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Buffalo Chip: ‘Warrior Chopper’ Build


Warrior Chopper Build

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, a longtime supporter of the military is pleased to welcome the Warrior Foundation to the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Warrior Foundation was founded to assist, honor and support military men and women who have bravely served and sacrificed for our country. The Warrior Foundation display will include the “Warrior Chopper” bike build that is being built by 5 Marines that were wounded in action.

The public is invited to the Buffalo Chip Military Tribute Day on Thursday August 9, 2012 to visit the Warrior Foundation display, meet the brave Marines that are building the amazing custom bike and learn more about the Warrior foundation. See more details and information at

The Warrior Foundation is the non-profit organization based in Southern California that aids in the rehabilitation of seriously injured or wounded military personnel. The “Warrior Chopper” build was inspired and supervised by 1stSgt. Nick Hamm, USMC while at the Balboa military hospital in San Diego, California as a way to get wounded Marines out of the hospital and doing something that would inspire and motivate them.

With support of the Warrior Foundation and a proud group of sponsors the brave Marines whose wounds include amputations, set out to build a one of a kind custom motorcycle from the ground up.

The “Warrior Chopper” as well as the wounded Marines who are building it will be at the Warrior Foundation display at the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® from August 4 to 11, 2012. Please visit these brave Marines and celebrate their accomplishment with us. The Warrior Foundation joins many other military themed activities and displays at the Buffalo Chip including the Field of Flags, Vietnam Wall Memorial and the Patriot Guard Riders.

Nick Hamm (chopper build member 1stSgt.) says: “Building this chopper has given us the opportunity to do something we never thought possible even before we got wounded in combat.

“It’s been truly a blessing to be given this chance to build a chopper and work with so many great people in the bike community.”

Rod Woodruff (Buffalo Chip Owner) says: “The Buffalo Chip has been giving special thanks to the military with our Military Tribute Day for over 30 years.

“It is truly an honor to have the Warrior Foundation and their Warrior Chopper at the Chip. I hope all rally goers make it a point to come meet these fine Marines and celebrate with us the contributions of our military.”

The Warrior Foundation “Warrior Chopper” build was made possible by volunteers and sponsors such as The Navy League, La Mesa RV, U.S. Bank, Big Bear Choppers, Butch Lynch-The Imagineering Shop, Cycle Visions, Danny Gray custom Seats, Quaid Harley-Davidson, Orange Coast H.O.G. Chapter, Loma Linda H.O.G Chapter, Joe Magliato –, Orange County Harley-Davidson,, Dunham Metal Processing, Rudeminer Designs, Orange County Plating Co., Alberto –, Standing Tall Together, Decorative Metal Coatings, Jimmy Todorovitch, Allan Chadwick, Jason Hamm, Jose Garcia MCRD auto hobby shop,, Trinity Worldwide Reprographics, Snap-On and hopefully many more. Learn more about and donate to the Warrior Foundation at

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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