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#1 Dave Currier Fargo, North Dakota 1911 Harley Single Team Dakota The 2023 Cannonball will be my 3rd cannonball race. In 2018 I rode a 1915 Harley twin finishing 13th overall. 2021 Cannonball was a Big Year winning the class 1 and overall winner. I was riding a 1911 Harley single. This was the oldest and most difficult bike to ever win the Motorcycle Cannonball. The bike had belt drive, no transmission and an atmospheric intake valve. The ride was grueling to say the least! Winning the 2021Cannonball was Epic! I will be riding the 1911 Harley single again in the 2023 Cannonball race. I’m excited and honored to be displaying Plate #1. I know the bike and I are up for the challenge ahead! CANNONBALL 2023 THE RACE IS ON! The PHANTOM !

Gary Shorman Bio Cannonball Rider #27 2/01/2023​ Alive2ride! Questionable friends and the quest for new roads on old motorcycles led me to the 2019 Cross Country Chase…and now to my second Cannonball. The Chase was not only an adventure, but for me was a life changing fork in the road. Since then, I finished with perfect mileage score on the 2021 Chase through the Ozarks and a perfect score in the 2021 Cannonball. Old motorcycles are an adventure in fun, but my 2019 Chase was also memorable AND life changing. While hiding in the lady’s department at a Harley stop along the Chase route, I spent some time on the phone scheduling a biopsy to check for prostate cancer. With no symptoms, but only an elevated PSA number, I thought the call was a waste of time and my high PSA number was the result of bouncing my prostate around on old motorcycle seats. It turns out I was very wrong. On November 5th a call from my doctor confirmed I had an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Eight weeks later a robot and excellent doctor successfully removed my prostate. Proactive PSA testing turned out to be a lifesaving test. Once finished with all of this, I started, a not-for-profit organization, with the sole purpose of promoting PSA testing for men above 40…especially hard-headed motorcycle enthusiasts! Check out the website, There is great information on the site about the ease of PSA testing, even a free gift for men who get tested. Now back to Cannonballs…In 2016 I traveled from Hays to Dodge City to see Terry Richardson and his bike as they traveled on the Cannonball through Kansas. There were a bunch of cool old bikes, and a big crowd, but no Terry. His bike was on the trailer with a blown engine. So…the story begins! In 2018, I traveled on my 2011 Harley Street Glide to Pierre, South Dakota to see Terry and other Cannonball riders as they passed through the state. Terry was joined on this Cannonball with my friends the Patterson brothers from Hays, KS. Terry was running strong, but the Patterson bike blew its engine on the long hill up to Pierre. There is still much discussion about whether it was driver error, but either way, it was time to tear things apart. Two days later the Patterson bike with a newly repaired engine, was back in the Cannonball and finished the race. The challenge was too much fun to resist, so I rode my Alive2Ride bike in the 2021 Cannonball. My Alive2Ride bike was built by Pat Patterson, with an engine and transmission rebuild by Rob Nussbaum, and finishing touches by Chris Coss. It’s a special 1926 Harley Davidson JD, with a 1929 dual headlight front fork. It’s certainly unique and is very fun to ride. The 2021 Cannonball was an amazing adventure across the country, running north to south. My bike ran well and together we finished with a perfect score. The bike and I are both back for the 2023 Cannonball. Look for the dual headlights, and I’ll be looking for you at the starting line or along this amazing ride across our county. Hopefully our paths will cross along the way. Stay Alive2Ride…get tested! Website: E-mail:

I have been riding motorcycles since 1966. Most of my bikes are antique Indians, but I have a collection European brands and 2 Harleys. I started riding on a Vespa 180SS in College. After 2 years in the US Army I graduated to a 250 Kawasaki 2 stroke. In 1977 I purchased a 1938 Indian 4 basket case which was restored by Elmer Lower in 2007. Since then my Indian collection has grown to 10 bikes. All my bikes have names: 1930 Chief Red Cloud,1928 Scout Little Cloud, 38-4 Kemosabe, 47 Chief Crazy Horse, and 53 Chief Thunderthud. I have completely rebuilt my 30 Chief and have ridden 500 endurance miles to shake out minor issues.

Team #keithkardell 2023 sees Keith Kardell on another great adventure as he takes on the Motorcycle Cannonball. Keith will once again be riding his 1923 H-D JD affectionately known as “Temperamental Judy”. Chase crew will include engine builder Tommy Sloan and Al Roberts. When asked, Keith says “As a participant of the Motorcycle Cannonball my goals are: 1) safety, 2) be a blessing to everyone I meet and 3) have fun. I am grateful for the support of my family and friends including Ralph Camp, Mosley Hardy, the Bartels’ H-D family, the KD Machine family, the Sidewinders and the AMCA Legends chapter.

Thank you Lonnie Isam Jr. for dreaming big dreams. Thank you Lee Ann, Jason and the Motorcycle Cannonball Officials for the good work y’all do.”

Follow the adventures of Madman Malpass and Crazy Keith Kardell at 2021 entry video: 

Bought a ’41 Knuckle motor in 1972 for $150.  Built a bike from scratch that I’ve ridden for 47 years.  Got wrapped up in Cannonball fever a while ago and recently bought the second motorcycle I’ve ever owned.  Things are different this time.  Paid too much for a complete machine and immediately started tearing it to pieces!  Lots to learn … no time to waste.
I also enjoy Les Paul Specials, Marshall JMPs, and Kraken and Coke.
As you might guess, my wife Carol is very understanding.

I have spent the last 47 years as a career motorcycle mechanic and shop owner in Mesa and Tempe Arizona. I sold my business in 2014 and have concentrated on restoring and maintaining vintage motorcycles for myself and clients. The Cannonball seemed to be the ultimate test of my restoration and mechanical shills so I opted to give it a try. I was supposed to participate in 2021 but health got in the way. I’m fired up and ready for 2023!!

Dale from Grant Park, IL. I am a carpenter by trade and enjoy rebuilding and restoring anything that burns gasoline. I will be riding a 1928 Terrot , 350ccs, single cylinder, French motorcycle.

Got into bikes late in life (age 27) with a 1956 BMW and started working as a motorcycle mechanic in 2010. Worked on lots of unusual bikes including Guazzonis, Neracars, Zündapps, Jawas. Won championships in 50cc roadracing with USCRA and rode Neracars in two previous Cannonballs.