The race is open to motorcycles and cars built prior to 1917 and pulls out of Atlantic City, NJ this Saturday at 8am and ends in California I hear there are 100 bikes and 40 some cars, including a few T's and a K. Are any of the racers on here? I live right there and would love to chase them to the Pennsylvania line.
A friend of ours from Oswego, NY is #2 riding a 1915 Harley that he just finished restoring. He left Oswego around noon today.
Steve also owns a Model T, and they put some of the signs out Wednesday for the 2016 MTFCI Tour riding in their 1923 T.
Steve recently said "As much as I love these old motorcycles, I love Model T's even more...!" Steve and Joan also have a Model A and some V-8 Ford's.
Follow along http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/theroute
We wish him safe travels.
I thought this was a motorcycle only race but would sure be a fun run in a T.
Two weeks in a Model T across the states would be quite a run. The O2O tour takes 4 weeks. Good luck to all.
Number 41 lives in a neighboring town and also has a T. Set his coils couple of years ago. This is quite a ride for these antique bikes.
#43 Dave Volnek lives across the road from us. He has been working on the basket case he bought about 2 years ago and will be participating. Lots of fabrication and machine work to get the old girl in shape for the tour. Wish they were coming closer to us when they come thru mid America.
Unfortunately the link Dan provided doesn't indicate any of the cars. Too bad. Would've been kind of neat to see who all has the time to do this. I'd love to, but frankly my back would never make it. I'm sure the car would. Having my T at the Grand Canyon is on my bucket list. Been 20 years since I've been there, would love to go back one more time, and with the T.
Here's a thread from last year where the new automobile part of this race was discussed, but unfortunately the links from then doesn't work anymore?
Maybe they didn't get as many cars to participate as they would have thought and concentrated on the motorcycles?
My understanding is the automobile component of this was canceled several months ago.
If the last run is any indication, there will be plenty of posts to follow along and see all the problems that are encountered. Tune in.
I couldn't find any further info regarding cars entering the run so I'm going to the host hotel tonight to find out. Regardless, me and a buddy are going to be at the starting point at 7 am on Saturday and plan to chase the bikes across the state in our T's. Should be a blast!
This is our friend, Steve DeCosa. One picture is with his 2014 Cannonball 1927 Harley. The second picture is his entry for this year, his 1915 Harley #2
A few pics of the racers coming thru Kansas.
A few more..
Great pictures. This really is an incredible event. That trouble trailer looks full..and the one that caught fire, wow! We followed them off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City in our Model T's and across the state of New Jersey. Seeing some of the guys pedal their machines off of stop lights was something to behold, in traffic. Is the three-wheeler still in it? It is tiller steered.
The 3-wheeler was still in a few days ago.
Very unique machine.
My dad and my grandpa are both racing Thor motorcycles in this race.
Did any of the pre-1917 autos finish the coast-to-coast?
Yes, below link will show the final