Kanter is a longtime motorcyclist and collector. In addition to being inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2002, he is the owner and editor-in-chief of American Iron Magazine and RoadBike magazine.Kanter says he found the JDCA when an inquiry into what he was told were "a couple old Harleys for sale" — which he suspected were probably just 10-year-old Sportsters — turned out to be the ’24 JDCA and a 1929 Harley JDH two-cam, which now sits in his office at American Iron Magazine."They’re some of the earliest bikes I own," Kanter said. "I have huge admiration for the people who made and rode them. Personally, the vintage bikes I prefer to ride are Harleys and Indians from the 1940s and ’50s. They are as comfortable as modern motorcycles and are reliable enough for the job. You can ride them cross-country."Kanter says he’s looking forward to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, particularly the opportunity to meet other vintage enthusiasts and to see other classic motorcycles of all makes."Everybody raves about how incredible (AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days) is," Kanter says. "I love old machinery and the romance of it. There’s just something very honest about a lot of these uncluttered old bikes. Jay Leno says he doesn’t trust a motorcycle (engine) he can’t see, and I’m the same way."