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#60 John Bartman Elgin, IL
1923 Harley Davidson Model J
John Bartman, a Chicago native turned Florida local, is honored to be #60 in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball. His first motorbike was a 69 Honda Mini Trail. John is a lifelong Harley-Davidson enthusiast and purchased his first 1973 Big Twin FLH in 1980. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting and restoring antique motorcycles.

John spent the majority of his career as a glazier working on commercial storefronts in Chicago. He has since put his construction career behind him and now owns two bars: Skeeter's Saloon in Carpentersville, IL. and Tavern at the Bridge in Algonquin, IL. Being semi-retired has afforded him the time and opportunity to take part in the Cannonball experience. He is currently restoring a 1923 Harley-Davidson Model J.

John looks forward to meeting his fellow Cannonball competitors and sharing in this journey across our great country.




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