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Footage from the 2010 Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball


On Sept. 10, 2010, 45 riders roared off from Kitty Hawk, N.C., on vintage Harleys, Indians and other historic pre-1916 motorcycles. Destination: California. Sixteen days later they rolled onto the Santa Monica Pier, 10 of them having completed the entire 3,294 mile route.

For all that were involved, the 2010 Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball was a resounding success and an event that none of them will ever forget. Here’s a collection of videos shot by those who experienced the highs and lows of this amazing event firsthand: