Vale, South Dakota: Flaming Biker with Chainsaw

More sculpture than sign, up on a pole, a rusty metal larger-than-life biker/skeletal Ghost Rider, on a flaming chopper, steering with a chainsaw.

Full Throttle Saloon

Address:
19942 SD-79, Vale, SD
Directions:
Full Throttle Saloon. From Sturgis, drive east on Hwy 34 for 3.5 miles. Turn north onto Hwy 79. Drive seven miles. You'll see it on the right.
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Full Throttle Motorcycle Sign

The Full Throttle Saloon has been rebuilt and has reopened down the street a ways. The motorcycle sign and the Muffler Man, which were both unharmed by the fire, have been relocated to the new saloon.

[Rena Webber, 07/30/2019]

Full Throttle Motorcycle Sign

A larger-than-life sculpture of a biker, made of rusted metal, is perched on a pole in front of the former Full Throttle Saloon, which burned to the ground on September 8, 2015. The sculptor may have had a premonition, because the biker and his chopper also appear to be in flames. And he's steering his motorcycle with a chainsaw.

[Ronnie, 01/11/2017]

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Buffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle MotorBuffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle Motor, Sturgis, SD - 7 mi.
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Teddy Roosevelt Friendship Tower, Deadwood, SD - 17 mi.

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