The Buffalo Chip’s 7th Annual School’s Out Chopper Show

Presented by Motorcycle Safety Lawyers

Custom Series Show Features $2500 Cash to Best of Show Winner plus $500 Cash to All First Place Winners in 8 Classes

Meet show hero Rick Bray of RKB Kustom Speed

Lately, traditional bike shows with classes and trophies have been eclipsed by
invitationals. But going old school has its benefits. Like what? Like COLD CASH, that’s

And that’s exactly what’s up for grabs at the 7th annual Buffalo Chip School’s Out
Chopper Show on Saturday, Aug. 3. The first campers to pass through the Buffalo Chip
gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that the Custom Series includes a
show for these classic, raked-out rides.

What: Buffalo Chip School’s Out Chopper Show
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024
Registration: 11 a.m.. – 1 p.m.
Judging: 2 p.m.
Awards: 3:00 p.m.
Where: Free-Access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip in the horseshoe
Why: Celebrate choppers, & win tons of cash and prizes
Ride in and register or pre-register online! It’s free to enter, free to attend.

And thanks to show partners, Motorcycle Safety Lawyers, Paughco, Kirsh Helmets, Choppers Magazine, Chop Docs, Twisted Tea, Metalwood Garage, Motorcycle Knucklebusters, and Bikerpics / House of Choppers Nation, this show and shine will give you the chance to meet some of the biggest stars in chopper building and win cash to get you going on your next chopper build.

Winners get trophies, too: epic one-off metal art trophies made by Dana Tilling at Metalwood Garage. There are definitely trophies worth showing off! And, along with the classes from prior years, we’re adding a new one in 2024: the Mini Chop Class with $500 cash for first place and a Kirsh helmet for second place – plus awesome Metalwood Garage trophies. So Mini Bike Fans – roll in that mini chopper to take its place with the big boys and girls.

Classes Include

Chopper (Pre-Evo)
Old School Original (Chopper or Bobber, Pre-Evo)
Modern Bobber (Evo & up)
Modern Chopper (Evo & up)
Best in Show
Best Paint
Choppers Magazine Award – selected by Editor Cary Brobeck
NEW this year: Mini Chop Class

How to Enter and Win

Ride in and register FREE on site at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads in the horseshoe Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and get ready to school the competition! You can also pre-register online ahead of time.

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Over $10,000 in Cash and Prizes

In addition to your autograph from the celebrity judges, you could be going home with one of these valuable prizes for winning in your class plus a hand-fabricated trophy by Metal Works Garage:

  • Best in Show – $2500 cash courtesy of Motorcycle Safety Lawyers and a
    massive one-off metal trophy by Metalwood Garage
  • Best Paint – Custom-made tank trophy by Ron Harris from Chop Docs Choppers

All Other Classes:

  • 1 st   place – $500 Cash courtesy of Motorcycle Safety Lawyers and metal art
    trophy by Metalwood Garage
  • 2 nd place – Kirsh Helmet and metal art trophy by Metalwood Garage

In addition, the Best in Show winner will go on to compete against the winners of the
other shows in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Custom Series for the title of 2024 Custom
Series King. All Best in Show winners are invited onto the Buffalo Chip’s legendary
Wolfman Jack Main Stage at week’s end where celebrity judges will crown the winner of
this prestigious award.

Celebrity Judges & Guests

Special guests will make appearances to serve as show judges and to sign autographs. Judging begins at 3 p.m.

This show is likely to bring together the area’s largest assembly of choppers in 2024. Don’t miss the chance to kick off your rally celebrating this iconic style.

Meet Rick Bray

Hailing from a racing background, Rick Bray has been building bikes since 2004. His show-
stopping choppers, known for pushing the boundaries of custom fabrication, epitomize the
marriage of art and engineering.

He opened his own shop, RKB Kustom Speed in Lemoore, California, in 2010. Rick specializes in custom fabrication. That may sound like a lot of work, but Rick says any job on a motorcycle is more about passion than work.

Rick’s lifelong passion for crafting custom motorcycles, cars, trucks, and hot rods traces its roots
back two decades to an extraordinary Discovery Channel documentary called “Motorcycle
Mania.” This program played a pivotal role in Rick’s journey, igniting a deep fascination with
custom craftsmanship. It sparked his determination to become part of the custom motorcycle

Initially, limited resources drove Rick to become a self-sufficient builder. He constructed his own
motorcycles on a tight budget, which eventually led to the opening of his shop. Subsequently, he
made a name for himself on the custom bike show circuit and graced the pages of motorcycle
magazines. Rick’s accolades include winning Artistry in Iron in 2013 with the “Pala Duro”
Shovelhead chopper and earning the title of Builder of the Year from Cycle Source Magazine for
his “Solomon’s Special” rigid chopper in 2014. His journey came full circle when he crafted the
“One Piece at a Time” green Shovel for the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-off series, inspiring
a new generation of builders worldwide.

Rick’s philosophy centers on clean, minimalist designs that prioritize both form and function.
Rick’s show-stopping choppers, known for pushing the boundaries of custom fabrication,
epitomize the marriage of art and engineering.