Lost And Found - Vintage Motorcycles Stolen From Historic Cannonball Run
2014 Motorcycle Cannnonball run ended on Sept. 22, but the
drama from such an event seem to keep going. The historic
motorcycle ride began in Daytona Beach, Florida, and ended 3,938
miles later in Tacoma, Washington. Riders partook in the event
riding all types of unique vintage motorcycles, but after the race
was concluded four of the bikes which were used in the event were
Here's a list of the bikes that were stolen:
- 1919 Harley-Davidson J
- 1926 Harley-Davidson JD
- 1928 Harley-Davidson JD
- 1931 Harley-Davidson VL
So how did a thief manage to get away with four stolen motorcycles?
Cannonball Run riders Jon Neuman and Shelby Withrow loaded up their
support trailer with the bikes, and when they returned their 2001
Ford F250 pickup truck and the trailer full of bikes was gone. They
offered a $20,000 reward for information that would lead to the
"These bikes are somewhat
irreplaceable and at this point and time, I just hope the cops find
them and we can put them behind bars and punish them in some way,"
Neuman told NBC's Tacoma-affiliate K5.
Despite the daring theft of these irreplaceable bikes, fans soon rallied and all of the missing Harley-Davidson bikes were recovered. The trailer and the truck towing it were both found as well. Some of the spare parts, motorcycle tools, and other equipment are still missing - including two vintage engines: a 1928 Harley JD (VIN #28JD1831) and a Harley J (VIN #L19A12738).