lunedì 24 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series - Duane Ballard


Duane Ballard is known pretty well in the industry for is skilled leatherwork at DB Custom Leather, but he has a passion for '70s style Japanese motor based choppers/diggers! This year for Born-Free 5 he built an amazing Kawasaki KZ named Kosmoski that will be a standout among the rest of the Invited Builders.
Come see them all June 29, 2013 at the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show! for more info please log onto www.bornfreeshow.com


Shot by Sean D. from burlybrand.com
with a Canon 60D
24-70 L Series I
K2Slider

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Mike Pilaczynski


Mike Pilaczynski from Yuba City, California and his shop Old STF is a new face to the Invited Builders at the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycles Show this year. Mike is well steeped in vintage Harley-Davidsons thanks to the Elder Pilczynski who has been passing knowledge to his son since he was born.
We pursued Mike as an invited builder after seeing his new swingarm panhead build online and then in the Show Class Magazine/Born-Free "People's Champ" competition. Somewhere Mike didn't make it through a stage of their online voting, but we know a good thing when we see one and gave Mike a call.
Come see Mike's finished bike June 29, 2013 at Born-Free 5 and don't forget, you could take home Mike's panhead or your choice of one 17 other amazing custom motorcycles!
for all the info, visit www.bornfreeshow.com and we'll see you next Saturday!


A Clutch Monkey Production
- additional special thanks goes out to Jess Sanatani for graphic design

sabato 22 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Max Schaaf of 4Q Conditioning


Max Schaaf of 4Q Conditioning in Oakland, California is back as a Born-Free Invited Builder this year. He's built and brought a bike every single year since the first one. Max is known for building old Harley-Davidson choppers that you can ride. This year is no exception with the Panhead he's finishing up. He's also tossed his name in the ring to offer up his bike as one of the 18 you can win at Born-Free 5 on June 29, 2013!

For all the info on the builders, the giveaway and the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show, please log onto www.bornfreeshow.com

video by Steven Johnson and Factory Films LTD

The Hangover Tour 2013


On the road for a month in Europe with Dean Micetich, Dan Collins and their friends. From DicE Magazine and Old Gold Garage Co.

giovedì 20 giugno 2013

my lil fiancée


Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Brandon Holstein of Brawny Built


Brawny Built Brandon comes back again to Born-Free as an Invited Builder for the second year after crafting a simple and subtle "go-fast" Harley-Davidson Evo Sportster for Born-Free 4. For 2013 he is looking to one-up himself and build another killer late-model Sportster. We'll be it'll be a "go to jail" kind of bike...too much fun!

For more info on Brandon and the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show as well as the 32 Invited Bike Builders from around the world, please visit www.bornfreeshow.com and we'll see you there at Born-Free 5 June 29, 2013 in Southern California.

martedì 18 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series - Chopper Dave


Dave Freston, AKA Chopper Dave of Chopper Dave's Casting Company has been around motorcycles for years and years now. He was one of the original guys over at West Coast CHoppers back in the day, etc, etc. Well, Dave is pulling out all the stops this year to build one hell of a turbo-charged, Evo Harley Sportster that looks insanely fast sitting still! The bulk of the bike is all hand made with lots of one off cast parts, one to look for at Born-Free 5 for sure! In fact, you could win this bike the day of the show June 29, 2013!!! you have your choice of this or 17 other bikes if your lucky ticket is pulled. Not bad for $25!

For more info on the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show, please visit www.bornfreeshow.com
Must be present to win!

lunedì 17 giugno 2013

Born Free by Scott Pommier


A short film about man, machine and man's best friend, advertising the BORN FREE motorcycle show. Directed and shot and edited by Scott Pommier.

Camera: RED

Cast:

Shawn Donahue
Poablo "Pobbs"

Crew:
Key Grip--------------------Tomas Arceo
Sound-----------------------Thomas Mashima
Best Boy--------------------Ryan Smith
Consigliere----------------Rod Bradley
Helicopter Operator-----Josh Conely

Special Thanks to
Bronsonville Custom Cycles
Streetlight Cinema
Webber Represents
Lisa Bonnici

www.scottpommier.com
www.bornfreeshow.com

domenica 16 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series - Joey Cano


Joey Cano of San Antonio, Texas is a new invited builder for Born-Free in 2013. JOey's DIY, garage-built ethos is a big part of what the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle show is all about. You don't have to have a big fancy shop in LA, a cable TV show, or your own line of clothes to be a passionate motorcycle builder!
Joey's 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead EL chopper is heavily influenced from the late 1960's show bikes and will be one to look for at Born-Free 5. You also have the chance to win Joey's motorcycle June 29, 2013 at the show!
For more details on the giveaway and the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show, please visit www.bornfreeshow.com

venerdì 14 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series - Kiyo


Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Kiyo of Gardena, California is one of those rare people that can make metal and machine do exactly as he wants. He can make anything run and create just about anything from scratch as well as be there to win on race day. His rigid Japanese background is no surprise when you learn his work ethic and creativity.
For Born-Free 5 he is building from nothing a turbo charged 1974 Honda CB750 that is heavily inspired by drag and land speed racing. You could take his bike or your choice of 17 others home if you win June 29, 2013 at Born-Free 5!
For more info on Kiyo, the bike giveaway, and the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle show, please visit www.bornfreeshow.com

Video shot by Michael Schmidt, sound and editing by Homer Gaijin

Meditation 4 Madmen - Jasin Phares and Harolds Iron Works


Part 1. Jasin Phares shares his philosophy on his craft of building traditional choppers.

ROCKIN' SUMMER NIGHT #2


martedì 11 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Trent Shara of Atomic Customs


Trent Shara of Atomic Customs is a first time invited builder to Born-Free after showing up at Born-Free 4 with a crazy cool Harley Knucklehead chopper that was different from the rest. It is also far from Trent's first rodeo as he has been building custom motorcycles for many years at his place in a remote area of New Mexico.
Trent is building an early generator Shovelhead motor in a rigid wishbone frame chopper that is sure to be clean and a hard runner. You could win Trent' bike or your choice of 17 other bikes on June 29, 2013 at Born-Free 5!

For more info please visit www.bornfreeshow.com

You must be present to win.

Chops & Bobbers No.5 Kustom Lane Gallery


When it comes to art exhibitions, it simply doesn't get much cooler than Chops 'N' Bobbers. Kustom Lane Gallery are gearing for the fourth annual instalment of the incredibly popular display of all that is vintage motorcycles, with an extensive range of simply beautiful two-wheeled machines complemented by artworks inspired by the theme.

"Chops 'N' Bobbers is pretty much based around all pre-1975 bikes. So Triumphs, Harleys - that sort of style of bike in that they can either be restored, or generally most of them tend to be modified," explains curator Tony Peake. "But they're modified in the traditional way, they're not modified like a modern day chopper with all these bolt-on bits and pieces, but basically all of the bikes have to be built by the person who owns them. So like they're all done in the traditional way, so you scrounge and you find bits and pieces and you add stuff onto it, you just don't ring up a catalogue mob and just bolt a bit on, if you know what I mean." He explains further. "So we're reasonably strict on what sort of bikes we put in. We tend to get around about 16-18 bikes in the gallery, and then they are displayed along with complementary artwork, it's the motorcycle and the art together. The Chops 'N' Bobbers means the choppers [modified bikes that have been chopped up], it's whether they're a Cafe Racer style thing. Or just a typical street bike that has been restored or whatever it might be. And then we generally get a couple of other guys that have got a, I guess you would call it a 'barn find' type bike, which is a bike that has been sitting in someone's backyard for years and years and years that they have just dragged out and bring it along, and that's how they found it, if you know what I mean."


Beat Magazine
Lachlan Kanoniuk
http://www.beat.com.au/arts/chops-n-bobbers




domenica 9 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-Len Higa of Oni Motoworks


Len Higa is a new invited builder at Born-Free, but he has won more awards than anyone since Born-Free started. Len doesn't build choppers or bobbers, he builds café racers (for lack of a better term). Len is a talented fabricator and hand crafts much of the bikes he builds which are mostly vintage Honda based.
This year he is building a rare 1969 Honda CB750 with a highly sought after "sandcast" engine. Its the farthest thing from a Craigslist "café racer" with clubman bars and a flat seat on a junky old XS650.

To find out more about Len and his build and the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show, please log onto www.bornfreeshow.com

Video shot and edited by John Smart www.jsmartfilms.com

POWERPLANT Born Free 5


giovedì 6 giugno 2013

Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series - Matt Olsen of Carl's Cycle Supply


Matt Olsen returns to the Born-Free Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle show to defend his Best in Show award from 2012's Born-Free 4. This year he is building the earliest bike of all 32 invited builders, a 1923 Harley JD boardtrack racer for his wife to actually race! This motorcycle just shows the diversity and knowledge of early bikes that come out of his dad's well established shop in Aberdeen, South Dakota Carl's Cycle Supply.

For more info on this and the Born-Free show, please visit www.bornfreeshow.com and please plan to attend June 29, 2013 in Southern California at Oak Canyon Ranch.

lunedì 3 giugno 2013

Born-Free Invited Builder Series-Kouske of Sunrise Cycles


One of 32 Invited Builders for the Born-Free 5 Vintage Chopper and Classic Cycle Show is Japanese born Kouske of Sunrise Cycles in Los Angeles, California. Kouske came to the USA to chase his dream of building custom motorcycles in the heart of America. This year he is building a 1949 Harley Panhead chopper that will be made specifically for riding long distances. He'll build it mostly from scratch and even paint it himself!

You can win this bike or your choice of 17 others the day of the show June 29, 2013 in Southern California. For more info, please visit bornfreeshow.com

Video shot and edited by Travis Labella

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