Motorcycle Cannonball Starts Today – Team American Iron Magazine On Harley Classics

The second ever Motorcycle Cannonball endurance ride starts today in Newburgh, NY and ends, almost 4,000 miles later in San Francisco, CA on September 23. In addition to it being such a long ride, virtually all on back roads, the motorcycles are unusual in that they all must be pre-1930 machines. American Iron Magazine’s Buzz […]

1949 Harley-Davidson EL Panhead Bobber

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When I first started collecting parts for this project about 10 years ago, the motor­cycle rage was choppers. Back then, not many riders cared about bobbers and the phrase old school had not yet become the cliché it is today. I’ve always enjoyed old bikes that perform well, and I’ve been fortunate enough to own […]

Harley Magazine Editor Buzz Kanter Wins Pre-1916 Class At Vintage Grand Prix Motorcycle Race

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American Iron Magazine Editor-in-Chief Buzz Kanter entered Selma, his 1915 Harley from last year’s Motorcycle Cannonball in the Morgantown, WV Vintage Grand Prix motorcycle races this past Sunday and won the class.

Vintage 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead

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Nothing captures the heart of a motorcycle enthusiast more than a crusty old Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Period. They are things of beauty that conjure dreams of the adventure and romance of earlier times when cycling was in its infancy, and they absolutely captivate us with their honesty and integrity. Motorcycles of all types, in original condition, […]

Help Dave Roper Ride 1911 Indian At Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Race

Last year Dave Roper approached me at American Iron Magazine with an idea of riding a 1911 Indian motorcycle racerbike at this year’s Isle of Man to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the one and only time an American motorcycle won the famed Isle of Man races.

UPDATE My Dual Carb Harley Panhead Motorcycle Bobber

After ignoring my 1949 Harley Panhead bobber (with dual Linkert carbs) for more than two years after the top to bottom engine rebuild I am getting it back on the road. This is a bike I built almost ten years ago and featured in the pages of American Itron Magazine. In addition to the usual break in issues – especially with the modern crappy gasoline, I have to overcome a number of other challenges.

1939 Indian Classic Motorcycle Racer

One of the coolest web sites we have found is BikeEXIF which posts photos of a different motorcycle almost every day of the year. Some of the feature motorcycles are customized Harleys, which we try to share here on the American Iron Harley magazine on-line site

Harley Racer Joe Petrali

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Just found an interesting blog from the UK about some fine old motorcycles. This article about Joe Petrali and the legendary CAC 500cc racer. To read the entire article please click here. The Harley-Davidson CAC 500cc single port speedway model is very rare and not much is really known about its history. One came up […]