Motorcycle Cannonball Day 5 Team American Iron

After too many days of messing with his bike Pat Simmons finally got to ride out of the start of Day 5 on his beautiful 1929 Harley JD. In fact he left before Cris Sommer-Simmons, Paul Ousey and Buzz Kanter could join him. But his ride ended up about an hour later with further mechanical […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Day 4 Team American Iron

The stay started poorly. I woke up feeling dizzy and blurred vision. I felt out of balance and was concerned something was wrong. Turns out I was dehydrated from the day before, I drank a lot of water, some Gatorade and Paul made me a protein fruit drink. Within an hour I was feeling good […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Day 3 Team American Iron

Started out warm and dry. Paul (1925 Harley JE), Buzz (1936 Harley VLH), Pat (1929 Harley JD) and Jim Petty (1927 Indian Chief) rolled out together heading for almost 250 planned miles to Chattanooga, TN. Bright sun, mild breeze and great roads. But not all day. Lots of issues with getting Pat’s bike to start, […]

Day 2 Motorcycle Cannonball Report Team American Iron

The day started off for most of us riders with alarms on our smartphones. The National Weather service issues sever flooding and thunder in the area. Our parking lot (a field next to the hotel) had more than 8 inches of standing water. We all geared up and braced for a tough ride, but then […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Update Day 1

The first day started pretty slowly with all the bikes (about 98) all lined up on the sand of Daytona Beach for a fabled “yardlong” photo by Michael Lichter. We arrived at 8 am an were barely finished by 9:30 a half hour before the first riders leave. We had reports of Ormond Beach motorcycle […]

Motorcycle Radio – Talking Motorcycles With Pat Simmons & Buzz Kanter

Our own Buzz Kanter was recently interviewed by Barry Boone on his radio show Talking Motorcycles at the start of the Motorcycle Cannonball in Daytona Beach, Florida. Also interviewed in that show is Pat Simmons, lead singer of the Doobie Brothers, rider on the 4 person Team American Iron, and husband to Cris Sommer Simmons […]

Team American Iron To Compete in 4,200 mile Motorcycle Cannonball Event

We want to wish our Adventure Power’s Team American Iron all the best luck when they leave Daytona Beach, Fl to ride over 4,000 miles to Tacoma WA this week. This portrait was done by lensman Jim Dohms the day before our team left from Daytona. Buzz is riding a 1936 Harley VLH we followed […]

RIP Harley Dealer Don Tilley – Motorcycle Memorial Ride

We are sad to report the recent passing of Don Tilley. Long time Harley dealer Don Tilley was killed and his wife, Robinette, was critically injured in a motorcycle accident Friday evening. The accident occured while riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway with other members of the Harley-Davidson Dealers Association. Don was the Harley dealer in Statesville, […]

What New Harley Motorcycle Would YOU Like To See?

If you were running Harley-Davidson, we at American Iron Magazine would like to know what new motorcycle would you like to see offered to the public, and are there any you’d recommend be discontinued? This includes the Harley baggers, Harley Softails, Harley V-Rods, Harley Dynas, Harley Sportsters and Harley Streets. Please respond on our web […]

Harley Rumors – New 2015 Harley Motorcycle Models?

If you check in with the Air Resources Board, as some people do, you might get an idea of what Harley-Davidson has planned for the new for 2015 models, as they must be be in conformity to engine and emission rules.