Born Free Texas 23, Yellow Rose Canyon, USA
Everything is larger in Texas, yeehaw! The second edition of Born Free Texas was proof, if it was needed: more days, more real estate, more action, more anything. Just for the bands’ lineup they needed a separate poster to hang along the poster for the attractions: Wall of Death, flat track races, dirt drag racing, stalls offering anything from art, clothes, lifestyle, accessories, parts, (parts incidentally brought here by a company named W&W Cycles), food stalls, the humongous Lone Star stage and of course The Bowl, an, ahem, bowl-like depression in Yellow Rose Canyon, just the spot to park any number of Harleys, Harleys, Harleys, Harleys, and, yes, Harleys. If you had a Grass Pass. If you came early, you had a chance to grab a pitch for your tent close to the action.
Starting Friday the action didn’t stop for three solid days, not at the AMCA Cherokee chapter swap meet nor at the W&W stall where we talked shit with dudes until the cows came home, including some of the Invited Builders for the upcoming Born Free LA show in 2024 who are positively working on the parts lists for those builds. As big and boisterous Born Free Texas may have been, as laid back and easy going it also was. And the mix of scooters on hand was delirious: where else would you find choppers, barn finds, stockers, baggers and club style machines so evenly matched? Here’s our question: will Born Free Texas 2024 be even bigger?