It is the dream of a motorcycle editor to ride a vintage Harley cross country and share it with his audience. As the Editor-in-Chief of the world’s best selling Harley magazine I was fortunate enough to buy, rebuild and ride Selma, my 1915 Harley motorcycle on the first ever Motorcycle Cannonball. This event was a coast to coast ride for pre-1916 motorcycles. No, that’s no typo – a cross country ride on pre-1916 motorcycles.
I bought my first motorcycle in college in 1974. As the years rolled by, my desire to ride never lessened, but my ability to get the free time to hit the road did. Work, family, responsibilities. You know the drill. Even though I make my living in the motorcycle industry, I cherish the time I […]
So, I ask you how old is too old to race in a vintage motorcycle event? A few weeks ago I was looking at my plans and realized I would be able to attend the annual Mountainfest event held in Morgantown, WV the end of July. I have been invited a number of times and have heard it is an outstanding event with something pretty much for everyone into motorcycles – new and old.
The Mountainfest motorcycle rally will be held in Morgantown, WV the last weekend of July. Lots going on there including custom and classic motorcycle shows, live concerts and other various motorcycle-friendly shows and events.
There is a lot of great history surrounding the Harley-Davidson motorcycle over the years. Buzz Kanter, the Editor-in-Chief of American Iron Magazine is working on creating a new web site, called Classic Harley Motorcycles, all about various aspects of classic Harleys and their history.
We at American Iron Magazine want to thank all our readers who took the time to respond to our reader survey a few months ago. We were overwhelmed with the responses and are almost done wading through them all. Thanks for helping keep us the best selling Harley magazine.
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.
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.
We are growing our family of Harley magazine titles. Some of our supporters have been reading American Iron Magazine since it was launched in 1989. We at TAM Communications bought the near death American Iron Magazine in 1991.