The Born-Free Motorcycle Show started back in 2009 when a couple friends, Mike Davis and Grant Peterson, wanted to throw get together of vintage choppers in Orange County, California. Believe it or not, there weren’t really any shows for bikes like ours back then! Born-Free’s meteoric rise quickly made it “the” place for old and young from all over the world to ride in, see, and talk about old iron for one day. Now over 14 years later it brings together over 25,000 eager spectators and participants and over 200 vendors/sponsors, live music, Ives Brothers Wall of Death, the highly anticipated Invited Builder show, Special Guest Area, AMCA regional swapmeet, and more!
The Born-Free Show is a back to basics show built on this impromptu action of people building and riding their vintage Harleys, Hondas, Indians, Triumphs (and more) into the show which then becomes “the show”. The show is open to all makes and models and is laid back with voluntary registration and a handful of awards and prizes, but Best In Show gets a trip for themselves and their motorcycle to the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom show in Yokohama, Japan this December! Inside the show there is a special Invited Builder area where 32 up and coming motorcycle builders from all around the world will be debuting the bikes they’ve been building just for this event over the past year. These builders are not cable TV stars, but craftsmen, small shop owners, and garage builders doing their best to push themselves to build something that is unique, well thought out, and finely finished.
Did we mention we have given away over 30 motorcycles in the history of the show? Yep, that’s right! Each year we giveaway two or three new and old Harley-Davidsons to lucky show attendees that enter our drawing. A poster and ticket combo is for sale online. Must be present to win!
For more info visit our Facebook and Instagram for daily updates, Invited Builder videos, and more. Born-Free is family friendly, but there are no pets, coolers, or club colors allowed.
Thanks for all the years of support and fun!
-Mike and Grant