#27 Gary Shorman
1926 Harley-Davidson JD
Growing up on the family farm in North Central Kansas, motorcycles fast became my favorite form of transportation. From an old Harley to numerous dirt bikes, we covered the farm with motorcycle tracks. Several years ago the Motorcycle Cannonball traveled through Kansas making a stop in Dodge City. Since that time, several friends have participated in the Motorcycle Cannonball leading to great excitement for me. I’m currently restoring my very first motorcycle, a 1965 Yamaha YA6, and I have a collection of other motorcycles including a 1928 Harley single, and the 1940 WL which I competed with in the 2019 Cross Country Chase. Home base for me is Hays, Kansas, a great home for family and friends. I’m photographed in front of a monument at the site of historic Fort Hays where General Custer and other good guys and bad guys tried to conquer the plains. My day job includes leading a company of nearly 300 employee owners who operate radio stations and internet/cable systems in the Midwest in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Colorado. I’m looking forward to taking the challenge of the Motorcycle Cannonball and possibly meeting some of you along the route.