VOODOO & BURNT RUBBER
The Voodoo and Burnt Rubber idea started when Broken Sprocket Garage owner David Roberts approached local artist Christopher Galley with the idea of using his East Aurora garage space as an impromptu art gallery. One thing led to another and we had a band booked, a food truck and a crowd of 250 people show up. The next year we invited more artists to jump on board for the show and we drew a crowd of 500. In 2015 we added more artists and invited some local builders to show their bikes at the show. The crowd grew to 700 with bikes and hot rods covering three blocks of picturesque, suburban neighborhood streets. You can check out a feature about last summer's show on Chop Cult.
The shows have always been great at Broken Sprocket Garage, but we've outgrown our original space. For this summer's event we've secured a much larger warehouse space in downtown Buffalo right in the center of the entertainment district! The venue is an industrial space that hosts a number of local art shows. The space is phenomenal. When we told the owner about what we were putting together, he was on board immediately!
For VBR IVwe are adding invited bike builders to our event along side our usual contingent of invited artists. That's not the only change that you can expect this year. One of the hallmarks of our show has been the charity raffle that has raised close to $10,000.00 in our three years. Due to the increase in size of the show, we won't be able to hold our raffle in it's traditional form. That doesn't mean you will be going home empty handed... This year we are giving away a custom Sportster! That's right, a one off chopper built by Broken Sprocket Garage. You won't want to miss your chance to fire up the bike in front of the crowd on Saturday, July 23, 2016! We will see you in sunny Buffalo this summer!