Lonnie Isam, Jr., the man who got the Motorcycle Cannonball rolling, has announced he is considering a third coast to coast ride in September 2014.
“I have been exploring the possibility of putting on another Cannonball event in 2014. Although no route has been chosen, it would be coast to coast.” Isam wrote on Facebook. “Allowing motorcycles built in 1936 and earlier. The entry fee would be $2500.”
He further wrote “In order to pull it off I would need at least 60 riders willing to commit to the event before we can move forward. I currently have about 20 riders who have committed to the run. If you or anyone you know wants in please contact me and I’ll put you on the list.”
- Riders and motorcycles gather in Kitty Hawk for the start of the first Motorcycle Cannonball ride.
The first Motorcycle Cannonball (in 2010) was limited to 1915 and older motorcycles. The ride went from Kitty Hawk, NC to Santa Monica, CA.
The second Motorcycle Cannonball was held in 2012 for 1929 and older motorcycles. It went from Newburgh, NY to San Francisco, CA.
By allowing motorcycles made up to and in 1936 in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball, Lonnie would be allowing all Harley VLs, including the 80-inch Harley VLH, some of which were offered with 4-speed transmissions. It would also allow rare and valuable first year 1936 EL Knuckleheads. Of course, the newer the motorcycle ridden, the lower it will score on similar results to older models – if the score is important to the rider.
For more information check out www.MotorcycleCannonball.com.