Before the big event, Buzz tore his Achilles, which is always a tough injury, especially when it’s six weeks before a 4,000-mile adventure on a vintage motorcycle! To make matters worse, it was on his left leg, which is the side that operates the rocker clutch. Luckily, he healed quickly and made the trip without doing any damage to his leg, ankle or foot. Coker Tire supports the Motorcycle Cannonball and folks such as Buzz Kanter, who get out and enjoy their classic machines. In fact, Coker Tire sponsored Buzz for the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball, with a supply of Coker diamond-tread motorcycle tires, and matching tubes and rim strips. The tires performed well, and Buzz made the entire journey with only one day that resulted in being hauled in on a truck…not too shabby for a 1929 motorcycle! The resulting penalty for not finishing the day put Buzz in 31st place overall. Again, a respectable finish in such a large pack of vintage motorcycles! We’re proud to have been a sponsor for Buzz and his incredible 1929 Harley Davidson JDH, and we can’t wait until the next Motorcycle Cannonball!