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Old motorcycles!

Are fun! Had fun on the '37 last Saturday. Ran into some friends along the way. 

Respect and loss-Larry Pierce

You'd think as you get older you get more calused and resistant to hardships, but no.  I got not one but two late night calls from friends last night. At first I thought, they want me to come join them since it was not yet midnight on a Saturday night in California, but I was drifting off to sleep. Not for long. 
They told me that Larry Pierce, one of our invited builders for Born-Free was just killed in a tragic accident wrapping up his long time girl friend Ashley's 30th birthday party. 
There are no words that can make sense of this, especially if you knew Larry. He was larger than life with an even bigger sense of humor. He was someone you figured would live happily ever after. 

I met Ashley before I met Larry. It was early evening of the setup day of Born-Free 3 and we were rousting people out of the grounds for the night. I came around back of a big white box truck were people pointed to and said that's where they got the moonshine. I peeked in the back and a girl with a heavy southern accent greeted me. It was Ashley, she said they'd been selling moonshine out the back of their truck the whole way to California from Alambama to pay for gas. How could I be mad? She asked if I wanted some, Apple or peach? I chose peach. 
It was the bike Larry built that year that got mine and mike's attention and we figured we'd be stupid not to ask Larry to be an invited builder for Born-Free 4. 


I  greatful for the couple of years I knew Larry. People like him are more valuable than diamonds these days. He always made you laugh and would probably give you his beard if you needed it. 

My heart is heavy for his family. The one saving grace is that I am sure Larry made the most of the time he had here on earth. Please don't let life pass you by. 


Born-Free news

If you aren't already checking the Born-Free Show site regularly you need to. There is lots of news for this year's show that you need to know as well as new videos rolling in like this great one on Invited Builder Larry Pierce from Garage Company Customs in Alabama.
There is also a Born-Free YouTube channel were you can get tons of BF and related videos. Check it out HERE.

Enjoy!

Happy wedding!


Well they finally did it!  Yesterday was the blessed wedding of Mr. And Mrs. Peterson!

March Madness Sale

Check the store for some great deals this month.  No code necessary!  Happy st pattys day!!!!!!!!!!!

Art & Fuel at BORN-FREE 6

I really want to thank Zach from Throttle Addiction for inviting me to be a part of this kustom paint exhibit at BORN-FREE 6.  It is an honor to exhibit work alongside some of the best bike painters around. 

here is a little bit about the exhibit from Zach himself:

I wanted to assemble an artistic showing of all the different styles of motorcycle painting you see these days.  There are so many talented people putting out crazy works of  art. My goal was to create an exhibit where its all about the painters, so I contacted 7 Artists, gave them a tank and asked them to go nuts.  Were have an open call for the 8th and final spot! To get in on the action head over to Chop Cult and throw your hat in the ring. Entry closes Friday 3/14/14 .  
Enter Here > http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35905

Yes!

We know the locals are hassling Shige and the Mooneyes crew about noise this year in Yokohama, but the show must go on!!!! 
I can't wait! 

March 22-Born-Free X Loser Machine party!!!

It's almost that time of year again! March 22 is the Born-Free / Loser Machine pre party at the Garage Company in Los Angeles. Free food, free drinks, free stuff, AND you could win a Panhead engine that day!!! Buy two or more BF6 poster/ticket combos CLICK HERE and you're entered to win!! Of course you're also entered for all the bikes and goods at Born-Free 6. You don't need to be present to win the engine at the party, BUT you must be at BF6 to win stuff at the show.

CLICK HERE for the location of the Garage Company

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