Once again, the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis is giving the normal folks a time to shine...this time in a "Top Builder" competition.

Here in Casper, I know of at least two builders that I would think would have an excellent chance at taking home the prize. Around the state of Wyoming? I can't give you exact numbers, but I'm willing to bet that we have some folks here that could put Wyoming on the map as a legitimate state to get your custom ride put together. Think you have what it take? Check out the press release below...and good luck!

STURGIS (5-01-14) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is offering top bike builders instant stardom on the largest stage in motorcycling.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host its first Top Builder Competition this year. This competition, presented by Adventure Power® and Kinetik®, is a one-of-a-kind competition. Bikes compete through an online competition, with the top vote-getters showcasing their work at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during this year’s 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Winning builders will earn a place in the ranks of world-wide bike building superstars, along with cash and trophies, as well as being the face of the Buffalo Chip’s, Adventure Power’s and Kinetik’s 2015 marketing campaign promoting the contest.

Participating builders need only to register and enter their bikes at BuffaloChip.com or partner sites, APBatteries.com and KinetikAudio.com, to be part of the Top Builder Competition. This online portion of voting goes through July 1. From there, a combination of fan votes and motorcycle industry veterans will narrow down the online entrants, with the top builders and their bikes slated to show off their creations at the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

“The Top Builder Competition is the ultimate bike builder and fan experience and will establish a tradition at the Buffalo Chip. These builders have been showcasing their creations at the Sturgis Rally for decades. They set the trends in the industry, and we are not only showcasing them on the largest stage in motorcycling at the Chip but also giving them a chance to show their work to the world through an online competition,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip president. “This unique event not only gives fans the chance to get an up-close-and personal look at the world’s top custom bikes but it also gives them great ideas on how to customize their own motorcycles.”

The competition hosts six classes including Kinetik’s special “Pro Audio” class for bikes outfitted with high output sound systems. Cash prizes, trophies and industry perks will be handed out to the winners in each category, in addition to the Top Builder grand prize, which includes being the face of the 2015 Top Builder marketing campaign.

“The collaboration of Kinetik® and Adventure Power® with the Buffalo Chip for the very first Top Builder Competition creates an incredible global arena that will highlight the best of breed custom bikes for the next generation. We are very excited with being a part of this high profile competition and are looking forward to seeing the submissions and of course, the ultimate winners.”, added Ian Edmonds, President & CEO of Universal Power Group, the company behind Kinetik® and Adventure Power®.


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