|Thanks to the staff of the SHSU Communications|
Department for this great photo
Anyway, plenty of things have happened recently. My last post talked about the addition of Steve Norton to the team, as well as our new sponsors. I've been making some pretty good headway lately on 'Ball stuff... My lovely contact in the Sam Houston State University Communications Department sent me over a preview of the Motorcycle Cannonball story that will be posted to the main website in the coming weeks--great stuff. She also then helped me out immensely by sending the story to a great deal of contacts in Houston-area television, radio, and print media, as well as a few places in College Station. Since the story hasn't been "officially" released by the university yet I can't share it with everyone, but it really turned out great!
|What a spread!|
Just a few short days after the article appeared, the BSA and I made an appearance at a local festival in Livingston, where we set up a booth for the Motorcycle Cannonball. I also brought the team trailer along (for the record.....this rig is massively sized, and one must really pay attention when driving it.) and a couple of vintage Harley Davidsons from the collection. I was surprised at the great deal of people who had read the article and came up to show their support. Our team also received about $75 in donations over the course of 3 short hours, which meant a lot! A big thank you to our local community for all the support.
|Not the best shot, but here was the set up...fans could take a |
walk-through of the trailer, and check out a few
pieces of American Iron on the way out
While at the festival, I also got the chance to see some of my dear friends from the local American Legion Post 402, namely the Legion Riders. Post 402 is instrumental in supporting the local community, and the Legion Riders can usually be found lending a helping hand all over town. It's hard to beat the golden hearts that these men and women have, and they never cease to surprise me. Post Commander Reb pulled me to the side and told me that the article from the paper had already been framed and put on the Post wall, which means a lot. He also mentioned the possibility of a sponsorship for the team. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and can't wait to see all of them again.
|It appears that Elvis wanted to trade in his Blue|
Suede Shoes for our 1942 Harley Davidson WLA
(Photo Credit to Carole Merka)
Confirmed Cannonballer #3
Carson Classic Motors Race Team