Born Free 7 is right around the corner and with only a few weeks away I thought to myself what better way to get stoked on the biggest motorcycle show in the states and possibly the world then relive last year's show through some photos I have never posted anywhere before. The lost archive per se, that or I was just too lazy and had no reason to put them together anywhere until now. Born Free to me is the most overwhelming and beautiful take on motorcycles, the builders, and the over all culture. The whole show is so well put together; it truly is the Mecca of all motorcycle shows in my eyes. Every which way you turn your head there is some type of amazing bike, or tank art just gleaming in the California sun. It's the perfect setting for a motorcycle show.
I walked around the entire show grounds last year probably 5 or more times and I was still able to discover something new every single time I turned my head. Not to mention that if you walked out to the general parking area there was over 18,000 bikes in attendance from all over the world. To walk around and see so many different state and countries' license plates probably was one of the coolest things at the show to see. Also seeing all the ingenuity and craftsmanship put into so many styles of bikes by everyone that came to the show, makes your brain fill instantly with envy and thoughts of how you want to make your bike better or build something new all together. Born Free just gives off this inspirational feeling all weekend long that I wouldn't trade for the world. See you in a few weeks Cali, but until then I will stare at these photos to get pumped for the show. Here is a ton of photos from day one, I'll put up day two next week. Hope you enjoy them!
For all info on Born Free 7 go to www.bornfreeshow.com
Day one at Born Free 6.
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