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#1 Frank WestfallSyracuse, NY
1914 Henderson
#2 Steve DecosaOswego, NY
1912 Harley Davidson Twin
Hello everyone,

I am Steve DeCosa of Oswego, New York, Rider No. 2 for the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball.

I guess Iíve forgotten how difficult the Cannonball is, because I am back for a third time to ride an ancient machine Coast to Coast.

We are building a highly original style 1912 Harley-Davidson Twin cylinder, single speed, Model 8-X-E machine.

The 1912 Model 8-X-E was Harley-Davidsonís FIRST CHAIN DRIVE motorcycle!

The emphasis of our build will be to keep the machine as original style as possible including an original frame, stock fuel tanks, clincher rims, Thor rear hub with coaster brakes, and no floorboards.

In 2014 I rode from Daytona, Florida to Tacoma, Washington aboard a 1927 Harley-Davidson. In 2016 I rode from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Carlsbad, California...
#3 Buck CarsonLivingston, TX
1925 Harley Davidson
#4 Mark HillWaddington, NY
1917 Henderson
#5 Jeff TiernanWaddington, NY
1912 Henderson
#6 Justin RinkerRobinson, IL
1916 Indian Power Plus
Justin Rinker from Robinson, IL (originally from Romney, WV) is rider number 6. He is riding a 1916 Indian Power Plus similar to his twin brother Jared (#37). Justin and his wife, Melody, have three kids; Karson, Landon, and Isabella. After being taught by his father and grandfather, Justin has been riding Indian motorcycles since he was nine years old. At the age of 16, Justin obtained his motorcycle license on a 1941 Indian 741 custom. Over the years, Justinís passion for adventures on the Indian motorcycle has continued to grow. He has successfully competed in a past Cannonball, Great Race, and The Race of Gentlemen. Now at age 32, Justin prepares for his second Cannonball adventure. During his 2016 Cannonball journey, Justin missed portions of day 1 and day 2 of the expedition ...
#7 Steve RinkerPurgitsville, WV
1928 Indian Scout 101
Steve Rinker (#7) of Buckís Indian, located in Romney, WV, Is returning for his fourth Motorcycle Cannonball. Participation in the Cannonball to me is much more than just man versus machine, itís making the imagination of a 12 year old boy come true. It all started with my dad, Buck, who had his first motorcycle at the age of 12. My dad always tells about when he and his buddies were 12 and they had an old Indian, with no motor, which they would take turns pushing to the top of the hill, climb on and ride it to the bottom pretending to be on some grand motorcycle adventure. Wonder if they ever had visions of crossing the Mississippi River, riding through the fields of the Midwest, or riding up and over the Rocky Mountains?

When the Cannonball was first born in 2010, Lonnie Jr. invi...
#8 Joe GimpelDaytona Beach, FL
1928 BMW R62
#9 Chris TribbeyCaledonia, WI
1911 Excelsior
I have been an active motorcycle enthusiast since 1978. Since then I have racked up over 500,000 miles on two wheels and have owned 50+ motorcycles. I have been lucky enough to have ridden on some awesome trips: Alaska, Mexico, Australia, and extensively in Europe. I am by nature a competitive person and have enjoyed competing in some motorcycle events from Field Games to long distance endurance rides. From the first Cannonball in 2010 I have keenly followed along as a spectator. I was in attendance at the Harley-Davidson Museum in late 2010 when Cannonball ride Bill Rodencal held an informal talk discussing his experience on the 2010 ride. I was hooked. Then in 2012 when the Cannonball route came through Milwaukee and stopped at the H-D Museum I was there to welcome the riders to Milwauke...
#10 Bill PageAugusta, KS
1915 Harley Davidson
JOURNEY OF THE CANNONBALL
By Bill Page
It was the spring of 2014, my friend Kelly Modlin was preparing his motorcycle for the 2014 Cannonball. To keep him company, I started following him around on my old Knucklehead. As we put miles on his old bike and visited with people along the way, I started to slowly contract this addiction, or sickness, called vintage motorcycles. For some the fix might be 35 year old bikes, for others it might be 50 year old bikes. But for those of us who have it bad, the only fix is very, very old and the older, the better.
When the 2016 Cannonball was announced that it would run from Atlantic City, New Jersey to San Diego, California and that required entry was to be at least a 100 year old bike, challenge accepted. Now I just needed to round up enough...
#11 Billy PageEl Dorado, KS
1916 Harley Davidson
Billy Page will be riding a 1916 Harley Davidson twin cylinder 61 C.I. 7 1/2 h.p. bike, with magneto ignition. Billy went along with his father Bill Page on the 2016 run, and was a big reason that ole #10 kept on going. He is a good mechanic and tends to be patient in figuring things out. He has a nice antique car collection and has several bikes that he enjoys.

Billy's riding career started at the age of 4, and had been involved in some sort of 2 or 4 wheel motorsports since. He has competed in motocross, traveled several years riding in the arena cross series, and was 7 time national sand drag champion, setting a record in the 2 cylinder class, running the 300 ft race in 3.39 seconds at 101 mph. That record still holds. Try that sometime, 0-101mph in 3 seconds, in dirt.

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#13 Dean BordigioniSanta Rosa, CA
1923 Harley Davidson JF
Hello, my name is Dean Bordigioni and Iím number 13 in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball (CB). This will be my fourth Cannonball, oh my, even though before the start of my third in 2016 I thought that would be my last, and then especially after finishing I thought I was done for sure.

Welcome to the ďVortex of Insanity". The CB is a bit of a disease. It has replaced over 90% of my motorcycle riding energy, which is OK as I have a lot of other things that interest me and Iíve had quite a life on motorbikes. It takes months to recover from the ride, and then months and months to get your bike together for the next one. You wake up in the middle of the night with a start, ďdamn, I forgot to order yada yada". This goes on for months. Forgettabout the last few weeks. You are basica...
#14 Loring HillWaddington, NY
1916 Henderson
#15 Mike CarsonLivingston, TX
1928 Harley Davidson JDH
#16 Mike JensenCouncil Bluffs, IA
1916 Excelsior
#17 Rick SalisburySpringville, UT
1924 Henderson
#18 Doug FeinsodSanta Cruz, CA
1909 Excelsior
#19 Michael GonteskyHampton, VA
1924 Harley Davidson
Mikey Gontesky #19

DOB 08/23/1942 - San Diego, California
- New York
- San Diego
- Peru
- Kansas
- South Dakota
- England
- South Dakota

Since 08/23/1980 - Hampton, Virginia

2014 Cannonball - 1928 Harley Davidson JD
2016 Cannonball - 1912 Harley Davidson 8A
2018 Cannonball - 1925 Harley Davidson JD

Thanks to Lonnie Isam Jr. for the vision and Jason Sims for taking it to the next level - Jon Neuman @ Sagebrush Cycles, Dave Kafton - Lodi, California, Rob Nusbaum @ RetroCycle, Dave @ Harbor Vintage, Bart Borchert@ Old Dude, Tom Feeser @ Replicant Metals, Mike Milay @ The Linkert Guy, Je Willis @ Willis Garage, Mike Morris @ Vintage Brake, Andy @ Competition Distributing, Jim Lodato, Rowdy Schenck, Doug Wothke, Rich Rau, Ryan Allen, Doug Perry and everyone else who has he...
#20 Denis SharonNew Milford, CT
1916 Harley Davidson
#21 Tom BanksNorth Versailles, PA
1921 Harley Davidson
ďTHE LIFESTYLE RUNS THROUGH MY BLOOD. I WAS BORN INTO IT AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK."

That very statement exemplifies Tom Banks, ďitís in my blood." My father, P.R. (Dick) Banks, was the owner of an Indian Motorcycle dealership, and avid flat track racer, in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area during the 1950ís and 60ís. My brothers and I gained a passion for classic American made motorcycles from hanging around with our father and close family friend, Bob Hart. Mr. Hart has been a mentor to me my entire life, but played an even bigger role in my life after my father passed away at a very young age. Mr. Hart, (who is now in his 80ís) and I still ride together. In the summer of 2017, along with some close friends, we made a 600-mile trip through the Appalachian Mountains.

My success as an...
#22 Jeff LauritsenKennard, NE
1916 Excelsior
#23 Darryl RichmanSanta Cruz, CA
1928 R52
#24 Kelly ModlinAugusta, KS
1928 Indian Chief
#25 Joe BurchFarris, TX
1928 Harley Davidson JDH
I Left motorcycles behind, sold my 1967 XLCH to start a aviation company. I was the owner , pilot, mechanic, accountant, sales person, you name it. Flew corporate jets all over for several corporations. Even flew Chuck Yeager as a passenger one time. My younger partner is taking over now so I can peruse my next career.

ďworthless antique motorcycle junkie"

Eleven Harleys & two Cushmans later, I think it is a good start. A 1925 JD with sidecar(Rebel), 1928 JDH (Blue J), 1934 & 1935 VLís (Krazy Krusty & Vickey), 1948 WL (Midnight), 1958 & 1965 Panheads(Green Beast & Old Blue), 1973 shovelhead (Some Assembly Required), 1958 & 1963 Cushmanís(Silver Fox & Little Red). Red really belongs to my wife Susan. Several more are just parts scattered around the barn & shop, a frame here,...
#26 Mark TatumJupiter, FL
1925 Harley Davidson JDCB
#27 Pete LeClairWindsor, CO
1928 Harley Davidson
Motorcycling for me began in my early teens riding dirt bikes off road in my hometown of Hampden, Maine. When I was 16 I obtained my motorcycle endorsement on a Honda 125. It was a borrowed bike that I got a opportunity to ride from time to time. Next came college followed my work and a family. My motorcycle riding was on hold for all of those years until I ordered my first new Harley Davidson in 1997 and obtained a new motorcycle endorsement. My new 1998 Dyna Glide was delivered in June, 1998 and I was hooked. I was obsessed with riding all I could and customizing the bike as time and money permitted. The Colorado winters were especially a good time for working on the bike and it was often too cold and snowy for riding. Many more Harleys followed along with meeting more and more ri...
#28 Dale GreysonCastlegar, BC Canada
1923 Indian Chief
#29 Ryan AllenSante Fe, NM
1916 Indian Powerplus
What is the Motorcycle Cannonball?

Not just a trip but a journey for sure, trying to pilot a century old motorcycle across the USA can really test your sanity.

Image that the paved back roads of today would've been a godsend to the frontier motorcycle rider.
Consider then the roads of today have become the motorcycles eternal spirit home ridden still as a testament of their fabrication from a great era. The paved roads can also be their undoing with an unbridled path before them, the temptation of speed taxes the machine while pushing their limits further. These machines still have lessons for us and the CB will flush out the weakest little thing that could make you a pedestrian. Test and retest become elements of success in this endeavor. Ultimately, the CB gives us t...
#30 Adrian LockreyMiddleton, UK
1925 Triumph P
Iím Adrian Lockrey, also known as Skippy, originally from Australia but a UK resident for more than 20 years.

Iíve always been interested in anything mechanical, ever since an early age when I replaced a head gasket on my Mums car at around the age of 12 years old. All my own work with the help of a Haynes Manual!!

I trained In Australia as a fitter and machinist on the railways. I attended night school to train in industrial electronics, tool making, and even got my motor mechanics certificate.

As a 20 year old apprentice, I won a scholarship to the UK for 6 months. This was where I met my pen friend of 10 years and subsequently married her! Once settled in the UK, I started working in the Machine Tool Industry.

20 years, 4 sons and many grey hairs later, I now own my own CN...
#31 Gene Harper and Jan CarlDenver Colorado
1924 Indian Chief
My wife Jan and I are very excited to be participating in the 2018 Cannonball!! Iíve wanted to do this since the Cannonball started in 2010 but work and family commitments got in in the way. We will both be retired by the end of this year and the kids have grown up, so we can take the challenge! We will be riding the trusty 1924 Indian Big Chief with Princess sidecar and hope to be the second sidecar rig to complete the Cannonball with a perfect score. Iíve dreamed of riding an antique motorcycle with sidecar across the United States ever since I joined the AMCA at age 13, so I guess itís time to get busy!
All my antique bikes (well, the ones that run anyway) have sidecars so Iím aware of the demands on rider and machine. Iím confident that we can prepare the Big Chief to make the tri...
#32 Byrne BramwellOttawa, Ca
1912 Indian Single
#33 Ivan BruwerPrince Albert, South Africa
1925 BSA L Deluxe
#34 Ben PierceWilliston, VT
1923 Neracar
I used to be a computer programmer, always admired old machinery - tractors, engines, cars. I saw a BMW club rally in the area once and checked it out to see if they had any old things on display. They did, and they were absolutely beautiful. I decided I wanted to try one. I got started on bikes a bit late (age 27) with the BMW R50 and loved them, managed to turn it into a modest career.

I work at The Daily Rider Motoworks in Burlington VT on a wide range of new and old motorcycles and scooters.

First bike was a 1956 BMW R50 restoration, still have it, ridden it to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee and more. Active in vintage motorcycle and sidecar racing with the USCRA.
Bob Addis, owner of the 1923 Neracar, writes that his two major inspirations to ride in a Cannonball Endu...
#35 Jon DobbsBoulder Junction, WI
1916 Harley Davidson
Someone once said, ďIíd rather be a rider for a day then a spectator for a lifetime." Nothing could be more true.



My name is Jon Dobbs and I love motorcycles. My adventure motorcycling disease started when I left town one day, drove to Alaska, and returned nearly three months and 13,000 miles later. Last September I had the time of my life riding my 1915 Harley Davidson in the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball. If there was an award for the most inexperienced and unprepared antique motorcycle rider, I certainly would have have the trophy. My girl Jaci was my support crew and we cannot say enough about the Cannonball organizers who worked incredibly hard to put this magnificent race together. Each and every day was an experience better than the last and we made friendships to last a lifetim...
#36 Mark WiebensMartinez, CA
1927 Harley Davidson JD
#37 Jared RinkerFindlay, OH
1916 Indian Powerplus
Jared Rinker from Findlay, OH (originally from Romney, WV) is rider #37. He is riding a 1916 Indian Power Plus which is the same bike he rode in the 2016 Cannonball in which he finished with a perfect score (1 of only 16 competitors to do this in 2016). Jared and his wife, Crystal, have three daughters - Jordan, Karter, and Spencer. Jared has a twin brother, Justin Rinker #6, who is also Cannonball competitor. Jared grew up around motorcycles, started riding at age 6, and is a 3rd generation Indian rider (preceded by his grandfather Buck and father Steve). Jared and his family are Indian Motocycle enthusiasts and have a vintage Indian Motocycle shop (Buckís Indian). Jared is a Great Race, Cannonball, and The Race of Gentlemen former competitor. This is Jaredís 2nd Cannonball at age ...
#38 Paul d'OrleansSan Fancisco. CA
1926 Brough Superior
#39 Jerry BrownOcouto Falls, WI
1926 Harley Davidson
#41 Jeff McallisterRidgefield, CT
1927 Indian Chief
#42 Paul JacobsonChandler, AZ
1913 Thor U
My name is Paul Jacobson, originally from Farmington, NM and now residing in Chandler, AZ.† My first ownership of a motorcycle was a frozen, tie-wrapped, duct taped† '72 Harley Rapido which I rebuilt more than once and used throughout my college days. Although this machine is retired now, mostly because my wife didnít like acquiring the 2-stroke perfume as a passenger, it set in motion a continued need to ride motorcycles requiring rider maintenance along the way. When not working on my hobby of Motorcycles, I work as a Development Engineer for Intel Corporation which has given my family and I opportunities to work and live in many locations including NM, AZ, CA, NY, and China. Although we enjoyed travelling and the new experiences over the past 15+ years we are glad to be permanently sett...
#43 Dave VolnekValley, NE
1915 Indian Hedstrom
#44 Luke GarrettJoaquin, TX
1924 Indian Chief
#45 Peter ArundelVictoria, Australia
1928 Indian Chief
In 1968 Peter Arundel purchased his first motorcycle. In 1975 started working in the building industry as a carpenter, in the same year purchased his first Indian motorcycle a 1924 chief, which started a lifelong passion for the brand. By 1981 he had started his own building company Arundel Constructions which focused on property development around Melbourne Australia.

Over the next forty years he amassed one of the best Indian motorcycle collections in the world notably, 12 race bikes, one of every 4 cylinder, and numerous chiefs and scouts, during this period Peter started Wigwam Engineering. Responsible for the first overhead valve conversion kit for an Indian chief (marketed as the Tomahawk)
In 1993 he cofounded with David Reidie, the Great Race an annual challenge between antiqu...
#46 Dave ReidieVictoria, Australia
1928 Harley Davidson JL
David Reidie started riding motorcycles in 1965. In 1978 he got his first Harley-Davidson a XLH Sportster. In 1981 he opened his own Harley Dealership Harley-City in Brunswick a suburb of Melbourne in Australia. He started collecting antique motorcycles mostly Harleys from this time. In 1993 he co-founded with Peter Arundel the Great-Race an annual challenge between antique Harley and Indian owners. This year was the 25TH Great-Race www.great-race.com.au

In February this year after 37 years Harley City was sold to Northside Harley which still houses his antique collection. www.harleycitycollection.com.au
#47 Aaron LovelessPrunedale, CA
1918 Harley Davidson
My name is Aaron Loveless and I am 22 years old. I currently live in the small town of Prunedale located in Monterey County California. I have always been obsessed with anything on wheels, and my love of vintage motorcycles started early on in life. By the time I graduated from North Monterey County High School, I had ridden my 1950's motorized bicycle to school every day for three years. During school I spent my time building and racing Vintage-Flat-Track motorcycles, burning up all the money I earned while working at a small engine shop. I drooled over the bare-bones appearance of the early racers, and with the help of my auto body teacher, I built my own Briggs and Stratton 3-speed replica of a Harley Davidson board track racer.

At age 16, I purchased my first real Harley proj...
#48 Bartek MizerskiWilmette, IL
1928 Indian Scout 101
My name is Bartek Mizerski. I am from Poland, living in the U.S. I am returning for my second Motorcycle Cannonball, having participated in the 2014 event when I rode my 1936 Polish motorcycle Sokol 1000, completing every mile. For personal reasons I had to miss the 2016 ride, but I had my 1916 Indian Powerplus all set to go.

This year I will be riding a 1928 Indian Scout 101. I found this motorcycle in the Czech Republic last year. It was originally sold new in 1928 by the Europeís largest Indian dealer in Prague. The motorcycle was originally equipped with a Bosch lamp (herring can style), a Bosch Magdyno and a Corbin speedometer calibrated in kilometers.

My crew includes Leszek Domagala and Jack Horbal. I cannot wait to see friends from the 2014 race and am looking forward to meet...
#49 Mark ShawCape Town, South Africa
1927 Indian Ace
#50 Ted WaltersSierre Madre, CA
1916 Harley Davidson
My name is Ted Walters and I am honored to be rider #50 in the 2018 Cannonball. I live in Sierra Madre, California and am an Engineer for the Sierra Madre Fire Department. In my spare time I like to work on 100+ year old old cars and now, motorcycles. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, and thank you to my wife Raquel for giving me her support.

I grew up spending most weekends in Wrightwood, California. As a 6 year old I would ride my Honda 50 and then transitioned to a bigger bike and dune buggy as I got older. I didnít have a bike again for several years until the year my wife and I found out we were having twin girls and to celebrate I got a 2001 Harley Davidson Fatboy. I always wanted to replace it with an older bike and did that when I got the frame, motor and luggage r...
#51 Wayne RuheSan Benito, TX
1911 American Single
#52 Doc HopkinsBonduel, WI
1916 Harley Davidson
#53 Kersten HeligBonduel, WI
1926 Harley Davidson
Iím Kersten Heling, the one & only daughter of the spectacular Steve ďDoc" Hopkins. My lineage is deeply rooted in motorcycling. My Mother tells me I was born with a grease rag in my hand making vroom noises. Iíve been testing the limitations of various vehicles ever since. Following my Dadís lead, I developed a fond love for drag racing nitro Harleys. At the ripe age of 4, I professed that I would one day ride one of these fierce machines. In 1995, at 16 years of age, my Dad helped me put my tenacity to the test & I was licensed as the youngest Nitro Harley pilot in history. To present, there are still very few women to have ridden a nitro Harley & no one 16 or younger. For over 23 years Iíve indulged my passion for Nitro Harleys at various drag strips across the country acquiri...
#54 Brent HansenSebastopol, CA
1926 BMW R47
#55 Pat PattersonCastlerock, CO
1926 Harley Davidson
#56 Victor BoocockSan Carlos, CA
1914 Harley Davidson 10E
#57 Harry VerkuilBanchory, Scotland
1916 Harley Davidson
#58 Norm NelsonCrescent City. FL
1911 Reading Standard
#59 Steve GonzalesSan Fancisco. CA
1915 Harley Davidson 11F
#61 Robb PriskeCastlegar, BC Canada
1928 Harley Davidson
#62 James LodatoHamilton, NJ
1928 Harley Davidson
#63 Erik BahlHuntsville, AL
1915 Harley Davidson 11F
This is my third attempt to cross this fantastic country on the Cannonball Run. We are truly blessed by God! I am in heavy debt to Lonnie, Jason, and all of the support staff for this life changing opportunity! I also appreciate the intense friendships that are a result of this event! In 2014, my first attempt was on a 1929 BMW R63 ďBlack Beauty". This was BMWís first 735 CC overhead valve motorcycle (earlier bikes were 500cc). This motorcycle had survived service during World War 2. During involuntary war conscription engine damage occurred which was subtle but detrimental to my journey. I made it about 1/3 of the way, before it took me out of the tour in the middle of the United States. It was disappointing but is the reality of the Cannonball. In 2016 bikes were restricted to 100 y...
#64 Dave CurrierFargo, ND
1915 Harley Davidson 11F
My name is Dave Currier #64 from Fargo, North Dakota. My passion for motorcycles started at the young age of 7 when my dad let me ride a 250 NSU all by myself. I was hooked! My dad Dick was a flat track motorcycle and car racer from the 40ís-50ís. His inspiration has been a driving factor following the Cannonball race since it started in 2010.

Iím proud to participate in the 2018 race riding a ď1915 Harley-Davidson Twin" a 103 year old machine. Iím very competitive and the challenge of this cross country race was a must do!

Watch out Cannonball, #64 is ready to race!

ďTeam Dakota"
Kay Currier - Fargo, ND
Rick Weed - Soldotna, AK
Lillian Weed - Soldotna, AK
Rod Clouse - Fargo ND
#66 Tom HayesDublin, Ireland
1923 Harley Davidson
I was born in 1944.My father was a motorcyclist so I was a pillion passenger from age 6.We went all over the country no traffic ,no helmet,no protective clothing except for a rain mac as such things were very rare in Europe at that time.Bought my first bike at 17 had a succession of English bikes Ariel,Norton ,Triumphs.Married ,kids,came back to motorcycling at end of the 1980,s.I have a small selection of classic bikes ride regularly in Ireland,have done two Cannonballs and am looking forward to next year on my 1923 Harley
#67 Jon TurneyCambridge, New Zealand
1927 Indian Scout
Hi, my name is Jon Turney, and the bike I have chosen to ride in the 2018 Cannonball Rally is a 1927 Indian Scout Motorcycle.

I live in Cambridge, New Zealand, with my wife Jan. She canít imagine why I would want to do this run, it will be hot, or very cold, physically challenging and I times Iím sure we will wonder what possessed us to take this on.

Ever since reading about the 2014 Cannonball, I have dreamed of being invited to join this epic event and share the friendship and camaraderie that all previous writers have enjoyed. Riding across the US continent will be the highlight of all my years writing bikes.

The Indian has a vee twin 600 mL side valve engine, total loss boiling system and a 3 speed gearbox. With basic leaf spring forks, she ainít comfortable, but to me, the w...
#68 Jeremy LoewenCarmichael, CA
1925 Harley Davidson
After seeing my father, Mark Loewen, take part in the 2014 and 2016 races my love for vintage cars and trucks has expanded to the world of motorcycles. I am very excited to be able to become part of a race where not only vintage and antique motorcycles are being restored to running condition, they are being ridden and even pushed past what they were initially designed for. As someone who drives a 1966 Ford pickup as their daily driver I love seeing these vehicles used, and not just out on display. I look forward to the race and being a part of this community. Thank so much for this oportunity.
#69 Mark LoewenCarmichael, CA
1912 Excelsior Twin
#70 Arrie RedenlinghuysRochester, MI
1919 Triumph H
My name is Arrie (Armand) Redelinghuys and I hail from Rochester, MI. Born in South Africa I was fortunate to come to the USA over a decade ago. Growing up in SA, British bikes were very much the beat we grew up with. Even though the Japanese bikes came to dominate. For me the sound, look and feel of the old Brits remained. Upon coming to the USA I met my buddy Paul (bike #90) and being a Triumph collector it did not take much encouragement from him to nudge me over the edge. Today I own a decent collection of Triumphs and related collectables. My garage is not an uncomfortable place to be :-) The ďyoungest" of the bikes is a 47 year old 1970 T100R Daytona and the oldest is the 1919 Model H I will be brining to the Cannonball. In the end I hope to have collected good examples from each dec...
#71 Todd KraftSanta Cruz, CA
1914 Thor
#72 Dan KraftSanta Cruz, CA
1913 Thor U
#73 George UnruhSaint Johns, KS
1924 Harley Davidson
#74 Rowdy SchenckCarlsbad, NM
1915 Harley Davidson 11F
#75 Dan EmersonWoodstock, CT
1911 Excelsior
#76 Oliver PeckDallas, TX
1916 Harley Davidson
#77 Richard AspreyDallas, TX
1915 Norton 16TT
Richard Asprey is a native Londoner who moved to Texas in 2001. He's been riding motorbikes since he bought his first bike at age 15; a used Garelli Tiger Cross 50cc 2-stroke.The little Garelli was still his daily rider when he started working for Lloyd's of London.

Since selling his business a few years ago, Richard has become an avid motorcycle collector, and an even more avid rider.

He is the current president of the North Texas Norton Owners Association (NTNOA), and is also a member of the Lone Star Section of the Vincent Owners Club, the Southern California Norton Owners Club, and Peckerhead Motorcycle Racing.

Richard will be piloting a 1915 Norton Model 16TT (Norton Code Name: Tourist),The twelfth oldest known Norton. He bought the bike in February 2015 from Joe Seifert of ...
#78 Clint FunderburgToledo, OR
1916 Indian Powerplus
#79 Jody PerewitzHalifax, MA
1928 Harley Davidson JD
Jody Perewitz has been around motorcycles all her life. From a kid in her dadís shop to setting land speed records, Jody has become well-known throughout the motorcycle community for her both her knowledge of bikes and riding skills.

Having learned from the ďKing of Flames" himself, Jody has been perfecting her own talents for airbrushing and painting as well as managing the marketing for Perewitz Cycle Fab.

In her spare time, she likes to go fast on a motorcycle. She has the world record as the fastest woman on an American V-Twin and currently holds 16 Land Speed Records this year she is not only adding vintage circle track racing to her resume, but also competing in the prestigious cross-country Cannonball Endurance Run!

#80 Shinya KimuraAzusa, CA
1915 Indian Hedstrom
#82 Christopher O'BrienVashon, WA
1917 Henderson
I have been riding, fixing and collecting motorcycles as a hobby since 1974. Now I am a retired Neurologist living in Vashon, WA. While growing up in New England, I would hear about a relative on my motherís side of the family named Alan Bedell. Of course, he is famous for breaking ďCannonball" Bakerís cross-country record in 1917 on a 1917 Model G Henderson. It has been my dream to complete a similar trip on a Bedell Tribute Henderson (since the original was turned into scrap for WWII). With the help of the Henderson community (Dave, Frank, Mark, Matthew, Pat, etc), an original engine, frame, forks, tank and wheels were located and the 4th Coast Fours team brought this smooth-riding beast to life! Flintworks, LLC is our little company on Vashon Island, WA to support our collection of bike...
#84 Bill StoryNewport Beach, CA
1913 Excelsior
#85 Jason WadzinskiDayton, OH
1924 Indian Chief
2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Rider Profile Ė Jason Wadzinski, Dayton OH
I got a late introduction to the wonders of vintage motorcycles. I rode newer bikes when I was younger, but after laying a bike down shortly after starting my first business when I was 25, I decided that I wanted to see the business succeed and that I wanted to have children some day, so I quit riding for a while.
During what was probably my ďmid-life crisis" at 48 years old in 2013, I bought a 2009 HD Road King, and attempted to make up for all the miles I missed over the past 23 years.
Two years later I purchased a bar/restaurant called Jackass Flats that was on 7 acres of land in Dayton Ohio and renamed it Rip Rap Roadhouse (because itís on Rip Rap Road). The bar is in a barn that was built in 1853 and was know...
#86 Shane MastersDayton, OH
1925 Indian Chief
Hello, I am Shane Masters one of three riders known as Team Rip Rap Riders. I will be riding a 1925 Indian Big Chief.
My love of antique motorcycles started over 40 years ago, while growing up in a family of motorcycle riders and antique motorcycle enthusiasts. My grandfather rode his motorcycle to every state in the U.S. As long as I can remember my father has owned motorcycles and along with his friend John Steelman, I caught the bug of riding and collecting motorcycles.
In my teens we restored a 1927 Harley Davidson Single, which I still own and ride today. I also have a passion for vintage cars, owning a 1927 Model T roadster. I am a member of The Road Devils Car Club, Ohio Chapter and Vintage Iron Motorcycle Club, Ohio Chapter. People ask me why I would want to attempt ...
#87 Brent MayfieldCenterville, OH
1925 Harley Davidson
My name is Brent Mayfield. I have lived most of my life in Dayton, Ohio. I got indoctrinated in to motorcycles at a very young age as my father and several relatives all rode motorcycles. In early 1968, when I was a senior in high school, I started looking for my first bike and a friend of mine said he had won an old motorcycle in a poker game. He said it was all apart and would sell it to me for $80.00. Turned out it was a 1941 FL Knucklehead. Needless to say, once I got it together and started riding it, I was hooked.

From that first Knucklehead until now I have owned, built, restored and sold many motorcycles from Bobbers to Choppers, to high point restorations. While Harleys have been my main focus, I like all motorcycles and have owned many brands from Ariel to Zundapp.

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#88 Doug WothkePunta Gorda, FL
1928 Indian Scout 101
#89 Cris Sommer-SimmonsHaiku, HI
1915 Harley Davidson 11J
#90 Paul WarrenfeltIndianapolis, IN
1920 Triumph H
I am very excited about being accepted to be a participant in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run!

Along with my teammates, Arrie (#70) and Skippy (#30) we are team Coventry T3. Coventry since all our bikes were manufactured there and T3 as there are three of us from three continents.

I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, a city with the honorary title of the ďRacing Capital of the World".

I am formally trained in both Engineering and Business and have worked in both fields throughout my career. I currently work in the IT field.

My first motorcycle was a Harley Davidson Leggero. I had an incredible 65cc engine! This was well before I had my driverís license. My first ďreal" motorcycle was a Triumph Tiger Cub with a 200cc engine. That was the one that really got me h...
#91 ZiggyKentucky
1928 Indian Scout 101
#92 Brian PeaseMilton, VT
1916 Henderson
I started riding in 1960 while attending college in Vermont on a 2HP Montgomery Ward Scooter. I progressed up to an old BSA Super Rocket before reverting back to 250cc bikes.

Armed with an EE degree, and a job in Connecticut, I dabbled in small sports cars for a few years before returning to motorcycles. A Honda CX500 gave way to a GL1100 Gold Wing followed by a Valkyrie, which was nice but so heavy!

After retiring back to Vermont, I acquired my first antique bike, a beautifully restored 1928 101 Scout that I still own. The Valkyrie gave way to an original paint 1975 GL1000 Gold Wing, starting my passion for 4-cylinder antique machines. Along the way I imported a 1953 inline 4-cylinder Nimbus from Denmark. After co-riding a 1923 Neracar, the Little Bugger, for Team Arcane i...
#94 Rich RauNewport, OR
1916 Indian Powerplus
#95 Steve AndreasenKennard, NE
1914 Harley Davidson 10B
#96 Doug JonesDalton, GA
1914 Indian Hedstrom
Cannonball
The quest to cross this country on antique motorcycles. Motorcycles that were the dawn of motorized transportation in this country. Man, how the technology has changed. Man, how much stays the same.

What day is it? Where are we heading tonight, have you seen the route sheet? Man the bike is running so good, this is great. How many miles between gas? It looks like rain. What is wrong now, this thing will hardly run, this sucks. 20 more miles. Where is Poplar Street, did I miss a turn? What year is the Indian? Got to fix the dome seal and pack this clutch bearing. You gonna ride in 2018? Are you crazy?
See you in Portland!

My name is Doug Jones, and my first taste of motorcycling was a Honda Mini trail. I was 6 years old. Iíve raced them, cowtrailed with buddies, toured...
#97 Kevin NaserFort Calhoun, NE
1916 Indian Powerplus
One day in 1970, when I was an 11 year old boy at Papillion Junior High School, the teachers herded all us kids into the multi-purpose gymnasium for a special presentation. They'd brought in a man named Danny Liska to talk to us about his motorcycle ride from Nebraska to the tip of South America. He had a slide show with pictures of his BMW R60/2, and he had a snake skin that unrolled almost to the full width of our stage. He told us that when he got to the edge of the jungle he stuck his arm in and the foliage was so thick that he had trouble pulling his arm back out. I went straight home that night and told my mom that I was going to get a motorcycle. She was against it of course, but after a short time she let me get a Honda Z50 minibike. That was it. I haven't been without a bike since...
#99 Jon Neuman Flower Mound, TX
1928 Harley Davidson JDH
#100 Pat SimmonsHaiku, HI
1928 Harley Davidson
#101 Terry RichardsonPratt, KS
1915 Harley Davidson
#102 Ciro NisiBrugherio, Italy
1919 Harley Davidson
#103 Mike NorwoodFrederick, MD
1915 Harley Davidson
#104 Bret YeagerAptos, CA
1914 Harley Davidson 10B
#107 Dennis BensavageMeyersdale, PA
1928 Indian Scout
My name is Dennis Bensavage. Iím the owner of Beam Equipment and Supplies (an Engine Rebuilding Equipment and Supplies Company).

I got involved in the motorcycle cannonball back in 2012 when I sold some machines to Buckís Indian in Romney WV. They were working on a cannonball bike at the time and my interest was immediately sparked. I helped build their 2014 cannonball engine and went on to help build the Indian Powerplus engines for the 2016 cannonball. That year I went to Atlantic city for the cannonball start, it was the final hook that reeled me in, so here I am building a bike of my own to run.
#108 Joe ChanceWestphalia, IA
1928 Harley Davidson
Rider 108 is Joe Chance of Westphalia, Iowa.

He is an auto body repairman & works at Creative Concepts Collision Center in Harlan, Iowa.

The motorcycle is a 1928 Harley Davidson JD, affectionately named "Shirley".

The other members of "Team Not a Chance" are Shirley's mechanics, Ron Ronfeldt (who owns the bike), Emmert Andersen, & Mike Wuhlhutter, all of Harlan, Iowa.
#109 Alex TrepanierAlhambra, CA
1913 Indian Single
#111 Jim MinerSpringville, UT
1918 Harley Davidson
Iím Jim Miner from Springville Utah.
Growing up at a farm tractor dealership , (where I still work) I was always interested in anything with an engine. I loved motorcycles but Dad didnít. He said when I was 16 I could have one ,so I had to beg or borrow someone elseís bike to ride till then. I brought home a Kawasaki 250 on my 16th birthday and quickly learned how to repair a motorcycle. After a few years racing motocross, and getting married I switched to an enduro. A bike little more practical with a family. Then one for everyone in the family. I bought my first Harley in 1993. A Sportster , then a Heritage in 98

After restoring tractors for years and riding motorcycles I started restoring bikes. I Started with a Bridgestone 175, then a Hodaka ace 90. Now I have doze...
#112 Ricky BartelShioctin, WI
1926 Harley Davidson
Ricky Bartel & his wife Janis are from Shiocton, a small town in Northeast Wisconsin. For over 30 years they owned & operated a small trucking company out of their home until Rickís recent retirement.
Rick has been riding motorcycle for as long as he can remember, teaching Janis to ride in a parking lot in Green Bay, WI during college prior to their marriage . After high school graduation, Rick and several of his friends bought their first new motorcycles and headed west to watch Evil Knievel jump the Snake River Canyon. That was the beginning of numerous motorcycles and motorcycle trips. Shortly after his retirement, Rick ventured south and caught up with the 2016 Cannonball in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, helping Doc Hopkins and his team for part of the run and yesÖ. He got the Vint...
#115 Chris ParryDallas, TX
1923 Norton 16H
Chris Parry was born in Northern Rhodesia, which, shortly thereafter, gained its independence from Britain and became Zambia. He believes these two events may or may not be linked. His childhood automotive memories are inextricably linked with Land Rovers and step-through Hondas. After his family moved back to the UK, Chris bought a Yamaha FS1E 50cc moped at 16 and was promptly knocked off by a banker in a white Jaguar. But the stage was already set for an abiding interest in all things two wheeled. Bankers... not so much.

After moving to Texas, Chris joined the North Texas Norton Owners Association (NTNOA) - a club dedicated to the preservation and use of British and European classic and vintage motorcycles. Chris has served as the club's Vice-President and President. He acquired a 197...
#116 Keith MartinDallas, TX
1925 Norton Big 4
A Sears 5HP mini bike at age 7 inspired Keith Martin's lifelong love of motorcycles. He's never been without one since. The owner of Big D Cycle in Dallas, Texas, says that he feels lucky to have been involved in the motorcycle business for 30 years as a dealer, racer, mechanic and restorer.

In 1987 Keith went to work for AMA hall-of-famer and renowned Triumph tuner, Jack Wilson. Working for Wilson, Keith learned to do the very best job he could on every bike he worked on.

Martin has participated in nearly every form of motorcycle competition including road racing, drag racing, land speed racing at Bonneville, and the Pike's Peak Hill Climb. He is excited to ride in his first Motorcycle Cannonball. However, Keith is no stranger to the race.
For 2016 Cannonball Century Race Keith pr...
#117 Todd CameronMonrovia, CA
1917 Harley Davidson
#118 Fred WackerLake Forest, IL
1913 Indian Hedstrom
#119 Bert MiskellFrederick, MD
1913 Harley Davidson 9B
#120 Dave MinervaVoorhess, NJ
1916 Harley Davidson
When it was announced that the starting point of the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball was going to be Atlantic City, NJ. I knew if I was ever going to do it, this was going to be the year. It's less than 40 miles from my home. I didn't have a bike that I thought I could do it on so I bought a bike. Immediately after my friend and teammate Anthony bought a 1915 Harley. I was told that the bike I purchased was not a great choice so I located a 1916 Harley that was wrecked early in it's life. It took the next 17 months getting the bike ready with the help of many friends. I still had concerns with less than a month to go but friends Steve Lippoldt and John Melniczuk helped me iron out my concerns. They assured me that the 1916 would be fine. These guys are the best at their profession.

I c...
#122 James MaloneyUpton, MA
1928 Indian Scout
#123 Charles FalcoTucson, AZ
1928 Ariel Model C
Charles Falco was co-curator of the Guggenheim Museum's record-setting "The Art of the Motorcycle" exhibition whose 20th Anniversary coincides with the 2018 Cannonball, and is the author of "The Gold Star Buyer's Companion," now in its 5th edition



My first motorcycle was a Honda 50 when I was 15-1/2, at a time when California allowed someone that age to ride on the street without training or a helmet. Despite crashing that Honda when I was 15-3/4, since then I've had an ever-increasing number of motorcycles and have ridden many thousands of miles on modern and classic bikes in over a half-dozen countries.

My teammate on the Cannonball is #66 Tom Hayes, riding a 1923 Harley-Davidson twin

You can follow my restoration of the 1928 Ariel at:



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