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Born-Free 10 Stampede Gallery

Sneak peek at the custom bikes from Born-Free and rowdy flat-track racing in the City of Industry

The Born-Free Stampede is not only the first opportunity to see the bikes that builders have been preparing and the kickoff of the Southern California chopper show, it’s also one hell of a flat-track race. Builders and enthusiasts bring out all types of bikes to rub elbows on the dirt and get a sneak peek at the weekend’s show bikes.

Classes include pull-start minis, tank-shift, vintage singles, open twins, ladies, hooligans, and more, with speeds varying from nice and slow to almost pro. As always, spectators bit their nails watching the priceless vintage machines spit dirt and bump bars, then relaxed and cheered as the minibikes, hooligans, and whatnot took to the track.

Immaculate choppers lined up next to more modern performance bikes like Rusty Butcher’s Street 750 and Speed Merchant’s Softail. Vintage Dreams put together an incredible chopper and is no doubt hoping for another win.

If you missed the Stampede, there is another pre-party tonight (Friday, June 22) at Trabuco Canyon’s Cook’s Corner, and the show kicks off first thing tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Born Free Stampede Racer 2018

Early models racing at the Born-Free stampede

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Vintage Indian racing at the Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born Free Stampede tipped bike

Christmas in June during the hooligan races.

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born free stampede lightning motorcycle

Rusty Butcher's H-D Street 750 at the Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 long chopper

Vintage Dreams' Born Free 10 build

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 red custom motorcycle

Now that's a lot of sheet metal work! Sure looks comfy.

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 black harley-davidson

Early model salt flats racer at the Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 red custom chopper

Solid stance on this molded-frame Pan at the Born-Free Stampede

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 orange custom chopper

Check out the route the front pipe takes on this rad orange Knucklehead

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 steampunk vintage bike

Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 build and destroy gas cap

Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 red and black harley-davidson

Speed Merchant's Softail custom

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 long red chopper

Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 leading edge 151

Leading Edge 151ci Milwaukee Eight in their custom Road Glide

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 green and white royal

Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 dashboard

Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 chrome engine

Immaculate Knucklehead at the Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 vintage motorcycles

Born-Free Stampede 2018

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 indoor race

Some practice laps on bikes that actually look like they were meant for this.

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Born-Free Stampede 2018 dirt track

Jackson from Lucky Wheels Garage in Los Angeles getting his practice laps in

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