Saturday, February 27, 2010


todays date always reminds me of this Jeffersons spinoff.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Side tracked

from being side tracked.
I have been side tracked from finishing my '68 F-100 for a while now, but this little treat in the form of a 550HP blower kit from my friend at Ford Racing really lit a fire under me...a coupla months now...i put an '08 Ford 4.6L 3-valve engine and a Tremec T45R 5-speed in her......

Naturally aspirated:

After forced induction:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Panhead Progress

So we got together today at the Chino Fab Shop to start back on the Born-Free '50 Panhead. We wanted to get it to roller status cuz we wanna take it to the swapmeet on sunday to show you folks what you could win and that we're serious.
Mike D and the Bobber GOd were slingin parts when i got out there and by the time Shawn showed up we had this thing roughed in pretty well. It's a chopper folks. for tickets paypal inrements of $25 to

Big News! Get your Born-Free Panhead tickets now!

As many of you know we are building a 1950 panhead that might be yours at the next Born-Free 2 on June 12th. We have finalized the route in which to get in the running for it and it goes like this:
We are selling this killer mini Born Free Panhead poster created by Adam Nickle for just $25.00 and with that small donation you will get a Born Free Panhead ticket for " free", you are buying the Panhead artwork not the Panhead ticket!! This is so we will..{ comply with the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy }.
The deal is, each poster purchased will come with one "free" buy 2 posters get 2 "free" tickets..and so on...Feel free to buy as many as you want. The pay pal address to purchase the posters is... so just go to your pay pal account and send payment straight to that email address.It's very simple to do. If you have any questions or concerns about this or you would like to purchase poster & gift a different way please email Mike Davis directly @ This is not the lg. show poster that we will have for sale soon !! This is the small Panhead poster and is only available online..... FYI about the only stipulation is you must be present to be awarded the chopper. More details and build photos to come....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

So let it be writen!

Here is one of the major Born-Free announcements yet to come real soon. We have at last (and final) count 55 gracious sponsors of the Born-Free 2 show! We honestly couldn't do it without every single one of them (and you!). Some of you have seen the few sponsor spotlights over at Mike's Born Loser blog and we'll all be doing more of that over the coming months to help those that don't know any of them get better aquainted.
Thank you everyone, and feel free to repost this poster that Harpoon just got done with. The new born free website inst functional yet, but soon, kepp checking the blogs. Also, we made a small revision to the poster for anyone that saved it over night, save the new one instead.

OK, so we've had to make a few revisons to the poster today...I swear this is the FINAL one!

Whoa Double Double Take Trip out

I think i posted this before, but some how neglected to see how FAR-OUT the shovel is in the foreground! It puts the Crazy in Crazy Frank!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy B-Day buddy

Our own artist at large, EZ, has a birthday today. Can't wait til he move back down south.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Born-Free Update

Born-Free 2 is approaching faster than you think!
Here are a list of helpful links to those traveling from afar:

HERE is the google maps for Pacific Coast Cycles where we are having the show,,+CA&cid=0,0,6254538600165293479&ei=4DJ0S5ysGsijlAfkj4TxCw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=4&ved=0CBkQnwIwAw

Here are the hotels close to the Pacific Coast Cycles:,+CA&cid=0,0,6254538600165293479&ei=4DJ0S5ysGsijlAfkj4TxCw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=4&ved=0CBkQnwIwAw
Here is where we are having the after party Alex’s Bar:,+CA&cid=0,0,6254538600165293479&ei=4DJ0S5ysGsijlAfkj4TxCw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=4&ved=0CBkQnwIwAw
Alex’s Bar website:

Here are hotels around Alex’s Bar:,+CA&cid=0,0,6254538600165293479&ei=4DJ0S5ysGsijlAfkj4TxCw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=4&ved=0CBkQnwIwAw
I would probably stay closer to the bar, the shop where we are having the show is in a real industrial area that’s better suited for day time hangin.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

double take trip out

So recently i was in downtown Santa Ana just about done shooting Joe Dynamite's knuckle for the next issue of Street Chopper (out the begining of April) and this sharp dressed old dude rolls by on a bike. But not just any bike, it's got high bars, a sissy bar, lights, mirrors, and horns and a stereo on it to beat the band! he trips out on Joe's knuckle and i scamble to dislodge my camera from the tripod and snap a quick pic as i trip out on him.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Silverface Fender Bassman 100 head for sale

I have been playing this '70s Fender Bassman 100 head for about 4 years now and actually using it for bass. I was always the loudest in the band, it gets real fuzzy and sounds way cool. Billy Zoom from the band X went through it for me whn i got it and also did a few tricks to it, like adding a master volume that's a push pull, so you can drive the rest of the amp and still control the output. Billy has finished the custom 300 watt head he's been building for me and i don't have much use for the Bassman except as a back up. It'd be a killer guitar amp and like i said, it's a fun bass amp too. $450, i'd rather not ship it, but if you have to have it, let me know
these are the only pics i have of it now with yours truely rockin out, i'll take some close ups.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The old days...

These pics are from Street Chopper reader Andy Anderson of Anderson Studios. He had a few bikes in the mag back in the day, plus lots of great pics of their work.

Friday, February 5, 2010

New stuff in the store!

We have a few new things in the WEBSTORE!

First we have two new Harpoon Kustom Paint shirts that we did to take with us to Japan. The first is a ringer T with Chopper Dave's famous diamond tank on it that actually has the same metalflake on it that Harpoon painted the tank with. Harpoon figured out how to screenprint with the same metalflake he paints with (just like our 3/4 metalflake helmet hoodie!). It is printed on a white ringer with chocolate neck and sleeve rings, just like the brown pinstriping on the tank. $20 each.

Up next is another Harpoon Kustom Paint shirt with a cartoon of Harpoon rding his Panhead on it drawn by the famous Kustom Kulture artist, The Pizz. Simple black on white, $15 each.

We also got a few copies of our friend and amazing photographer Adam Wright's latest instalment into his saught after Road Course series. inside you'll find great black and white images from Adam's Lieca of Keith Richards, Lucky, both JJ's, Scott Craig, the Atwater Playboy, Zipperneck, the old dude magnet himself-Dan Druff, Dustin H, Nelson Kanno, Harpoon, and even a shot of me making a rediculous face (Thanks Adam), and many more. $30 ea plus shipping while supplies last.

Last but not least, i found one XXL Born-Free shirt from the show last year. Brand new, all packaged up. Everything is in our webstore which you can visit by clicking HERE

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New one for the bar

This is a new one I drew for my bar.
I've been slingin drinks in this place for over five years now & it's coming to an end soon.
The Lava will be greatly missed when I leave for LA- soooooo many good times!

stolen old one, but the one & only place in seattle with a healthy palm tree in front. It's twice as big now....from all the beer I've fead it over the years.

A few from me

will be missed

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

few more pics

Got out in the disaster area also known as our garage last night to start cleaning up from the last two weeks of thrashing, fun.
This little spot in the garage was my own hell while trying to finish it.

It was good to see the shovel back home in its natuaral habitat (after i made room for it), even though it looked awefuly nice in the show.