For Release May 23, 2018
Discovery’s “American Chopper” Buffalo Chip® Motorcycle to be Unveiled Live May 28 in Deadwood
The custom will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Old Style Saloon #10 while the show airs on the Discovery Channel.
Deadwood, SD – The successful Discovery Channel series that brought America the father-son team of Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. is back with a big connection to South Dakota’s Black Hills. The first episode of American Chopper, “Welcome Back,” aired in March, and Paul Jr. offered a few glimpses of his latest project, a Sturgis Buffalo Chip-inspired custom. The episode that will air May 28, will feature the bike and likely include footage of Mt Rushmore and Deadwood’s historic Main Street filmed last fall. The motorcycle has been under embargo awaiting the unveil on national television. Anyone wanting to be one of the first to see the bike can do so during a live unveil at the Old Style Saloon #10 at 9 p.m. on Monday, May 28 while the show airs on Discovery.
“The Buffalo Chip is all about music and motorcycles,” said Paul Teutul Jr. in the first episode. “The real inspiration for the Buffalo Chip bike is South Dakota, The Old West, Deadwood and the Black Hills, that whole entire area, and I thought it would be cool to roll in some earthy elements like nickel and copper.”
Paul Teutul Jr. met with Sturgis Buffalo Chip president Rod Woodruff on site at the Buffalo Chip to discuss the project. Teutul then returned to his shop to build the bike in the first two episodes of the hit TV series.
A sneak peak of the May 28 episode of American Chopper can be viewed online at this link:
About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, winner of South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award, American Motorcycle Association’s ATV Extreme Dirt Racing 2014 “Track of the Year” and American Flat Track’s 2017 Event of the Year. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts and races are free with camping. The 2018 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Passion Built – Garage to Gallery” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.
Sturgis Buffalo Chip