Thursday, June 28, 2012

Born Free 4 paintjobs

This past month I've been painting around the clock(amongst many other things) to get these 4 jobs done for the show. And I did. So stoked to be out of the spraybooth. Saturday is going to be so AWESOME!!! See you there.

Born-Free this Saturday.

There will be more amazing bikes gathered in one place for one day here in America than just about any other event I can think of...maybe even world wide. This is our time, and this is the place.
So many people are pushing themselves to build the best they can and ride these machines thousands of miles to be and do something they will never forget. Thanks to everyone that's driven to create, ride, draw, weld, photograph, paint, write, organize, teach...and on and on.
See you Saturday, be safe.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

This Saturday is the Street Chopper release party/ Wes White Benefit @ The Garage Company in Inglewood( 956 w. Hyde Park Blvd.) from 2 pm to 8 pm ? We will have the Born-Free bikes and posters/w free tickets for sale. Now that the ( online deadline ) has past the only way to get you chance is at the show ( June 30 th) or this weekend at the events or the shops who carry them( TriCo,Classic Cycles in Orange,The Garage Company and the Cycle Lodge).The shops have a limited number and when they are gone that's it. Sunday is the Long Beach motorcycle swap meet and we will be there too. This the final event of the year before the show. We have worked pretty much everything event we could for the last 9 months and this is finally it.....See you this weekend.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

so what is Born-Free anyway?

Without typing much, this helps explain it:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

On the lift blues

Gotta get this thing off the lift improve for my sanity! That and to sit on it for the first time. Sure wish I had an early rear fender, anyone wanna trade for i think an original paint panhead fender? Might have to paint that chain guard too...

Friday, June 15, 2012


In case you didn't realize, you procrastinated for the last 9 months and haven't bought your poster/tickets for the BORN-FREE '69 Shovelheads! They are only available online for 3 MORE DAYS! Shipping is free!!! CLICK HERE TO BUY    NOW!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zippo and Case

The family and I will be heading back east soon to visit family and friends. While we're there, one of my favorite consumer-type things to do is visit the Zippo and Case Knives factory. As far as 'Made in America' goods go, these two companies are near the top of the heap for me. The giant lighter above is one of the street lights that line Zippo Drive.  They look neat at night, but I don't have a picture handy, sorry.

A bunch of years ago Zippo bought Case Knives. Both companies are located in Bradford, PA. Much as always, I will buy a nice limited edition pocket knife, and over the course of the coming year I will lose it. Somewhere at the center of the earth there is a gnome with all of my knives and missing socks. Our paths will cross someday.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

In Flames

Our pal Brent was looking for some real 3.5's a while back. I offered up a pair I had covered in pearl, with the option of purple panels, red scallops, or caramel crab-claw flames. He made an excellent choice.

Friday, June 8, 2012


was at Irwindale last night with the Notchback. Had big hopes after doing a bunch of suspension work since the car was bone stock underneath. It was better, but i couldn't hook at all. Need to work on dialing in the new stuff and get the weight transfer working for me again. Best was a 7.96 @ 89mph in the 1/8.
This is actually almost exactly what ran at Fontana in the 1/4 (12.4 @ 109) and was hanging the left front tire with the stock chassis but leaving on the transbrake at about 4500 and HOOOOKING! This is like getting rearended by an F-350!
Stay tuned as the quest to get kicked out for going too fast without a cage continues!

i know most of you would rather see pics of bikes, but this is a lot of fuN! That's me on the left. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Man down!

Our good friend Wes White got hit on his bike and as the sole owner and employee of his shop Four Aces, he is gonna need some help! FMA is donating a portion of each shirt sold in the month of june leading up to this event we are helping with at the Garage Company which is also a Born-Free and Street Chopper colab.
Check it out and please repost! Lots of us are helping donate to help Wes including Born Loser and Lowbrow Customs.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hey buddy

Picked up a good friend of mine at the airport today. He's here for a month painting one of the builders bikes for born-free.
I took this shot from the back seat of another good friends lowrider Pontiac. Good to see you mark.


I paint watercolors. And sometimes they are of your 1969 shovelhead that only cost $25.00

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekend continued

The weekend

This weekend came and went. The nash's art show was fun, joes trike made it's debut, I tried to work on the flathead, but didn't get far. I did get the front end back together. I also replaced the tank mounts on the frame, as well as the brake stay, and fixed the bashed in seat post (I still have a piece in my eye). The motor is bolted in and I am going down the road of final assembly.