One Week Till the Show

March 15, 2018 – Issue #3

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Donnie Smith History: From Humble Beginnings to Kustom Kulture King

Legendary builder status doesn’t just fall into your lap after following a set list of steps. There’s no how-to book. No exact formula. In the case of Donnie Smith, it was a journey that required hard work, ingenuity, working with good people and simply being in the right place at the right time.

The article “Before Kustom Kulture was King: Tracing the Roots of Custom Biking” written by Marilyn Stemp for the Sturgis Rider News Blog shares many of the early events that led Donnie to today.

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Show Off Your Ink!

If you think all great customizations should be celebrated, including the ones on your own body, then you may be a contender for Tattoo You Minnesota’s Tattoo Contest held Saturday, March 24 during the Donnie Smith Tattoo Expo!

This FREE-to-enter contest will give awards in seven categories: small color, large color, small black & grey, large black & grey, biker theme, skulls & skeleton, and extensive design.

Registration takes place at the show from 10-1 p.m. Tattoo Contests start at 1 p.m. See the Must Do List for exact times.

Don’t have a tattoo you want to show off? You could next year! Gather some inspiration or get a new piece from one of the 30+ artists and shops who will be slinging ink and displaying their hand-drawn art during the two-day Tattoo Expo.

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Donnie Smith Show Must Dos You Should Add to Your List

It can be easy to get distracted at the Donnie Smith Show with so many beautiful bikes, cool cars and familiar faces vying for your attention at the same time.

Don’t find out about something fun after it’s already happened. Check out this schedule of must dos so you can make your plans and get the most out of your trip to the Donnie Smith Show!

Bike unveils, prize giveaways, celebrity meet and greets and other special events are all inside!

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Tickets Going Fast for War of the Twins Indoor Flat Track Races!

$15 Tickets are flying out the door at dangerous speeds for Indoor Flat Track’s bold return to the Twin Cities. Seeing history in the making during the War of the Twins at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on March 23 will only set you back just $15. 

To get the best seats secure your spot now. All seats are assigned.

An extremely limited number of VIP seats remain. Land yourself premium seating located in the first three trackside rows!

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Free Rides to the Show!

Need a ride to the Donnie Smith Show? The Joint Bar in Minneapolis can get you there on both days with their complimentary bus service!

Busses will run every 30 minutes from The Joint to the RiverCentre between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Pick up your free bus tickets at The Joint the week of the show.

By the way, the fun doesn’t have to stop once you’ve left the show on Saturday. Hop on the bus back to The Joint to rock out with the MIDWEST TRIBUTE FEST TOUR at The Cabooze featuring The LIzardking, Paranoid Floyd and Led Zepp!

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Sign Up to Win the Ultimate Street Hooligan at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Display

GEICO Motorcycle and the Legendary Buffalo Chip have teamed up to create the ultimate Street Hooligan motorcycle. Not only can this beast can tear up the track and pound the pavement – it can also make its home in your garage if you stop by the Buffalo Chip display at the show!

On March 24 and 25, make sure you get an up-close-and-personal look at this custom Indian Scout Sixty, then drop in your name to register to win it through the Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway!

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New Videos & Exclusive Content on Our YouTube Channel!

Get to know the killer customs, cool cars and amazing people who have been a part of shows past and exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the 2018 event by checking out the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show YouTube Channel.

Press the subscribe button below, then pull up a seat and get comfortable, because once you start watching, you might not be able to stop!

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