Wow it's hard to believe that BF5 was almost a month ago..all the planning and work that goes into this show( for everyone involved) is over in a blink of an eye. The dust has finally settled a bit and unfortunately for us we need to make a decision on BF6. The site needs a commitment very soon or the dates will be gone and park rented to someone else. We had a great show and if definitely was much bigger than the previous year.. is that good or bad not really sure? We had a lot of growing pains this year and some drama but that's life. We can't please everyone and some don't want it even if we could. I did learn some things this year... The show is not going to work for everyone ( including builders, vendors, sponsors or spectators) & that's ok, we also need  to thicken our skin a bit .When you put all your time & effort, you pour your heart and soul into something you love and then people trash you it's a tough pill to swallow...but that's the deal and we get it. We also need more help..a lot more and lastly if we  do the show again we need to get back control of it before it goes the wrong direction. Oh.. I also forgot to mention we did not sell the show
..infact it's never been discussed so don't believe rumors or spread em. If you want to know something just ask us..      I found this flyer from the first that was fun! 

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Commented on 7-21-2013 At 06:11 pm

Love the Show, being there, a part of it. was great, took all I could do to be there, an will go thru Hell an High Water. to be there again! hope you make it happen. To bad about the negative feedback. the positive should out weigh that by a long shot! thx for your time an hard werk. BF6!

Commented on 7-21-2013 At 08:05 pm

The show was the business man, haters are gonna hate no matter what!! You cats did an amazing job and like Mrflameman57 said the positives out weigh the negatives(none in my opinion) by far. Keep up the good work brother and I can't wait for next years show.

Commented on 7-22-2013 At 04:28 am

I couldn't even begin to imagine the work it takes to make that show happen...but its an awesome show, you guys did a great job!!! and looking forward to bf6...thanks for the hard work....

Commented on 7-22-2013 At 05:18 am

BF5 was my first Born free show,I loved and cant wait to go to BF6 and more. Whatever you guys are doing.....Its working. Keep it up.

Commented on 7-22-2013 At 06:51 am

I've been to every Born Free to date and they have gotten bigger and better each year. I totally loved BF2 the most in Signal Hill (but I was merely a spectator there... so that explains it)(free beer). This year we had a double wide booth and sold more t-shirts than at any other single "vendor" event in our Lady Hump / Gasser Lounge history! CRFyou shirts were a fucking smash!!! ~ Thanks everyone! Can't believe how hot it was but whatever... sorry for everyone stuck in traffic... hope we quenched your thirst if you swung by? can't wait for next year... we might triple the booth! Mike and Grant; just do your thing! Anyone there and unhappy isn't as unhappy as the millions who never had the chance to attended a BF... :-(

Commented on 8-22-2013 At 12:04 pm

I have been to all but number 1.
I think they have all gotten getter each year. That said , I can only hope tree is another. Yeah it was hot, yeah it was crowded, if it wasn't the haters woulda complained about that too.
Maybe it's time to start charging for admission. It would weed out some of the freeloaders and whiners. I'd pay for the experience.
IF that was the last, I thank you for what you for what you have done. It's been a great ride.

Commented on 10-4-2013 At 07:09 pm

when will that date for born free 6 be up? me and a few of my buds are going to ride are scoots down route 66 to get there next year going to do it on a 10 foot shovel chop and a 67 iron chop that triple D and i are building as of right now

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Just something to think about before buying your biker novelty souvenirs at Chopper World this year...

So, if no "laws" were broken, would you think it's ok to copy someone else's product and (along with modifying it to fit your own brand) sell said product? Even if it's legally ok, is it still something you want to support? Options are there for you to choose, but I choose not to, when it becomes apparent that someone (in the case below Harley Davidson) is blatantly (or is merely and obviously mass producing a "like" product) ripping someone else off. It's not done in ode to or in comic satire, which would actually be funny. In this case, the Mandana designed as a joke(*), now mass produced (with modifications sufficient to remain clear of patent and/or copyright infringement) to increase the weekend warrior "Skull Meter" ratings at the local Dealership Hot Dog Saturday... (insert face palm Picard image here). The most common reply is always; People have been and are ripping people off who have been ripping people off for years and years and years and years. That's just the "way" of the world.  ...but that still doesn't make it something I want to ignorantly support.

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What Is & Why You Need The BF7 Grass Pass

From our friends at Born-Free:


"It's hard to get the info out regarding Born-Free because every year we change stuff up to make it better and more fun. It's not like a regular show that's the same deal every just show up and it's over. Between the giveaway promo's, invited builders & guests, videos, sponsor & vendor info, art, merch, music and general show changes it's a lot to process. 
*Today the most important thing to understand is how the BF7 Grass Pass early admission band works and why you need it. The Grass Pass band is designed for the rider to enter the BF grounds without waiting in a line , without having to get off their bike park and pay..then start it back up and ride in. Also a huge plus is being able to have your bike inside the show grounds for easy access. Hang out with your friends and BS about what we all! Remember its a bike show and we your bikes inside the grounds and to be part of the show. Any bike parked inside the show grounds is eligible for an award and there are several to cover all styles of bikes. In fact the Best in Show winner we be selected from the crowd. 
The Grass Pass bands are only $ 10 bucks and if you have a passenger they need one too. The regular gate admission is only $ 10 bucks so there is no up charge for the Grass Pass its simply for the riders convenience and to help us keep the traffic moving. Lastly this is the only way to guarantee that your bike is on show grounds and part of the action. You can take your chances to just show up and pay at the gate but if we are full you will need to park in the parking lot and just walk in. The Grass Pass bands are open to all bikes. If you are riding to Born-Free do yourself a favor and buy a Grass Pass...You can thank us later.  To buy online visit  Don't Delay..Online cut off is coming soon!! See you all next month.

We will be set up at the So Cal Cycle Swap Meet this Sunday and ready to serve you.If you waited to buy your Grass Pass admission bands or giveaway promo poster/ticket combo...Now is the time. We also have some BF6 Tees we will be blowing out for $5 bucks so stop by and get what you need before its too late!! See you all next month," Mike and Grant/

Hangin' in Hanford

On May 16th 2015, Classic Cycle Events hosted the 47th annual Hanford Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Held at the King's Fairgrounds in Hanford, CA and in conjunction with a motorcycle parts swap, this show has always been a vital stop on the swap circuit. Real pickers arrive the day before and wait in line to be the first in and the first to score crusty gold, mined from the local central California valley. Friday nights are spent talking about old bikes and bbq'n a few dogs and tossing back some brews with the boys, both young and old. The fact the show and swap takes place in a grassy section of the fairgrounds gives it a back east feel that many of the other California swaps don’t posses. 

After a night spent sleeping in the dirt, the gates open up to spectators looking to grab what’s left of the parts for sale and lay eyes on some of the killer show bikes that make their way to the event. As people pour in, the bikes quickly get mobbed by guys talking about how they used to have this same bike but theirs was different. Marshall Baker, the man that hosts the show,  gives out a few awards in predetermined classes of bikes ranging from early dirt bikes to later model Brit bikes. The show concludes about noon and most of the vendors clear out a little bit earlier after having hopefully sold what they brought and loaded up with more junk for the following years meet.

Thanks again, Marshall for always hosting such a fun show and swap! More info at:


Important information for anyone planning on attending Just Kickers

Due to the recent rainfall, the Ardmore Dragway is flooded, and it doesn't look like it will be dry enough for Just Kickers. We want you all to have a good time so we have decided to postpone Just Kickers to ­early October of 2015. As soon as we have a date we will let you know. Help us spread the word. Thanks, Kirk.



RIDE TO FISH | Saturday June 6th.

Minnesota is all about that city meets the sticks vibe and pretty much everyone in MN likes to fish. Now I know the concept will be a bit hard to understand but it goes something like this. First we ride... then we fish. If you like those two things, than this little weekend might be for you. Here are more of the details. Question: Who's invited? Answer: Anyone who's down to ride and fish. Question: How much does it cost? Answer: Zero Dollars Question: Do youguys have sponsors? Answer: Fuck No! This ride is great because it's NOT about any of that junk. Question: Is there camping? Answer: Yup - but don't expect a camp ground. We usually find a spot to camp as we go. Question: If I'm from out of state and I need a place to crash the day before or the day after, what do I do? Answer: Just email me. We've got plenty of basement space for you to crash out for FREE. Question: Are people really coming form out of state just to ride and fish? Answer: You betcha - We've got great bikes, great lakes, great roads, awesome weather and fantastic camping. Question: I'm still not sold on this ride to fish thing. Why should I go. Answer: I've already mentioned the roads, lakes, fishing, camping, weather, bikes and zero dollars. The best part of the trip is that riding out here means you're riding with stand up dudes. Everyone is helpful, some are handy and some are just plain hilarious. I'm honestly still trying to figure out why someone wouldn't go.

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