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#54 Joe Burch

Ferris, TX

1930 Harley-Davidson VL

I had sold my motorcycle to start an Aviation business back in the 70’s.  RBR Maintenance Inc, A Corporate jet maintenance facility, I also became a pilot flying these jets for my customers.  I was the owner , pilot, mechanic, accountant, sales person, you name it.   The company grew to almost 50 employees at 2 airports with the determination of my younger partner.  He is now taking over so I can peruse my next career…
“worthless antique motorcycle junkie.”

Now retired and returning to my motorcycle hobby, 2 Cushman scooters & 12 Harleys, keep me busy & happy working in my home shop. A 1925 JD with sidecar(Rebel), 1928 JDH (Blue J), 1934 & 1935 VL’s (Krazy Krusty & Vickey), 1948 WL (Midnight), 1958 & 1965 Panheads(Green Beast & Old Blue), 1973 shovelhead (Some Assembly Required), 1958 & 1963 Cushman’s(Silver Fox & Little Red). Red really belongs to my wife Susan. Several more are just parts scattered around the barn & shop, a frame here, another sidecar body there, shelfs with engines, etc. Trucks & cars also. The Queen of the fleet, a 1957 ford Skyliner(Queenie), is Susan’s. 1945 ford 1 ½ ton grain bed truck. 1983 Ranger pick up (Susan’s) 2002 Thunderbird & other late model stuff.

I rode the 2018 Cannonball on a 1928 JDH with team White Trash and had a great time.  My wife Susan & I love to travel in our RV with motorcycle trailer in tow.  Our motto is ” Friends, Family, National Parks”.  Northwest to Denali (Alaska),  Northeast to Acadia (Maine) South to Big Bend (Texas) and anywhere in-between.  The Chase will take us Southeast to Key West, can’t wait!