March 30, 2015

New Colorway For BF7 Promo Poster

For you collectors out there or folks who have not got a BF7 promo poster/ticket combo that enters you to win the 1946 Knucklehead Chopper built by Max @4Q on Sunday June 28th and the 2 H-D Lowriders 1977/2015 on one ticket Saturday June 27th. You must be present to win the bikes. If you just want the poster that really helps the cause..so thank you!  Now is the time act. This new purple version is very limited and when we sell out that's it! Get yours right now through Loser Machine...http://www.losermachine.com/collections/born-free

March 27, 2015

The New Jeff Leighton Invited Builder Video


Hey guys the latest installment of our BF Invited Builder Series Videos presented by Street Chopper Magazine featuring Jeff Leighton is up on our Born-Free You Tube channel now. Check out what Jeff"s doing and all our videos. Subscribe today! To see the full length video from Motornation network click here  http://www.motornation.tv/




Vanson Leathers BF7 Sponsor


Vanson Leathers is one of our Top Sponsors for BF7 & we could not be more excited about having them as part of our extended Born-Free family. Here's a little write up about the company & the generous gift they are providing to our Invited Builder Group. 
 
 
 
Last year Vanson Leathers celebrated our 40th year making motorcycle apparel in the USA. One of the many events we were able to attend in 2014 was Born-Free 6.  We had heard about it for many years, but once it became a two-day event  we knew we had to be there. What we experienced was an amazing group of vendors, builders and community. Upon returning to Massachusetts we knew we wanted to be a part of it somehow.
 
We are excited to be a Top Sponsor of Born-Free 7 this year and pleased to announce we are providing all the Invited Builders a custom Vanson Leathers Born-Free 7 Revolver Vest.

This vest was co-developed with Walter Gemeinhardt from Kickstart Cycle Supply.  He wanted a "riders" vest, so he told us everything a "rider" would want: gun pocket, media pockets, sunglasses holder, even a headphone wire pass through are some of the many features of this vest. It is handmade in Massachusetts from our medium weight leather called Firenze.

We are very excited to be joining the list of the other amazing sponsors this year and to be able to give the invited builders a piece of Vanson.  Thanks to Grant & Mike for inviting us in the Born-Free family. See you all in June!

March 26, 2015

What Is A Grass Pass & Why Do You Need One

One of the many benefits of the BF7 Grass Pass wristband is how easy and quick you get into the show. You don't need to park your bike, take off your helmet pay at the gate and then hopefully ride if we are not already full. The wristband saves you time and helps us keep traffic flowing smoothly. It also allows you to have your bike on the show grounds parked on the grass and part of the action. Whether you want to show it off and have it judged or just have all your friends parked together hanging out around the bikes....the Grass Pass is the way to do it. Once we are full all bikes must park in the parking lot. Every year before noon the show is completely full and this year it will probably be even earlier...that's why you need it. Even if you show up later in the day if you have the Grass Pass on your wrist you will be let in...full or not!!  Do yourself a favor and get yours now. Go to the Loser Machine Born-Free page to purchase  http://www.losermachine.com/collections/born-free

March 25, 2015

BF7 Invited Builder update-Kyle Edger

If you aren't familiar with the name Kyle Edgar yet, you should be! We poached him from the finalists of the Show Class People's Champ last year and asked him to be an Invited Builder for BF7 after awarding him Best Shovelhead at BF6 which was no easy task!
Kyle's award winning shovel brought a fresh look to the much attempted area of small, skinny, bikes and it looks as if he is working more of his magic with a big twin flathead this year. Stay tuned for more! Be sure to follow Kyle on instagram HERE he has a shop called Leadfist Cycles.






Sneak Peek : Jeff Leighton's Builder Video

Our BF7 Invited Builder Sponsor Street Chopper Magazine has a early preview of Jeff Leighton's build video...check it out now! https://www.facebook.com/streetchopper or http://www.streetchopperweb.com/

March 24, 2015

BF7 Invited Builder : Go Takamine



Go Takamine is the Japanese Steve McQueen. Dirt or street... track or strip ! Go can build 'em all, ride 'em all and do it with style! Brat Style! Did you know he is the original and originator of the much imitated BRAT STYLE? Go is back again to build The Chout. What is a Chout ? It's a 27 Indian Scout Frame with a 40's Chief Motor.
Go has been very busy since BF6..he moved his operation in Japan to Long Beach Ca and just opened his new shop. We are excited for his new life in So Cal and can't wait to see The Chout finished at BF7. His builder video is coming soon. Be sure to Follow Go on Instagram HERE and his shop Brat Style HERE












BF7 Invited Builder: Jason Weber


ATR LET ME RIDE from Mark Choiniere on Vimeo.
Jason checks in for the first time this year with his BF7 Idea: My Born-Free build got off to a rough start. I kept bouncing back and forth between a few different directions to go with it considering the caliber of bikes already being built for the show. In the end, I went with what kinda fits in my skill set range and particular taste and that's just a simple, fairly stock wheelbased 60's-ish style Panhead chopper.

The basic approach is to keep the overall look like that of all those bikes we love in all the old biker flicks but throw in some little tricks here and there. The one thing I wanted to do going into this build was to do a chrome framed bike but at the same time, not build an over the top show bike.  So I'm trying to figure out a happy medium of those two ideas. I'm also narrowing an I-beam springer about a 1/2" per side. It's a lot of work for something that will probably go unnoticed. A little de-raking in the frame, custom bars, 21"+18" wheel combo, a slightly different seating deal and a tall sissybar pretty much sum up where I'm going with this thing.

Be sure to follow Jason on Instagram HERE

 
 




Biltwell/BF Party Video

The guys from Biltwell hosted one hell of of good party on Saturday at the Garage Company. The Beer was flowing like wine and the bikes, babes and bro's packed the streets. They threw together a nice video presentation featuring one of the greatest bands of all time. Enjoy... 

March 22, 2015

New BF7 Invited Builder Video: Mick Evangelista

Mick from Mick's Chop Shop in Riverside California is the first in our BF7 Video series just uploaded on the Born-Free You Tube Channel. Our channel has all of our builder videos from years past as well as some show coverage & special projects. Check us out https://www.youtube.com/user/bornfreeshow/videos The video shot by the crew at Motornation Network & presented by our Invited Builder Sponsor Street Chopper Magazine. If you need more & you do... Motornation Network will have a full length in depth video on each builder. http://www.motornation.tv/
Also follow Mick on Instagram HERE