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The Bienville Legacy: Motorcycles of Power and Distinction

The greatest contemporary motorcycle designs were led by one man. After 8 years off, JT Nesbitt is poised to change the industry again.

The Bienville Legacy: Motorcycles of Power and Distinction

The greatest contemporary motorcycle designs were led by one man. After 8 years off, JT Nesbitt is poised to change the industry again.

$64,695
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53
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 22 2012 12:31 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 21, 2013
 

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    DVD Download:

    Pre-released digital download of the documentary currently titled "Tempus Veritas Revelat" (Time Reveals Truth). The story of the design and production of these extraordinary prototypes will include the people and events that will ultimately make them an enduring legacy... especially after the landspeed record attempt in Bonneville.

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    DVD Hard Copy:

    Pre-released copy of the "Tempus Veritas Revelat" Documentary (described above)

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    Master Creaftsman's Folio: Digital Notebook

    JT Nesbitt is keeping meticulous drawings that have built up before the project started and are now being produced at a fever-pitch in order to solve some of the thorniest engineering and visual design challenges he faces.

    We are producing a high-resolution digital recreation of these notebooks for viewing on tablet or PC. Get an intimate, inside view of the project that illustrates how a master designer thinks through the invention of entirely new technologies.

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    Icon: Sand-Cast Bee

    Based on the iconic mark for the Legacy Motorcycle Commission, we are hand-pouring a sand casting of our most important image. The piece will be cast in Bienville Studios, finished with a commemorative note from JT Nesbitt and will serve as a reminder of everything master craftsmanship stands for.

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    Bespoke Mechanic's Shirt:
    (Men's and Women's) with Bienville Legacy branded embroidery, celebrating the craftsmanship of the bikes and everything this project stands for.

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    Master-Craftsman Folio: A Narrative

    Based on the award listed at $50, this award builds on the digital recreation of the meticulous engineering and artistic explorations JT Nesbitt is producing... and incorporates a layer of narrative from the designer himself. We will walk through a discussion of the designs, essentially providing a personal explanation of the drawings, challenges, and context for each of the explorations. A truly one of a kind opportunity to cross master craftsmanship with the digital realm.

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    Premier Screening TICKETS to the Documentary:

    VIP access to the movie screening, up close and personal access to the bikes, personal memento of the occasion, and experience commentary with JT Nesbitt (master designer) and Jim Jacoby (lead funder). Theaters to be determined in Chicago and New Orleans. Additional locations to be added pending location of funders.

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    Genuine Silver Custom 'wrist-brace' bracelet:

    Hand-crafted by Redferne Designs out of Chicago, available only to funders. Produced in silver to rigorous standards, this one-of-a-kind piece will celebrate the Legacy 'bee' emblem through the spirit of master craftsmanship and the story we create together. Sizing for men and women to be offered.

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    Hand-cast Custom Bike Component

    Mounted and framed, numbered and signed by JT Nesbitt, this design-defining component will be a key element from the final prototype design. Own a lynch-pin in the design that was actually incorporated into the bike build.

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    Personal Apprenticeship EVENT:

    On-site at Bienville Studios in the French Quarter, working under tutelage with JT Nesbitt for one weekend (Sat/Sun) or one 'long-weekend' (Fri-Mon). Incidentals included, accommodations provided. Travel to/from New Orleans is participant's responsibility. Participation will be subject to application, screening, release, and insurance process. Note: this opportunity is one to work with and take direction from JT Nesbitt according to strict build and shop performance/protocol. Also Note: You may sponsor this gift as an apprenticeship for a student of our or your choosing. This can be a great way to impact a designer's career!

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    Prototype Test Ride EVENT:

    Attend the preview unveiling and initial public firing of all three prototypes. Experience a bike walk-around and briefing from JT Nesbitt. Then, take a limited test ride at Nola Motorsports Park on one of the three prototypes! Participation subject to application and screening process. Note: riding skills/experience are crucial for participation in the test-ride event. Travel to/from New Orleans is participant's responsibility. Attendees may participate without riding if desired. (Likely outing to Jazzfest also TBD.)

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    Salt Flats Landspeed Record Attempt EVENT:

    Be a part of the team supporting Nesbitt and Jacoby with the time trial at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Travel to/from Utah is participant's responsibility. Includes access to the salt flats with the team, participation in supporting the team, and a personal event with the Bonneville Salt Flats racers at the Wrap Event.

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    Master Craftsman PACKAGE:

    Receive a set of the following: Signed DVD, Movie Poster, Mechanics Shirt, Premier Tickets, Custom Wrist-Brace, and Custom Prototype Component. Also includes the events: 'Long-weekend' Apprenticeship and Prototype Test Ride.

    (Bonneville record attempt remains a separate purchase.)

    If desired, add a companion to the events for no extra cost! Screenings and confirmation applicable as detailed above.

    Also, receive credit mention in the documentary.

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    Team Building PACKAGE:

    Choose your team of 12 to come work on-site at Bienville Studios two-at-a-time for a weekend under tutelage with JT Nesbitt. Include colleagues, friends, or family! OR Establish a 'scholarship' of sorts for 12 apprentices to attend JT's studio in your name, two-at-a-time. You may name up to 12 recipients or leave some or all 12 slots open for us to invite those without the financial means to participate in the apprenticeship EVENT as described above.

    Also, receive credit mention in the documentary.

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