Unlocked, the Heavy Mettle Exhibition 2020

Kiwi Mike's first full Indian replica with David Uhl Paintings in th background of the Unlocked, Heavy Mettle Exhibition. Photo ©2020 Michael Lichter
August 16, 2020

So what do you / did you think? For those of you that saw the Heavy Mettle Exhibition, this years iteration of the Motorcycles as Art series at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, let me know what you thought. For those of you that missed it (it closed this weekend), here are some views of the inside of the 7,000’ gallery. Over the coming day / weeks, I will be posting each of the bikes and artists that were in the exhibition. Check out the amazing all-star roster I was honored to be in the gallery with! 

Kiwi Mike, David Uhl, Heavy Mettle, Motorcycles, Michael Lichter


The Artists: 

David Uhl, UHL Studios, Golden, CO

Scott Jacobs, Scott Jacobs Studio, Deadwood, SD

Michael Lichter, Michael Lichter Photography, Boulder, CO

Roland Sands, Fred Cuba, Heavy Mettle, Motorcycles, Michael Lichter


The Builders: 

Aaron Greene, Aaron Greene Customs, Willits, CA

Arlin Fatland, 2-Wheelers, Denver, CO

Bill Dodge, Blings Cycle, Daytona Beach, FL

Billy Lane, Choppers Inc, Nashville, TN

Brian Klock, Klock Werks, Mitchell, SD

Carl Olsen, Carl’s Cycle, Aberdeen, SD

Cole Foster, Salinas Boys, Salinas, CA

Cory Ness, Arlen Ness Enterprises, Dublin, CA

Craig Rodsmith, Rodsmith Custom Motorcycles, Grayslake, IL

Dan “Bacon” Carr, DC Choppers, Sierra City, CA

Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, Halifax, MA

Don Hotop, Don's Speed Shop, Fort Madison, IA

Donnie Smith, Donnie Smith Custom Cycles, Blaine, MN

Eddie Trotta, Thunder Cycle, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fred Cuba, Fred's Speed and Sport, Hastings, NB

Jeff Cochran, Speedking Racing, West Harrison, IN

Jerry Covington, Covington's Cycle City, Woodward, OK

Josh Soto, Boars Nest Choppers, Oceanside, CA

Kiwi Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles, Riverside, CA

Mondo Poras, Denver's Choppers, Reno, NV

Nicola Martini, Mr Martini Motorcycles, Verona, Italy

Pat Patterson, Led Sled Customs, Dayton, OH

Paul Wideman, Bare Knuckle Choppers, Wright City, MO

Paul Yaffe, Paul Yaffe Originals, Phoenix, AZ

Richard Pollock, Mule Motorcycles, Poway, CA

Rick Fairless, Strokers Dallas, Dallas, TX

Roland Sands, Roland Sands Design, Los Alamitos, CA

Ron Finch, Finch's Custom Cycles, Pontiac, MI

Russ Mitchell, Exile Cycles, Agoura Hills, CA

Steg VonHeintz, Steg's Psycho Cycles, Downey, CA

Steve Broyles, Stevenson's Cycle, Wayne, MI

Steve Carpy Carpenter, Carpys Cafe Racers, La Mirada, CA

Taber Nash, Nash Motorcycle Co, Los Angeles, CA

Tim McNamer, "Ballistic Cycles, Blue Mound, WI

Trent Schara, Atomic Custom, Clancy, MT

Steve Broyles, Heavy Mettle, Motorcycles, Michael Lichter, Photography


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