Garage Build Motorcycle Show - 2024


This is your chance to show your stuff live and in person at the greatest motorcycle rally in the world. Dennis Kirk, with the support of the Sturgis Iron Horse Saloon and Cycle Source Magazine are hosting the 7th Annual Garage Build Motorcycle Show.

This show is for amateur builders only. Yes, we like pro-built bikes as much as anyone else but they have many other shows that they can participate in to display their skills. No professionally built motorcycles will be allowed in the show.

This show is for you, the person who didn’t build it to make money but rather for the fun and self-satisfaction of being able to say…I did it myself and I’m really proud of it!

It doesn’t matter if it is mild or wild, as long as you did it yourself. If you built a ground-up custom in your garage, we want to see it. If you heavily modified a stock motorcycle we want to see your bike too. In fact, even if you just bolted on some cool stuff and tweaked your basic stock ride to make it your own come on over to the Iron Horse Saloon and show it off. V-Twins, Metrics, Trikes, Cafes, Rats, or any other cool rides are encouraged to participate.

What do you get for being in the Garage Build Show? First and foremost the opportunity to show off your pride and joy! In addition, you will also get a free swag bag full of goodies, a chance at trophies and gift cards. There is no entry fee whatsoever. All you have to do is show up and you’re in the show.

Can’t make the show in person? The show will be broadcast live on the Garage Build Facebook page as well as the Facebook pages of the Iron Horse Saloon, Cycle Source, and Dennis Kirk.


The details:

  • When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
  • Location: Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave, Sturgis, SD 57785
  • Time: Registration starts at Noon. The Bike Show runs from Noon to 3 p.m.. Judging from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Awards at 4 p.m.
  • Registrants will be admitted at any time during show hours.
  • Registrants will be required to provide name, email address, phone number and bike make/model/year.
  • Show will feature Celebrity Judges.
  • There will be plaques awarded to best in:
      • Stock Mod
      • Bobber
      • Chopper
      • Sportster
      • Big Twin
      • American
      • European
      • Metric
      • Bagger
      • Radical Bagger
      • Performance
      • Antique
      • Daily Rider
      • Most Original
      • Antique Radical
      • Social Media People Choice (this award will be mailed out after online voting)
      • Rat Rod
      • Best of Show
      • Paint
  • Gift card awards:
    • All plaque winners will receive a $100 Dennis Kirk Gift Card
    • Best of Show award will receive a $250 Dennis Kirk Gift Card
  • Plaques and gift cards will be awarded at 4 p.m. on stage at the Broken Spoke Saloon.