Buffalo Chip Featured In Motorcycle Hall of Fame Exhibit

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The Legendary Buffalo Chip and All-Star Celebrities write themselves into history every day. Now, the story that brings them together is brought to life for enthusiasts to enjoy. That story is the relationship of two wheels, the road and the fun had by those of celebrity status.

Even though visiting the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the only place to get the full experience. The second best place to see what its like, besides a shrine of Buffalo Chip shirts and piles of photos taken at the Best Party Anywhere, is now in Pickerington, Ohio. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame known as the country's premier showcase of motorcycling heritage and history unveiled the Moto Stars Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibit recently. In a commanding display the Legendary Buffalo Chip spotlights memorabilia and written tales of the celebrities that make the campground their home during the Sturgis Rally.

Dave Morris, the honorary curator of the 8,000 square foot exhibit had his eye on the Buffalo Chip as a natural fit. As a noted writer in the motorcycle industry, Morris knows the 'rich tradition of the Chip and the people who hang out, have fun, ride bikes and party.' "The Buffalo Chip is probably the largest gathering of celebrity motorcyclists on the planet," remarks Morris. "Because it's such an important event for motorcyclists and celebrity motorcyclists, it was totally logical for us - and a real honor- to feature the Buffalo Chip in this exhibit." Morris said to his knowledge no other museum had brought the cultural phenomenon together in an exhibit that would include motorcycles, celebrities and images from their lives. Focusing on the music and entertainment that guests find themselves engaged in at each Legendary Buffalo Chip party, the exhibit features a montage of Buffalo Chip history.

Carol Woodruff was on hand for the ribbon cutting and was one of the first to see the feature, "It was an honor to have been recognized as a part of celebrity culture and even more an honor to have pieces of the Buffalo Chip's history shared with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts." She described it as a benchmark for the future of the Legendary Buffalo Chip and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, "people come out to Sturgis to share their hobby with others and get a break from everyday life. Clearly, it doesn't matter if you're Cher, Jesse James or Rupert motorcycles have the ability to fascinate us all."