Monday, August 25, 2014

tanks alot

to everyone who purchased a poster and got a chance to win my paintjob.  Congrats go out to Craig Kenyon of Massachusetts on the win!  Also Neto from Repphoc in Las Vegas for the good try prize.
Ill be doing these from time to time, also gearing up to flame a bunch of tanks for fun, stay tuned!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oily Souls show in Detroit!!

Next weekend is the 2nd annual Oily Souls show in Detroit! Brad and the gang know how to rally the troups and put together a killer looking bike show. They have an impressive list of invites, not to mention all the ride in bikes that will be there. I'm bringing out the ol orange Shovelhead too, it's gonna be fun!








Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Oh, it's Wednesday

Our classic design never looked so good...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wheels Through Time and day dreams...


Sent in for a chance to win one or possible two custom VL's from Matt and Dale this year at Wheels Through Time out in North Carolina. Bought a bunch and they come with tshirts, but Matt tossed in a couple of DVD's too! Thanks Matt!!! Popped the first one in the other night about the insane factory race, possibly 1 of 1 board track bike and fell in love!!! For starters it's possibly my favorite color on a bike...you should watch this if you like old bikes!

I don't have cable, but those of you that do, tune into What's in the Barn on Tuesday nights. CLICK HERE for all the info on the museum and what the guys are up to. Someday SOON i'm gonna make it to the museum too!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Doctor Rides Again!

Domenic, Dylan, and Harpoon have been dotting the I's and crossing the T's on Harpoon's freshly rebuilt and now FULL SHOW panhead! Tonight it is basically done and ready to start breaking it in. Can't wait to ride next to this bike again on my Shovelhead, like old times! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Splitting lanes hats are back!

Back in stock, our splitting lanes is not a crime hat!  Each order comes with splitting lanes stickers for your bumper and your helmet!

Monday, July 21, 2014

$20 Paintjob Poster Prize!!!!!

Ok Folks, here is the deal:
There are 100 of these 18x24" posters that will be rolled up in 100 individual tubes.
This poster is of Chris Broders 1949 Chevy Kustom, built by Circle City Hot Rods and painted by yours truly.
The talented Mark Kawakami took all of the sweet pictures.


 
 
In one of these tubes a "golden ticket" will be placed and the whole batched mixed up before any address label is attached. All tubes will be mailed out simultaneously on the same day via USPS priority mail.
 
What does the golden ticket get you? It gets you this Lowbrow Customs Peanut Tank and Ribbed Fender that I have painted with a tangerine "pebbeled" Murano Pearl base and a modern type yellow pearl kabuki scallop design.

 
This is a brand new tank and fender folks, with a brand new paintjob!
(and if you don't like the paintjob, and sandblast it, I wont be offended, this is still a hell of a deal for a brand new tank and fender!)
But wait there's more, "a sorry bud, nice try" voucher will be placed in one more tube that will be good for a t-shirt and one of our "hood-lite" cast aluminum license plate and tail-light bracket.
 
Now you gotta be asking yourself, whats the deal?
The deal is $20.00 for one tubed poster (plus shipping) in the USA and perhaps this tank and fender will be yours!
(that's like 1% of the real cost of a decent paintjob!)
 However, this offer is good until next Monday July 28th.  All sales will stop at midnight and all tubed posters will be shipped by noon on Tuesday July 29th.
 
go here for yours today
 
Thank you!
Harpoon

Sunday, July 20, 2014

RIP James Garner

Pretty sure the "Scrounger" is racing his blue "Goodyear Grabber" against the "Cooler King" in his red "Baja Boot" somewhere in the great beyond...

TOns of BF6 photos

Mooneyes has over 500 photos from Born-Free 6 posted on their site, HERE
Check em out! you might find one of yourself


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Van Nuys 1972

 
some more here

Thursday, July 17, 2014

aint nuthin but a little skunk...

 


Our little friend 'Burner' is back in blue and ready for you!
this is one of our classic designs that we really wanted to see in BLUE!
So we did a reprint
Tank Tops, Tees, and Long Sleeves!
If you need a shirt like uncle Frank here,
Pick yourself up a lil skunk today!
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

born free 6 paint jobs

I didn't get to take many pics at the show, but our good friend Steve managed to take quite a bit.
here is his photo report

Mooneyes

from these pics I grabbed some shots of paintjobs ive done over the years
check them out









Thursday, June 26, 2014

What is it all about?

People do all kinds of things for as many reasons, but why motorcycles?
Living legend Tom Fugle tells the story about his life long passion of choppers in this video we had Scott Pommier shoot for Born-Free. I've watched about 8 times so far and I still get a choked up because you know this man is true. You know he loves what he does.

I'll be away from the computer (not that we're here much as it is!) for the rest of the week getting Born-Free ready, but couldn't think of a better way to leave you. DO what you love for yourself. Do what you want to because you love it. The rest will come and go as they search for what makes them happy.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Born-Free 6...2 weeks AWAY!!!

Kinda scary and exciting, but there is basically two weeks left until Born-Free 6! We've made a few changes to the format this year to try and harness all the craziness of last year's event. In case you've had your head in the sand the pat 12 months the show will be two days this year for the first time (June 28 and 29) and there is also an admission each day. IT's just $10 and you can get a Fast Pass wristband online from Lowbrow Customs HERE for those that want to RIDE their bike into the show and have a place to park! The show fills up fast each year and we came up with this idea to help guarantee a spot for those that really want their bikes inside, not just for anyone wandering up the canyon. Online Sales end this Monday so don't wait!!! Otherwise you may be parking out in the lot with the cars.
There are also lots of giveaways again including TWO bikes! Your choice of about 12 of the Invited Builder bikes on Saturday and a Killer '47 Knucklehead built by Small City Cycles' Todd Asin on Sunday, plus Miller TIG and Mig welders and more! CLICK HERE to enter. We've made every effort to make this year the best one yet!

For all the info and more please check out the recently built new website www.bornfreeshow.com and be sure to also spend some time on the Born-Free Show Youtube channel for tons of videos from this year all the way back to the beginning.



Friday, May 30, 2014

Goodbye Droopy

Jeff, Shawn, and myself rode our full show choppers to Droopy's funeral because there really was no other option, Droopy deserved it. RIP. Glad he lived a long full life rich with history. Something to think about. 


Thursday, May 29, 2014

BLENDS X VANS

Our friends over at BLENDS are doing another limited edition Vans shoe and for some reason wanted to use this fat and ugly guy for a "model". I hope the shoes do well despite me!
Here's the video they shot at the Cycle Lodge. The shoes come out in a couple days and I guess are gone within a few hours normally! CLICK HERE to get more info

BLENDS X VANS OLD SKOOL from Mickey Aure on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Custom Black Stack

Oliver from The Cutrate had his FMA Short Velocity Stack for his Super-E black anodized for his Born-Free 6 build. Pretty cool! 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Meditation 4 Madmen on Born-Free-now with subtitles!

Dan is an old friend and has been doing some great video work recently. He does this because he loves it and finds people that have a story to tell about things they are passionate about.
Mike and I spent two days with him talking about Born-Free and riding our Panheads and this is what he made of it.
Click the CC icon on the video to add subtitles in many languages!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Things that go bump in the night

Chris huber brought a  sweet night vision thingy to the Hanford swap so we could sneak up on all the critters. 
Isn't technology great?






Monday, May 12, 2014

the Friends of Steve McQueen car show

Coming up Saturday  June 7th. 
http://stevemcqueencarshow.com/

Reverse Crocodile Dundee





So my brother Nick is now living in Australia.  His good looks and charm have landed him in a commercial for the Youth Hostel Association.  Here is that commercial!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Nash's AARP run

The Nash somehow conned some of us into packing up and going on an overnight ride out to Pappi & Harritte's in Joshua Tree. About 10 of us wound up on the "scenic route" which was roughly 300 miles from Orange County, normally about 100 miles? 
I had never been on any of the roads we took so it was fun for me. Through Julian (stopped for pie), to Boreggo Springs which was the one mistake of the trip (over 100 degrees!), to Idyllwild, to Joshua tree. Took us 12 leasurely hours. 
Had a blast riding the '37 UL, it was a champ! It just doesn't like headwinds. 

Felt good to get out and put a bunch of tanks of gas through a motorcycle!