Motorcycle Cannonball Finish Line PartySep 26, 2012
The Motorcycle Cannonball Rally finished its cross country run last weekend, and we threw a huge party for all the riders at Dudley Perkins Harley Davidson on Sunday!
Wait a minute, you haven’t heard about the Motorcycle Cannonball? Where have you been? This is a cross country ride for antique motorcycles made before 1930. They started on September 7 in Newburgh, NY, and rode across the USA to San Francisco, finishing at Dudley Perkins on Sunday the 23rd. 70 motorcycles started the event in New York, and 44 bikes made it all the way to the finish. If you know anything about motorcycles of this age, you know that this was not a speed contest, but rather a contest of planning, mechanical skill and cooperation amongst all the competitors. One of the amazing stories is that of Brad Wilmarth, who has now won the event both times, on a single speed 1913 Excelsior, with a perfect score each time, never missing a mile of the route, or a minute on the schedule.
The Finish Line Party was made possible by many sponsors, and was attended by over 1000 enthusiastic motorcycle riders and fans, who crowded the Dudley Perkins parking lot to get a look at these wonderful motorcycles. In addition to the bikes, there was food and drinks for everyone, a band, and many vendor displays. Everyone who attended looked to be having a great time, and it came off as a huge success.
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