Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Born-Free 6 Part 1 Builders Bikes

 I went out to the show on Saturday. Here's the first batch of invited builders bikes.
Kouske Saito took 1st with his 1936 Knucklehead chopper. 
I hear it's going to ridden in the Cannon Ball Run. Strikes me a bit strange to enter a show bike in that kind of competition.
2nd Place Winner Brandon Casquilho brought out another amazing high tech Shovelhead. This time built around '67 cases.
3rd went to Tom Fugle for his vintage show bike. 
To many folks surprise Ryan Mullions Triumph Trike was chosen by the winner of the bike give away. 
Last years top winner Scott '"T-Bone" Jones built this bike around the 120 inch engine that H-D gave him. He successfully blended a few eras into one bike. I got to say it turned out much nicer than the photos of it's raw build hinted at. 
Go Takamine brought his Knucklehead from Japan. 
Bryan Thompson's very detailed 1952 Triumph seemed to get overlooked by most of the spectators. The glamorous bikes are fun but I tend to lean towards these type of machines.
In tribute to the fallen builder, Chris Richardson finished Larry Pierce's tight 1948 UL.
Oliver Jones built his own high tech racy 1977 Shovelhead. it seemed to be another favorite with the crowed.
Born-Free 4 winner Matt Olsen brought out another vintage custom. This time a 1928 JD Hybrid in a custom frame.  
 Joey Cano's clean Sixties Style1940 UL chopper.
Without a doubt, one of my favorites of the day was Matt Walksler's beautiful 1942 Indian Chief. It was built using a vintage molded chopper frame.

More builders bikes in a few days.

1 comment:

Noot said...

Always the best internet coverage - Thanks Chris. That Indian ! I like Cano's paint. There's not really anything I didn't like from the photos I've seen. Crazy talent at this show. We all appreciate your awesome photos.