The 77th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week Starts in just Two Weeks we hope that you are getting packed and are on your way. Because we will have some information coming your way. AMERiders is gonna give you a bit more information on what is going to be going on at bike week as well as some tips that will help you. However, this year we are going to start off a bit more solemnly.
Harley-Davidson Gas and Oil Artist Leaves Legacy and Family Behind
“Mathew Hintz, the Official Artist of Daytona Bike Week, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41 on December 30, leaving a wife and four children ages 6 – 13. His 2018 Daytona Bike Week painting was the last piece of artwork he completed before his death. Mathew Hintz spent more than 20 years of his life perfecting his craft, which graced the posters for the 74th, 75th, and 76th anniversaries of Bike Week making this year’s poster the fourth and final in a series of amazing work. Be sure to pick up your limited-edition collector poster at the Official Welcome Center on Beach Street.
Specializing in “gas and oil” subjects and the drama of professional sports, Hintz worked professionally for more than 20 years to develop the techniques behind his distinctive sculptural layered-paint portraits and rugged charcoal drawings. He captured the passion of his clients through impressionistic painting. Hintz created more than 60 paintings and gritty charcoal drawings, many of which were larger scale at 40″ x 60″.
Hintz worked as a contract artist to the Harley-Davidson Styling and Creative Services Departments, working closely with Willie G. Davidson and others to create motorcycle paint designs, helmet graphics, and tank medallions. In addition to Harley-Davidson images, Hintz worked with Ford Images and also created sports art for Steiner Sports, painting athletes like Derek Jeter, Ryan Braun, and Mike Tyson.
Why help? It’s personal. If you attended Daytona Bike Week from 2015 to 2018, you may be wearing the artwork of Mathew Hintz on a patch or T-shirt right now. Hintz’ artwork was featured on the Official Daytona Bike Week poster for the Daytona Chamber of Commerce from 2015 to 2018. Hintz’ artwork was also on the cover of the official Daytona Bike Week guide for 2017 & 2018.”
Read more of the article here.
Now to liven things up a bit…..
Official Motorcycle of Bike Week 2018
ENTER HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE OFFICIAL BIKE WEEK MOTORCYCLE FOR 2018
1033 TICKETS SOLD AS OF 2/16/2018
American Iron Magazine and Chaos Cycle Present the Official Bike of 2018 Daytona Bike Week, a completely customized 2010 Harley-Davidson Super Glide.
This year marks the 77th anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, which means there is another opportunity for one lucky rider to win a custom Harley-Davidson, bought, built, and presented by American Iron Magazine. The Daytona Chamber of Commerce once again approached AIM to build and promote the official Harley-Davidson of Bike Week, hoping to continue the success of 2017’s fully customized 2010 Ultra built by Street Stuff in Norwich, Connecticut. This year, American Iron partnered with Chaos Cycle, owned and operated by George Sinsman in Long Island, New York, and the results are nothing short of tremendous.
You do not need to be present to win.
2018 Official Bike Week Motorcycle – Not only is this a great bike, but it’s also A ONE OF A KIND.
Only 4500 Tickets available, so the odds of winning are great! Go to this page to see more information.
~And as always….
~Live Free Ride Hard~
Let AMERiders keep you up to date with information on the 77th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week.
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