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#84 George Banks

Conneautville, PA

1913 Harley-Davidson 9E

My heart pumps 60 wt.  I’m George (G-MAN) Banks, I’ve been around motorcycles my entire life.

My father was an Indian dealer and flat track racer. His best friend and my mentor Bob Hart gave me a ride on his 58 pan in 1968.  I was hooked and always will be.  I’ve been riding ever since, starting out on small Honda’s moving up to Harley’s in the 70’s.  Always building my own bikes.
The wrenching was as much passion as living life one road trip after another.  I attended MMI in Orlando FL and graduated early model and factory elective programs in 1991.  It was a great experience and led me to restoring bikes with my brother Tom.  Being a mechanic on the 2018 Cannonball was fantastic. I am blessed and fortunate to have been selected to ride on the Cannonball 2020.  It will be the ride of my life.  I will be riding a 1913 Harley Twin, on this great journey.  Restoring and riding vintage motorcycles is no doubt my destiny.  The Cannonball makes it complete.  My thanks to Lonnie Isam Jr. for his vision and to Jason & LeeAnn Sims for taking it to the next level.