As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, The Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run has begun. This is a coast-to-coast run of pre-1916 motorcycles starting from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and ending in Santa Monica, California. Dates for the run are September 10-26, 2010. Check out the Cannonball Run website for everything you might want to know about this historic run. (I've noticed that the website can be slow to load or even produce dreaded Internal Server Errors.)
To give you a flavor for what the bikes look like and sound like and how enthusiastic their riders are, I've listed five videos of interviews with Cannonball riders:
- #44 Jon Szalay - 1911 H-D 7A
- #16 Bill Campbell - 1915 H-D Twin
- #15 Buzz Kanter - 1915 H-D Twin
- #47 Ron Mattson - 1915 Indian F-head V-twin
- #89 Cristine Sommer-Simmons - 1915 H-D 11-J
Keep checking the Cannonball Run website for daily updates. Hopefully, we may see some coverage of this event on TV.