#22 Don Gilmore
1940 Indian Chief
I am Don Gilmore. I intercepted the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball in Jamestown, New York and immediately knew that I wanted to participate in an event of this scale and quality. I will be riding a 1940 Indian Chief that has been prepared by my friend Dave Leukhardt. This is my second vintage Indian, the first being a 1946 Chief.
My riding career began in 1969 on a Bridgestone 50. There have been many bikes over the years and my current machines include a 2014 Polaris Indian Chief Vintage (No. 50 produced), a 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure and the 1940 Chief that will carry me from Sault St. Marie to Key West.
I have driven in SCCA autocross events and participated in the East Coast Timing Association and the Loring Timing Association land speed events. I am a Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week racer. My vehicle is a hand built lakester and I have achieved a top speed of 235 mph. I currently hold seven land speed records.
I live with my wife Janet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and have a daughter Megan. They both support me and my interest in these adventures.