SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher
As the temperature drops and the air gets crisp, it’s starting to feel like one of my favorite times of the year to ride here in Connecticut. Especially in the early morning and late afternoon when the sunlight adds a magical quality to the golden autumn colors along my favorite twisty back roads of New England.
I am so into riding now that I will soon be heading out to visit Vermont’s covered bridges on a motorcycle. If I can get to enough of them, I’d like to turn the trip into a motorcycle tour to share in print with American Iron Magazine readers.
Biketoberfest & More
meanwhile, farther south, there is plenty going on in and around Daytona and Orlando, Florida, during the next few weeks. Anchored by Biketoberfest on Daytona Beach, there is much to see and do from October 13 to 16. The AMA Hall of Fame (I was honored to have been inducted in 2002) will be honoring and inducting the new class at a swanky ceremony on October 13 in Orlando (motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame). Also in Orlando is the AIM Expo, a strong industry trade event open to the general public (aimexpousa.com).
Looking for more exciting motorcycle action? As you are reading this I am preparing to scare myself silly on a 1915 Harley boardtrack racer at the Sons of Speed event. It is at the New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, October 15. The track opens early, and the race heats will begin around 1 pm. There will be a number of brave fools (including me) flying around this paved 1/2-mile track at excessive speeds with no brakes. We will be trying to recreate the feel and excitement of the long-gone boardtrack days. Please join us and cheer on Team American Iron.
print is not dead! the fact that so many people are reading this magazine confirms my feeling. OK, so we do have some digital readers, but they are welcome in the family. We at American Iron are going full throttle in print, and we’re still growing and expanding.
American Iron Magazine continues to lead the pack with a solid new issue full of popular editorial every four weeks, that’s 13 issues a year! Our hard-working team must be doing something right, as we are still the world’s best-selling motorcycle magazine on the newsstand. In addition, we are increasing our all-tech American Iron Garage to six issues a year, and you can subscribe to it now.
I strongly recommend subscribing to American Iron Magazine and/or American Iron Garage because it saves you time and money (more than half off the single copy price), and you will be entered to win our American Iron/-Dennis Kirk custom Harley Fat Boy. To subscribe, please call 877/693-3572 or go to AIMag.com.
We expanded our events this year. In 2016, we did the American Iron River Run with Indian Motorcycles up the Mississippi River, the Patriot Ride in Minnesota, the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic in North and South Carolina, and the Dream Ride in Connecticut.
We’d love to hear any and all event suggestions you have for American Iron rides and events, along with anything else you’d like to suggest or share, at Letters@AmericanIronMag.com.
Ride safe, ride smart, have fun.
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