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83 www.thunderpress.net THUNDER PRESS April 2018 Special $99 for Military and First Responders * Sign up at: www.BrandtsI69.com Classes NOW Scheduling! Free Brandt's App! 6333 E. Stelzer Dr. t Marion, IN 765.664.1331 t www.BrandtsI69.com Hours : M-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 t Learn to Ride and Get Your MC Endorsement t We Supply the H-D Street® 500's to Ride t MSF and Harley-Davidson® Certified Instructors t 4 Day (and 3 Day) Course In Classroom and On Range Training t Learn Rules, Basic Maneuvers and Safety t Space is Limited. First Come/First Serve. t See Online * : Class Times, Terms & Conditions and FAQ's t NEW - Walk-On's * t New Rider Course TM Cost is $299 t NOTE: * Special rate of $99 for all past and present military & first responders (and their spouses) in 2018. See dealership for complete details. Runs, hordes of Cannonball hopefuls have arrived in Vegas with a heart full of optimism, open checkbooks, and an eye for whatever motorcycle they think might carry them across the United States to the Cannonball fi nish line. Provided, that is, that they are even accepted to the race in the fi rst place. Currently, there is a wait- ing list for the 2020 race. The cutoff dates for the accepted vintage aren't announced until after each run, so it's impossible to plan in advance for the next race unless you plan to ride a very early-year machine, yet we've met rid- ers who still try. Buyers show up and purchase motorcycles in anticipation of what might be accepted, which is proving effective in keeping a lively market for antique machines. The bien- nial antique motorcycle endurance race started by visionary Lonnie Isam Jr. has turned the world of antique motor- cycling on its ear, shining a light on a corner of biking that for years was a quiet sect consisting mostly of wealthy collectors or museums. Nowadays the average citizen is walking the aisles to fulfi ll a dream of joining the ranks of Cannonball survivors, so it's been interesting to attend swap meets and auctions to see what kind of prices antiques are going for. With a sell- through rate of 91 percent, it seems that Mecum is doing their part to put vintage motorcycles in the hands of those who dare to dream. The next Mecum motorcycle auc- tion is schedule for June 1–2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 4 Mecum Continued from page 37 Purchased by G. Wiley from Texas, this Indian 441 was restored by Pete Bollenbach in the early 1980s. The motor was rebuilt by Dick Davies and shows less than 2,000 miles since its refurbishing. The 441 represents the last full year of production for this model.

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