Motorcycle Cannonball 2014, Part I – Preview

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By Buzz Kanter, photos by Michael Lichter, Jim Dohms, and Buzz Kanter Part I: 3,938 Miles of Blood, Sweat & Gears The ride is almost 4,000 miles from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington. If the bikes — all 1936 and older machines —have mechanical issues, other riders could help without losing points, but team mechanics […]

BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! Give the Gift of American Iron Magazine and WIN AN INDIAN! And Many More Great Prizes

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Time is running out! Give a gift subscription or subscribe NOW and enter the American Iron Magazine 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes. YOU COULD WIN A BRAND-NEW INDIAN MOTORCYCLE! As part of our ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, three lucky new or current subscribers will be chosen at random every issue in 2014 to receive a $1,000 Dennis Kirk gift […]

Kickstart Classic Renamed: Ross Kiwi Tomas Kickstart Classic

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American Iron Magazine’s Kickstart Classic, beginning Friday, July 25th at Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina has been renamed the Ross Kiwi Tomas Kickstart Classic in honor of our great friend Ross, who passed away in a motorcycle accident this week in Riverside, California. “I have known Ross since he was a […]

Classic 1936 Harley VLH Motorcycle Cannonball Bike

How much do you know about a 1936 Harley flathead motorcycle? A short walk around with Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine for his 1936 Harley VLH motorcycle during a brief stop while breaking in the recently rebuilt engine. Less than 2 months before the start of the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball ride – 4,200 miles […]

Celebrities Ride Antique Harleys From Sturgis to Milwaukee For Harley 110th Anniversary!

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A long ride on very old motorcycles is the near future for Doobie Brother guitarist Pat Simmons and his wife, American Iron Magazine columnist, Cris Sommer Simmons. On the August 20 the pair will depart from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in Sturgis, South Dakota, and ride 1,000 miles east to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to help Harley-Davidson celebrate its 110th anniversary.

May 2013 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Wrap-Up

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The May 2013 Kickstart Classic was a great success and lots of fun. We want to thank our sponsors – Spectro Oils, GEICO Insurance, Wheels Through Time, and Wrench Ride Repeat, as well as all the Harley dealers who welcomed and fed us along the way. The ride from Charleston, SC to St. Augustine, FL […]

2012 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic and Denton AMCA Meet

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The weather forecasts were pretty dire, especially as I was planning on riding my 1949 Harley bobber with no front fender in the predicted heavy rains. Just before the start of our 2012 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic ride, most of North Carolina had been thoroughly saturated with six consecutive days of heavy rain and occasional thunder […]