Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show


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! 



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Commented on 5-19-2014 At 11:13 am

such a great show. can't wait for next year

Commented on 5-19-2014 At 12:23 pm

that engraved tank/bike is the shiz

Commented on 5-19-2014 At 01:30 pm

One of the best bike shows/choppers weekends I've ever been to. Glad I made it out. I'll be there next year for sure. A+

Commented on 5-19-2014 At 04:21 pm

The tank is amazing,would like to know the artist who made it,I've got some work for him,anyone can help me out?

Commented on 5-19-2014 At 07:43 pm

Hey chopperwalt that is my bike. Hit me on instagram @theheadchoppa I can help you out with any questions

Commented on 5-19-2014 At 08:28 pm

Wow! I'm digging it.

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 03:28 am

Very nice!!

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 06:40 am

Good worded coverage and nice pics by Heath as usual, hate missing the event but he always builds on the story with imagery.

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 07:28 am

Hell yeah, my Shovel and I made the banner image!

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 01:40 pm

FUCking Great Show and will always be one of my favorite memories. Our bonefire was raging and i get fuggin piss drunk. Had a friend catch a fish out of the river right there and i have no memory of my gutting it like a madman but the pictures exist!! Ha!

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 05:28 pm

Heath (TheGreatWhiteBison) takes the best pics, wicked eye... you guys should all click his name/visit his site... give him some business, he's a rad dood!

@thegreatwhitebison: thanks for putting in the work man, great memories!!

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 08:20 pm

Looked like a hell of a party. Miss'n all the Ole Filthy crew!

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 10:14 pm

A great set of must have been a great show. Kudos to GWB for taking them. Hmm..although i've never been there myself,I've got extended family in Austin. So the show's another good reason to go there.

Commented on 5-20-2014 At 10:45 pm

Looks like a great time!

Commented on 5-26-2014 At 06:23 pm

Was very proud to be a Vendor at the very first, and definitly not last, GiddyUp. Met a bunch of killer guys and saw some amazing bikes the entire day. My day was topped when we held our own little raffle at the booth where a lucky winner took home a awesome set of Biltwell Bars. Until next year......

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