2014 Motorcycle Cannonball: Team American Iron

| 11/8/2013 1:47:00 PM

Buzz Kanter
Buzz Kanter working on his 1929 Harley during the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball.

The Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run is returning for 2014, and it will be the most challenging to date. This will be the third running of the coast-to-coast endurance ride for classic motorcycles and riders.

The 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball will start in Daytona Beach, Fla, on Sept. 5 and cover more than 4,000 miles to Tacoma, Wash., on Sept. 21. The event is open to riders on 1936 or older motorcycles. The field, which allows 100 riders, is reported to already be sold out with a waiting list.

Four longtime enthusiasts and good friends are joining forces to create the first-ever Team American Iron specifically for the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball ride. Paul Ousey and Buzz Kanter competed in both previous Motorcycle Cannonballs and Cris Sommer Simmons competed in the first one. This will be Pat Simmons’ first time riding the Cannonball. The team consists of four riders, two mechanics, and a support truck manager/driver.

American Iron Magazine will be following the team’s progress in print and online, from building and prepping the four classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, through the coast-to-coast ride. Two riders (Paul and Pat) plan on competing in J-series Harleys, and the other two (Cris and Buzz) will be riding Harley V-series flatheads.  

Team American Iron Riders