White knuckle, The Story of The Motorcycle Cannonball
Written by Lonnie Isam
Friday, 29 June 2012 05:50
Ride along with Hot Rod Builder and Award Winning Filmmaker Brian Darwas as he travels coast to coast on the ultimate antique motorcycle endurance run, “The Motorcycle Cannonball”.
Witness as these bikes are pushed past their limits! Get an upfront look at parking lot engine rebuilds! and watch as the top guys in the motorcycle industry machine parts in the back of their vans to keep their bikes on the road, and in the race!
“I followed some friends as they rode on the first Motorcycle Cannonball. The run was all pre-1916 motorcycles. Some were single cylinder engines, some had no transmissions (just a belt and a tensioner). They started in Kitty Hawk, NC and rode clear across the country to Santa Monica, CA. Literally "Coast to Coast", on all secondary roads, no highways! . . and since I like to witness pain and suffering I tagged along and made a movie about the trip.” - Brian Darwas
Directors's Bio: Brian Darwas is a well know fixture in the Hot Rod community, and the Award Winning Director of both "The Road to Bonneville" and "A Sweet Sickness: The Flathead Movie" Building traditional hot rods since around the age of eighteen, Brian has been digging up old steel and turning it into hot rods over on the East Coast for nearly a decade. During this time Brian has turned out a number of cars, none of which have ever failed to impress even the most jaded Hot Rod Aficionado.
Aside from building traditional hot rods as a member of The Rumblers Car Club in New York City, Brian has also traveled the world as a musician, most notably playing bass guitar in the New York City based Street Punk/Rock 'n Roll band "The Disasters".