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Mooneyes Staff Steve's USA Trip Report: Born Free 6

bf6-000 MOONEYES Staff Steve's USA Trip Report: Born Free 6 & more... Date: June 26 - July 1, 2014 THURSDAY JUNE 26, 2014 - ARRIVAL & Orange County Harley-Davidson bf6-001 bf6-004 bf6-002 bf6-003 I arrived in California on Thursday June 26, 2014. First stop was MOONEYES USA in Santa Fe Springs. My main objective for this trip was to attend Born Free 6 held at Oak Canyon Ranch. A big thank you to Mike Davis (left) & Grant Peterson (right) pictured above as well as the rest of the Born Free staff for making this event possible. bf6-005 bf6-006 bf6-007 bf6-008 bf6-009 bf6-010 bf6-011 bf6-012 bf6-013 bf6-014 bf6-015 bf6-016 bf6-017 bf6-018 bf6-019 bf6-020 bf6-021 bf6-022 bf6-023 bf6-024 bf6-025 bf6-026 bf6-027 In the evening, we headed over to Irvine where there was a special get together party featuring all the invited builder bikes on display at Orange County Harley-Davidson. FRIDAY JUNE 27, 2014 - BORN FREE 6 SET UP DAY bf6-028 bf6-029 Morning traffic on California freeways wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. (photo right) Getting close to Irvine Lake, the event was just over the hill. bf6-030 bf6-031 We arrived at the site and started to setup the MOONEYES Booth. We seen Kiyo from Kiyo's Garage pushing his turbo charged HONDA CB. He was also unloading a couple other nice looking bikes. The Honda CB750 is going to be here in December as a guest bike at HCS2014. Sumi just posted photos of this bike in his report from last week. (check it out) bf6-032 bf6-033 Once the booth was initially setup, I headed over to check all the Invited Builder Bikes. This area will be packed with people tomorrow so I decided to get photos of each bike on display. bf6-034 bf6-035 bf6-036 bf6-037 bf6-038 bf6-039 bf6-040 bf6-041 bf6-043 bf6-044 bf6-045 bf6-046 bf6-047 bf6-048 bf6-049 bf6-050 bf6-051 bf6-052 bf6-053 bf6-054 bf6-055 bf6-056 bf6-057 bf6-058 bf6-060 bf6-061 bf6-062 bf6-063 bf6-064 bf6-065 bf6-066 bf6-067 bf6-068 bf6-069 bf6-070 bf6-071 The first two bikes shown above were Hawg Holic & Brat Style, invited builders brought over from Japan. There were 26 builders in total. From these bikes, the 1st place Builder's Choice winner would be the MOONEYES PICK and would be coming to Japan in December for HCS2014! This year, the Best in Show award would be selected from everything in the show excluding the builder's bikes so Mike & Grant had their work cut out from them this weekend. bf6-072 Born Free 6 Raffle "Giveaway Bike" built by Todd Asin from Small City Cycles bf6-073 bf6-074 bf6-075 bf6-076 bf6-077 bf6-078 Bikes brought over from Japan as special guests included (from left) Love Ear Art, Deluxie, Luck Motorcycle, Duas Caras and Jurassic Customs. bf6-079 bf6-080 You might not recognize this bike. It was brought to Japan for HCS2009. It's Harpoon's Panhead completely redone into a full-on show bike. bf6-081 bf6-082 bf6-083 bf6-084 bf6-085 bf6-086 bf6-087 bf6-088 bf6-089 bf6-091 bf6-092 bf6-094 bf6-095 bf6-090 bf6-097 Big Scott Stopnik's Knucklehead (HCS2013); Mike Davis' Triumph (HCS2012); Yaniv Evan's Panhead (HCS2013) bf6-098 bf6-099 Cook's Corner located close to the event location is where the parties go down. Friday night was Show Class Magazine's Peoples Champ Party. A narrowed down group of motorcycles, after several stages of voting, were sorted on display. The winner from this would be included in the Builder's Invite area of Born Free 6. bf6-100 bf6-101 bf6-102 bf6-103 bf6-104 bf6-105 bf6-106 bf6-107 bf6-108 bf6-110 bf6-111 bf6-112 bf6-113 bf6-114 bf6-115 bf6-116 bf6-117 bf6-119 bf6-120 bf6-121 bf6-122 bf6-123 bf6-124 bf6-125 There were so many bikes parked outside of Cook's Corner. At least half (maybe more) had out of state plates. It just goes to show how awesome the Born Free show is as so many people ride from all over the country just to be here for the weekend. After dark, the voting was complete and we headed home for the night. SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2014 - BORN FREE 6 (Day 1) bf6-126 bf6-127 bf6-128 bf6-129 bf6-130 bf6-131 bf6-132 bf6-133 bf6-134 bf6-135 bf6-136 bf6-137 bf6-138 bf6-139 bf6-140 bf6-141 bf6-142 bf6-143 bf6-144 bf6-145 bf6-146 bf6-147 bf6-148 bf6-149 bf6-150 bf6-151 bf6-152 bf6-153 bf6-154 bf6-155 bf6-156 bf6-157 bf6-158 bf6-159 bf6-160 bf6-161 bf6-162 bf6-163 bf6-164 bf6-165 bf6-166 bf6-167 bf6-168 bf6-169 bf6-170 bf6-171 bf6-172 bf6-173 bf6-174 bf6-175 bf6-176 bf6-177 bf6-178 bf6-179 bf6-180 bf6-181 bf6-182 bf6-183 bf6-184 bf6-185 bf6-186 bf6-187 bf6-188 bf6-189 bf6-190 bf6-191 bf6-199 bf6-200 bf6-201 bf6-202 bf6-203 bf6-204 bf6-205 bf6-206 bf6-207 AWARDS TIME bf6-208 bf6-209 bf6-210 bf6-211 WINNER: Invited Builder 1st Place/MOONEYES PICK was Sunrise Cycles Kosuke Saito. Build: 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. This will be at HCS2014 on December 7, 2014 at Pacifico Yokohama! bf6-212 Winner of the first raffle drawing chose The Tiger Shacks amazing gold Triumph trike! He went home a happy camper for scoring a new bike for $25! SUNDAY JUNE 29, 2014 - BORN FREE 6 (Day 2) bf6-214 The morning was calm and quite. The night air still lingered with cool temperatures. ART & FUEL bf6-226 bf6-227 bf6-228 bf6-229 bf6-230 bf6-231 bf6-232 bf6-233 bf6-234 bf6-235 Throttle Addiction, Chop Cult, Dice Magazine and Paint Huffer featured eight painters in a spacial motorcycle tank paint gallery. Very nicely done. I managed to get there in the morning before the crowd set in. bf6-236 bf6-237 bf6-238 DB Custom Leather - Duane Ballard's Kawasaki Digger. It will be coming this December to HCS2014! bf6-239 bf6-192 bf6-241 bf6-242 bf6-243 Joe King Helmets; Cycle Zombies; Noise Cycles; Tom Fugle bf6-193 bf6-194 bf6-195 bf6-196 bf6-197 bf6-198 Sonny Boy was Pinstriping the entire weekend; Hippy Killer Garage and his current project bf6-244 bf6-245 bf6-246 bf6-247 bf6-248 Kiyo's Garage with two Honda CBs on display; Sunrise Cycles with a H-D Panhead. bf6-249 bf6-250 Dynamite Joe (HCS2013) made special Born Free skate decks. bf6-251 bf6-252 bf6-253 bf6-254 bf6-255 Cole Foster & Aaron Elliott both had booths. Cole's latest build was this H-D. bf6-256 bf6-257 bf6-258 bf6-259 bf6-260 bf6-261 Michael Barragan's yellow Knucklehead (HCS2012); DC Choppers rode all the way from Austin, TX bf6-262 bf6-263 bf6-264 bf6-265 bf6-267 bf6-268 bf6-269 bf6-270 bf6-271 bf6-272 bf6-273 bf6-274 bf6-275 bf6-276 Yaniv Evan; Roland Sands; Suavecito Pomade; and a ton of other vendors were here. bf6-277 bf6-278 Chopper Dave and his two bikes, HCS2004 & HCS2013 bf6-279 bf6-280 bf6-281 bf6-282 bf6-283 bf6-284 bf6-285 bf6-286 bf6-287 bf6-288 bf6-289 bf6-290 bf6-291 bf6-292 bf6-293 bf6-294 bf6-295 bf6-296 bf6-297 bf6-299 bf6-298 bf6-300 bf6-302 bf6-303 bf6-304 bf6-305 bf6-306 bf6-307 bf6-308 bf6-309 bf6-310 bf6-311 bf6-312 bf6-313 bf6-314 bf6-315 bf6-316 bf6-317 bf6-318 bf6-319 bf6-320 bf6-321 bf6-322 bf6-323 bf6-324 bf6-325 bf6-326 There were so many bikes, it was hard to believe. Harley-Davidson had a display and the most impressive transporter truck I have ever seen (shown above). This was maybe half of the bikes as there was a separate parking lot in the distance (see below). bf6-327 bf6-328 bf6-329 bf6-330 bf6-331 bf6-332 bf6-333 bf6-334 bf6-335 bf6-336 bf6-337 bf6-338 bf6-339 bf6-340 bf6-341 bf6-342 bf6-343 bf6-344 All day long bikes were coming and going. It was never ending. Vans Shoes had their famous driving Sk8-Hi and a private area for VIPS. MORE BIKES - MORE VENDORS bf6-345 bf6-346 bf6-347 bf6-348 bf6-349 bf6-350 bf6-351 bf6-352 bf6-353 bf6-354 bf6-355 bf6-356 bf6-357 bf6-358 bf6-359 bf6-360 bf6-361 bf6-362 bf6-363 bf6-364 bf6-365 bf6-366 bf6-367 bf6-368 bf6-369 bf6-370 bf6-371 bf6-372 bf6-373 bf6-374 bf6-375 bf6-376 bf6-377 bf6-378 bf6-379 bf6-380 bf6-381 bf6-382 bf6-383 bf6-384 bf6-385 bf6-386 bf6-387 bf6-388 bf6-389 bf6-390 bf6-391 AWARDS TIME bf6-392 bf6-393 bf6-394 bf6-395 bf6-396 bf6-397 Speed Merchant built H-D on display featuring a 120" motor supplied by Harley-Davidson. Mike and Born Free staff loading the raffle tickets into the mixer. Grant was busy on the mic with all the awards. It went by very fast as everyone was waiting for the main event, the raffle drawing! They were ready to announce the name... unfortunately the first name called was not there! They gave the person five minutes to come to the stage... bf6-398 bf6-399 bf6-400 bf6-401 bf6-402 bf6-403 During the long five minutes, they entertained the audience with T-shirt and hat tosses. Five minutes was up and it was time for another name... bf6-404 bf6-405 bf6-406 bf6-407 bf6-408 bf6-409 This time, the person called was in the audience and made his way to the stage. Another happy winner courtesy of BORN FREE! This lucky guy won the 1947 Knucklehead built by Todd Asin! bf6-410 bf6-411 bf6-412 bf6-413 Best in Show award went to Brent Rogers and his 1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead built by Kiyo's Garage. bf6-414 BORN FREE 6 was over and people made their way home. Already looking forward to BF7! See you next year. Be sure to follow BORN FREE on their official website for all the details. http://bornfreeshow.blogspot.com genewinfield-top MONDAY JUNE 30, 2014 - Gene Winfield's Custom Shop - Mohave, Ca. bf6-415 genewinfield-pana bf6-416 bf6-417 bf6-418 bf6-419 bf6-420 bf6-421 bf6-422 bf6-424 bf6-423 The next morning we headed out to Mohave, California to visit legendary custom car builder Gene Winfield. He will be coming to HCS2014 with his 1962 Ford Econoline Pickup "PACIFICA". Sumi posted about it in his report from last week (check it out). After driving a couple hours we arrived at this shop. Gene gave us a awesome tour showing us old blueprints and drawings of movie cars, his current projects, the magical paint booth as well as his remake of Windy's Service which is the name of his first shop he opened in the '40s. Inside will feature several rooms each with its own theme. Be sure to visit his upcoming event Winfield & Watson on October 11, 2014 to see it completed. bf6-425 bf6-426 bf6-427 bf6-428 bf6-429 After showing us his collection of custom cars, Gene made his way to this container. Inside was the PACIFICA. He uncovered it, started it right up and drove it out. Look at his smile as he drives! bf6-430 bf6-431 bf6-432 bf6-433 bf6-434 bf6-435 bf6-436 bf6-437 bf6-438 See this live and in person along with Gene Winfield at HCS2014 on Dec. 7, 2014! MONDAY JULY 1, 2014 - Born Free 6 Award Winners sunrisecycles-top SUNRISE CYCLES - CHOPPER FEVER - LOS ANGELES, CA bf6-440 bf6-441 bf6-442 bf6-443 bf6-444 bf6-445 bf6-446 bf6-447 bf6-448 bf6-449 bf6-450 bf6-451 Our first stop was Sunrise Cycles. Kosuke Saito, although a native of Nagoya, Japan has been living and buildling custom choppers in Los Angeles for the past nine years. His shop is located on Sunsut Blvd. and faetures a retail vintage clothing shop and custom workshop. Although he admits having limited machines to built the bikes he wants, the results are amazing and the more you look at his creations, the more you are mind blown. Kosuke won the Invited Builders 1st place award as well as the MOONEYES Pick Award for his 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead long bike with an extended springer front fork, pullback handlebars, king & queen seat and sissy bar. So many handcrafted parts and small details you don't see at first until you really get close up. bf6-452 bf6-453 bf6-454 bf6-455 bf6-456 bf6-457 bf6-458 bf6-459 bf6-460 bf6-461 bf6-462 bf6-463 bf6-464 bf6-465 bf6-466 bf6-467 To really appreciate this chopper, come see it live and in person at HCS2014 on Dec. 7, 2014 at Pacifico Yokohama! kiyosgarage-top BRENT ROGERS - KIYO'S GARAGE - GARDENA, CA bf6-468 bf6-469 bf6-470 bf6-471 bf6-472 Our next stop was at Kiyo's Garage to check out Brent Rogers' 1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead built by Kiyo's Garage. Brent began this project over seven years ago. Over the years he had it in different shops, changed the color scheme several times and overall style many times as well. In the end, he brought it to Kiyo's Garage where the finished result was perfection. Brent also met up with legendary drag race painter Bill Carter for the paint work with lace paint, fades, gradation and more. When we arrived at Kiyo's Garage, Bill Carter was there to greet us. bf6-473 bf6-474 bf6-475 bf6-476 bf6-477 bf6-478 bf6-479 bf6-480 bf6-481 bf6-482 bf6-483 bf6-484 bf6-485 bf6-486 bf6-487 bf6-488 bf6-489 bf6-490 Subtle modifications and custom touches were worked into the build from the relocated rear brake master cylinder, ripple pipes and even the headlight mount. Worth the wait, the finished chopper received top honors at Born Free 6 with the Best in Show award. See and hear this beautiful Knucklehead live and in person on Dec. 7, 2014 at HCS2014! bf6-491 bf6-492 The next day, my trip was over and I was heading home. Thank you for reading and viewing my report. Don't forget Sunday December 7, 2014 at Pacifico Yokohama for the 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014! http://yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com #SHIZUKANI #HCS2014 is MOONEYES' effort to tone down the noise pollution outside of the event area of Pacifico Yokohama. For those that understand, we thank you for your support and helping us spread the word on Instagram. Although we are now faced with heavy restrictions, this will not be the last HCS! Go with MOON! bf6-493 bf6-494 bf6-495 bf6-496 bf6-497 bf6-499 bf6-500 bf6-501 bf6-502 bf6-503 bf6-504 bf6-505 bf6-506 bf6-507 bf6-508 bf6-509 bf6-510 bf6-511 bf6-512 bf6-513 bf6-514 bf6-515 bf6-516 bf6-517 bf6-518 bf6-519 bf6-520 bf6-521 bf6-522 bf6-523
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