BuffaloChip.com for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Buffalo Chip music festival collectible for the holidays.