Every year I try and make it to the Chino Air Show. It’s run by The Planes Of Fame museum at the same airport. For as long as I can remember they have been known for their amazing collection and the fact that they fly them. They have the only Zero in the world with its original motor. One of the Northrop flying wing prototypes. The YP59A prototype. The list goes on. Here are a few shots from this weekend.
You made it to the end!
A couple months ago Pete “Hot Dog” Finlan and I were talking about my project for Born Free. He said he would like to do it and things worked out where we could make it happen. I can’t wait to see what he does with the paint. I picked the main colors and a theme consisting nothing more than a moment in time I liked the paint from and left it up to him. He knows more about what I want than I do I’m sure. He’s been at this for thirty years. He’s one of those rare painters that excels in paint, striping, lettering, leaf work, etc. I’m sure the bike will be WAY beyond anything I would of dreamed up. Lisa and I ran down to drop everything off last week and to get a quick lesson in bodywork. I learned I should stick with leather and leave paint to the pros. While Pete stayed mostly clean I managed to cover myself and pack my ears, nose, etc. with body filler dust.
This bike like Funkenstein and The Pink Taco is being painted with House of Kolor products. Make sure to follow Hot Dog on Instagram as “hotdogkustoms” and on facebook. Make sure and come by to see the bike in the Builders Invite area at Born Free V June 29th.
Bill just opened a new shop in Daytona. It’s located at 726 N. Beach St, Daytona, Fla. Best of luck and thanks for the business!!!
I was able to see my buddy Marty’s indian up at the David Mann Chopperfest this past weekend. He did 99% of the work himself. This is his first paintjob. It is even more incredible in person. Im going to cover a cut down buddy seat for him for when he wants to ride his girlfriend with him. The solo pictured I did a while back.
It’s great to see you ruling it once again and we appreciate your kind words.
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