Thursday, June 17, 2010

Born-Free 2 Part 1

For anyone (in So Cal), who's truly interested in vintage choppers, the show last, Saturday was a must attend event. For that matter, it drew people from all over the country and even Japan. Also, no one could make the excuse, they couldn't afford it, as everything including food and beer was FREE... unheard of in today's world!

Here's some random shots from the show.


The focal point in the closed off street was at Pacific Coast Cycle in Signal Hill Ca.


Quite a few Triumphs came out and many were amongst the cleanest of the bikes in the show.


I got so caught up in taking photos I missed the chance to really take in this sleek knuckle.


This cool '35 VL took home best Bobber. You can blame me for that, I judged the category.


Another really nice bike that I didn't eyeball enough. Anybody know if it won best Shovel? It must have been a contender.


A Lovely line up from Jeremiah.


I spotted this nice Panhead early in the day. It didn't stick around long enough to contend the Bobber class.


Future Chopper Jockey. Lucky little fella, I wish I could have attended a show like this when I was his age.


Best Panhead went to Mark Drew's period piece.


Max's Knuckle. Is it just me or does the peeling chrome on the Roth air scoop look like a hand flipping the bird?

Update: Dave Smits sent a photo. It is indeed the '"birdie" , it jogged my memory, I do now remember seeing it on Max's or some else's blog.


This is one of the nicest unit Triumphs I've seen in awhile. Not too much stretch or gap in the hard tail section like many. Gives it a real vintage look. I believe it took a trophy home.


I got to admit, I had some reservations about the show this year. With all the early promotion I was concerned that it would get too big, out of hand and would be shut down like some other events in the past. With many hundreds or thousands more in attendance than last year, all went very well and I didn't see or hear about any problems.

It was truly an unusually cool event. They basically just threw a bike party and everyone was welcome. Again, a BIG THANKS! for having us all goes out to Mike, Grant, Harpoon, and their whole support team.

More pics to come....

7 comments:

Irish Rich said...

Chris, Thanks for looking me up. Next time when I come out, we'll have to get together, and actually sit down and talk.

Chris K said...

Rich, Sounds good, it was a pleasure to finally meet you.

grant said...

Glad you had a good time, thanks for being a judge! What a great pick too!

Chris K said...

Grant, No problem, It was an honor to have a small role in a grand day!

ROB said...

i'm pretty sure the 'peeling chrome' on the air scoop is actually an engraving of exactly what you described...

Chris K said...

Rob, your right, another guy sent me a photo and it jogged my memory. I now remember seeing it on Max's or some else's blog.

Mike D. said...

Chris..always a pleasure talking with you.Thanks for be a judge and supporting this event.