Cannonball Motorcycles, Support Truck and Trailer Stolen

(Number 76) 1931 Harley-Davidson VL
(Number 76) 1931 Harley-Davidson VL

Four Motorcycle Cannonball Run bikes and their support truck and trailer were stolen from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday evening, Sept. 22, 2014. The bikes were as follows (Number 54) 1919 Harley-Davidson J, (Number 73) 1926 Harley-Davidson JD, (Number 76) 1931 Harley-Davidson VL, (Number 99) 1928 Harley-Davidson JD. The truck is a dark grey 2001 Ford F250 with Motorcycle Cannonball Run logos on the front doors, and the trailer is a 16 foot enclosed grey trailer with 4 windows and a large Motorcycle Cannonball Run logo on the rear door.

1919 Harley Davidson J
1919 Harley Davidson J

If seen, please contact Jon Neuman, 214-850-6910,; Buck Carson, 936-239-6615,; David Lloyd, 901-277-7710,; or Mike Carson, 281-705-5634,

The race finished on Saturday, September 20, when 24 of the original 100+ riders reached Tacoma, Washington. Mike Carson finished 6th, Jon Neumann 15th, and David Lloyd 30th. The engine on Buck Carson’s 1936 Harley RL blew up for the second time last week, and with no parts available, he was forced to park the machine. But he didn’t want to miss the grand finale of the Cannonball, so he pushed his machine 1.5 miles from the dealership to the museum so it could join the other bikes on display for a large crowd of spectators. Organizers said Buck arrived winded, but happy to have completed the last leg of Cannonball 2014.

“Our final hotel was the Murano in Tacoma,” said Felicia Morgan, Cannonball Media Relations. “We had the Grand finish banquet at the hotel, the only time those bikes were left unattended since support crew was usually tending to them in the evening but they were all strapped in and ready to head back to Texas.”

2007 Doolittle Trailer (Texas Plate) 41968M; (Number 73) 1926 Harley-Davidson JD; Number 99) 1928 Harley-Davidson JD
2007 Doolittle Trailer; (Number 73) 1926 Harley-Davidson JD; (Number 99) 1928 Harley-Davidson JD

License Plate numbers are as follows:

  • 1919 Harley Davidson J (Mississippi Antique Plate): 9620
  • 1926 Harley Davidson JD (Texas Antique Plate) BDKX4
  • 1928 Harley Davidson JD (Texas Antique Plate) BFGV2
  • 1931 Harley Davidson VL (Texas Antique Plate) BFGR3
  • 2001 Ford F250 (Texas Plate) 89LBC7
  • 2007 Doolittle Trailer (Texas Plate) 41968M
One of the Cannonball Motorcycle Run bikes.
One of the Cannonball Motorcycle Run bikes.

The Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run is a two-week coast-co-coast endurance run for pre-1937 motorcycles. Learn more at



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