On the night of 23 September, 2014, thieves made off with a truck, trailer, motorcycles, parts, riding gear, tools, and luggage from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. We at American Iron Magazine have been supporters of the Motorcycle Cannonball from the start and want to do anything we can to help recover all the stolen items to the rightful owners.
The Ford F250 truck and Doolittle trailer have been recovered, and so have the 4 Motorcycle Cannonball Harleys, thanks to an amazing response on social media and the various Internet sites and forums. Please be advised that we are still missing two spare engines that look basically like this One stolen engine is a 1928 […]
Thanks to an amazing on line effort by so many caring people the 4 stolen Harleys from the Motorcycle Cannonball have been recovered. Also the stolen trailer and truck. While the stolen truck was found much earlier, it took almost 2 days to find the stolen trailer and 4 classic Harley, but not all of […]
Following an amazing effort of sharing this information on social media, the stolen truck has been found in less than 24 hours. HOWEVER the trailer and antique Harleys have still not been recovered. There is still a $20,000 reward offered for them. We appear to all antique motorcycle enthusiasts around the world to keep an […]
The day after completing the grueling ride (nearly 4,000 miles) across the U.S. on antique motorcycles on the Motorcycle Cannonball endurance run there is bad news. A truck, trailer and 4 classic Harleys were stolen from the parking lot of the Murano Hotel in Tacoma, WA. American Iron Magazine is posting this info here and asking everyone to please share this in the hope that we can track down and recover the stolen machines and parts. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT $10,000 REWARD FOR THE RETURN OF THESE MACHINES.
Stage 15, the second from last day of the the Motorcycle Cannonball was tough for Adventure Power’s Team American Iron. It started out great with mild weather in the low 60s and all four team riders had a good start. As usual Paul and I (Buzz) rode off together. Pat and Cris also rode off […]
Stage 14 was all in Idaho and what a beautiful state it is. The weather sure was mixed today as we rode the 284 miles from Meridian, ID to Lewiston ID. We left in the pre-dawn darkness (many of the riders without headlights) in a mild 57 degree morning. Almost all the riders wore light […]
As hot, tough and totally terrible as the ride was yesterday, the ride today – our 13th day of riding from Daytona Beach, Fl to Tacoma, WA was welcomed by most riders. Pat Simmons and his wife Cris Sommer-Simmons celebrated they wedding anniversary by riding their old Harleys together in the cool air – at […]
Today was so exhausting I will make this report short as I am reasy to pass out and go to sleep. Stage 12 was one all Motorcycle Cannonballers would like to have skipped other than the cool photo we took on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Other than that it was too hot, too long and […]
Stage 11 was wonderful and not. The night before team rider Paul Ousey and wrenches Steve Coe and Wheeze spent mopst of the night swapping engines in Paul’s 1925 Harley after he trashed the skirt of the front cylinder piston. At best they got 2 hours of sleep before Paul had to fire up and […]