Motorcycle Events

2016 Progressive Long Beach IMS in Photos

The first 2016-17 Progressive International Motorcycle Show of the season kicked off with a flurry, manufacturer reps shooting rapid-fire bullet points like circus barkers to a throng of local and international media Friday morning. Special guests added to the moto-pageantry that is the IMS, Indian Motorcycle flexing its new Indian Wrecking Crew muscles by bringing […]

We’re Not Going to Take It! 13th Annual Brittney Ride for St. Jude

“We’re Not Gonna Take It!” Slowly they filled the stage, groups of volunteers who make the annual Brittney Ride for St. Jude happen, each group holding up a sign marked with these words. In the background, the powerful video featuring Dee Snyder singing his band’s marquee song played, Snyder belting out a passionate version against […]

Sons of Speed Motorcycle Races Postponed Until Daytona Bike Week 2017

The much anticipated Sons of Speed boardtrack-style motorcycle races scheduled for October 15 have been postponed until Daytona Bike Week 2017. The event, created by Billy Lane, was planned for the 1/2 mile banked asphalt New Smyrna Speedway track. Due to issues related to Hurricane Matthew the week before, the track is not in ideal […]

Day 3 Motorcycle Cannonball – American Iron Report

This event for 1916 or older motorcycles to ride across the US from Atlantic City, NJ to Carlsbad, CA looks to be the toughest one yet. The first Motorcycle Cannonball (2010) was for 1915 and older bikes from Kitty Hawk, NC to Santa Monica, CA. The second one was in 2012, for motorcycles 1929 and […]

CLASSIC AMERICAN IRON NEWS! 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball off to Difficult Start

The 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball, a coast to coast endurance ride for motorcycles at least 100 years or older, started with real issues. I have ridden in all three prior Cannonballs and opted out of this one. However I did ride down to the start of this year’s event with my Cannonball partner Paul Ousey. We […]

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show Sturgis Results 2016

A South Dakota storm provided a free bike wash at the Sturgis Rat’s Hole Show as it swept over the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. That didn’t prevent about 80 motorcycles from weathering the storm for a shot at “Best of Show” honors, the prestigious Rat’s Hole holding its 28th annual Sturgis contest. It was a brawl […]

2016 Sturgis Rally Review

We blinked and it was over. The 2016 Sturgis Rally had come and gone. But not before the spirit of Wrecking Crews wandered the Black Hills, manifesting in a last lap Bryan Smith block on Jared Mees in the half-mile and a Carey Hart scramble against RSD forces in the SuperHooligan shindig. The spirit was […]

2016 Sturgis Rally in Photos

American Iron rolled into the 2016 Sturgis Rally Sunday afternoon and we haven’t stopped running since. No sooner had we wiped the bugs off our face then it was off to Michael Lichter’s industry party for his annual Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Skin & Bones is this year’s theme, reinforcing the fact that tattoo and […]

AMA Pro Flat Track Charlotte Half-Mile July 30

AMA Pro Flat Track’s next stop in its series will be at the Charlotte Half Mile on July 30. It’s one of the premier events on the calendar and will be promoted by AMA Pro Racing’s recently-announced subsidiary event promotion company, AFT events, and entitlement sponsorship comes from the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association. Jared Mees is […]

2016 Patriot Ride Report & Photos

They flowed into Key Air Anoka County Airport by the thousands, flags mounted on their motorcycles whipping in the wind and a love for our country and military members in their hearts. On a sparkling Minnesota summer day, they came to honor the fallen, to herald the enlisted, and to share in the bonds that […]