What do you get when you mix perfect weather, hundreds of vintage choppers, vendors, killer live bands, and hundreds of people from around the country? You get an amazing party called the Giddy Up, set in beautiful Hill Country on the outskirts of New Braunfels, Texas.
This was the first annual Giddy Up show. To celebrate, top builder Joey “The Fish” Cano gave away his amazing 1955 Panhead chopper to one lucky winner. Joey, along with Matt Jackson, Brian Buscemi, John Collins and Marcos Flores are responsible for a very successful event. This was a family friendly event just a short distance from Austin with plenty of camping. You know the saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas”? After attending this event, I believe the Giddy Up show will become an annual gathering and grow into one of the country’s largest events of its kind.
The first thing I noticed once arriving at the show was the atmosphere, which included a variety of the coolest bikes that most people only see in popular chopper magazines. I saw some amazing bikes on the main stage. As I walked around checking out the vendors, I saw legends like Tom Fugle and well known builders such as Scott T-BONE Jones and Dan Collins mingling with the crowd. Chop Cult, Biltwell, Kevin Bass, MC Creations, Just Kickers, DC Choppers and Harley Davidson were just a few of the sponsors that made the Giddy Up such a success.
Photos by Heath Braun
This show was for those who have a love and passion for old motorcycles and want to honor the guys that build them. You could catch a glimpse of some old iron that has been around as long as our grandfathers. You could also see some amazing craftsmanship and customization of motorcycles by many top notch builders from around the country. This was a true union of people who enjoy and admire old iron and everything that comes along with the lifestyle. If you were unable to attend this year’s event, you should plan on attending next year because this is going to become one of the best shows in the Southwest. A special thanks to all that had a hand in putting the Giddy Up show together! A very special thanks to Joey Cano for contributing and giving away his Panhead. See you guys next year!