Be An American Iron Magazine Honorary Contributor

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cover an event for a major motorcycle magazine? Well, here’s your chance. American Iron Magazine is teaming up with Victory Motorcycle Company and Las Vegas BikeFest to give one of our lucky readers the opportunity to be an honorary contributor covering our ride to the event as well as the Las Vegas BikeFest itself.

The chosen one will join us in Ontario, California, on Wednesday, September 28, when he will be loaned a Victory Motorcycle to use for the event as we saddle up and head to Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm Valley, Nevada, for a kick-off party and a night filled with entertainment, food, and drinks. On Thursday, our group will ride to the Valley of Fire before heading to downtown Las Vegas to attend the 11th annual Las Vegas BikeFest scheduled to take place September 29 to October 2.

The lucky reader will be treated just as if he was an AIM staff member, which means he will be given the use of a Victory Cross Country or Vision (reader’s choice) motorcycle for the duration of the assignment and will be set up with complimentary accommodations at Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino and at an official Las Vegas BikeFest hotel on Fremont Street. In addition, he will receive a complimentary Las Vegas BikeFest Ultimate pass registration for one, VIP parking, and participation in an Artistry In Iron celebrity builder meet and greet at the Cashman Center.

In return for this VIP status, the honorary contributor will be asked to live up to his title by writing us a short story of his experience of the ride and event. The end result will be will be published in the pages of American Iron Magazine as our annual Las Vegas BikeFest event coverage.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to cover this event for us, you need to submit a short essay (200 words) telling us why. All submissions need to be e-mailed to HonoraryContributor@AmericanIronMag.com no later than June 27. Be sure to include your contact info because the person we choose will be contacted directly before he is announced in the October 2011 issue of AIM. Please note that sufficient riding experience and a valid motorcycle license is required. Ready for some disclaimer stuff? American Iron Magazine and other sponsors are not responsible for misdirected entries. Odds of being selected are dependent upon the number of entries. American Iron Magazine is solely responsible for selecting the honorary contributor and all decisions are final. For more information on the parties involved, visit, www.AIMag.com, www.VictoryMotorcycles.com, or www.LasVegasBikeFest.com.

Comments

  1. When will you choose the guest contributor and inform him/her?

    Thanks

  2. Brian MacLean says:

    I resubmit, YOUR magazine’s tagline is “For people who love Harley-Davidsons”. I, and a very large number of your readers, buy it to read about H-D bikes, tech and accessories. I tend to not even look at the pages dedicated to the competition. It is a slippery slope your Magazine is on. where do you draw the line? British bikes? Japanese? There are publications dedicated to those who ride those bikes, your Mag was, and I state was, unique in that it was dedicated to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Personally I could care less if you had two Vespa’s, a Lambretta and a KTM. What you ride is a personal choice just like what you choose to read. Sturgis has never advertised itself as anything more than what it is, and I have never seen a banner in Daytona announcing “Harley-Davidson Biktoberfest brought to you by Victory”. I choose to read about H-D and am not interested in reading about victory, indian, viper, bigbear, except maybe in comparison to their H-D couterparts, not because I dislike them but because they do not interest me. The entire reason why I subscribe to AIM is because it was supposed to be about H-D (once again see tagline). What this contest says is that it wants to take a H-D rider and convert him to a Victory rider. Disappointing to say the least.

  3. Brian MacLean says:

    I subscribe to your magazine and enjoy reading it. It is filled with information that I find useful. There is one troubling trend I have noticed in the past year or so, it is your magazines apparent disloyalty to the Harley-Davidson brand. Your magazine is even bannered as a magazine “For people who love Harley-Davidsons” but there has been a lot of Victory creep into the articles and picture spreads. I realize that money talks and these guys at Victory recognize a great product to hitch their unpretty wagon to, but come on, “Be An American Iron Harley Magazine Contributor” at a Victory event? Why would a Harley magazine want to cover a Victory event? In my opinion, Victory bikes are not very attractive looking (a goat in a wedding dress is still a goat) and their brand is in direct competition to the brand which your magazine purports to hold in esteem. you can’t have it both ways. either stop trying to sell Victory to your readers or change your banner from Harley-Davidsons to American Motorcycles.

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