Newburgh, NY; July 22, 2012—The Antique Motorcycle Foundation, Inc. (AMF) has signed on as one of several sponsors of the bon voyage breakfast for the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride that will depart from the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, New York on the morning of September 7, 2012. Explaining the AMF’s decision to get involved, Foundation President Dennis Craig said, “My mother once told me that when you’re going to ride an antique motorcycle more than 3,000 miles from one coast to the other, you gotta start with a good breakfast.” Craig added, “Seriously, we are honored to provide support to the men and women who will embark on this exciting adventure, which is a living demonstration of the wonderful sport and hobby of antique motorcycling.”
The first Motorcycle Cannonball Ride took place in 2010, and was awarded the Antique Motorcycle Foundation Award for Excellence for the large amount of positive press it created about antique motorcycles. The second event, departing New York on September 7, will cover a 3,800 mile, 16-day route, finishing in San Francisco on September 23. Approximately 50 riders on pre-1930 motorcycles will attempt the feat.
In conjunction with the Cannonball departure, the Antique Motorcycle Foundation will host a reception and a grand opening of its new Kaizen Exhibit at Motorcyclepedia on the evening of September 6, 2012. Named for the Japanese industrial practice of constant, ongoing incremental improvement in manufacturing and product development, Kaizen will be the first exhibit at a major motorcycle museum dedicated entirely to the Japanese motorcycles that revolutionized the American motorcycle industry from 1960 through the mid-1980s.
The Antique Motorcycle Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to tell the story of antique motorcycling so that the role and influence of the motorcycle in our transportation history and technological development can be better understood and appreciated. The Foundation seeks to advance the interests of all motorcycle collectors, regardless of their preference for periods, brands, or motorcycle nations of origin. The AMF is supported solely by gifts and monetary contributions, for which contributors may receive tax-deductions. For more information about the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, Inc. go to www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org/.