Memorable images will include posters and stills from such films as The Wild Ones, On Any Sunday and Easy Rider. The exhibit also depicts contemporary images and bikes that will likely be considered iconic to future generations of bikers. The hope is that all who take in the exhibit will see something that speaks to them personally and they say to themselves "That is what inspired me to ride."
"Through the years of attending and participating in Michael Lichter's Sturgis exhibitions, it has become clear that he has carved out a pattern of excellence. Michael's exhibition, which is the original art show in Sturgis, not only stimulates the senses, it inspires unique insights as to the origins of some of the pinnacles of our industry." Said artist David Uhl With the simple objective of melding art and motorcycles together, Michael succeeds in a way that bikers can genuinely appreciate. After the landmark 1998 exhibition at the Guggenheim titled "Art of the Motorcycle" Lichter decided to take that concept to the motorcycle masses in Sturgis, this will be the ninth year running for his motorcycles as art exhibit in Sturgis. Lichter is able to explore the iconic imagery associated with the motorcycle culture and succeeds in perpetuating the passion that originally inspired fans to hop on two wheels. This year's display truly captures the iconic essence of the motorcycle genre and makes the 9th Annual Motorcycle as Art Exhibit Lichter's tour de force and a veritable masterpiece.
Rebel Rousers would like to thank this year's sponsors including Interstate Battery, Metzeler Tires, Progressive Insurance, Spectro Oil, Renewable Fuels Association and Baker Drivetrain.