My Day at Born Free 10 │ One of the Greatest Custom Motorcycle Shows on Earth

  • Published on Jul 12, 2018
  • A Vlog of Matt Laidlaw riding into and experiencing Born Free 10. This Vintage and custom Harley-Davidson show has gotten bigger and bigger every year. It's one of the best places to check out tons of Vintage Harleys and Indian motorcycles. Celebrating their 10th year of consecutive shows this year was epic as ever.
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Comments • 158

  • Gster326
    Gster326 2 days ago

    Hottie alert 20:50

  • Manuel Valdivia
    Manuel Valdivia 2 days ago

    Man! Thats looks awesome!
    When and where exactly

  • djm584
    djm584 Month ago

    Hey u going to born free 11 I’m finally going from the Bay Area can’t wait keep up the good reviews

  • Anna Kissed
    Anna Kissed 3 months ago

    As they say "ride what ya brung". I'd love a Harley Sportster but I'm on a disability pension and full-time carer of my partner who has MS so we'll have to stick with our rusty 2012 Vulcan 900C. I do enjoy seeing what choppers people build out of cheap Japanese bikes especially the rat style choppers and bobbers but yeah, Harley has that mystique about it, especially the older builds you see at places like born free. I'd hoped to have won lotto before my Dad died so that I could take him around Australia on a Harley Davidson even if it was in a sidecar but hey, I'll just have to win lotto and ride around Australia on a Harley with my partner in a sidecar in his memory hopefully raising some money for MS or Cancer research along the way.

  • rickdafrog
    rickdafrog 3 months ago

    That wannabe “Jump” song was crack up 🤣

  • Steve Reeves
    Steve Reeves 4 months ago

    Hey Matt,
    Love your videos. Have you been to Sturgis and if so what are your thoughts about it as an experience?

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  4 months ago

      I have never been. It's on my list of places to go though.

  • evil_muscle muscled
    evil_muscle muscled 5 months ago

    The blonde Harley at the beginning of the video took the cake . When the music came on it went good with the video , the beat went along just right . That beat would be good with future videos . Long live the blonde Harley 😍

  • Hardtail Suicidaljockey

    Looks like the same painter on alot of the bikes.......

  • Assiniboine Archery
    Assiniboine Archery 5 months ago

    Buying a Harley doesnt get you into a "culture" . Either your a weekend bank loan biker or a true enthusiast..which you aren't.

  • Biker Brian
    Biker Brian 6 months ago

    great video. love your content

  • Ek Chuah Studios
    Ek Chuah Studios 7 months ago

    I'm up in the San Francisco Bay area but will try to get to this show in 2019.

  • Michael Mitchell
    Michael Mitchell 8 months ago

    A little late watching this video, better late than never!.... This video kicks ass Matt!.... I could watch a much longer video man!... This event kicks maximum ass for sure!....I love being a part of such an epic legacy, I just wish an hope on day I can actually attend something like in Pennsylvania on a limited budget keeps me from it, bit at least I own a 13 fatboy lo!...God bless brother

  • 1 2
    1 2 8 months ago

    That old brass and rust color knucklehead was the baddest bike I seen.

  • 1 2
    1 2 8 months ago

    That lake looks almost empty

  • 1 2
    1 2 8 months ago

    Ahhh...your buddy kept his mirrors on the wing instead of on the bars with the different bars. It does work!

  • Georges Weickmans
    Georges Weickmans 9 months ago

    One of your best ever videos. Big fan ! Hello from Belgium ✌️ Street Glide 2008

  • Charlie P
    Charlie P 9 months ago

    Would you consider reviewing a new 2019 Street Glide? On RU-clip I can only find videos about Street Glide Specials or Street Glide CVO's. I would like to learn about a regular stock from the factory, working man's Street Glide. Not the more expensive models. Anyway, I would get the least expensive one and then modify it to my liking, not someone else's. Thanks for showing us around the cool sites and motorcycle gatherings. They are fun to watch!

  • Ricardo Lopez
    Ricardo Lopez 10 months ago

    great job with all the videos you post. very inspiring keep it up brother. DON'T STOP!!!

  • Hunting and Fishing with George

    Matt you are full of shit the show was totally commercialized venders everywhere you have to pay to get in what a bunch of shit. all I saw was a bunch of Mexicans. you won't to know why the industry is in decline is all the commercialization and the blacks and the Mexicans are taking over. white people are giving Harley the finger and walking away.

  • aaron bulkley
    aaron bulkley 10 months ago +1

    Great VIDEO!!! Thank YOU

  • Steve Oosterhof
    Steve Oosterhof 10 months ago +1

    Thanks Matt. Great video.

  • Patrick Huston
    Patrick Huston 10 months ago +1

    Matt could you make a video about your camera/mic setups?

    GATEKEEPERS 98 11 months ago +2

    This by far is one of the best Harley Vlogs I've seen in awhile👊 ✌And Ride safe. 🇺🇸 and a big prop to Jamie for taking the time to help out a fellow rider..👊👊👊

  • ml414skidoo
    ml414skidoo 11 months ago

    What phone holder are you using at 24:20? Is it magnetic or does it twist/clip in? Great video thanks.

  • hasrin harith
    hasrin harith 11 months ago

    jz askin ...r biker with colors tht o.g& caste nt welcome ?tht angels or tht mongs or s.o.a type biker u seen in sturgis

  • justin pigg
    justin pigg 11 months ago +2

    You talk about the "culture" it is really owning a HD but at 9:10 it just hit me seeing those bikes lined up those big baggers like yours is a Clydesdale and those dynas are like mustangs and sportster are like ponies

  • justin pigg
    justin pigg 11 months ago

    Come on matt why didnt you back in

  • Krobar Rides
    Krobar Rides 11 months ago

    Did you start your dealer or is it family business?

  • Norman Teck
    Norman Teck 11 months ago

    Best show-vid I've ever seen. Sucked me right into it. Sorry I couldn't be there in person.

  • dWrenched
    dWrenched 11 months ago

    Verry cool, thanks for sharing !

  • Bavarikus
    Bavarikus 11 months ago

    hi Matt, great Video, great show,... the FXR Bikes are for dreams. Really big eyeopener. Greetz Alex.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Thanks for watching as always. Yea the FXRs they have there are insane.

  • ALL4 TheRYDE
    ALL4 TheRYDE 11 months ago

    You're videos are awesome! Just curious what editing software are you using?

  • Scoot Jockey
    Scoot Jockey 11 months ago

    Excellent view of a USA bike show a little different to the ones here,was in London for the 115th anniversary,10 bikes at the most IN LONDON FOR CHRISTS SAKE!!!!

  • Chad Gilstrap
    Chad Gilstrap 11 months ago

    Video in the Epic. Love the videos please keep them coming. You’re giving those of us in the Midwest a small peek at SoCal life, thank you sir.

  • filmcostar
    filmcostar 11 months ago

    a factory adventure bike would be nice

  • Scott Mills
    Scott Mills 11 months ago

    Thanks for the vid Matt! Where can I get that sick vest your wearing. It’s hot out here in the OC. HD HB doesn’t stock it.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      It’s an older vest and I don’t think dealers can order it anymore.

  • Joshua Turner
    Joshua Turner 11 months ago

    I purchased my first Harley Bc of your channel...18 Street Glide Special. 800 miles on it so far and loving it. Thanks!

  • sharkzf6
    sharkzf6 11 months ago

    Awesome! Thanks again Matt! 😎

  • Little PAW 1969
    Little PAW 1969 11 months ago

    Cool video, looked like a nice show.

  • Simon Clark
    Simon Clark 11 months ago +1

    Fun packed day ! ..... it sure was Matt ..cheers ^^

  • CUInMySights
    CUInMySights 11 months ago

    How did I miss this show (and not even know about it and I'm just 30 minutes away-huh), this would have been a great way to spend my bday weekend. You can bet I won't miss it in the future! Thanks Matt for bringing this to my attention.

  • Francis Smith
    Francis Smith 11 months ago

    Great video. Just wondering your reasons for placing your mobile phone so low and away (on your right hand crash bar)?

    • Francis Smith
      Francis Smith 11 months ago

      I also remembered, whilst sleeping that you did a video on the new HD Bluetooth headset, and then had a flash back this morning that you were using it in this video.
      With Bluetooth you don’t need the phone nearby, which means less cluttered on your handle bars and less chance of being stopped by the Police for using a mobile phone whilst riding.
      Save riding.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      I don’t like to mount my phone on my bars. It makes them look cluttered.

  • Duke jpf
    Duke jpf 11 months ago


  • Neil Shah
    Neil Shah 11 months ago

    Matt... @1:47 your friends did not cheer when you entered the room. Just a "hey". Idk bruh but I think you need new homies. If your boys don't hype you up who will Matt? Who will?

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Haha. I was late I think they all were like, "Nice of you to show up"

  • MidWest LizardMan
    MidWest LizardMan 11 months ago

    You lost me at 9:00

  • thomash
    thomash 11 months ago

    Born Free looks like a great show, but if you really feel only Harleys make great customs, I would say you're sadly mistaken. I've seen many killer metric custom builds as well. I understand your bias toward Harley, but how about acknowledging there are other fine bikes out there in this big old world as well. Still love your vids!

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      I have enjoyed a lot of motorcycles over the years. I just happen to sell Harley Davidsons and my channel is a HD channel.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Not sure why you think I only think H-D makes cool customs. You must have misunderstood me.

  • MJ Motors
    MJ Motors 11 months ago

    Agree with u bro .. im overseas and made it to Daytona this year .. Harley life style is unique while still other brands are welcome too

  • Kenneth Reynolds
    Kenneth Reynolds 11 months ago

    Awesome event Matt, loved every minute of it, I've never seen so many bikes. I would be in Hog heaven there, pun intended 😜

  • Dark Of Light
    Dark Of Light 11 months ago

    Seem like goood times! So many awesome bikes there! Just so inspiring to see how one can bulid and customise bikes in so many different directions and styles.
    Keep em´coming sir!

  • Road Glider
    Road Glider 11 months ago

    My favorite bike this year was a beautiful crushed ice pearl Street Glide I saw on the grass parking! 😉 😉

  • Thomas Angelo
    Thomas Angelo 11 months ago +4

    So much comes to you when you're on a Harley Davidson great video thank you Matt take care

  • Retro Biker
    Retro Biker 11 months ago +2

    1:51 she checking you out Matt :) :) :)

  • AboutMy FathersBusiness
    AboutMy FathersBusiness 11 months ago

    Nice event. Also nice to see no MC's showing their colors and causing trouble. Absolutely love the old bikes!

  • Da'oud Rosa
    Da'oud Rosa 11 months ago +2

    You can really see the affect from the strict California emissions laws.

  • Greg Milona
    Greg Milona 11 months ago +2

    Absolutely awesome Matt,thanks for the video from Australia

  • Prost!Stuttgart
    Prost!Stuttgart 11 months ago

    Awesome show! Thanks for sharing Matt

  • mark henry
    mark henry 11 months ago

    Great stuff Matt. Wish we had some thing like that in the UK. Cheers.

  • DownUnderBikeLife
    DownUnderBikeLife 11 months ago

    Curious if you had a personal favourite bike from the event or maybe top 3?

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Not really but like I said in the video I really enjoyed seeing the new 2018 Softails all customized.

  • Tim Berendes
    Tim Berendes 11 months ago

    Great video Matt. Bummed I had to miss the show this year. Coming to see you guys Sat. Looking at trading into a fat bob.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago +1

      Awesome man. I got several Fatbobs. See you Saturday.

  • klh3244
    klh3244 11 months ago

    Good video Matt. Thanks for sharing. Ride Safe!

  • Tony Zee
    Tony Zee 11 months ago

    It was great meeting you there! Thanks again and see you at the dealership!

  • Fili LOBO Esparza
    Fili LOBO Esparza 11 months ago +1

    Thanks for making this sweet video of the born free show Mat! Never been there and I want go to one look fun! I thought the born free stampede was like that lol.. That was cool too🏁. I enjoyed.. A lot of beautiful bikes here Wow!! But not one FLSS..🤷🏻‍♂️ I feel like I am the only one with a FLSS I can honestly say I only seen like 3 on the road in Riverside CA besides me. Lol Thanks again Matt and keep those videos coming. Take care & ride safe..🤙🏻

  • rustrtal
    rustrtal 11 months ago +1

    Holy 20:52 😲

  • bob clapper
    bob clapper 11 months ago

    I appreciate your response to why we ride Harley’s. Great Video, fun to see all those Customs .

  • anthony FXBB
    anthony FXBB 11 months ago +5

    Dear Lord, please help me speed up the process to completing the street bob to take to the next Born Free. Thank you in advance. Thanks for the inspiring video Sir Laidlaw!

  • 883 Iron
    883 Iron 11 months ago +1

    Where did you get the vest

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      It’s a Genuine H-D vest. You could buy at any dealer. I don’t think it’s sold anymore though.

  • Becker Inal
    Becker Inal 11 months ago +2

    Motorrad Days, Germany - World Ducati Week, Italy - Sturgis, HD - I am sure there are a few more..

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      For sure brother there are a lot of great MC shows out there

  • sockgaggedlee
    sockgaggedlee 11 months ago +1


  • Road Glide
    Road Glide 11 months ago +2

    Absolutely loved it Matt. Always keeping it real and pure to the mission of Harley Davidson and the motorcycling lifestyle...Born Free! Thank you!

  • Clint Young
    Clint Young 11 months ago

    Excellent Vlog Matt. I really enjoy the spotlight that you shine on some of the Southern California bike shows and some of the cool hangouts where those who ride can go to. Would you know the best way to get down to your dealership from San Francisco that would help avoid the dreaded Southern California traffic? Me and a buddy want to ride down and see your shop but want to avoid as much traffic as possible. Thanks again Matt.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      The fastest is just going down the 5 freeway then taking the 210 or 10. Go on a Sunday. Traffic is going to be bad any day unless it's the middle of the night.

  • wimquill won
    wimquill won 11 months ago +1

    I like the why you edit your videos....very talented

  • Drayke69
    Drayke69 11 months ago

    Bitchin event Matt. Maybe I’ll take vacation sometime and ride from Utah to the Born Free

  • Spyridon Karapatakis
    Spyridon Karapatakis 11 months ago

    What a cool festival! You’re incredibly lucky to have some cool events by your house to go to. Great video Matt! Cheers man! 👊🏻

  • Arizona Rider
    Arizona Rider 11 months ago

    What windshield do you have and what is the height ?

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Its a custom wind shield done by Slipstreamer. I think it's like a 10 inch

  • ピーチャン
    ピーチャン 11 months ago

    Incredible job on the video Matt

  • Joe The man
    Joe The man 11 months ago +1

    Nice...thanks for the info. Dude from Japan was cool, he likes your channel, amazing.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Yea he is actually a photographer for motorcycles shows and has worked for a couple magazines

  • Jerry U
    Jerry U 11 months ago +2

    Matt, you are so right. If it wasn't for H-D, any event/show/rally/etc. would not even be anything since a very high percentage are H-D's. Never really thought of it that way until you mentioned that point now and I've been riding a long time.

    • CJ
      CJ 11 months ago +1

      Harley-Davidson has the best 🇺🇸 brand culture/support of any other motorcycle brand in existence.

  • Ian Campbell
    Ian Campbell 11 months ago
    Please support Matt on Patreon to help him continue to produce Great Content !!

  • Dan Thompson
    Dan Thompson 11 months ago

    Thanks matt nice video.

  • Bob Hartman
    Bob Hartman 11 months ago +1

    Awesome video Matt. Thank you, wish this was on the east coast too.

  • Mark Reed
    Mark Reed 11 months ago +2

    Great video. As usual, I want to go jump on my bike, right after.

  • Oregon Outback
    Oregon Outback 11 months ago +2

    Thanks Matt. Looks like my kind of event. Thanks for taking us along.

  • Chad Ernest
    Chad Ernest 11 months ago

    Matt...thanks for another great video! Looks like it was a fun day. What are you using to attach your phone to your bike?

  • Paul Leddy
    Paul Leddy 11 months ago

    Pretty cool, thanks!

  • Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher 11 months ago

    Never been there and heard of it

  • Gregor Miller
    Gregor Miller 11 months ago

    Gotta say great post, great fav was the #48 Miler, what can I say, I grew up on the dirt. Oh, and the 'Go Fuck Yourself' full ride, full dress ride....Ya cannot not be likin' that:)

  • duane howard
    duane howard 11 months ago

    Be careful with the recording in restrooms, you can get in trouble for unlawful surveillance , or whatever the state of California calls it.

    • duane howard
      duane howard 11 months ago

      Matt Laidlaw 24 years as a 👮‍♀️ I got your back.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago +1

      Yea, I didn't even think of that.

  • Remus Roman
    Remus Roman 11 months ago +8

    I see two of you mechanics there lol How cool that you guys all ride and work together like a family! That's what I love about people that ride Harleys. Everyone... I've met ..were super cool!

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago +3

      Yea, my fellow employees are my best riding friends too.

  • OnPointFirearms
    OnPointFirearms 11 months ago +1

    Matt, I hear you on becoming part of the culture and heritage. And that’s nice- especially if you have a really good local dealer to support you. I wish we had someone like you as our dealer in Florida. Our local stealership has me so frustrated with botched warranty work that I’m ready to run my shit into the mangroves at 70mph just to total it out with insurance. At this point, I’m never going to buy another new bike because there’s no point when the local dealer sucks.

  • John Green
    John Green 11 months ago

    If you like born free you need to check out the smoke out. The Horse didn't have it this year but it will be back full swing and you will get to feel the southern hospitality from all of us from the south. The smoke out is like born free on acid. It's a trippin good time.

  • Aggie Frazao
    Aggie Frazao 11 months ago

    Matt in sturgis you will fit right in with us with the t shirt and shorts lol...thanks for the video for us non SoCal riders....Matt no product out
    there gives you the ownership experience and events Harley’s gives you !!’
    I have never seen 300k
    Chev, Porsche Nikon Rolex Mac owners meet in a small town for a week of fun and enjoyment of their product ....have you ??

  • j pulizzano
    j pulizzano 11 months ago

    Matt, you coming to Milwaukee for the 115th?

  • Edward Leniston
    Edward Leniston 11 months ago +1

    The Harley “Adventure “ bike was certainly different from anything else. Thanks for sharing.

  • Chris L.
    Chris L. 11 months ago +1

    Grumble, good video, but too short.

    • Chris L.
      Chris L. 11 months ago

      i'm just giving you the business. it was awesome. i'm grateful for your vids.

    • Gregor Miller
      Gregor Miller 11 months ago

      On events like these, you could break it up 2-3 posts.

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago +1

      I actually had it an hour long the first edit. I cut it down because I thought people would get too bored. Are you being serious that you thought it was too short?

    • Gregor Miller
      Gregor Miller 11 months ago


  • Brian Blasczyk
    Brian Blasczyk 11 months ago +1

    What was the song on the Born Free Stampede video?,I’ve been trying to find it with no luck.

    • Brian Blasczyk
      Brian Blasczyk 11 months ago

      In the end of the video when you leave the born free event there was a softail deluxe parked next to you that was built by Reeds Hotrods. He builds some badass hotrods and bikes!

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      Brian Blasczyk I can’t remember. I’ll have to look it up.

  • Joaquin Vega
    Joaquin Vega 11 months ago

    Hi, how is the simpon in noise?

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      It's decent. I think it's fine but there are better full face helmets for noise cancellation

  • pinkiewerewolf
    pinkiewerewolf 11 months ago

    Nobody does music to video as well as Matt Laidlaw. (or catches the finest sights at the shows like Matt.) ;)

  • Connor Shortridge
    Connor Shortridge 11 months ago

    What kind of vest is it you got

    • Matt Laidlaw
      Matt Laidlaw  11 months ago

      It's a Genuine H-D Vest. I don't know if Dealers still sell it anymore

  • qdood
    qdood 11 months ago +7

    Thank you for taking the time to make and post this for those of us that were unable to attend. It is appreciated..

  • Motor 7
    Motor 7 11 months ago +2

    Another great video from Matt Laidlaw!!