Monday, July 30, 2012

Additional Sponsor and Publicty Recognition

  Recently, our team welcomed the sponsorship support of our fellow members in the Confederate Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Now I am pleased to announce that another major club that we belong to has offered to support the team. This morning, I had a great conversation over the phone with Bud Kubena, President of the Ohio Valley BSA Owner's Club. My dad and I met Bud and his lovely wife Barb at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival, where we both joined the club. For those who don't know, the OVBSAOC is one of, if not the largest, vintage BSA clubs in the world. Once again, as I always say, great people and motorcycles go hand-in-hand, and this is another wonderful example. This morning, on behalf of the club, Bud offered us a $500 sponsorship and asked more about the route so that interested members could check it out. He also said that an article about our participation would be gracing the cover of our club newsletter. Greatly appreciated, and I look forward to seeing fellow members along the way.

  Another bit of good news: one of the leaders in lubrication for vintage British motorcycles, Morris Lubricants, has offered give us a deep discount on the oil supply for all three teams operating from our rig. My friend and fellow competitor Buzz Kanter, editor-in-chief of American Iron Magazine, has been fortunate enough to be sponsored by Amsoil, which is known for its high quality synthetic lubricants. Synthetics should work just fine in his vintage Harley JDH, but for our teams running motors from the old empire, Morris Golden Film motor oil is the right choice. Fellow Ohio Valley BSA member Robert Bauer, Owner of Classic Oil Supply in Richmond, Virgina graciously forwarded our information to the home office in the UK, where the company agreed to sponsor us with a great discount. Wonderful news, as the lads from the Roaring Rudges have come up with a quantity requirement of about 20 gallons of SAE 40 oil for all three teams--and Morris Golden Film oil is everything but cheap.

  I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank the local community for the continued support. Recently, Willie Openshaw, publisher of the local website: "Polk County Today" wrote a nice article about our team. Since publishing it's gotten some great attention, and I've had quite a few comments about it. So, Willie, if you're reading this--Thanks again for your assistance in publicizing the Cannonball. If you'd like to read the article, check out

Buck Carson
Confirmed Cannonballer #3
Carson Classic Motors Racing Team

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