20 year old Buck Carson of Livingston will be the youngest rider to have ever entered the coast to coast classic motorcycle race.
Hi Willie, My name is Buck Carson and I'm with Carson Classic Motors, of Livingston, Texas. Shawn McGarry SR showed you a bit of information about our vintage motorcycle shop and upcoming race. Here's some more info about us, and what this event is all about.
Over the last twelve years, my father and I have become heavily involved with vintage motorcycling-specifically the restoration and preservation of historic antique motorcycles. We have amassed a collection of more than 70, mostly British, classic motorcycles spanning over 100 years, all of which are in running order. We recently began an endeavor into vintage road-racing in October 2011, where I raced a British-built, single cylinder 1911 Triumph Roadster at the world-renowned Barber Vintage Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama during the 7th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. Our racing team consists of my father, Mike Carson, and myself, as well as a close friend by the name of Shawn McGarry, and a family friend from England, Steve Norton.
Our biggest race, however is scheduled for September 7th-23rd, 2012. My team and I have entered the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run, which is a coast-to-coast endurance race from New York to San Francisco. This 3,900+ mile race specifies that only motorcycles manufactured prior to 1929 may enter. My team and I have entered a British-built, single cylinder 1927 BSA Model S27 to complete the journey. 77 teams have entered, a global force representing the United States, Sweden, Italy, England, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, and Poland. By undertaking this event I have become the youngest rider in history to participate in a transcontinental race, at 20 years old. The 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball has already attracted significant attention in the national and international media, and has been publicized in all formats- newspapers, magazines, television, radio, Internet, and social media. My team is currently looking for companies that are interested in sponsoring our race team, as well as media outlets who would be willing to publicize the "local team". All teams involved in the Cannonball will receive significant publicity, however since I am the youngest rider in history to participate in any such event, a lot of extra attention has been focused on our team. Recently, the team has been interviewed by Thunder Press Magazine, Walnecks Classic Cycle, local news outlets, and Sam Houston State University, where I am finishing up the senior year of my bachelors degree in business. Additionally, our team will be hosting two international Cannonball teams from our 28 foot mobile workshop- a group of four from England who have entered 1924 and 1926 Rudge Four Valves, and a group of three from Australia who have entered a 1925 Invincible JAP. These international teams will be utilizing the equipment inside to make necessary repairs along the route.
We have already welcomed multiple sponsors on board, including the Confederate Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Copart Inc, Gibson Commercial Construction, the Indiana Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, TBT Industries, Bluegrass Construction, Vintage and Veteran LLP, and several others. The Cannonball presents an unprecedented opportunity for international marketing and advertising, as numerous global media outlets will be along for the race. I have included links below to the official motorcycle Cannonball website, my personal Cannonball Rider's blog, as well as the team's YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page. Additionally, I have attached a copy of our sponsorship flyer, some pictures of the 1927 BSA S27 (can send more if needed) and team racing trailer, and a sample of the trailer exterior graphics. My contact information is also listed below.