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#121 Bob Knoll

Burlington, IA

1921 Harley-Davidson JD

I have spent the last 25 of 68 years as the Harley-Davidson Dealer in Burlington, Iowa.  A good friend of mine a past Dealer who has “gone west” told me in 1994….” Buddy I hope you didn’t get in this business to ride……”
The daily requirements of the care and feeding of a large H-D  community has a way of keeping you out of the saddle.  The 2020 Cannonball will justify some of that lost time!  We were very excited to meet the riders and staff in Anamosa at the National Motorcycle Museum where we had just donated one of our drag bikes, at the 2018 event. I have had the good fortune to have been involved with a number of professional race teams including both motorcycles and race cars and can honestly pass on the wise observation…. “ if you want to make a small fortune in racing, start with a large one….”
I have been involved in aviation since the early 80’s including a 12 year stint with a major US carrier, and currently have the custody of a WWII primary trainer bi-plane.  See you in Michigan in 2020!