Cannonball Motorcycle Challenge. David Uhl and Michael Lichter To Collaborate To Offer Awards To Winners

Thanks God! The coast to coast to coast Cannonball Endurance Run is not about money. The challenges faced by riders of pre-1916 motorcycles is about machine’s performance, gas availability and physical strength. And to reward them for having the courage of their motorcyclist ancestors, winners will receive pieces of art, a gorgeous Bronze Statue by Jeff Decker (will specifically report on this one and show it to you in a couple of days), paintings by David Uhl and photographer Michael Lichter will share his full Challenge photographic coverage.

While Jeff Decker will participate after just completing the Run Bronze Trophy, David and Michael will be scanning the entire event in Kitty Hawk for a photographic reportt that depicts the excitement and spirit surrounding the start of the rally.

Once the photographs are complete, they will split up. Lichter will travel the entire ride shooting from the back of a 1953 rigid Harley-Davidson Panhead (facing backwards), and David will return to his Golden, CO studio to commence his own personal race against time. He will be painting an original oil on canvas based on Lichter’s photographs, finish the painting before the end of the ride, and then fly to California to present the painting to the winner of Class 2.

For the winner of class 3 (the multi cylinder/multi speed class), David has already completed a historically relevant work featuring the ride’s namesake, E.G. Baker aka Cannonball Baker. Uhl will also present this original painting. No money, no gold, just art. As the Art Of Motorcycling.

5 Responses to “Cannonball Motorcycle Challenge. David Uhl and Michael Lichter To Collaborate To Offer Awards To Winners”

  1. 1 raycwheeler Sep 5th, 2010 at 1:38 am

    2 of the best in our industry.
    ray usa

  2. 2 Cris Sommer Simmons Sep 5th, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Wowee… these are two of my favorite artists. I just want to finish the ride, but BOY would it be great to have something by these two hanging in my house. Thanks for doing this you guys! What a nice thing for the “winners”.

  3. 3 Rogue Sep 5th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    One could not ask for better people to cover this.
    Both are at the top of their fields.

    To all in the Cannonball Endurance Run, You are all winners in my book!
    Have a Safe Ride and some fun while on it.

  4. 4 adam Sep 6th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    That is an amazing prize! Very standup of those guys to offer such cool prizes!

    Best of luck to everyone! Can’t wait to see the results.

  5. 5 Rufus Sep 6th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks to these three generous and talented men or otherwise, oddly enough, there’d be no prizes/awards.

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