Video Of The Week: Tom Fugle, Born Free Builder
Welcome to Road Rider’s Video Of The Week!
Five years ago Tom Fugle would have been known primarily for his role as co-founder of the mid-western one-percenter club El Forastero MC. Today, he’s better known as having earned his place on the round table of America’s most celebrated custom bike builders. In a crowded scene, Tom Fugle remains a true original and a rebel, whose work has been credited as an inspiration to some of the top emerging talents.
This week’s video is a short film that follows Fugle as he prepares his ’48 Panhead project for the 2014 Born Free show. Fugle’s bike took 3rd place in the Invited Builder category at Born Free 6, but the award was second in value to the overdue acknowledgement and respect garnered from the builder world-at-large that was a result of his participation in the the Born Free show.
Tom Fugle was unable to attend Born Free 8 this year, but we look forward to seeing his next project come to life in the future.
If you’re into choppers and custom bikes, you won’t want to miss another year of the phenomenon that is Born Free. Pencil in Born Free 9 for the summer of 2017. You can visit the Born Free Motorcycle Show here, or follow the show on social media @bornfreeshow.