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On the Pier

2010 Cannonball – Jim Petty at the finish line on the Santa Monica Pier with riding buddy Cris Sommer Simmons

Ready to Go!

Jim Petty with Buzz Kanter and teammates Frank Rick and Tim Lefeber.

2014 Bonneville Saltflats

Participants in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball for a memorable photo op at the World famous Bonneville Salt Flats!


Jim Petty riding back from the Speedway on Thursday, before the Friday start of the Motorcycle Cannonball Cross-Country Endurance Run. Daytona Beach, FL, USA. September 4, 2014. Photography ©2014 Michael Lichter.

On the Road

Buzz Kanter, Jim Petty, and Paul Ousey on the 2012 Cannonball.

New Collector

Jim’s granddaughter already has the motorcycle bug! The start of her collection.

We Buy, Sell & Restore Vintage and Classic Motorcycles

Gentleman’s Choice Motorcycles offers a variety of motorcycles, motorcycle parts, and motorcycle memorabilia for sale.  I’m purely a motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for vintage and classic motorcycles.    While I’m attracted to the bikes I grew up on riding and racing in the 70s I’m more noted for my attachment to Indian motorcycles.

My recent accomplishments on Indians include my participation in the first organized group Cannonball run for Antique motorcycles by promoter Lonnie Isam Jr. in 2010.   The coast to coast run started at Kitty Hawk NC and ended on the Santa Monica Pier in California.  The ride was established for motorcycles 1915 and older.  I rode my 1915 Indian known as “War Eagle” and had the pleasure of riding with Cris Sommer Simmons, notably the most famous woman motorcycle rider living, who rode a  1915 Harley known as “Effie”.

In 2012, I participated in the second event of its type – this time allowing up to 1929 motorcycles.  The event took a northern route traveling from New York to San Francisco.  My ‘27 Indian performed spectacularly.  My riding partners were two of my good buddies – Motorcycle Hall of Famer,  Buzz Kanter, editor and founder of American Iron Magazine as well as several other motorcycle publications  and Paul Ousey,   who has a premier collection of antique motorcycles and is the 4th generation operator of  OZ Trucking & Rigging – a high quality transport and rigging service specializing in Safe Moving, Safe Installation, and Safe Removal.

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