The Guts & Glory Rally across American is (was?) an event whose objective, like the 2010 Hoka Hey Challenge, to test endurance of bikers during 11 days, across 48 states for a total of 9000 miles with a grand prize winner initially announced at $100,000. The concept was created by John White who was the #1 defender and supporter of the Hoka Hey Challenge 2010 and of his organizer Big Jim “Red Cloud” Durham, and who by his own online published statements last August, was supposed to own and organize the 2011 Hoka Hey Challenge. It didn’t happen and John White created his own challenge called “Guts & Glory”. He just informed me that because of a legal threat by the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge and by The Medicine Show Land Trust (Big Jim “Red Cloud” Durham), the Guts & Glory Challenge is postponed until 2012… His press release after the jump.
“The Guts and Glory Rally Across America has been postponed due to the threat of legal action and inaccurate and misleading statements made by the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge and The Medicine Show Land Trust. Once the threat of litigation is removed, the Guts and Glory Rally will be rescheduled for May of 2012.
“This is equivalent to Ford threatening legal actions against Chevrolet simply because they both manufacture cars. It is heartbreaking that because of these unfounded and misleading accusations made against us, we are forced to postpone coming to the aid of thousands of Wounded Veterans and critically ill children across this Great Nation.” state the owners of Guts and Glory Motorsports.
Guts and Glory Charity Liaison Sam Tate says, “On behalf of myself and the Veterans charities involved in the Guts and Glory Rally Across America, we would like to express our complete support and faith in the Guts and Glory Rally and its owners. Guts and Glory has been extremely transparent and forthcoming concerning all aspects about the rally, as well as very respectful to the needs and issues regarding the charities and we will continue to support this endeavor, even though the rally has been postponed this year.”
All registered participants in the Guts and Glory Rally will be refunded their entry fees in full. Guts and Glory Motorsports will keep everyone updated on its progress and looks forward to staging the Guts and Glory Rally in 2012 in support of military charities and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The owners of the Guts and Glory Rally Across America thank all the participants, sponsors and charitable organizations who continue to support and believe in our collective goals. For ongoing information, please call 615.376.0590 or visit Guts And Glory.