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Rumor has it there will be another Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run in 2011. We got the scoop straight from Frank Westfall of the Ner-A-Car museum in Syracuse, New York, who rode his 1914 Excelsior-Henderson in the event this year and completed more than 2,800 miles of the 3,300-mile trip. Next year’s format may be a little different, with participating bikes a bit newer than the pre-1916 beauties raced this year. Frank says the talk is that 1917-1925 motorcycles will be the primary mode of transport for next year’s cross country trip. Details should be available shortly on www.motorcyclecannonball.com. If this year range is, in fact, correct, the rally will be open to the Indian Power Plus bikes of the late Teens and early Twenties. Harley models J and JD, as well as Popes, Greyhounds, Aces and Clevelands are also eligible. I mention Buffalo, New York-built Greyhounds because Frank has two models on display in his leather shop in Syracuse as part of his New York State motorcycle collection, although he will not be entering either of them in the rally. More on Frank and his bikes in upcoming blog postings and future articles in Hemmings Motor News.