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#47 Aaron Loveless

Castroville, CA

1918 Harley-Davidson J

Aaron Loveless Video

My name is Aaron Loveless and I live in the small town of Prunedale, 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 cash 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 project. It was a single cylinder Peashooter that was made into a generator long ago. I had the engine running a few days later, and started thinking about where, or even how, I could race it. That’s when I stumbled on the Motorcycle Cannonball.

I took a break from the hobby while going to school for engineering at Monterey Peninsula College, starting my contract goldsmithing business, and dabbling with mining. Then came the day I recieved a picture of a basket case 1918 Harley twin from my Godfather. The perfect Cannonball bike. I sold darn near everything I owned on craigslist until it was mine. I spent the next few months tinkering with it, and with a load of help from Doug at Santa Cruz Vintage Cycles, had it chugging down the road once again.

Today, I work as a Micro-machinist and CNC programmer, building components for lasers and radar equipment. I also have a wonderful Fiancé who has been very supportive these past 7 years, despite my many long nights in the workshop. I plan on living and breathing motorcycles, and experiencing every type of racing I can in life. I look forward to the challenge of riding with the Cannonball Family again in 2020.