So...how'd our British machines do in this year's Cannonball? Sunbeam, Norton, Triumph, and others? The winning machines were all Harleys and Hendersons, I think. The British machines, when made a hundred years ago, were their own market, but Harleys and Indians were built in the shadow of the Model T Ford. Big, unsophisticated machines, except for the luxury-market Henderson. Compared to a Sunbeam, a Harley looks agricultural. The British bikes were built in a place where the climate is mild and villages 12 miles apart... and the American bikes were built for no or bad roads, and climate extremes. I think that a British machine that finishes this event should be doubly applauded and rewarded.