Bikes of Born Free 9

Gallery of some of our favorite vintage and custom bikes from the ninth annual Born Free Motorcycle Show

born free tank shift flat track
Some old tank-shift flat track racersStaci Wilt

Born Free is one of the biggest and most diverse custom shows in the US. This was the ninth year that builders have come from all over the world to display their vintage and custom motorcycles, and they keep upping the ante every time. While the show keeps getting bigger and bigger, the competition getting stiffer means more builders doing more to win it.

This was the first year in many that we weren't able to be there in person, but luckily our good friend Staci Wilt was there to capture the action. Excuse the lack of detail in the caption, but as most of the bikes are just parked without signage, it makes it a little tough to credit the builders for each individual bike. If you see your bike here and want your name in the caption, feel free to email

sportster swingarm chop
Nice looking evo Sporty with an extended forkStaci Wilt
panhead springer chopper
Tight springer Panhead chop parked on the lawn at Born FreeStaci Wilt
Freedom is a full tank
"Freedom is a full tank,"- ain't that the truthStaci Wilt
born free chopper
It's easy to get a sore neck with so many wicked bikes to look atPanhead
swingarm chop shovel
Swingarm Shovelhead with a fuel reserve on the sissy barStaci Wilt
flathead chopper born free
Shiny polished FlatheadStaci Wilt
born free thumper
See!? It's not all Panheads and Knuckleheads out here!Staci Wilt
born free panhead
With all the far out customs around, it's nice to have something closer to stock to compare them to!Staci Wilt
born free sportster
Nice little Sportster daily riderStaci Wilt
born free fxr
Lots of cool bikes in the FXR/ Dyna showStaci Wilt
chopper trike
Killer old school chopper trike!Staci Wilt
Born Free 9
This bike has been to Born Free in many different forms but is always impressiveStaci Wilt
Born Free FXR
One seriously clean FXR. One of our favorite bikes from that section of the showStaci Wilt
evo chopper born free
We've got a real soft spot for Evo choppers...Staci Wilt
Born Free Knucklehead
Gotta love seeing beautiful bikes like this Knucklehead being ridden out to the show and backStaci Wilt
Born Free 9
Hehe... Buttwiser...Staci Wilt
Born Free 9
Perfect cruising stance on this ShovelheadStaci Wilt
Born Free 9
Loaded up for the long rideStaci Wilt
Born Free 9
With an XS650 and a soarin' babe, this guy has it all figured out.Staci Wilt
Born Free dyna
This is.. uh.. not your average DynaStaci Wilt
'70s chopper
One seriously far out chopper with an original '70s model of the bike!Staci Wilt

To see the full builder list and get more details on this year's show, check out

born Free 9
A very well executed Panhead showbikeStaci wilt