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Chip Shots Photo Contest kicks off

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Show Off Your Best Sturgis Pictures to Win an Epiphone Guitar

Want to show everyone what the Sturgis rally looks like through your camera lens and your eyes? It’s that time again, for the Chip Shots Photo Contest and for your chance to win great prizes, including a Buffalo Chip themed Epiphone Guitar! Share your favorite Sturgis pictures of all of the crazy fun that you had while out at the 2012 Sturgis motorcycle rally for others to see and comment on just in case they weren’t able to be there to capture it!

This year’s photo contest will take place in three parts, so rummage through your Sturgis pictures for the best ones that fit into each category.

Round one of the photo contest begins now. From now until Sept. 13 send photos of the coolest motorcycles that you came across at the Sturgis rally, or even of your bike. Pictures will be posted on Sept 13th to the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s Facebook and the one with the most “likes” and “shares” will win a Buffalo Chip swag bag of prizes. Votes will be tallied and the winner of round one will be announced on Sept. 20. Start digging through your Sturgis pictures now!

To find out when Round two and Round 3 will begin and what they will feature stay tuned or visit the Chip Shots Web Page for a complete schedule.  Get ready to pull out all of the stops with your best Sturgis pictures!

All photo submissions should be sent to so start sending! Please keep pictures appropriate. Pictures with specific business names displayed in them will not be posted. All entries are subject to the Buffalo Chip Staff approval for posting


Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes Winner Gets Custom Victory and Epiphone Guitar

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® was the site for the annual Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes™ where one lucky winner received a custom Victory Cross Roads motorcycle and Epiphone Coronet guitar. The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes™ winner’s name was announced live on the main concert stage at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Friday, August 10, 2012 prior to the headlining performance by Slash. More information and registration for the 2013 Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes™ with its one of a kind prize package that combines the world of music and motorcycling will soon be available at

The capacity crowd in the Buffalo Chip’s natural amphitheater was treated to an exciting night when the 8 finalists of the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes™ took the stage to cheers from the audience. One name was drawn at random from the list of finalists. The winner was Mr. Ian Sherwood of Wood, SD. Mr. Sherwood, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, had earned his randomly chosen spot in the finals by registering for the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes™. This year’s sweepstakes registration was collected online at, live at the Gibson tour bus at The Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle rally, and via QR code scans that were available on Pepsi cans and at in-store promotions leading up to the rally.

The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes™ prize package included a one of a kind custom Victory Cross Roads motorcycle named “Kountry Wild” by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. The one of a kind creation featured Renegade wheels, high output Kicker sound system, hand tooled leather from Duane Ballard of DB Leather, detailed paint and airbrush work by Darren Wenzel of Gasoline Art,  floorboards from Strokers Dallas and fenders, handlebars and fabrication by Brain Klock of Klock Werks.  Also included in the prize package was a custom Buffalo Chip Epiphone Coronet guitar. Introduced in the early 1980s, the Epiphone Coronet remains a favorite with musicians today. Both the bike and guitar are custom classics that will help commemorate Ian Sherwood’s 2012 journey to the Black Hills and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. 

"The whole thing was unreal, I still can't believe I won," says Ian Sherwood, winner of the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes. "I have been coming to the Buffalo Chip for years with my wife, Dori, and have entered the sweepstakes before. This year when I got the call that I was a finalist, I just said “No Way!” When we were all on stage looking out on the huge crowd, I just knew I wasn't going to win, but it was really cool being on the stage like a rock star or something. Then when they called my name as the winner I didn't know what to do. It just happened so quickly, it was unreal. Sitting on the bike, being handed the guitar, then having all the photographers surrounding me with the crowd going crazy, it was just amazing. You can bet we will be back at the Chip next year and every year to enter the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes again. Thank you Victory, Epiphone, Klock Werks and most of all the Buffalo Chip for making this all happen."

The Legendary Buffalo Chip has been offering its guests the true Sturgis experience for more than 30 years with its premium camping resort and world class entertainment. You can make reservations for the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at The Best Party Anywhere™ at or by calling (605) 347 9000.


Distressed Miss Enthusiast Leather Jacket

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Made from midweight distressed cowhide leather, the new women’s Distressed Miss Enthusiast Leather Jacket (P/N 97122-13VW, starting at $375) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line matches convenient features with classic and comfortable style. Two zippered shoulder vents complement two zippered back vents for custom climate control, while pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armor for added protection. Its pre-curved sleeves and action back provide all-day riding comfort, while four pockets offer great storage options. Available in XS – 3W sizes.

The Distressed Miss Enthusiast Leather Jacket is available now at most Harley-Davidson dealerships. 

Z-Clean Chain Lube Contains Zinc For Superior Chain Lubrication

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Spectro Oils' Z-Clean Chain Lube uses a special zinc formulation to provide unsurpassed anti-wear protection, resulting in longer chain and sprocket life.

Yet, Z-Clean’s zinc formulation does not attract dirt, sand or grit, and so will not fling off when used as directed. It's suitable for O-ring and roller-type chains, both for on-road and off-road use, Z-Clean is the next generation in chain lubrication.

Z-Clean is available in two sizes, the original 13.5 oz. can or the popular 1.5 oz. The same unique zinc formulation for superior chain lubrication, for easier to stow and go. The new size fits into pockets as well as sacks and bags.

For more information on Spectro Oils, please visit

Cool Softwares from S&S Cycles

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We love S&S Cycles' line of T-shirts. They're inexpensive and come in many styles. Click on the photo below to check this one out; there are more styles to chose from of course, but this will get you started. Hey, there's even FREE Shipping for orders over $90, so it's never too early to start thinking about those stocking stuffers… 


Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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This new Rechargeable LED Cigarette Lighter Flashlight (P/N 12700022, $29.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories slips into any Harley-Davidson cigarette lighter-style power outlet or 12-volt power supply, so it’s always charged and ready for use. A powerful LED 15-lumen lamp projects a brilliant pool of blue-white light that illuminates a work area and grabs attention in the dark. The light features a safety strobe setting to enhance visibility from a distance. Rechargeable Cigarette Light flashlight Online Details

Check Out Wheeler Dealers On Velocity

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WHEELER DEALERS Premieres September 12 at 9:00PM on Velocity. 

This fall,  the ultimate tag-team of automotive authority and mechanical mastery take to the streets in the ultimate hunt for prize cars that bring home the bacon. WHEELER DEALERS is the definitive auto restoration series with a sharp British wit, as veteran car dealer Mike Brewer and ace mechanic Edd China embark on a mission to locate and restore iconic cars that turn a serious profit.  This season they are on an international road trip, finding and fixing rare classic cars while offering expert automotive advice for viewers along the way. WHEELER DEALERS returns with all-new episodes on Velocity Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). 

“Mike and Edd are both quintessential Velocity men – experts and entrepreneurs who are ridiculously entertaining on screen,” said Bob Scanlon Senior Vice President of Velocity. “This all-new season showcases their unparalleled passion for the entire automotive process as well as their uncanny ability to close a deal.”

WHEELER DEALERS follows Mike as he scours the automotive universe  in search of unfound four-wheeled treasures. He then hands them over to Edd who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to full engine transplants in order to bring these vehicles back to their former glory. When the jobs are complete, the duo takes the final definitive test-drive to determine if Mike attempts to sell the car for a tidy profit

In the all-new season of WHEELER DEALERS, Mike travels across the pond for a coast-to-coast U.S. adventure in search of the best of “Automotive Americana.”  Back in Europe, he spans the UK, France and Italy for the most prized motors from the Olde World’s most-storied manufactures.  From a bargain deal on a rusted Fiat Dino, to a rock bottom price on an AC Cobra fixer-upper, to  a steal on a classic British Morgan, Mike and Edd unveil their extraordinary expertise in this all-new season of the thrilling “finders keepers” show on four wheels.  

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