Where Past and Future Builders Collide
World-famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter curates motorcycle exhibits each year at the exhibit hall at the Buffalo Chip.
This year’s “Old Iron Young Blood” exhibit features the work of the Next Generation of Motorcycling’s Masters with builders under the age of 36 years old.
Matt Harris of 40 Cal Customs Pic by Ed Subias, HOT BIKE
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by Kurt Woock, Writer for and on behalf of the City of Glendale
Martin took a beat up 1979 Ironhead Sportster and rebuilt it from the ground up. To reflect the people this bike would represent, Martin added such details as gas cap made out of an old grenade and a taillight out of a solid brass microphone.
Today, Martin is the Support Services Division Commander for the Glendale Police Department. The Glendale Police Department is split into two spheres.
Nikki Martin got the call from Micheal Lichter and (bing, bang, boom), she became a featured builder at the Old Iron/Young Blood exhibit at the Buffalo Chip Campground presented at the 77th edition of the Sturgis Rally. For the exhibit she built a 1999 Kraft Tech Softail Chopper that is 8-up, 34 degree rake and is named Lucky 13.
Nikki’s Lucky 13 Chopper