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."