Leawood man racing 84-year-old Harley in a new Cannonball Run
By JAMES A. FUSSELL The Kansas City Star
Steve Simpson shows off his 1928 Harley-Davidson.
Steve Simpson will chronicle his Cannonball adventures on his website, darkhorse6.com, where Dark Horse T-Shirts and hats can be purchased. $10 from each sale goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.
The curious man made a beeline through Steve Simpson’s front yard, straight for the 1928 Harley in his driveway.
“Oh, I’ve got to see this,” he said. “Do you mind?”
“Well, we are having an interview right now,” Simpson said. “But you’re welcome to come back later.”
Simpson is used to the attention his antique cycle gets.
“Happens all the time,” the 60-year-old Leawood man said. “I’ve had people follow me home. I’ll be going down Ward Parkway (and) I’ll look over and there’s somebody filming me. Next thing you know it’s up on YouTube.”
Saturday was clean-up day for the annual village day. It rained. Not hard. The good rains. Soft and steady. The grasses responded well and one may actually see green in the pastures.
The majority of the clean-up consisted of getting the ball diamond snazzied for next weekend.
Of course, I did wash and wax the truck for the first time in months, Friday, on the parts run for the tractor.
I’ve been watching, off and on, the programs about the Amish leaving the community. Some of those kids (actually, most) are sixteen. It takes a few episodes to realize the subjects are: Really that young; and: They haven’t really run away from home.
Tough bunch of folks. Both the kids and their families. The most outstanding thing is the community those kids and a few adults have built for the defectors in MO.
The producers of the show have done a pretty good job of continuity within the series.
From the reaches,