What do you get when you mix Texas weather, hundreds of vintage bikes and choppers, vendors, dirt track and dirt drag races, and hundreds of people from around the country and not to mention one of the best swaps around? You get an amazing party in a beautiful Hill Country setting right on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Texas called The Texas Fandango.
The Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA is responsible for this very successful event that I am sure will be an annual gathering, growing into one of the country’s largest event of its kind. This was a family friendly event with plenty of great bikes for everyone to enjoy. You know the saying “Everything is bigger in Texas” and after attending this event that is exactly what it will become year after year.
Move into the night through the primitive camping area and there you will find mild to wild parties to keep your spirits alive and well after a full day of old vintage motorcycles. The reminisce of old biker parties and hang outs make you feel like you were back in the hay day of one of those gatherings.
The first thing you notice once arriving at the show is the atmosphere, which was a variety of the coolest bikes most people only see in magazines or social media. As you enter the gates of the show you immediately see some amazing bikes in the Chopper Corral, walk around to the events barn and there you will find some of the rarest motorcycles you have ever laid your eyes on. The swap meet has grown from the past year and has a ton of great parts to offer alongside the vendors.
The big highlight was having Bobby Biedinger setup in the display barn offering some professional shots for any bike owners that wanted to get some visual magic of their time machines. Bobby is an upcoming star in the motorcycle visual game, so give him a follow and check out his work on Instagram at @mr_fotography. His work can also be found in the Texas Issue Volume #5 and rest assure, we will be displaying more of his work in the future.
This show was for those who have a love and passion for old motorcycles and want to honor the guys that build them, restore them or adding to their collection. Not only could you catch a glimpse of some old iron that has been around as long as our great grandfathers, but you could also see some amazing craftsmanship and customization of motorcycles from many builders and enthusiasts alike.
This was a true union of people who enjoy and admire vintage motorcycles and everything that comes along with the lifestyle. If you were unable to attend this year’s event, you should make plans on attending next year March 31st thru April 2nd, 2022, because this is by far one of the best upcoming shows in the Country.
A special thanks to all that had a hand in putting on this amazing event and the support of all the partners and vendors that make this show great!
LONG LIVE TEJAS!!!
Photos by Robert Biedinger @mr_fotography