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ANNUAL REPORT AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION

 

Mission: To promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. Introduction Since 1924, the American Motorcyclist Association has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and navigate many different routes on a journey to a common destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world s largest member-based motorcycling advocacy organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. 2 2

 

Contents Letter from the President and CEO... 4 Board of Directors... 5 Government Relations... 6 Member Services Recreational Riding Racing AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Financial Statements AMA Business Members...45 Contact Information

 

2014 AMA Congress Letter From The President And CEO I am pleased to report that 2014 the 90th anniversary of the American Motorcyclist Association was a successful one. We continued to find ways to better serve our By Rob Dingman members while fulfilling our mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. Our members are the lifeblood of the AMA, and our most important initiatives were driven by member service in the areas of government relations, racing, promoting our heritage and recreational riding. The importance of outreach is perhaps most evident in our work in government relations. It s here where the collective voice of all AMA members has the most impact as we strive to protect our motorcycling freedoms. In 2014, we enjoyed a banner year in memberdriven communication with our elected representatives and appointed officials, resulting in 3.6 million messages, nearly 60,000 letters and another 22,000 petition signatures. Although those messages addressed dozens of rights-related grassroots initiatives, three issues were particularly pressing throughout the year: lane splitting, unsafe levels or ethanol in our fuel and responsible offhighway vehicle public land access. Lane splitting is a safe and effective way to reduce traffic congestion while providing motorcyclists with additional protection from rear-end collisions. California has allowed it for decades; nevertheless, in June, state agencies were ordered to remove lane-splitting guidelines from their websites. The AMA and our members protested, which sparked a vigorous debate that permeated the social consciousness of both riders and non-riders. Although lane splitting was primarily a California issue in 2014, as the year was coming to a close, it became increasingly evident that this would blossom into a national issue in short order. We continue to respond to members calls that ethanol specifically, E15 (a fuel blend with up to 15 percent ethanol) is a major problem. In 2014, the U.S. Environmental

 

Protection Agency agreed, acknowledging that higher ethanol blends damage engines and corrode fuel and emissions systems. The AMA strongly opposed further distribution of E15 in the retail market throughout 2014, perhaps most prominently in Chicago, where the AMA persuaded the City Council to table a proposal to require all self-service gas stations in the city to begin selling E15. For off-highway motorcyclists, public land access remained a major issue in Well-funded anti-ohv forces continued to advocate closing environmentally friendly trails and riding areas. We even faced the potential elimination of the long-running Recreational Trails Program. A state opt-out provision for RTP has moved much of the lobbying effort from the federal level to the governors offices. Thanks to our members hard work, we were mostly successful, with all states (except Florida) opting in to the RTP for The big story for AMA-sanctioned competition in 2014 was the creation of a new AMAsanctioned professional road racing series: MotoAmerica. As part of the AMA s partnership with the KRAVE Group, the AMA re-acquired the sanctioning, promotional and commercial rights to professional road racing, while commercial and promotional responsibilities were transferred to MotoAmerica. MotoAmerica, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is managed by three-time 500cc World Champion and two-time AMA Superbike Champion Wayne Rainey, a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; former racer, team manager and industry veteran Chuck Aksland; former motorsports executive and team owner Terry Karges; and entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman Richard Varner. While MotoAmerica forged a new future for American road racing, we didn t forget the past, taking a fresh approach on how we showcase motorcycling s history. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is one of motorcycling s premier gala events, and for 2014 it moved to the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla. The event, location and venue were a spectacular backdrop for the induction ceremony and provided the opportunity for more fans to witness some of history s greatest motorcyclists take their rightful place in the Hall of Fame. With respect to membership, the AMA has not been immune to the decline in numbers that has afflicted the motorcycle industry and many enthusiast membership groups since the economic recession of However, in 2014, we started to see the payoff from new member acquisition and retention programs that we implemented to reverse this trend. Coupled with our continued investment in new association-management technologies, we feel that we are poised to take advantage of these efforts and others and ensure the AMA continues to be an effective voice for motorcyclists for generations to come. 

 

Board of Directors Maggie McNally-Bradshaw, Chair Northeast Region, Albany, N.Y. Term expires February 2017 Elected AMA Chair in February 2013, Maggie McNally-Bradshaw has been a member of the AMA board since With her election, she became the first woman to chair the AMA since it was founded in She started riding in 1981 and has owned numerous brands, including sidecar rigs. McNally- Bradshaw is an IT specialist with the state of New York and also with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructor. Russ Brenan, Vice Chair Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA, Irvine, Calif. Term expires: February 2016 Russ Brenan is the Senior Advisor for Government Relations and Public Affairs at Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. His extensive marketing background at Kawasaki includes advertising, public relations and trade/ enthusiast media relations. In addition to his work on the AMA board, Brenan has served as the chair of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and vice chair of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. Ken Ford, Assistant Treasurer Southeast Region, Bartow, Fla. Term expires February 2018 An AMA Life Member, Ken Ford has an extensive corporate background in environmental affairs and as an entrepreneur with Southeast Trees LLC. Though retired, he remains very active in his community. He is a past president of the Florida Trail Riders and the Sunrunners M/C, and is currently president/executive director of the Concours Owners Group. He feeds his motorcycling passion as a long-distance adventure tourer. Perry King, Executive Committee Member Northwest Region, Cool, Calif. Term expires February 2016 Few people are more passionate about motorcycling than Perry King. A well-known actor of stage, screen and television for more than 40 years, King is an AMA Life Member and enthusiast who has more than 30 motorcycles in his personal collection. For years, King has given freely of his time and talent to both the AMA and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. John Ulrich, Executive Committee Member Roadracingworld.com, Lake Elsinore, Calif. Term expires February 2015 John Ulrich started competing in 1973 and he has won races in five decades, including the overall 1983 and 1984 WERA National Endurance Championships and the 1996 WERA National Challenge Series 125cc Grand Prix Championship. The founder and publisher of Roadracing World magazine and the Roadracing World Action Fund, Ulrich s contributions to the AMA and the sport of roadracing in America are innumerable. Scott Miller Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wis. Term expires February 2016 As Vice President and General Manager of Parts, Accessories, CVO and Trike for Harley-Davidson, AMA Life Member Scott Miller brings 35 years of experience in the motorcycle industry to the AMA board, with a focus on building, growing and perpetuating the motorcycle lifestyle. Roger Pattison Southwest Region, Taos Ski Valley, N.M. Term expires February 2017 During the past 40 years, Roger Pattison has organized, competed in and lead events both on- and off-highway including observed trials, desert racing, endurance rallies, Iron Butt rides, and national and international dual-sport adventure tours. He is also a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructor and an avid writer on all things motorcycling. Robert Pearce KTM North America, Amherst, Ohio Term expires December 2017 As Vice President of Operations for KTM North America, Robert Pearce has an extensive 25-year background in the motorcycle industry, including customer service, parts, accessories and distribution. He also happens to be a five-time ISDE participant. Pearce has also served as the vice chair of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and as a board member of the Motorcycle Industry Council. Stan Simpson South Central Region, Cibolo, Texas Term expired February 2015 Stan Simpson s first rides were on his dad s Indian Scout. In 1957, he bought his first bike and joined the AMA. He competed in several forms of local racing before moving on to motocross and later enduro competition. Simpson has served as an AMHF board member and as the chairman of the AMA Board of Directors from Jeff Skeen, At-Large Individual Member Affinity Development Group, San Diego, Calif. Term expires December 2017 Jeff Skeen is chief executive officer of Affinity Development Group, a leading membership management firm. An avid motorcyclist who bought his first mini-bike at age 8, his experience in the motorcycle industry includes American Honda and Simpson Safety Equipment. Skeen is also the chairman of BikeBandit.com, a leading e-commerce retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories. Jim Viverito North Central Region, Chicago, Ill. Term expires February 2016 Jim Viverito is an AMA Life Member with more than four decades in motorcycling. His experience runs from amateur to pro racing, including more than 30 years of road riding and touring. A vocal member of grassroots motorcyclists rights organizations, Viverito s background lends itself well to the AMA s mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. Rob Dingman, AMA President/CEO Pickerington, Ohio An avid street and off-highway riding enthusiast, Rob Dingman has served at the helm of the AMA as president and CEO since He previously served as the AMA Washington representative, and was involved in highway safety programs for the state of New York. 

 

Government Relations At the end of each year, the AMA executive team, in collaboration with the government relations, communications and marketing departments, reviews the key issues that threaten motorcycling and develops goals and strategies to address them. Included in the process is the coordination of advocacy messaging, a focus on member satisfaction, the recruitment of more AMA members and increased grassroots advocacy. During 2014, the AMA Government Relations Department s efforts prompted more than 31,000 advocates to take direction action on behalf of motorcyclists rights. Those actions included more than 3.6 million messages, nearly 60,000 letters and nearly 22,000 petition signatures during The AMA advocacy engagement tool recorded 35,000 new subscribers, bringing the total to 281,268. At the same time, our Facebook page garnered more than 145,000 likes by the end of 2014, and the number Twitter followers has grown to 589. In addition to defending the freedoms of motorcyclists, the AMA highlights the positive contributions that motorcycling represents to society. 

 

Government Relations Economic Impact Motorcyclists contribute to their communities through volunteer work, charity events and individual donations to their favorite causes. More broadly, motorcycle tourism has evolved into an economic juggernaut, generating millions of dollars for local economies. The 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota brought an estimated 442,200 riders to the area. Rally tax revenue for the city alone including sales tax, tourism tax, vendor fees, property rental and sponsorship fees totaled well over $1 million. And the combined economic benefit to the city, region and state topped $800 million. In 2015, the event celebrates its 75th anniversary and organizers predict double the number of participants. Each year, Bike Week at Daytona Beach, Fla., attracts nearly half-a-million riders, who spend hundreds of millions of dollars during the 10-day rally. Americade in Lake George, N.Y., the world s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, attracts more than 100,000 riders annually in what is known as the biggest week of business for the Lake George Region resort community. It is estimated that the event generates more than $46 million annually in additional economic activity for the region. Off-highway riders also make substantial economic contributions. The Outdoor Industry Association estimates that offhighway-vehicle enthusiasts add $66.5 billion in direct economic activity to local economies across the country, supporting more than 684,000 jobs. Because the economy and job creation are crucial issues for elected officials, the AMA stresses the financial benefits of on- and offhighway motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle tourism when countering arguments from those attempting to deny access to public lands or otherwise restrict motorcycling freedoms. National Legislative And Regulatory Issues The following issues represent the most significant threats to America s motorcycling freedoms, as well as the greatest opportunities to strengthen AMA member advocacy. Access to Public Lands Maintaining and increasing recreational access to public lands continues to be a nationwide challenge for off-highway vehicle users. At the federal level, the threats to responsible use of OHV areas come primarily from the Bureau of Land Management within the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture. Some members of Congress stand in opposition to any OHV activity on public lands and well funded, non-government anti-ohv forces employ sophisticated strategies to curtail or ban OHV recreation. Those strategies include advocating for inappropriately designated Wilderness, national monuments, restrictive travel management plans and reduced or redirected sources of federal funding. In 2014, the AMA and others in the OHV community decried the potential elimination of the popular, long-running Recreational Trails Program as a de facto tax increase on OHV users, and that strategy found traction. Under MAP-21 a funding and authorization bill that governs the country s federal surface transportation spending motorized recreation and non-motorized recreation each receive 30 percent of total RTP funds. The remaining 40 percent is allocated for mixed-use projects. A state opt-out provision has moved much of the lobbying effort from the federal level to the governors offices in the 50 states, and in some cases has involved the state legislatures. All states, except Florida, opted in to the RTP for RTP funding continues to be debated at the state and national levels, because the Highway Transportation bill that passed in the last session of Congress authorized the RTP only until May The Federal Highway Trust Fund requires long-term authorization to continue to receive revenue and disburse funds to build and maintain transportation infrastructure. Politicians and bureaucrats seeking spending cuts consistently swing their axes at the Transportation Alternative Programs, which include the RTP. To those members of Congress who insist on trying to cut TAP funding, the AMA hammers home the message that the RTP portion is funded by fuel taxes from motorized off-highway recreational vehicles. It is estimated that OHV users pay more than $230 million into the fund, while the Recreational Trails Database shows only $85 million in RTP funding for OHV trails. Cutting expenditures in these self-funded programs results in a tax increase on those using public lands for recreation. Funding has been extended through May 2015, but the broader transportation bill must be introduced in the current Congress. In 2014, as in prior years, the president s administration continued to bypass Congress when establishing policy regarding OHV access to public lands. The administration instructed regional BLM and USFS offices to review their travel management plans and proceed with policies that would restrict public access to roads and trails. These types of land closures are seldom publicized, even though they directly affect off-road motorcyclists and ATV riders. The AMA often relies upon its members to alert the association about such closings. The association, in turn, notifies members of the OHV community in the affected areas, so they can urge local officials to intervene. Concerning Wilderness, the AMA supports the definition signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in Language in the Wilderness Act recognizes places where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a 7

 

Government Relations visitor who does not remain, and that there shall be no temporary road, no use of motor vehicles, motorized equipment or motor boats, no landing of aircraft, no other form of mechanical transport, and no structure or installation within any such area. The chief concern today is that many Wilderness proposals introduced in Congress do not adhere to this strict definition. Current legislation being considered in Congress would designate more than 32 million acres as Wilderness an area the size of Alabama. Much of this land fails to meet the strict criteria set forth in the 1964 act. For comparison, since 1964, Congress has designated 107 million acres of public land as Wilderness, an area larger than California. Once Congress designates an area as Wilderness, nearly all forms of non-pedestrian recreation become illegal, including off-highway-vehicle use and bicycle riding. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, President Barack Obama declared September 2014 as National Wilderness Month. He touted the economic benefits of Wilderness in supporting recreation and tourism without taking into account that Wilderness areas prevent OHVs and bicycles, two groups that contribute nearly $148 billion annually in direct spending to local economies. And he ignored a Utah State University study that concluded there is a significant negative relationship between the presence of Wilderness and county total payroll, county tax receipts, and county average household income. With regard to national monument designations, the president s authority to unilaterally designate new monuments is derived from the American Antiquities Act of The AMA believes these designations should be made in accord with the act, which states, the limits in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected. To ensure new monuments are appropriate, the AMA urges that national monument designations include direct input from affected user groups and local and state elected officials and be approved by Congress. During 2014, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives considered several bills including S. 104 and H.R that would require congressional approval for new, permanent monument designations. Unfortunately, OHV riders were shut out of the decision-making process for the America s Great Outdoors Initiative. And an America s Great Outdoors progress report makes no mention of motorized recreation. These omissions are a clear signal that the current administration does not place a high value on OHV recreation on federally held public lands. Now that the AMA employs a full-time staff member in the Washington, D.C., office whose primary responsibility is to monitor off-highway legislation, the AMA has been able to act more rapidly on both state and local OHV issues. In 2014, the AMA was involved with riders and private and public off-road-riding areas and facilities along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest and the South. Across the nation, riding enthusiasts have encountered resistance from some state and local governments to the development and operation of trail systems and facilities. Government entities have employed zoning codes, sound ordinances, state and USFS regulations and special land designations to discourage and limit off-highway recreation. Most recently, the BLM implemented a new landscape planning process that ignores state and regional boundaries in favor of management on multiple scales. The AMA opposes this approach, because it sacrifices local input and local decision-making processes, denying our membership a chance to be heard. 8

 

Government Relations New Rule Could Accelerate Trail Deconstruction On Sept. 12, 2014, the USFS adopted a new rule that allows the agency to fast track the destruction of motorized trails. The agency published a final rule in the Federal Register that added three new categorical exclusions to the National Environmental Policy Act regulations for activities that restore lands negatively impacted by water control structures, natural- and humancaused events, and roads and trails. Categorical exclusions allow the agency to act without preparing an environmental assessment or impact statement. Among other things, the new rule allows the agency to destroy unneeded and unauthorized roads and trails at its discretion. The rule does not, however, apply to recognized National Forest System Roads and National Forest System Trails. When the USFS sought public comments on the proposal, the AMA responded, noting that many trails were never formally mapped and emphasizing that the proposed categorical exclusions would make it easy for the Forest Service to eliminate trails or reduce their length. The AMA also asked why no categorical exclusion was proposed for instances when the USFS restores trails for the safety of users. The AMA continues to monitor and comment about this situation. Health-Insurance Discrimination Health-insurance discrimination has been on the AMA radar for many years and was elevated to priority status for 2014, based on input from AMA members. The issue affects on- and off-highway riders, and members regularly contact the AMA with concerns and frustration about their insurance coverage. Typically, discrimination occurs in the workplace, where employers healthcare plans exclude coverage for injuries sustained while the insured individual was engaged in so-called extreme or risky activities, such as motorcycling and ATV riding. Experts say the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2012 offers employees no new protections from this type of discrimination. The AMA keeps its members informed on this issue through AMA Action Alerts and through coverage in American Motorcyclist magazine. The most recent magazine article appeared in the May 2014 issue, highlighting individual cases of discrimination, educating readers on how to ensure they are fully covered and encouraging members to take action with employers and state officials to end this practice. The AMA encourages all states to consider Colorado s law, which is the only state law that specifically prohibits denial of healthcare coverage for injuries sustained while riding a motorcycle. The AMA also continues to monitor federal regulations and pending legislation for potential problems, alerting members when action is needed. Those alerts are followed by media releases and social media postings, when appropriate. CDC Recommends Universal Mandatory Helmet Laws The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its scope, venturing further from its original mission of preventing and containing communicable diseases. With regard to motorcycling, the CDC s Community Preventive Services Task Force has recommended universal mandatory motorcycle helmet laws for adults in the United States. The AMA believes the CDC should adhere to its primary mission and leave the transportation research and recommendations to the experts in that field. The AMA has issued press releases and AMA Action Alerts to keep members informed about this overreach, in addition to protesting these recommendations in letters to the CDC. While the AMA is not anti-helmet and strongly encourages helmet use, the association also believes that scarce government dollars are better spent on rider and driver education, including programs to increase rider awareness and combat distracted driving. E15 Fuel Curtailing the proliferation of E15 fuel (a blend of gasoline that includes up to 15 percent ethanol by volume) in the marketplace continues to be a priority for the AMA. None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and ATVs currently in operation have been approved for E15. Its use can void manufacturer s warranties and inadvertent misfueling is a very real possibility. During 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged that the higher-ethanol blend damages internalcombustion engines and corrodes fuel and emissions systems more quickly than pure gasoline. The AMA joined by American Highway Users Alliance, BOATUS, AAA, SEMA, livestock groups, food-processing companies, petrochemical trade groups and hunger organizations mounted stiff opposition to any further distribution of E15 in the retail market. In conjunction with other groups, the AMA convinced the Chicago City Council to table a proposal to require all self-service gas stations in the city to install tanks and pumps and begin selling E15. The AMA also supported efforts in Congress to stop E15 implementation, such as the introduction of H.R. 875 by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), which calls for further study of E15. U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a bill calling for reform of the U.S. ethanol policy. He gained the support of 82 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The AMA also was able to insert language in the Farm Bill that prevents the Secretary 

 

Government Relations of Agriculture from subsidizing fuel blender pumps. The administration planned to accelerate E15 use through blender pump subsidies, increasing the chance for misfueling incidents and potentially decreasing the availability of E10/E0, safe fuels for motorcycles and ATVs. In November 2013, the EPA proposed reducing the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide during The AMA supported this proposal, because it would slow the introduction of E15 fuel into the marketplace. However in the spring of 2014, the EPA indicated it was considering changing its recommendation. As of December 2014, neither the 2014 nor the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard had been adopted. In addition to fighting the spread of E15 in the marketplace, the AMA has been educating its members and the general public through magazine stories, media releases, AMA Action Alerts and public forums. In May, the AMA participated in the National Renewable Fuel Standard Day of Action, organized to urge the EPA to maintain its proposed 2014 renewable volume obligation and for Congress to take up legislative reform that would permanently address the problems inherent in the current RFS. Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints Motorcycle-only checkpoints remain a highly charged topic among AMA members. The AMA continues to seek policy changes in the federal highway program reauthorization legislation such as eliminating federal funding for the practice that would make the implementation of these checkpoints unattractive to states. In 2013, Rep. Sensenbrenner sponsored H.R. 1861, which would prohibit the federal Department of Transportation from providing grants to state or local authorities for programs to check helmet use or to create motorcycle-only checkpoints. The bill attracted 51 cosponsors. In 2014, the AMA worked with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to introduce S. 2078, a companion bill to H.R which would prohibit the DOT from providing grants to state or local authorities for programs to check helmet use or to create motorcycleonly checkpoints. The bill currently has five bipartisan cosponsors. Due in large part to the opposition voiced by AMA members and other concerned riders, five states California, Missouri, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia have now outlawed motorcycle-only checkpoints. Illinois and New Hampshire also prohibit law enforcement agencies from accepting federal funding to establish motorcycle-only checkpoints. The fiscal 2014 state highway safety plans indicate that New York has earmarked federal grants for motorcycle-only checkpoints. The AMA filed a request under New York s Freedom of Information Law (Article 6 87) to obtain the records for all checkpoints in the state. Moreover, the AMA requested a copy of the data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Information from New York indicated that the state has chosen to increase, rather than decrease, the number of motorcyclists stopped at checkpoints. More than 5,398 motorcyclists were stopped at motorcycleonly checkpoints through Aug 31, according to the most recent data available. Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Technology During 2014, the AMA urged the NHTSA to ensure that its proposed rules for vehicle-tovehicle (V2V) communications technology address motorcyclists concerns about the privacy of their data and the security of the system infrastructure. Another AMA concern is that drivers may come to rely too heavily on the technology and fail to make the proper checks before executing maneuvers in traffic. The AMA hopes to ensure that new crash-avoidance technologies detect motorcycles and that these technologies be incorporated in the U.S. New Car Assessment Program. V2V uses dedicated short-range communications, similar to Wi-Fi, that are combined with the Global Positioning System. The integrated system provides 

 

Government Relations a 360-degree view of similarly equipped vehicles within communication range. Nine indicators are used help prevent crashes. The NHTSA has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking and a supporting research report on V2V technology. Regulators hope to mandate the technology for light vehicles, such as cars, saying that V2V technology is unlikely to emerge unless the government demands it. The agency s report includes preliminary estimates that there will be benefits in two applications Left Turn Assist and Intersection Movement Assist that could prevent as many as 592,000 crashes and save 1,083 lives a year. The most comprehensive study of motorcycle crashes to date, the 1981 Hurt Report, found that the most frequent type of crash involved an automobile making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The Hurt report also found that, in two-thirds of multiplevehicle crashes, the driver of the other vehicle caused the crash by violating the motorcyclist s right-of-way. The NHTSA is seeking input from the public and stakeholders, with a goal of delivering a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by Several automobile manufacturers, including Honda and Cadillac, have announced plans to include this advanced technology in at least some of their cars, perhaps as early as The AMA has urged the manufacturers to ensure that motorcyclists benefit from these new systems. A study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute and referenced by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers shows that the auto industry will be the second largest data producer in the country in The data comes largely from embedded sensors in cars and SUVs and from connected devices used by drivers and passengers. Smart intersections will use this data to allow stop signs and traffic lights to connect to vehicles to mitigate dangerous situations. Although the DOT has stated that privacy and security are ensured, the AMA remains unconvinced. The AMA urged the Federal Communications Commission to published reports that found the V2V technology might be compromised and manipulated by unlicensed devices and hackers. The AMA also provided comments to the FCC seeking additional testing to ensure that these advanced technologies are not compromised. State Level Issues Monitoring and influencing legislation and rulemaking at the state level represents an ongoing objective for the AMA. In 2014, the staff reviewed more than 7,000 bills to determine whether the AMA opposed, supported or remained neutral on the issues raised. More than more than 1,200 bills were tracked through the legislative process. Here are the state-level issues of greatest concern in Distracted and Inattentive Driving The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 80 percent of crashes involve a distraction within three seconds of the event. In 2014, the number of states that prohibit PUT DOWN THE PHONE, AND NOBODY GETS HURT. DISTRACTED DRIVING IS DEADLY DRIVING. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month drivers from using handheld cell phones increased to 14, plus the District of Columbia. In each of those jurisdictions, use of a handheld phone is a primary offense, enabling law enforcement to stop and cite the driver without observing another moving violation. In September, Vermont became the latest state to ban cell phone use while driving. New Hampshire passed a ban that will become enforceable in July Forty-four states and the District of Columbia now ban text messaging while driving. Of those, 39 consider it a primary offense. Other states are considering legislation to ban or restrict the use of mobile communication devices. High visibility distracted-driving enforcement campaigns are also underway in New York and Connecticut. The AMA tracked 252 bills that address distracted driving. For example, Iowa s S.33 would prohibit all distracting activity while operating a motor vehicle. The fine for engaging in distracting activity would be low, but it would give broader authority to enforce distracted driving penalties. Wisconsin, Hawaii, and New Jersey introduced similar legislation. These bills could serve as a template for action in other states. The AMA also is actively supporting bills that would increase penalties for drivers that cause bodily harm to others as a result of distracted driving. Traffic-Actuated Signals For years, motorcyclists have complained about traffic-actuated signals that don t recognize their machines at intersections. In some cases, the problem stems from defective equipment or improper installation. In other instances, all that is needed is a simple adjustment to the electronic controller. However, reduced state budgets have cut funding and personnel needed to make these adjustments, so the riding community has pressed for, and won, legislative remedies in a number of states. As 2014 ended, 15 states allowed motorcyclists to proceed through a red light after waiting for a specified period of time or to raise the faulty signal as a defense in court if they are cited for riding through the intersection while the signal was red.

 

Government Relations Lane Splitting Lane splitting, sometimes referred to as lane filtering, is a safe and effective way to reduce traffic congestion while providing motorcyclists with additional protection from rear-end collisions. Although this practice is not permitted in 49 states, California has allowed it for decades and it has become a popular practice that is integral to the states traffic mitigation. lanes of travel in the same direction. At least one California legislator expressed interest in submitting new legislation to resolve the issue. AMA members have voiced a desire for legal lane splitting to be adopted in other states. In 2013, Nevada and Oregon introduced, but failed to enact, lane-splitting legislation. In response to member interest in this issue, in early 2014 the AMA adopted a formal lane-splitting position statement. The AMA position statement reads, in part: Reducing a motorcyclist s exposure to vehicles that are frequently accelerating and decelerating on congested roadways can be one way to reduce front- and rear-end collisions for those most vulnerable in traffic. The AMA supports the continued use of responsible lane splitting in California and the implementation of lane-splitting laws in other states, coupled with extensive rider and driver education programs. Passenger Age Restrictions Few issues facing motorcyclists are as problematic as passenger age restrictions for on-highway motorcycles. The AMA In June, the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies were ordered to remove from their publications and websites a list of guidelines for lane splitting. The order stemmed from a citizen complaint that the posting of guidelines constituted the making of law by the CHP. The AMA, its members and like-minded individuals across the country vigorously protested removal of the guidelines, telling California officials that lane splitting would continue and that denying safety information to the public would only increase the likelihood of peril for the state s motorcyclists. An AMA media release prompted a story in the Los Angeles Times, triggering several more articles, online forum discussions and numerous radio appearances by AMA Western States Representative Nick Haris. The AMA subsequently initiated a petition that garnered several thousand signatures. To assist members, the AMA posted a reference copy of California s lane-splitting guidelines on its website. The AMA attended a follow-up meeting with the undersecretary of the California State Transportation Agency, a cabinet-level body. Unfortunately, no movement occurred toward republishing the guidelines on state government websites or in literature. Some riders in California prefer that the issue rest, fearing that pressuring state agencies may lead to legislation that severely restricts or eliminates lane splitting. For example, a California bill introduced in 2013 would have recognized lane splitting in the California Vehicle Code, but also would have restricted the practice to roadways with three or more 

 

Government Relations believes passenger decisions should be parental, not governmental, and therefore opposes any restrictions on parents or guardians freedom to decide when, and if, their children should be passengers on motorcycles. Five states limit motorcycle passengers based strictly on age Arkansas (none younger than 8); Hawaii (none younger than 7); Louisiana (none younger than 5); Texas (none younger than 5); and Washington (none younger than 5). Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and South Carolina have motorcycle passenger age restriction legislation under consideration. A representative in South Carolina has already pre-filed a bill to enact age restrictions in the 2015 legislative session. Additional Advocacy Trail Sabotage During 2014, the AMA learned through member contacts and the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition that individuals or groups in several western states have been sabotaging trails used by off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, horseback riders, hikers and others with spikes and traps. The Forest Service confirmed instances in Colorado and Arizona. The AMA is working with members and COHVCO to determine if these booby-traps are the actions of individuals or those of more organized groups. Also, the AMA contacted U.S. Sen. Mike Bennet s (D-Colo.) office. He pledged to push the Forest Service to further investigate these disturbing occurrences. State Chapters The AMA State Chapter Network is under development, with the basic structure and organization in place. The roles and responsibilities of leadership positions are being defined. National regions, based on AMA membership and population, are being researched and developed, along with an implementation plan. AMA staff members are identifying and developing resources that will be needed, such as a state chapter manual and communication tools. A major goal of the program is for each of the 435 U.S. congressional districts to be represented by an AMA state chapter legislative liaison. Two individuals in California have been selected for such positions, and 2,000 other AMA members have been identified and indicated their interest. In all, the AMA has potential liaisons for all but 12 congressional districts. Motorcycle Crash Causation Study The Motorcycle Crash Causation Study, launched in 2009 at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater and underway at the Oklahoma Transportation Center, is scheduled for completion in Data collection on the full study began in June The multimillion-dollar project is overseen by the Federal Highway Administration and includes funding from AMA members and six states: New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. The AMA participates in the semiannual working group meeting that monitors the study, and the FHWA has a dedicated staff member who monitors the study s progress. The AMA remains optimistic that the study will provide new insights into the causes of motorcycle crashes. AMA Vote Like A Motorcyclist Campaign The AMA assembled a 2014 AMA Voter Guide for its members to use when deciding how to cast their ballots in the November general election. The guide provided AMA members with reliable information about the candidates positions on motorcycling issues, and what they can do to help protect the future of motorcycling. The AMA is a non-partisan organization and does not make political endorsements. The AMA Voter Guide provided tools to help its members make informed choices on Election Day and offered tips for getting involved in campaigns. 

 

Government Relations AMPAC Supports Candidates Who Support Motorcyclists The American Motorcyclist Political Action Committee maintains relationships with key officials to preserve and establish funding for programs, such as motorcycle safety grants, works to keep these members of Congress in office, and provides support to members of Congress who battle to preserve responsible off-highway access for millions of Americans. AMPAC supported 77 campaigns in the twoyear election cycle completed in The decision to support a candidate was based on candidate responses to questionnaires, voting records and the candidates perceived ability to influence legislation the AMA supports. AMA Recognition Program The AMA recognition program continued in To bring awareness of the accomplishments of our amateur racing champions and award recipients to the broader public, the AMA informs federal and state elected officials of members accomplishments. Many of these elected officials respond with a congratulatory letter or proclamation. Advocacy Tools The AMA communicates updates on important legislative issues via AMA Action Alerts, the monthly electronic publication AMA News and Notes, American Motorcyclist magazine, ATV News, news releases posted on www. americanmotorcyclist.com, the AMA Facebook page and the AMA Twitter using #AMArights, AMA Action Alert s keep the motorcycling public abreast of important legislative developments in a timely manner. The web-based system provides subscribers with a simple and immediate way to voice opinions to lawmakers on issues that could impact motorcyclists rights. The Rights section of the AMA website at contains a complete listing of federal and state motorcycle legislation and the current status of each bill. AMA members and other motorcyclists also have access to the State-by-State Guide to Motorcycle Laws, which lists rules and regulations for both on- and offroad riding. The guide is available at www. americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/state-laws. aspx. The AMA strongly encourages members to volunteer their time to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. Volunteers can choose from a wide variety of activities with varying time commitments by viewing the Get Involved section of the website at www. americanmotorcyclist.com/rights/getinvolved. There were more than 540 Federal Register notices in 2014 on issues affecting AMA members, including access issues, distracted driving and helmet related safety, intelligent transportation involving traffic and vehicle-to-vehicle technology, endangered species and invasive species issues affecting riding opportunities, tourism promotion, pollution issues affecting motorcycles and ATVs, high risk activity including motorcycle riding solar array sites and fuel issues. Other Topics AMA Celebrates 90th Anniversary A resolution was introduced in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate in honor of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the American Motorcyclist Association. The House Bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Timothy Walz (D-Minn.) and cosponsored by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Randy Forbes (R-Va.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) The Senate version was introduced by Joe Manchin III (D-WV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Avotte (R-NH). Digital Archiving of Historic AMA Documents This multi-year project to scan and digitally archive historical documents began in 2011 and continued through Digital preservation provides convenient, searchable access to thousands of government-relations documents. Information being scanned includes such issues as the Ruger antimotorcycling health insurance campaign, the Canyon Lake bike ban lawsuit and proprietary survey information. AMA Sound Meter Grant Program In 2014, the AMA solicited sound meter grant program applications from the on- and off-highway riding communities. Selecting recipients from the many qualified applicants was a challenging task that resulted in nine sound meter kits being awarded. A number of applications will be carried over into the 2015 application cycle. Top 10 Member Inquiries Received by the AMA in Helmet laws 2 E15/Ethanol/ RFS 3 Public lands 4 Discriminatory law enforcement 5 Lane splitting 6 Sound issues 7 Private property use 8 Distracted driving 9 Parking 10 Tolls 14

 

Government Relations Congressional Motorcycle Caucus U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) are serving as cochairmen of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the 113th Congress, which convened on Jan. 13, The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the House for the new congressional term. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at the start of every two-year Congress. The caucus includes members of Congress who are passionate about motorcycling and who work to promote the interests of motorcyclists. Its members include: Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) Michael Burgess (R-Tex.) G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) Michael Conaway (R-Texas) Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) John Duncan (R-Tenn.) Randy Forbes (R-Va.) Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) Andy Harris (R-Md.) Denny Heck (D-Wash.) Walter Jones (R-N.C.) Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) Mike Michaud (D-Maine) Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) Scott Perry (R-Pa.) Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) Timothy Walz (D-Minn.) 15

 

Government Relations 2014 Off-Highway And On-Highway Summary The AMA Government Relations Department monitored approximately 1,225 pieces of state legislation related to off-highway riding in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and took action when necessary. Those actions included informational mailings to AMA members, news releases, testimony before state and federal lawmakers and providing information to key legislative committees. The following is a breakdown of the off-highway legislation followed during the 2014 legislative sessions around the country through Sept. 19. Note that legislation may address more than one issue, so a single bill may be counted in multiple topic areas. On-Highway Summary CELLPHONE USAGE» Restricting or prohibiting use BANS» Text messaging, internet use, drowsy driving HANDS-FREE» Use of cellphone DISTRACTED/INATTENTIVE DRIVING LEGISLATION TRACKED Off-Highway Summary LEGISLATION TRACKED RESTRICTING VIDEO DISPLAYS 7 LAND USE» Regulation of motorized recreation 59 AFTER CRASH» Police reports to include distracted-driver info, enhanced penalties ALL DISTRACTED OPERATION (152) 6 MISCELLANEOUS» Equipment requirements, emissions regulation, sound regulation, and utility vehicles OHV ROAD USE» The use of vehicles designed for off-road use on public roads SNOWMOBILE» Trends in snowmobile program funding and regulation often precede similar trends for other OHVs MOTORIZED TRAIL PROGRAM» Programs that create and maintain motorized trails REGISTRATION OHV» Regulation of off-highway vehicles other than dirtbikes and ATVs LIABILITY AND INSURANCE» Includes legislation affecting liability exposure for private and public motorized recreation property owners and operators, racing facility liability, and individual liability insurance requirements YOUTH» Regulations involving the use of dirtbikes and ATVs by youngsters TRAFFIC OFFENSES» Vehicular assault/homicide, right-of-way and related violations, seizure, banning motorcycles from public roads, parking, riding two abreast and stunt riding EQUIPMENT» Sound, exhaust systems, lighting, emissions, fuels and alcohol interlocks SAFETY» Rider education programs, safety and awareness, and mandatory training 20 MISCELLANEOUS»

 

Definition of a motorcycle, discrimination, lead, traffic calming, congestion, traffic management and study committees HELMETS VEHICLE LAWS» Rebuilt vehicles, registrations, lemon laws, inspections, high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, titles, lane splitting and right to repair LICENSE PLATES» Special plates and vertical mounting 128 TAXES» Registration and titles, taxes on miles traveled and fuel-efficient vehicles 38 MOPEDS ATV» Regulations specific to all-terrain vehicles 18 LICENSING, ENDORSEMENTS AND PERMITS 47 ALCOHOL/IMPAIRED OPERATION 0 TOLLS 38 TAX» Taxes levied on dirtbikes that don t directly benefit a motorized trails program 16 PASSENGERS AGE RESTRICTIONS 3 RIDER EDUCATION 0 INSURANCE» Vehicles, liability and denial of medical benefits 80 HELMET USAGE 3 TRAFFIC-ACTUATED SIGNALS 15 TITLING 1 The State-by-State Guide to Motorcycle Laws continues to be a popular item for our members. Print copies are free to AMA members. Guides are also available online at AmericanMotorcyclist.com. Also included on the website is the State-by-State Guide to On-Highway Motorcycle and ATV Laws and Regulations and the AMA Position Statements on various issues. 

 

Member Services AMA Member Services is the face of the association to most of its members. It includes the membership magazine, the website, membership marketing, event support, member outreach and other tools used to communication with those who are part of the AMA

18 Member Services Communications In 2014, American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the AMA, continued its two-version format: street and competition/ off-road. Each version features articles that target its respective audience while sharing some general-interest common features. Members currently receive one of the two versions via the U.S. Postal Service, with the option to change at any time. All members can access both versions online via the Members Only section of The street version of American Motorcyclist, which focuses on recreational riding, covered important advocacy issues in 2014, such as the safety concern about the E15 fuel blend, equal parking access for motorcycles, insurance discrimination, distracted driving, motorcycle-only checkpoints, tolls and vehicle-to-vehicle technology safety and privacy. AMA members, such as sidecar riders, were profiled and a monthly touring feature took readers on an in-depth journey to a variety of motorcycling locales, including Colorado s mining ghost towns, North Carolina s legendary twisty State Route 28, Washington s Mount Rainier and parts of South America. The competition/off-road version featured motocross families, trail ambassadors, the positive economic impact of off-highwayvehicle trails, the U.S. Junior Motocross Team and women off-road racers. Each issue included race results across a variety of disciplines, as well as interviews with such racing champions as Andrew DeLong, Ken Roczen and Trey Canard. Common features in both editions covered topics that included Olympic hopefuls who ride motorcycles; family riding; motorcyclists who raise money for charitable causes; an up-close look at the members of the 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction class; BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, presented by Indian Motorcycle; and the annual AMA Championship Banquet. Each issue also showcased a historic bike and member from the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Secondary features in both versions kept members abreast of the latest legislative and regulatory issues and safety technology. AMA executive management and key staff members contributed columns on issues of importance, and AMA members weighed in on a variety of topics via guest columns, gear and equipment reviews and letters to the editor. Another print publications produced by the AMA in 2014 was ATV News. The semimonthly publication is included in American Motorcyclist magazine and is sent to ATV competition members and members who opt into the ATV Affinity Program. The AMA also produced numerous electronic newsletters during the year, including: AMA Extra, a biweekly recap of the latest motorcycling news; ATV Extra, a monthly recap of the latest ATV news; The monthly Hall of Fame Insider for supporters of the Hall of Fame; AMA News & Notes, a monthly summary of rights-related regulations, legislation and trending issues sent to opt-in subscribers; and AMA Organizer News, an online publication regularly updated with information for AMA-chartered clubs, AMA District officials and promoters. The AMA maintains a strong web presence with three primary sites serving motorcyclists ( ATV riders ( and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame supporters ( The AMA also maintained website domains in 2014 for many AMA properties, including: The popular during AMA Supercross season; for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days every July; Plus which directs visitors to information about AMA-sanctioned competition events.

 

Member Services The AMA presence on social media increased substantially in 2014, with a dedicated social media staff member who interacts with the AMA marketing, government relations and communications departments to make timely posts to various social media accounts. The AMA maintains numerous Facebook pages in addition to its main AMA page, including the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Supercross, AMA Vintage Motocross, AMA Vintage Dirt Track, AMA Dual Sport and Adventure Riding Series, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, women riders and ATV riders. The pages have a combined total of more than 400,000 followers. The AMA also maintains three active Twitter accounts that cover the areas of rights, riding and racing, as well as companion Instagram accounts. Since its online debut in July 2013, the AMA Race Center has given amateur racers a powerful tool to track all their results, performance, points standings, entries and class progression. In 2014, the fast, easy-to-navigate user interface became available for all disciplines sanctioned by the AMA. The online center at americanmotorcyclist.com is a companion to the very popular AMA Supercross application launched in the racing season. The mobile app includes live timing and scoring, series news and historical results in a real-time interface. The AMA maintained a strong online video presence in 2014 via its YouTube channel at com/user/americanmotorcyclist. A new program, AMAtv, was added in June. Produced and hosted by veteran motorcycle race commentator Greg White, more than a dozen informative videos covered such topics as upcoming AMA events, news about racing, helpful riding tips and timely legislative updates. These videos supplement an already extensive online library covering a wide variety of events and subjects for motorcycling enthusiasts. Throughout the year, the AMA issued media releases relating to rights, riding, racing and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. These releases were electronically distributed to the motorcycling media and to tens of thousands of opt-in subscribers. In addition, the AMA also posted many of these releases to its Facebook and Twitter pages to generate further awareness of issues that were timely and relevant to the motorcycling public. Recognition and Outreach In February 2014, the AMA Awards Program conferred six national annual awards recognizing meritorious contributions by people in the world of motorcycling. The annual program recognizes the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership, uncommon excellence and dedication to the AMA mission of promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling. Conferred by the AMA Board of Directors, 2014 recipients were: AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award Melbourne "Mike" J. Wilson and Margaret Wilson. AMA Life Members and inductees into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the Wilsons were honored for their many decades of service to the AMA and the Hall of Fame. The Wilsons served with distinction on the board of directors of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises funds for the Hall of Fame, and are among the foundation's principal benefactors. The award was presented at the AMA National Convention in October 2014 to Mr. Wilson, who accepted on his behalf and on behalf of Margaret, who passed away in July AMA Bessie Stringfield Award Scot Harden, Vice President, Global Marketing, Zero Motorcycles; AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award: "Why We Ride" feature film - James Walker, Producer; Bryan H. Carroll, Producer/Director; Chris Hampel, Writer/Co-Producer; "Road Warriors, The Bleeding Edge of Motorcycle Racing" feature film - Matt Greenstone, Writer/Director AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award - Donald L. Green, Lead Instructor, Fort Knox, Kentucky Army Traffic Safety Training Program Office, and Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach with the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award - Jim Pilon and Paul Flanders, AMA District 37 Dual Sport organizers and promoters of the LA-Barstow- Vegas desert event Friend of the AMA Award - Roy Garrett, AMA Life Member, ABATE of Indiana and Discover Indiana Riding Trails (DIRT) The AMA Go Ride! Month campaign marked its fourth year in April The program engaged AMA members and other riders in a celebration of riding through the use of social media, the AMA website, and American Motorcyclist magazine. AMA Benefit Partners, including Avis, BikeBandit. com, ColorRite, FLY Street and FLY Racing, Powertye, Red Roof Inns and Tour Master stepped up with weekly and monthly prizes awarded at random to those who liked a post or commented on discussions on the AMA Facebook page. As in years past, each Friday in April was designated "Freedom 19

 

Member Services Friday," when the AMA alerted motorcyclists to important issues that pose threats to motorcycling freedoms. Daily messaging via social media focused on the weeklong themes of riding solo and in groups, riding for rights-related and charitable causes and riding smart by taking training and wearing protective apparel. New for 2014 was the AMA-hosted AMA National Convention held in partnership with the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct The member-focused weekend provided a wide variety of activities, including informative seminars, the AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (see p. 36), motorcycle demos and adventure and charity group rides all against a backdrop of the AIMExpo, North America s premier motorcycle consumer and trade show. The AMA also manned a booth at the expo during the weekend, offering valuable information about the association and how it strives to protect motorcycling freedoms for all riders. Membership Marketing The AMA Rider Education Support Program offers a financial incentive to rider-education organizations that brought new motorcyclists into the association. Launched in 2013, program participation more than doubled in size in 2014 with a total of 69 organizations in 354 locations training over 168,750 students. Managers and owners of rider education organizations in both the public and private sector support this program because they believe that the AMA is an extension of their mission to promote safe and responsible riding after formal instruction ends. Marketing materials with a unique tracking code are sent to each location where the instructors encourage students to join the AMA to support the fight to preserve riding freedoms, for moneysaving discounts and benefits and to access riding and safety tips online as a continuing rider education resource. The AMA Dealer Affiliate Program also grew in After surveying dealerships for feedback to improve the program, the AMA designed a new approach and launched a second outreach effort to enlist more dealerships. By year s end, the program increased participation by 60 percent, with nearly 400 dealerships participating nationwide. Numerous dealerships requested sales brochures, window clings and posters to show their support for the AMA. The program enables dealers and aftermarket companies that place an AMA ad on their websites to receive a portion of the dues for each joining and renewing AMA member. Thanks to motorcycle dealer participation, the AMA has achieved a return on investment in both ad value and membership growth with this program. The AMA continued to aggressively market membership with regularly scheduled direct mail campaigns throughout In partnership with its direct mail partner, the AMA launched a semi-monthly acquisition campaign that totaled more than 760,000 pieces of mail. By measuring control mailers against new test packages, the AMA has refined messaging, segmentation, graphic design, enrollment incentives and list sources to expand the AMA membership. The 2014 mailing tests included geo-targeted advocacy messaging, a gift card offer, testimonials, premiums and more. Mailing lists are an integral part of any direct mail campaign, and the AMA s strategy has proved successful in acquiring subscriptions, house files and appended lists. Digital marketing efforts by the AMA in 2014 contributed significantly to new member growth and provided increased exposure and awareness for the AMA brand. After impressive test results, the AMA moved forward with new online direct marketing techniques and tactics, such as Facebook advertising in various rider segments, Google display advertising, target remarketing, online lead generation and other digital strategies. In one example, the AMA deployed geo-targeted Facebook advertising to rally both members and non-members to sign an online lane-splitting petition in California and a motorcycle-only checkpoint petition in New York and surrounding states. By staying ahead of the curve in digital marketing, the AMA is laying groundwork to grow online membership as technological advancements unfold in digital advertising. The AMA also redesigned and graphically improved its online member Join the AMA page in Renewing and prospective members can now select from a wide range of personalized membership cards and options. The Stay Connected portion of the website which gives members a chance to sign up for AMA Action Alerts, AMA News & Notes and AMA Extra, ATV News and Hall of Fame Insider e-newsletters has also been improved. Finally, the AMA completely upgraded its member notifications to make messages more attractive, interactive and concise. These engagement tactics are the first of many projects that the AMA is pursuing to attract and retain members. Engagement increases member retention, which keeps keep the AMA relevant in the fight to protect motorcycling freedoms and promote the motorcycle lifestyle. The AMA Affinity Card Program continued to expand in 2014, with an overall growth of 68 percent and more than 22,590 AMA affinity card users. New membership card designs were introduced for Yamaha, Yamaha Star, Victory, Indian and ATV riders. These personalized cards allow members to show support for the AMA while taking pride in their preferred brand of motorcycle. Discussions with additional motorcycle manufacturers are underway to increase membership card options. U.S. ARMED FORCES Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Youth Membership Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member 20

 

21 Member Services 2014 Member Benefit Partners Member benefits continued to grow in 2014, with a special emphasis on discounted products and services valued by motorcyclists. These member benefits supplement the very popular no-additionalcost AMA Roadside Assistance program available exclusively to AMA members who auto-renew. The AMA now boasts more than 45 benefit partners. Among the new partners offering AMA members special discounts and products are TomTom GPS, Brooks Leather, Nationwide Insurance, EVS Sports, Life Lock, Anthony s Leatherworks, JC Motors, Gear Brake, My Laps, Sena, US Chrome, Spot LLC and Cardo Systems. A complete listing of member partners and benefits, including the AMA benefits brochure, can be found at 21

22 Recreational Riding AMA recreational riding events and opportunities were abundant in 2014, with numerous series, rallies, organized rides, swap meets and field meets featuring varied activities ranging from demo rides to seminars to bike shows to vendor displays. During 2014, the AMA sanctioned 823 non-competition riding events: 612 street and 221 off-road (including dual-sport and adventure rides). Tens of thousands of AMA members and other riders attended those events. 22

23 Recreational Riding AMA National Conventions AMA National Conventions are the top tier of AMA-sanctioned rides and rallies. New for 2014 was the AMA-hosted AMA National Convention in partnership with the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla., Oct (see p. 19 in Member Services). Other national conventions staged by the best of the best AMA promoting clubs and organizers also occurred in 2014, attracting thousands of like-minded riders to some of the most beautiful places in the country. The Americade Rally, held June 2-7, 2014, in Lake George, N.Y., is an annual road-riding destination with a laid-back, family friendly atmosphere. Besides the great riding and camaraderie, Americade offered a variety of activities, including ghost tours, boat cruises, poker runs, fireworks, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, bike judging, a light parade and much more. The yearly Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally, Sept in 2014, in Ruidoso, N.M., is a major event high in the Rocky Mountains. The great fall temperatures, roads twisting up into the mountains and shading pines combined to make this rally an incredible experience for attendees not to mention a large trade show, numerous poker runs and tours, bike judging and a Harley-Davidson giveaway. AMA National Gypsy Tours One of the oldest touring experiences in all of motorcycling, Gypsy Tours began as one-day events around the country in which riders would travel to a specific site and enjoy the company of other riders. Field-meet games like "Bite the Weenie" and "Ride the Plank" were popularized at AMA Gypsy Tours, and picnics evolved into large gatherings. Events in 2014 included: Laughlin River Run, April 23-27, Laughlin, Nev. Republic of Texas (R.O.T.) Rally, June 12-15, Austin, Texas Laconia Motorcycle Week, June 14-22, Laconia, N.H. Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally Thunder in the Valley, June 26-29, Johnstown, Pa. 37th Annual National Bikers Roundup, Jul 28-Aug 3, Tulsa, Okla. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 4-10, Sturgis, S.D. Killington Classic, Aug 28-31, Killington, Vt. Big Bike Weekend, Oct , Redding, Calif. AMA National Touring Rallies AMA National Touring Rallies take the Gypsy Tour concept and mix in more options for riding during the event. Often built around guided local tours and organized rides, these events are open to riders of all stripes, but generally attract those who love to ride. National level events in 2014 included: AspenCash Rally: May 15-18, Ruidoso, N.M. STAR 2014: June 8-11, Rapid City, S.D RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Annual Touring Weekend: July 17-24, Snowshoe, W.Va. Rally In The Gorge: Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Hood River, Ore. AMA National Grand Tours AMA members who prefer the open road to a group gathering enjoyed AMA National Grand Tours, presented by Shinko Tires & Fly Street in Riding at their own pace and taking pictures of themselves at key towns and locations designated by organizers, there were plenty of prizes, including riding gear from official apparel sponsor KLIM. Big Money Rally Grand Tour (Jan. 1 through May 24) Tour Of Honor Grand Tour (April 1 through Oct. 31) Team Strange Airheads 30th Anniversary Memory Lane Grand Tour (March 1 through Oct. 31) Polar Bear Grand Tour (Oct through April 2015) 23

 

24 Recreational Riding For something a little more demanding, the Southern California Motorcycling Association cooked up three AMA National Extreme Grand Tours for serious riders. USA Four Corners Grand Tour (Feb. 2 through Dec. 15) SCMA Three Flags Classic Grand Tour (Aug. 29 through Sept. 1) Best U.S. 15 Roads Challenge Tour (January through December) AMA KLIM Flash Tours AMA KLIM Flash Tours on Facebook challenged riders to get on the road to interesting destinations many off the beaten path and document the challenge for others. Each of the eight tours in 2014 lasted from three days to a few weeks and centered on a theme or challenge that took riders to interesting destinations. Participants documented their efforts by submitting electronic photos to the AMA, many of which were posted on the AMA Facebook page. Prize winners were drawn randomly from all entries and announced on Facebook and the AMA website. Online Roads: The Great Roads Database The AMA Great Roads database, available free online exclusively to AMA members, includes routes tested and suggested by AMA members and organized by state. Throughout 2014, the AMA updated the database with the most recent suggestions from members to keep the listing current. For more, see com/asp/membersonly/roads/ama_roads_ database_home.asp. Ride For Kids Sharing The Ride Online The best place for AMA members to share their photos is the AMA-hosted online gallery at The showcase includes thousands of images of member rides and AMA events. AMA Signature Events AMA Signature Events offered members a solid crowd of fellow riders at an experience that was a notch above a typical motorcycle gathering. The national Ride for Kids program, started in 1984, supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and occurs in cities throughout the country. In 2014, 37 AMA-sanctioned Ride for Kids events featured great scenery, wonderful camaraderie and the opportunity to support a good cause children and families struggling with the diagnosis and treatment of a child s brain tumor. March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Rides supported a favorite charity of thousands of motorcyclists the March of Dimes while educating people about the seriousness of premature birth and birth defects. 

 

AMA Racing Every year, tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts participate in AMA-sanctioned competition events. AMA members race on asphalt, dirt, sand, ice and gravel to test their skills against the country s best racers. The AMA sanctioned 1,972 competition events in 2014, providing an opportunity to race for beginners, professionals and everyone in between

 

AMA Racing Professional competition In professional racing, the AMA continued its longstanding partnership with Feld Motor Sports, which promoted the popular AMA Supercross Championship in When defending champion Ryan Villopoto locked up his fourth 450SX title in May, he joined AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jeremy McGrath as the only other rider in history with four or more consecutive premier class titles. In regional competition, Justin Bogle won the 250SX East title, and Jason Anderson won the 250SX West championship. Also in 2014, the AMA partnered with the KRAVE Group to establish a new framework for professional road racing. As part of the agreement, the AMA reacquired the sanctioning, promotional and commercial rights to the discipline from Daytona Motorsports Group, which had purchased those rights from the AMA in Commercial and promotional responsibilities were transferred to the KRAVE Group, which established MotoAmerica to promote and manage the commercial aspects of the series. MotoAmerica, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is managed by three-time 500cc World Champion and two-time AMA Superbike Champion Wayne Rainey, a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; former racer, team manager and industry veteran Chuck Aksland; former motorsports executive and team owner Terry Karges; and entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman Richard Varner. As part of the arrangement, the AMA agreed to develop an enforcement, appeal and rider license procedure, issue professional road racing licenses for the series, publish the rules of competition, staff officials at each round, and award AMA National No. 1 plates to class champions. MotoAmerica agreed to promote and manage the commercial aspects of the series, develop commercial relationships, secure tracks, create the calendar, process crew and media credentials and have responsibility for fan engagement. The first series to be operated under the MotoAmerica framework will run in Amateur And Pro-Am Competition In amateur racing, the AMA sanctioned numerous prestigious national competitions multi-event contests where riders competed for points all season long in the quest for an AMA national No. 1 plate. In off-road competition, 2014 saw the Grand National Cross Country Series return as an AMA National Championship. Tens of thousands of AMA competition members took part in the series, with nearly 2,300 signing up for the season-ending race in Crawfordsville, Ind. The finale was the largest single GNCC event on record, with 200 more riders than the record-breaking Unadilla GNCC held earlier in In terms of participation, the 2014 season was the biggest GNCC season in the series' 40-year history. Competitively, the 2014 GNCC season was one of the most exciting as well. After winning the title in the XC1 bike class, 2014 champion Kailub Russell raced the final two rounds on a KTM 150XC, a small-bore twostroke. In the XC1 ATV class, the title was decided at the finish line of the final race, with Chris Borich edging out Walker Fowler for the AMA national No. 1 plate. In the AMA National Enduro Championship Series, Andrew DeLong won his first title with a third-place finish at the final round in Upland, Ind. The 10-round 2014 season was one of the most successful ever for the enduro series, which sold out many rounds throughout the year. The AMA National Enduro Championship Series was created in 1962 by the AMA Board of Directors to determine the AMA National Enduro Champion, an honor that the AMA has bestowed since its founding in The 2014 AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series once again challenged riders with some of the most difficult terrain encountered on man-made courses, including tractor tires, telephone poles, boulders, mud and sand. Cody Webb locked up his first AMA EnduroCross title with a second-place finish at the final round in Ontario, Calif. 

 

AMA Racing The AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series enjoyed another successful season, awarding amateur titles to racers in a number of age-, skill- and displacement-based classes. Ricky Brabec won the overall national championship in the series. Brabec captured four wins, three second place finishes and never placed outside of the top five overall. The growing sport of MotoTrials challenges riders to navigate technical off-road sections. The country s best compete in the AMA/North American Trials Council MotoTrials National Championship Series. Patrick Smage won the 2014 overall championship with six wins in the eightround series. AMA Arenacross is contested in both the AMA Arenacross National Championship Series, where aspiring AMA Supercross racers earn points for their professional licenses, and the AMA Arenacross Grand Championship, a single event that crowns amateur champions in a number of age-, skill- and displacement-based classes. The 2014 AMA Arenacross National Championship was won by Tyler Bowers. Billy Janniro continued his dominance of AMA Speedway competition by winning his fifth AMA Speedway National Championship with a perfect showing at the series final round in Auburn, Calif. Celebrating its fifth year, the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series awarded national championships in periodcorrect classes that honor the legacy of AMA dirt-track competition. The country s premier vintage dirt track series grew to 14 rounds in 2014, beginning in Georgia in March and ending in New York in September. The AMA Supermoto National Championship included six rounds in The series ran in Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, Utah and South Dakota. Gage McAllister won the title in the Open Pro class, while Sean Butterman claimed the Pro Lites championship. In addition to AMA National Championship Series competition, AMA Featured Series include a number of high-profile events and some of the country s best racers. In 2014, AMA Featured Series included the American SportBike Racing Association Championship Series, the U.S. Grand Prix Riders Union Championship Series and the East Coast Enduro Association Championship Series. The ASRA Championship Series included both sportsman classes and classes for aspiring professional racers, and included both amateur and expert competition in Thunderbike, SportBike and SuperStock classes. The USGPRU Championship Series featured 125cc and 250cc twostroke road race bikes, as well as Moriwaki MD250H spec bikes. The format includes extended-length grand prix racing with timed qualifying, designed to prepare riders for two-wheel racing at the highest levels. The East Coast Enduro Association Championship Series offered hare scrambles and enduro competition to AMA members in the eastern U.S. The Tri-County Hare Scrambles in New Jersey kicked off the hare scrambles action, while the enduro racing began with one of the oldest of those races the storied Sandy Lane Enduro, which became an AMA-sanctioned event in Several other premier series also drew competitors from across the country, awarding regional-, state- or district-level recognition. These included the AMA East and West Hare Scrambles Championships, 27

 

AMA Racing the AMA Indoor Dirt Track National Championship Series, the AMA Virginia Championship Hare Scrambles Series, the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series, the AMA Western Checkpoint Enduro Championship Series, the AMA District 37 Big Six GP Series, the Action Sports Grand Prix Series, the AMA MRAN Night Race Desert Scrambles Series and the Heartland Challenge. In addition to series competition, the AMA sanctions AMA Grand Championship events. AMA Grand Championships crown the country s best amateur racers in stand-alone contests. These competitions were offered for both motorcycles and ATVs across various disciplines. N.J., was the setting for the 2014 AMA Road Race Grand Championship on Sept Expert and novice riders captured national titles in several road racing classes. Anthony Mazziotto won the 2014 AMA Road Race Horizon Award for his exceptional performance. The Hammonton, N.J., teen piloted his machine to three national titles in the AMA 600 SuperSport and SuperBike classes, as well as the AMA Moto 2 class. The 2014 season marked the sixth year for the AMA Vintage Grand Championship held during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in July at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The event crowned AMA vintage national champions in trials and road racing, and included rounds of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track, Motocross and Cross Country National Championship Series. In addition, the event named AMA Vintage Grand Champions for all-around performance in multiple disciplines. Other grand championship events in 2014 included the AMA Ice Race Grand Championship, the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship, the AMA Tennessee Knockout Enduro, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship (Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials), the AMA East/West NATC Youth MotoTrials Championships, and the AMA Youth and Under 21 Speedway Championships. In addition to AMA Grand Championship For nearly 40 years, amateur athletes have battled for top honors in short-track, half-mile, TT and mile racing at the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships. In 2014, the weeklong race event returned for a second consecutive year to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. It featured barto-bar action and crowned the best of the best. Among them was Hunter Edwards of Mansfield, Ohio, who won the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which is given to the rider who shows the most promise of excelling in the professional ranks. The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships is an annual summer motorcycle and ATV competition held at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The biggest amateur motocross event in the nation, it is also the highlight of an amateur s competition year. Almost every top U.S. motocross star has come up through these ranks. The AMA amateur national program includes both area qualifiers and regional championships through which riders must advance to earn one of roughly 1,500 qualifying spots for the national. Those riders raced for AMA National No. 1 plates in 36 classes. Among the most decorated racers during this year s competition was AMA Motocross Horizon Award winner, R.J. Hampshire. Hampshire swept all six motos in the Open Pro Sport class and 250 A classes to capture two national titles. New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, TX

 

AMA Racing events (which award AMA National No. 1 plates in select disciplines) and AMA National Championship Series, the AMA also awards No. 1 plates at recognized AMA Major Events. The AMA recognized four AMA Major Events in motocross in 2014: the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (March 9-10 in Daytona Beach, Fla.), the Freestone Motocross Spring Championship (March 19 in Freestone, Texas), the Mammoth Mountain Motocross (June in Mammoth, Calif.), and the Mini Olympics (Nov in Florida). In addition to ATV classes at numerous championship events and series, ATV riders also participated in ATV-only events in These included the AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series, the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series, the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series and the AMA Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series. Six Days Enduro World Trophy. The 2014 event was held Nov. 3-8 in San Juan, Argentina. For the third time in the history of the ISDE, the U.S. Junior Team emerged victorious, claiming the world championship in the junior division. The U.S. Junior team included Justin Jones, Grant Baylor, Steward Baylor and Trevor Bollinger. In the premier division, the U.S. Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell finished second behind defending world champion France. This equaled the United States best finish in the Trophy division, which it also accomplished in 1982 and On Sept. 28, U.S. team members competed at the FIM Motocross of Nations in Kegums, Latvia, finishing third behind winning team France and runner-up Belgium. The United States leads the world in FIM Motocross of Nations overall team victories with 22. At the Junior Motocross World Championship in Lierneux, Belgium, Aug. 9-10, the U.S. team finished with the best team score to win the world title. The event included racers from 33 countries competing at the technical and rocky Pleine Longs Sarts track. Germany was second, and France was third. U.S. teams also competed in the annual FIM Trial des Nations championship that was staged Sept , in St. Julia, Andorra. Each competing country fielded two teams: a men s team consisting of four riders and a women s team consisting of three riders. The U.S. men s team finished third in the International Trophy Division at this year s event, while the women s team finished eighth. The AMA organized the 2014 U.S. FIM Speedway World Cup team, under the expert management of multi-time champion Billy Hamill. The team included two-time World Speedway Champion and team captain Greg Hancock, Ricky Wells, Gino Manzares and Max Ruml. The team finished sixth overall. U.S. ISDE Team The country s best amateur motorcycle and ATV racers in 2014 were honored at the AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Aladdin Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. More than 700 competitors and fans attended the banquet, which celebrated the previous racing season and announced the recipients of several special awards. A list of all of the 2015 AMA Racing Champions and award recipients can be found on pages International Competition U.S. team riders competed in several Federation International de Motocyclisme events. In individual competition, American speedway racer Greg Hancock from Whittier, Calif., won his third FIM Speedway World Championship. Hancock s long and storied career also saw him win titles in 2011 and Hancock has competed in world-championship speedway competition since Since 1913, countries have sent their best offroad racers to exotic locations around the world to be tested on everything from sandy beaches to rocky crevices to deep woods to motocross tracks for the event s top prize: the International 29

30 AMA Racing 2014 Champions AMA Amsoil Arenacross Championship Series Tyler Bowers, Overall Champion KENDA AMA National Enduro Championship Series, Presented by Moose Racing Andrew Delong, Overall Champion SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series Ricky Brabec, Overall Champion Geico AMA Endurocross Championship Series Cody Webb, Overall Champion AMA East Hare Scrambles Championship Jedediah Haines, Overall Champion AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship Series Jacob Argubright, Overall Champion AMA ATV Hare Scrambles Championship Series Ryan Brinker, Overall Champion AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships Hunter Edwards, AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award Dallas Daniels, AMA Youth Dirt Tracker of the Year Jon Nunes, AMA Vet/Senior Dirt Tracker of the Year AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series Brad Riley, Pro Brad Riley, Pro Am Garrett Keister, Pro Am Unlimited Andrea Creech, Women AMA Roadrace Grand Championships Anthony Mazziotto, AMA Roadrace Horizon Award Richard Smith, AMA Roadrace Top Novice Brandon Paasch, AMA Youth Roadracer of the Year Eric Helmbach, AMA Vet/Senior Roadracer of the Year Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, Presented by Amsoil RJ Hampshire, AMA Motorcross Horizon Award Garrett Marchbanks, AMA Youth Motocrosser of the Year John Grewe, AMA Vet/Senior Motocrosser of the Year Mtn Dew AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Jeffrey Rastrelli, Pro Am Megan Manshack, Women AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships Logan Cipala. Hillclimber of the Year Bodee O Neil. Youth Hillclimber of the Year AMA/NATC Mototrials National Championship Series Pat Smage, Pro AMA Speedway National Championship Series Billy Janniro, 1st Speedway Maxwell Ruml, 1st Under 21 Sebastian Palmese, 1st 150cc Youth Dillon Ruml, 1st 250cc Youth FIM Junior Motocross Team World Championship U.S. Team: Jon Ames, Carter Biese, Alex Frye, Garrett Marchbanks, Jeremy Ryan, Brock Papi, Jett Reynolds, Challen Tennant 30

AMA Racing 2014 Special Awards AMA Athlete of the Year, National Championship Series Kailub Russell AMA Grand Championship Athlete of the Year R.J. Hampshire AMA ATV Athlete of the Year Chris Borich AMA Female Racer of the Year Erin Hunter-Sills AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year Steve Bromley AMA Youth Racer of the Year Jordan Jarvis AMA Club of the Year San Jacinto High Rollers AMA Media Award Vurb Moto Motocross Organizer of the Year 2X Promotions Off-Road Organizer of the Year Racer Productions Track Racing Organizer of the Year Industry Speedway ATV Organizer of the Year Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year ABATE Of Ohio Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year Dixie Dual Sport Club of the Year San Jacinto High Rollers AMA Media Award Vurb Moto 31

 

AMA Racing Pro Champions AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley- Davidson Road Racing Series AMA Pro National Guard Superbike: Josh Hayes Daytona SportBike: Jake Gagne Supersport: Hayden Gillim Harley-Davidson: Danny Eslick AMA Pro Racing Flat Track AMA Pro Grand National Champion: Jared Mees AMA Pro Grand National Expert Twins Champion: Bryan Smith AMA Pro Grand National Expert Singles Champion: Henry Wiles Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 Motocross: Ken Roczen 250 Motocross: Jeremy Martin WMX: Marissa Markelon AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship AMA Pro ATV: Chad Wienen AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship Supercross: Ryan Villopoto Supercross 250 SX East: Justin Bogle Supercross 250 SX West: Jason Anderson AMA Pro Hillclimb Unlimited: Vincent Nuzzolilli Xtreme: John Koester Pro Sport: Matt Walker Ken Roczen 

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation The non-profit American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Motorcyclist Association. The mission of the AMHF is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America. In 1990, the AMHF established a museum to further that mission, and today it is home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. Visitors to the Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, learn about the storied history of American motorcycling, and experience the excitement of the open road or trail, the thrill of racing, the allure of motorcycle design and technology, and the inspiration of memorable personalities. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year s Day. For more information visit 33

34 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Exhibits Hall of Fame As America s premier museum honoring history s most prominent motorcyclists, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving for future generations the legacies of the men and women who have shaped every aspect of the world of motorcycling. Since its establishment, the Hall of Fame has been a popular destination for tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. The main floor gallery features an interactive showroom that highlights the most recent class of inductees and showcases dozens of Hall of Fame members and their legendary machines. Eight display areas are featured, each representing a significant segment of motorcycling: Ambassadors and Industry, Design and Engineering, Dirt Track, Leadership and Rights, Motocross and Supercross, Off-Road, Roadracing and Specialty Competition. 2 Wheels + Motor 2 Wheels + Motor: A Fine Art Exhibition, which opened in July 2013, continued through The inspiring collection included creations by mixed-media specialists, photographers, sculptors, painters, illustrators, jewelers and potters. Many of the works were created specifically for the exhibit, which presented a fresh and inspiring interpretation of motorcycling via various art forms. The exhibit, which featured the work of local, national and international artists, added several new pieces in Among them were works by Harriett DeLong (paintings/etchings); Barbara Allen Frost (sculpture); Daric Gill (sculpture); Todd Perkins (custom-built motorcycle Electric ); Amandda Tirey (sculpture); Alex Wakefield (painting/drawing); Malcolm Wendt (painting/sculpture) and Anona Wheeler (sculpture). 34

35 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Bike Craft Bike Craft paid homage to the explosive popularity of custom and café bikes and their purposeful, industrial, stripped-down appearance. The exhibit featured some of today s hottest builders, who start with basic bikes and customize them into works of art that are as individualistic as they are racy and edgy. The minimalist mantra of less, not more is apparent, as stock parts vanish and are replaced by custom-built pieces. Indian Motorcycles The Dirt Track! All American Racing exhibit ended in July 2014 and was replaced by an alluring exhibit of Indian motorcycles. Known as the oldest U.S. motorcycle brand, the heritage of Indian dates back to Three members of the 1998 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction class had notable accomplishments aboard Indians: Erwin Cannonball Baker, who rode his Indian cross-country during the 1900s, set several records during his lifetime. Iron Man Ed Kretz lapped the entire field of competitors at the 1937 Inaugural Daytona 200. In 1948, Floyd Emde won the first Daytona 200 staged on a new beach/road course aboard an Indian. Over time, several owners have managed the Indian brand. In 2011, the company was acquired by Polaris Industries and renamed Indian Motorcycle. A number of new models have since been introduced to carry brand into the 21st century. 35

36 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Events AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fundraising Breakfast at Daytona On March 14, 2014, the Hall of Fame hosted its 26th annual fundraising event during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, presented by Yamaha, featured motorcycle inventor, designer, racer and Hall of Famer Craig Vetter. Vetter's iconic Windjammer fairings were ubiquitous in the 1970s and '80s, and he designed bikes like the Mystery Ship and the Triumph X-75 Hurricane before turning his attention to high-mileage motorcycles, a cause he still champions. Following an engaging on-stage interview, Vetter fielded audience questions and then joined other Hall of Famers for an autograph session. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has become the country's premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and motorcycling heritage. Each July, tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts flock to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington for a weekend packed with everything from largest motorcycle swap meet in North America to vintage racing, seminars and demo rides. The annual event is the main fundraiser for the Hall of Fame, with total contributions topping $2.3 million since Celebrating its 30th year in 2014, BikeBandit. com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle, took place took place July Indian Motorcycle also was celebrated as Marque of the Year. Displays and race classes for historic Indianbrand motorcycles were offered, as well as participation from the new Indian Motorcycle company. The weekend event spotlighted the famed Indian Wrecking Crew, which in the early 1950s made an indelible mark on the history books and solidified the reputation of Indian Motocycles, as the company was then known, as one of the 20th century's great marques. Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, the surviving members of the Indian Wrecking Crew (which also included the late Ernie Beckman), served as this year s grand marshals. The winner of the 2014 AMA raffle bike, a 1947 Indian Chief purchased by the AMA at the 2013 Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet, also was announced during the weekend. The annual raffle bike drawing has been an extremely successful fundraiser for the Hall of Fame for many years. As it has in recent years, the 2014 event also featured a modern twist: Craig Vetter s Fuel Economy Challenge. Hall of Famer Vetter began the challenge after decades of promoting streamlining and reduced horsepower as the way to living better on less energy. Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman 

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony In 2014, the American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, found a new venue: the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the AIMExpo and AMA National Convention (see p. 19 in Member Services). Amid sunshine and beautiful, warm weather, the Hall of Fame celebrated the Class of 2014 on Oct. 17. The evening opened with a gala VIP reception, hosted by Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA. The induction ceremony was conducted in the Chapin Theater. Noted actor, AMA Life Member and AMA Board member Perry King, himself a lifelong motorcycling aficionado, hosted the ceremony. The Class of 2014 included motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; racer and motorcycling advocate Tom White; museum and racetrack founder George Barber; off-road racing champion Scott Summers; national motocross and Supercross champion Mike LaRocco; tuner and race team manager Rob Muzzy; and engine builder and entrepreneur Byron Hines. Audience members viewed a compelling biographical film on the honorees, each of whom then offered his own reflections, leaving the audience alternating between fits of laughter and choking back tears. The iconic Willie G. Davidson (Hall of Fame class of 1999) was honored during the ceremony as a Hall of Fame Legend. 120 Years of Revolutions The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame was prominently featured in the AIMExpo convention-hall display called 120 Years of Revolutions, which featured many rare and meticulously restored motorcycles Indian Single 1914 Triumph TT Roadster 1924 Ace 1930 Harley-Davidson Hillclimber 1940 Triumph Tiger BMW R67/ BSA Gold Star 1974 Yamaha YZ Harley-Davidson Sturgis 1996 Suzuki GSX-R KTM Adventure 2014 Zero S 37

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation In Memoriam Margaret Wilson Russ Collins Neil Keen Ron Bishop Margaret Wilson enjoyed more than 50 years of active involvement and leadership in motorcycling. She was a recipient of the AMA Bessie Stringfield Award, a Golden Life Member of the Motor Maids, an AMHF Board Member, and, with her husband, Mike (also a Hall of Famer), a substantial Hall of Fame benefactor. Russ Collins was the best-known name in motorcycle drag racing during the 1970s. He raced motorcycles until the early 1980s, when he turned to drag racing Top-Fuel cars. His company, RC Engineering eventually became a leading maker of racing fuelinjection systems for Japanese-made sports cars. Neil Keen will be long remembered as a 1960s and '70s dirt-track champion and tuner who contributed to advances in chassis and engine design and also as member of the original "BSA Wrecking Crew." Keen also served as an official representative of the professional racers in the AMA Competition Congress. Ron Bishop raced every Baja 1000 from its start in 1967 to the time he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, and beyond, and won numerous class titles in many of the major off-road motorcycle races of the 1960s through the early 2000s. Bishop also was a two-time member of the American team in the International Six-Day Trials, now known as the International Six Days Enduro. 38

Administration Financial Statements The following observations are useful when reviewing the financial performance of the AMA in 2014 compared to 2010: 2014 annual revenue increased by $1,372,535. Operating expenses increased by $253,277. Administrative and support expense decreased by $1,112,022. Overstaffing was decreased and savings were realized in a number of categories by being more diligent in reducing expenses. Depreciation increased by $260,111 due to a capital investment for association management software in the amount of $2,780,549. Taxes increased as a result of Paradama becoming profitable. Prior to the sale of AMA Pro Racing in 2008, Paradama lost over $1.8 million; there has been over $3.4 million in income since the sale. Net improvement in net assets from operations was $2,192,564 (before investment income, depreciation and income taxes). American Motorcyclist Association and Subsidiary CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Year Ended September Cash Flows from Operating Activities Increase (decrease) in net assets $ (895,592) $ (783,121) Adjustments to reconcile increase (decrease) in net assets to net cash from operating activities Depreciation 744, ,183 Net realized and unrealized (gain) loss on investments (193,111) 102,516 Loss (gain) on disposal of equipment 0 (500) Bad debt recovery 47 (11,613) Forgiveness of related party receivable 597, ,724 Changes in operating assets and liabilities which provided (used) cash Accounts receivable (237,502) (696,189) Prepaid expenses and other (7,398) (226,587) Accounts payable (122,805) (1,933) Accrued compensation and related liabilities (67,478) (24,438) Deferred revenue (179,725) 353,203 Rider purses and insurance premiums 10, ,214 Other liabilities (64,451) 9,322 Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (415,375) 393,781 Cash Flows from Investing Activities Net (increase) decrease in investments $ 629,792 $ (44,039) Purchase of property and equipment (99,114) (177,050) Proceeds from disposition of property and equipment Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities 530,678 (220,589) Cash Flows from Financing Activities Payments on capital leases $ (155,811) $ (123,736) Proceeds from revolving credit facilities 500, ,000 Payments on revolving credit facilities (500,000) (250,000) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (155,811) (123,736) Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash (40,508) 49,456 Cash - Beginning of year 491, ,158 Cash - End of year $ 451,106 $ 491,614 Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information Cash paid for - Income tax $143,395 $236,490 Interest 6,932 16,038 39

 

Administration American Motorcyclist Association and Subsidiary CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended September Revenues $ 14,499,498 $ 14,380,328 Operating expenses 11,348,591 11,263,877 Administrative and Support Expenses 4,481,449 4,315,887 Increase in Net Assets from Operations (1,330,542) (1,199,436) Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments 193,111 (102,516) Investment Income 241, ,831 Change in unrestricted net assets (895,592) (783,121) Unrestricted net assets at beginning of year 7,675,833 8,458,954 Unrestricted net assets at end of year $ 6,780,241 $ 7,675,833 American Motorcyclist Association and Subsidiary CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET Year Ended September ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 451,106 $ 491,614 Accounts Receivable 804,431 1,164,791 Prepaid expenses and other 505, ,072 Total current assets 1,761,007 2,154,477 Investments 10,217,510 10,654,191 Property and equipment - net 4,029,521 4,674,971 Total Assets $ 16,008,038 $ 17,483,639 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities Accounts payable $ 1,066,283 $ 1,189,088 Accrued compensation and related liabilities 311, ,479 Current portion of deferred revenue 3,128,577 3,243,540 Current portion of capital lease obligation 132,910 Rider purses and insurance premiums 375, ,455 Other 66, ,984 Total current liabilities 4,948,110 5,440,456 Other long term liabilities Capital lease obligation 22,901 Deferred revenue 4,279,687 4,344,449 Total long term liabilities 4,279,687 4,367,350 Net Assets - Unrestricted 6,780,241 7,675,833 Total liabilities and net assets $ 16,008,038 $ 17,483,639 40

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Grants, Donors and Acquisitions Heritage Sponsor Level The following individuals and organizations represent an accumulated giving level of $5,000 or more to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame since the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation was established in HERITAGE FOUNDER American Motorcyclist Association, Pickerington, Ohio VISIONARY FOUNDER The Estate of Clifford K Pease, Norfolk, Va. GRAND FOUNDER Gary Coleman, Whitesburg, Ga. Fred Dauer, Honolulu, Hawaii Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wis. John A Penton, Amherst, Ohio Stanley J. Simpson, Cibolo, Texas Samuel G. Swope, Louisville, Ky. Melbourne J. Mike and Margaret Wilson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CHARTER FOUNDER American Honda Motor Co, Torrance, Calif. Robert & Mae Beard, Fort Wayne, Ind. The Estate of Jeanne S. Clendenon, Nordland, Wash. David & Barbara Mungenast Foundation, Saint Louis, Mo. Gerald Difusco, Webster, N.Y. Peter Gagan, Highland Lakes, N.J. Dr. Jack L. Goldberg, Columbus, Ohio Kawasaki Motors Corp., Irvine, Calif. KTM North America, Murrieta, Calif. Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, Ohio Dario Scarabosio, Troy, Mont. Dal Smilie, Helena, Mont. FOUNDER Bob Althoff, A. D. Farrow Co. H-D, Columbus, Ohio Susan Aldrich, Tilton, N.H. Butch Baer Sr., Monson, Mass. Vaughn Beals, Scottsdale, Ariz. Chris Carter, Motion Pro Inc., San Carlos, Calif. Cannon Design, Boston, Mass. Larry Coleman, Chico, Calif. The Estate of John J. Cooney, La Grange Park, Ill. Donna A. Hawtrey, Sacramento, Calif. Timothy Hoelter, Milwaukee, Wisc. B. Scott Isquick, Pepper Pike, Ohio Martin D. Meister, Cincinnati, Ohio Mark R. Mendell, Weston, Mass. New England Motorcycle Dealers Association, Rochdale, Mass. Wesley W. O Connor, Cincinnati, Ohio Power Sports Institute, Cleveland, Ohio Leonard I. Puckett, Port Orange, Fla. Sand Blasters, Ridgecrest, Calif. Oscar and Ann Scofield, Winston Salem, N.C. Bartow Mac Thompson, Leesburg, Va. Tom White, The Early Years of Motocross Museum, Villa Park, Calif. Ron E. and Linda Widman, Saint Louis, Mo. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, Cypress, Calif. PATRON Bill and Millie Baird, Sterling, Ill. Tom Bartels, Hamilton, Ohio Kenneth Baumgarth, Apple Valley, Calif. BMW North America, Westwood, N.J. Bollenbach Engineering Co, East Dundee, Ill. Dale P. Boller, Englewood, Colo. Benny T. Bootle Capital One Services, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah Jerry Carr, Providence, R.I. Rita Coombs, Morgantown, W. Va. Damon s of Pickerington, Pickerington, Ohio Dirt Track Promotions, Watkinsville, Ga. Ralph A. Disanto Jr., Pickerington, Ohio Frank Domokos, Cottonwood, Ariz. Dunlop Tire Company, Buffalo, N.Y. Don J. Emde, Aliso Viejo, Calif. Keith and Norma Fletcher, Akron, Ohio Scott W. Friedrichs, Sterling, Ill. GE Capital, Irvine, Calif. J. Richard and Gail Gray, Lancaster, Pa. Kenith E. Grosjean, Curtice, Ohio GWTA of Glendora New Jersey, Glendora, N.J. Hagerty Insurance, Traverse City, Mich. Hanlon Manufacturing Co., Belle Plaine, Minn. Digger Helm, Bakersfield, Calif. Whitley M. Hemingway, Webster City, Iowa Edson P. Holland, Sedalia, Colo. JT Racing USA, Inglewood, Calif. Stan Keller, Hamilton, Ohio Harry J. Kelley Jr., Prescott, Ariz. Carl Kish Mitch Klempf, Klempf s British Parts, Dodge Center, Minn. Richard and Joanne Lepley, Conneaut Lake, Pa. William R. Maxey, Rockford, Ill. MBNA Marketing Systems, Wilmington, Del. Robert B. McClean, Blue Grass, Iowa Midwest Antique and Classic MC, Dekalb, Ill. Don W. Miller, Fremont, Ohio Mark Mitchell Sr., San Clemente, Calif. Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Irvine, Calif. Mrs. Harold Nestor, Westerville, Ohio Kelly C. Owen, Walnut, Calif. Phil Peterson, Biscayne Park, Fla. Deborah K. Phillips, Littleton, Colo. Andrew Pickens, Pickens, Ark. Polaris Industries, Medina, Minn. Ted Ponton, Salinas, Calif. Steve Posson, Atascadero, Calif. Edwin Pratt Jr., Centre Hall, Pa. Race Tech Inc., Corona, Calif. Jean and Sandra Ramsay, Lincoln Trail Motosports, Casey, Ill. Dorothy Robinson, Orlando, Fla. Earl Robinson, Orlando, Fla. Don R. Rosene, Anchorage, Alaska S & S Cycle Inc., Viola, Wis. Schuylkill County Motorcycle Club, Bethel, Pa. Kevin James Schwantz, Flowery Branch, Ga. St. Louis Motorcycle Club, Saint Louis, Mo. Ric Stewart, Westerville, Ohio Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., Brea, Calif. Swain, Durant, Iowa Tact MJD & TMB Corp., Laguna Niguel, Calif. Richard Tornello, Chantilly, Va. Jon Westling, Arlington, Mass. Josh Whittaker, Fort Worth, Texas Lamar Williams, Wilbur By The Sea, Fla. Jerry Wood, J Wood & Company, Crystal River, Fla. Edward Youngblood, Inverness, Fla. Zero Motorcycles, Scotts Valley, Calif. SPONSOR Gregg C. Achtenhagen, Oconomowoc, Wis. AHRMA, Bolivia, N.C. Mike Akatiff, Cupertino, Calif. AMA District 16 Council Inc., Marshfield, Wis. AMA District #6 Sports Association, Inc., Lebanon, Pa. AMCA Maumee Valley Chapter, Grand Rapids, Mich. AON Risk Solutions, Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta Motorcycle Club, Braselton, Ga. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Leeds, Ala. Becker Family Foundation, Houston, Texas Mark E. Blackwell, Temecula, Calif. BMW of North America, Woodcliff Lake, N.J. Piet W. Boonstra, Buchanan, N.Y. Ned Boston, Woodruff, Wis. Forrest T. Braun, Rapid City, S.D. Dave and Glenda Buholzer, Monroe, Wis. Joe Carson Motor Sales Inc., Carroll, Ohio Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports, Aurora, Ill. Davey M. Coombs, Morgantown, W. Va. Wally Dallenbach Sr., Colorado 500, Basalt, Colo. Steve Dance, Towson, Md. Daytona Dirt Riders, Ormond Beach, Fla. Paul J. Dean, Fallbrook, Calif. Denizens of Doom, Gahanna, Ohio Dudley Perkins Company, South San Francisco, Calif. Eagle Rider San Diego, San Diego, Calif. Eisenach Reinsurance Services, Inc., Winston Salem, N.C. Jim Farrand, Chino, Calif. Jaime E. Faucett, Dayton, Ohio Betty J. and Herbert Fauls, Orlando, Fla. D. Edwin and Suzi Fisher, Shunk, Pa. Robert Fox, Los Gatos, Calif. Fox Racing Shox, Watsonville, Calif. James C. France, Daytona Beach, Fla. Ms. Patricia Friedrichs and Ed Friedrichs, Reno, Nev. Horace Fritz Peter C. Gagan, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada Geico Insurance, Chevy Chase, Md. Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio Robert Green, Reedville, Va. H-D Employee Riders Assn, York, Pa. Katherine Hall, Rifle, Colo. Robert Hamilton, Tucson, Ariz. Harley Dressers, Dandridge, Tenn. John H. Hasty, Charlotte, N.C. 41

42 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Donald L. Hawley, Birch Run, Mich. Jeff Heininger, Bellingham, Wash. Lanny G. Henderson, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jay Horine, Derwood, Md. Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, LLC, Corona, Calif. Integrate, Columbus, Ohio John and Jill Parham, J & P Cycles, Anamosa, Iowa Jam-On Productions, Capitol Heights, Md. John A Kerr, Uniontown, Pa. James H. Kersting, Winamac, Ind. Perry King, Studio City, Calif. Tosh Konya, Troy, Ohio Betty J. Kraft Hartman, Freeport, Ill. KTM North America Inc., Murrieta, Calif. Jay Leno, Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, Fullerton, Calif. Bob Marquis, Ypsilanti, Mich. Matrix Concepts, LLC, Valencia, Calif. Donald R. McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz. George H. McMahan, Lubbock, Texas Mecum Auction, Inc., Walworth, Wis. Van K. Mefford, Roscoe, Ill. Martin A. Megregian DDS, Merritt Island, Fla. Mike Lewis H-D, Lawton, Okla. Myra & Dan Miller, Great Neck, N.Y. Eunice A. Morehouse, Dallas, Texas Motor Maids, Inc., Canton, Ga. Ray J. Mungenast, Saint Louis, Mo. William A. Nadler, Lake Mills, Wis. National Christian Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind. Naughton Insurance Inc., Riverside, R.I. Susan M. Nicklos, McMurray, Pa. Andy Ording, Indianapolis, Ind. Penton Owners Group, Brighton, Mich. Peoria Motorcycle Club Inc., Bartonville, Ill. Wayne M. Perry, Medina, Wash. David Pfeifer Jr., Barrington, Ill. B. H. Rawls Jr., Ormond Beach, Fla. Tom W. Reese, Geneseo, Ill. Andrew Ross, Delaware, Ohio Richard S. Sanders, Houston, Texas Dennis R. Schaeffer, Schaeffer s H-D Sales & Service, Orwigsburg, Pa. Susan L. Schiemer, Laurel, Md. Paul R. Schlegel, Toledo, Ohio Orville G. Sheldon, Paxton, Mass. Jeffrey V. Smith, Wausau, Wis. Malcolm Smith, Riverside, Calif. Rik Smits, Zionsville, Ind. Roger C. Soderstrom, Bloomington, Ill. Daniel Spannraft, Winthrop Harbor, Ill. William Taylor Ted Tine Motorsports Inc., Chester, Conn. Triumph America Motorcycles, Ltd., Atlanta, Ga. Troy Lee Designs, Corona, Calif. Tucker Rocky, Fort Worth, Texas United States Classic Racing Association, Richmond, N.H. Craig Vetter, Carmel, Calif. Edward H. Waldheim, Glendale, Calif. Ralph M. White, Bullhead City, Ariz. Thomas E. Widman, Saint Louis, Mo. Robert Widstrand, Saint Paul, Minn. Margaret M. Wilson, Marion, Iowa Dave Wolman, Pomona, Calif. Morton L. Wood, Marathon, Fla. Timothy A. Wourms, Dayton, Ohio Stuart S. Wright, Austin, Texas 2014 Donors: Gold Benefactor, Supporter Level The following donors gave $100 to $4,999 to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Giving levels are based on the donor s accumulated total during the 2014 calendar year. GOLD BENEFACTOR Brian E. Dodge, Gahanna, Ohio Howard A. Dusenbery, Weaverville, N.C. Joseph R. Gathright, Prospect, Ky. Avery H. Greene, Fairfield, Calif. Darrell Hess, Waynesville, N.C. Leland R. House Jr., Mckinleyville, Calif. Wendell Humphrey, Edon, Ohio Norm W. McDonald, Sapulpa, Okla. Bill Misuk, Fort Worth, Texas Motul USA, Pomona, Calif. Martin L. Nergaard, Minnetonka, Minn. David Payne, Warrenton, Va. Russell Pearson, Rockford, Ill. William L. Ryan, Pineville, N.C. John A. Tibben, Victor, Iowa Kirk Wagner, Norcross, Ga. Gene F. Walker, Salem, Ore. Richard L. Watters, Agoura Hills, Calif. SILVER BENEFACTOR Jim Ackley Jr., Lisbon, Ohio John G. Ashton, Keno, Ore. Brad P. Baumert, Louisville, Ky. A. Blaine Birchfield, The Villages, Fla. Mike A. Bollier, South San Francisco, Calif. Steven Bolz, Etiwanda, Calif. Peter Booth, Tavares, Fla. Bill Brokaw, Colorado Springs, Colo. John B. Brokenshire, Harveys Lake, Pa. Barre O. Bull, Takoma Park, Md. Margaret Cassidy, Coeur D Alene, Idaho City of Pickerington, Pickerington, Ohio Mike Corbin, Hollister, Calif. Steven R. Doctor, Richland, Wash. Kenny D. Dvorak, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Rhoda R. Engel, Urbana, Ill. John F. Ferris, Reno, Nev. Kenneth Ford, Bartow, Fla. Lida Fredette, Tinley Park, Ill. Michael Goodwin, North Andover, Mass. Greater Cincinnati BMW Club, Kettering, Ohio Michael Handy, Cloverdale, Calif. Edward Hanka, Ellicott City, Md. Guy Haynes, Lebanon, N.H. Robert O. Horsch, Nixa, Mo. Michael Iadicola, Gaithersburg, Md. Mark W. Kapsner, Willow, Alaska Wayne Kuipers, Redding, Calif. Denis S. Labonge, Newport Coast, Calif. James Langford, Hondo, Texas Robert Larson, Stockholm, N.J. Joel Lohr, Tucson, Ariz. David G. Lynch, North Kingstown, R.I. William E. Malarkey, Lackawaxen, Pa. Vernon O. Markworth, Boerne, Texas Philip McElligott, Astoria, N.Y. Jerry W. McElhaney, Hookstown, Pa. Steve Mercer, Wheeling, W. Va. Kevin Morris, Montville, N.J. Cook Neilson, Dorset, Vt. Ed Neumann, Lafayette, Colo. Rudolph M. Paige, Grove City, Ohio Penton Racing Products Inc., Amherst, Ohio James Rauwerdink, Grabill, Ind. Joe Reed, Colchester, Conn. Phillip C. Richards, Ocala, Fla. Whit Rickman, Bel Aire, Kan. George Robinson, Grapevine, Texas Frank Santos, Brooklyn, N.Y. Donald R Sarge, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Schwab Charitable Fund, San Francisco, Calif. Steven A. Sheaffer, Hyannis, Mass. Justin Siekmann, Kenilworth, Utah Mark Simms, Florence, Texas Paul Skelton, Westfield, N.Y. Luther W. Smith, Troy, N.H. Duane Snow, Falmouth, Maine Soo Cycle Club, Sioux City, Iowa James Tanzola, York, Pa. Wayne Teumer, Fairhope, Ala. Hjalmar Trent, Sparks, Nev. Joseph E. Trippany, Carrollton, Texas Bob O. Turek, Morgan Hill, Calif. Douglas Wills, Lakewood, Colo. Hans JM Wilson, Fort Myers, Fla. Harvey K. Wilson, Henrico, Va. James Wynard, Midwest City, Okla. Aaron W. Yates, Eatonton, Ga. James Young, Solon, Iowa David Zien, Eau Claire, Wis. BENEFACTOR Affiliated Investments, Auburn Hills, Mich. J. Fred Bailey, Decatur, Ga. Dan Barnes, Danville, Ind. Ronald K. Barr, Demarest, N.J. Susan Boland, Easton, Pa. Ted Boody, The Villages, Fla. William W. Bratton Jr., Washington, District of Columbia David J. Breen, Edgewater, Fla. Joe Carson, Carroll, Ohio Dan Daly, Susanville, Calif. Marvin D. Davis, Tulare, Calif. Robert J. Dombrowe, Crozet, Va. Bruce J. Gallagher, New York, N.Y. David Gard, Danville, Calif. Bill Goetz, Jacksonville, Fla. Brian M. Goniwicha, Warren, Mich. Bruce C. Habel, Houston, Texas Michael Handy, Cloverdale, Calif. M. Fred Hayes Jr., Half Way, Mo. Ronnie Henson, Orlando, Fla. Robert L. Hernesman, Grand Rapids, Minn. George S. Jones, North Bennington, Vt. John Joseph, Huntingtown, Md. Michael F. Kenner, Sun City Ctr, Fla. James Kimsey, Las Vegas, Nev. Arthur Kowitz, Ormond Beach, Fla. Michael Labadie, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Robert Lations, Manchester, Mass. Michael Marsh, Billings, Mont. Stephen M. Martin, Indianapolis, Ind. Jack D. McKinney, Kokomo, Ind. Bill McNamara, Angwin, Calif. Robert J. Mitton, Highland, Calif. Jim Modic, Sedalia, Mo. Alan W. Nash, Warrenton, Va. Scott Nevin, Idlewylde, Md. Edward J. Piesens, Spring Grove, Ill. Frederick A. Platz, Richmond, Va. Mayer Pollock II, Pottstown, Pa. 

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Joseph Reed, Andover, Mass. Richard D. Rowlands, Bowling Green, Ohio Joseph Sampson, Albany, N.Y. Edward Santin, Folsom, Calif. Greg A. Schmidt, Mount Pleasant, Mich. Henry A. Schnackenberg, Everett, Wash. David S. Sharples, Harrington, Del. Frank P. Sherrill, Elverta, Calif. Gwen Shoemaker, Sun City West, Ariz. John Sidonio, Daleville, Ala. Stephen Smith, Saint Louis, Mo. David W. Spegal, West Jefferson, Ohio James Spitzley, Cambria, Calif. Carol A. Stacy, Cave Creek, Ariz. Jon C. Stauffer, Deland, Fla. David F. Tenpenny, Vail, Ariz. Charles Thomas, Rapid City, S.D. United Sidecar Association Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. Inez Voyles, Corydon, Ind. William R. Wald, Seattle, Wash. Paul S. Willen, Shelby Township, Mich. Russell E. Williams, Shirley, N.Y. Louis Witynski, Racine, Wis. Ed Woods, Santa Maria, Calif. SUPPORTER Dick W. Abbott, Milan, Mich. Marina Alley, Jacksonville, Fla. Daniel Austin, North East, Md. Jeffrey T. Backus, Massillon, Ohio Anthony D. Baker, Wells, Maine Dr. Laurie Balagurchik MD, Derwood, Md. Greg Bearden, Roseville, Calif. Michael A. Beeler, Williamstown, N.J. Stephen G. Bender, Fremont, Calif. Dana C. Benzing, Salem, Ala. Klee Bethel, Apache Junction, Ariz. Leslie E. Bitting Jr., Saint Augustine, Fla. Stanley Bohnstedt, Gresham, Ore. George Boskey, Orlando, Fla. Brad Boyle, Yorba Linda, Calif. Terrance A. Brand, Derry, N.H. Vilnis Brilcs, Landisville, Pa. R. Cecil Broome Jr., Middleburg, Fla. Darrol J. Brown, Yerington, Nev. Joe F. Brown, Paso Robles, Calif. Matthew C. Brush, Pearland, Texas Lori Bryant, San Bernardino, Calif. Jeff A. Carner, Ozark, Mo. Glenn Causway, Tarboro, N.C. Gary R. Chadwick, Mckinleyville, Calif. Charles F. Clark Jr., Saint Albans, W. Va. Thomas Clark, Novi, Mich. Tim Clark, Titusville, Fla. Tom Clary, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Mike Cornell, Hartland, Wis. Brian Cosby, Lithia, Fla. Kendall Cranston, Kerrville, Texas Skip R. Cristy, Torrance, Calif. Neil Culbertson, Ellensburg, Wash. Keith Cuspilich, New Port Richey, Fla. Custom Mobile Equipment Inc., Baldwin City, Kan. Robert Cuttler, Ridge, N.Y. Mrs. Margaret Claire D Arrigo Martin, Salinas, Calif. Stephen R. Davis, Winston Salem, N.C. Jon Degray, Park City, Utah Harriett B. Delong, Savannah, Ga. Dennis Dillman, Cypress, Texas Jimmy R. Dubose, Jacksonville, Fla. Gary Dumerauf, Davenport, Iowa Daniel Dunn, Uncasville, Conn. Andrew Ellingwood, Anderson, Ind. Myles H. Elsing, Corona Del Mar, Calif. Jeff Emig, Riverside, Calif. James Fairfield, Houston, Texas Ruth H. Fisher, Santa Fe, N.M. Marcia Ford, Bartow, Fla. James D. Foster, Killeen, Texas Wayne Gabris, Saint Clair Shores, Mich. Daniel Gardiner, Upland, Calif. Bruce Gauthier, Lakewood, Colo. Michael Gentry, Ormond Beach, Fla. Don Gibbs, Salt Lake City, Utah Richard M. Goff, Blacksburg, Va. Wayne S. Goodman, Decatur, Ga. Forrest Granlund, Dublin, Ohio Donald Green, Brandenburg, Ky. Kevin Guo, Chino Hills, Calif. Marvin Gurganus Jr., Jamesville, N.C. Jeffrey J. Haack, Green Bay, Wis. Gregory L. Hall, Rogersville, Mo. Michael M. Hall, Houston, Texas Donald Hamm, Pittsburgh, Pa. Harley-Davidson University, Milwaukee, Wis. Virginia E. Harrison, Maryville, Tenn. Donald Haueter Sr., Leslie, Mich. Reino Hautala, Palo Alto, Calif. Steven Hawkins, Bend, Ore. John Hendrix, Gainesville, Fla. Mark Hendrix, Holly Springs, N.C. Jorge Hernandez, Laredo, Texas Cindy Hill, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Michael H. Houston, Pleasant Hill, Calif. Donald E. Huffman, Lakeland, Fla. Mike Inglis, Monte Sereno, Calif. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union, Clay, N.Y. Roy Janson, Sunbury, Ohio John J. Jaqua Jr., Walloon Lake, Mich. Bill Johns, Ambler, Pa. James H. Johnson, Carlotta, Calif. Michael Kaplan, Costa Mesa, Calif. Ryan Keefe, Poway, Calif. Jim Kerick, Garner, N.C. Susie Kranstuber, Dublin, Ohio Hannah Kriewaldt, Virginia Beach, Va. John T. Larabee, Somers, Conn. Dennis Larratt, Littleton, Colo. Frank Lipinski, Rockledge, Fla. John Lower, Oceanside, Calif. Red Lumsden, Grapeview, Wash. Roger E. Lyle, Hagerstown, Md. Earl D. Mack, Toledo, Ohio Steven J. Magnatta, Whitehouse, Ohio Bradley Main, Rocky River, Ohio David P. Maltais, Clyde, Texas Dave Mangun, Staunton, Va. Keith A. McCarty, Orange, Calif. Michael McCung, Lakeway, Texas William Michael McCoy, Dallas, Texas Mary B. McGee, Gardnerville, Nev. Jay McGuire, Burleson, Texas Domenic Mingirulli, Fullerton, Calif. Louis Moffatt, Sand Springs, Okla. Alex T. Moroz, Manlius, N.Y. R. Larry Morris, Pensacola, Fla. Timothy Morse, Jersey City, N.J. Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Mark Mueller, Belmont, Ohio Mark Mummert, Chalfont, Pa. Robert W. Muzzy, Bend, Ore. Troy Myerson, Chatsworth, Calif. Season Olson, Pickerington, Ohio Normand Paquette, Nashua, N.H. Jim Petrosky, Venice, Fla. James Petty, Seneca, S.C. David G. Pickett, Pioneer, Calif. Stephen D. Pieratt, Lexington, Ky. Glenn Pillsbury, Fountain Valley, Calif. Clarence Pitts, Bandon, Ore. Mark Pivetta, Sumner, Wash. Leslie Prevish, Boulder, Colo. Daniel Price, West Grove, Pa. Grace Proffer, Vassar, Mich. Toni Proffer, Belpre, Ohio Richard Puswald, Wappingers Fl, N.Y. Jeff A. Ray, Leeds, Ala. W. Steve Reetz, Meridian, Miss. Grant Reeves, Harvest, Ala. Chris Rife, Tucson, Ariz. Kenneth M. Rife, Big Canoe, Ga. Tim Ritchie, Buchanan, Mich. Gerald J. Roche, Townsend, Tenn. Mary L. Rock, Antioch, Calif. Stephen R. Sanford, Port Orange, Fla. Santa Barbara Classics, Stockton, Calif. Thomas G. Sawyer, Tulsa, Okla. Donn Sayre, Chehalis, Wash. Charles W. Schaefer, Waynesville, N.C. Phil A. Schilling, Santa Barbara, Calif. Geary Schwimmer, Hampstead, Md. Carla Serr, Cypress, Calif. Michael K. Sheehan, Hanalei, Hawaii Brad H. Simon, Poland, Ohio John S. Smalley, Bloomingburg, Ohio Carsten Smidt, Sandy, Utah Dr. Scott L. Sollars, Skiatook, Okla. E. Gifford Stack, Caswell Beach, N.C. Gabi I. Stancik, Kenilworth, N.J. James Strouse, Dover, Pa. Carol A. Tanzola, York, Pa. Jeffrey R. Teets, Wilmington, Del. Nick Testa, Pomona, Calif. Victor Thelian, Fresh Meadows, N.Y. Jere P. Thome, Wrightsville, Pa. Gary Thompson, Alameda, Calif. James Tisdale, Oklahoma City, Okla. David H. Todd, Mount Pleasant, Mich. Philip Turgasen, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. L. Kent Van Meter, Kingshill, Virgin Islands John Vargas, Paradise Vly, Ariz. Steven Wait, Alliance, Ohio Wayne Waters, Indio, Calif. Donald D. Weisend, Newark, Ohio Lightning Weppler, Tippecanoe, Ohio Jeff West, San Diego, Calif. C. H. Wheat, Riverside, Calif. Charles H. Wight, Devon, Pa. Jan Wiley, Catlett, Va. Larry Williams, Palmdale, Calif. Brian Willis, Coatesville, Pa. Penny Wilson, Milton, Fla. Robert W. Wilson, Columbus, Ohio Craig A. Wood, Palm City, Fla.

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation IN HONOR Mark Brelsford Guy Haynes, Lebanan. N.H. Dr. Jack L. Goldberg Alan Schneider, Leawood, Kan. IN MEMORY Smokey Ashton John G, Ashton, Keno, Or. Frank Barrile Daniel Gardiner, Upland, Calif. Dean Bonnett James D. Bonnett, Havana, Ill. Judy Cloninger Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Gustave J Cornelis Rams Motorcycle Club, Mansfield Center, Conn. William Deeter Richard L. Watters, Agoura Hills, Calif. Loretta Eaton Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Wayne Fredette Lida Fredette, Tinley Park, Ill. Robert Gleason Jr. John P. Di Lauro, Liverpool, N.Y. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union, Clay, N.Y. Stewart Title Insurance Company, Syracuse, N.Y. Grace H. Hall Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Linda Harris Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Rebecca A. Haun Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Martha L. Holster Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Millie Horky Steven Hawkins, Bend, Or. Carol and Frank Stacy & Family, Cave Creek, Ariz. Halcombe Kendall David F. Irvine, Rathdrum, Idaho John R. Jacobs, Apollo Beach, Fla. United Sidecar Association Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. Leotis Mensink Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. William J. Penschow Denizens of Doom, Gahanna, Ohio Telford Proffer Jr. Richard Fillhard, Vassar, Mich. Eugene Heffelfinger, Vassar, Mich. Tom Hile, Caro, Mich. Larry Leach, Vassar, Mich. Grace Proffer, Vassar, Mich. Toni Proffer, Belpre, Ohio Millicent Pruitt Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Garrett K. Rudy Mark Mummert, Chalfont, Pa. W. T. Stewart, Millsboro, Del. Carl A. Schaeffer Schuylkill County Motorcycle Club, Bethel, Pa. Pete Schmidt Rams Motorcycle Club, Mansfield Center, Conn. Justin Siekmann Steve Mercer, Wheeling, W. Va. Ben Admiral Shoemaker Gwen Shoemaker, Sun City West, Ariz. Henrietta Steiner AMA District 16 Council Inc., Marshfield, Wisc. Robert Confair, Myerstown, Pa. Phyllis Kresge, Saylorsburg, Pa. Charlie Middleton, Lebanon, Pa. William Thomas Jaime E. Faucett, Dayton, Ohio Cheryl A Tompkins Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Margaret M. Wilson John A. Tibben, Victor, IA Melbourne J. Mike Wilson, Cedar Rapids, IA Pat Yanchak Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga Acquisitions The following people donated items to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to further its stated mission. Doug Bingham (Hall of Fame Member) Ron Bishop (Hall of Fame Member) Bill Brokaw (Hall of Fame Member) Bobby Delaney Brian Dungan Jon A. Ericson Lenny Gehlhaus Stan Halley Pierre Karsmakers (Hall of Fame Member) Randy Ledesma James Nichol Peter Nye Peter Ponitkoff Tom Sebastian Darrell Sheehan Malcolm Smith (Hall of Fame Member) Rene Staeb Keela Wicker in memory of Wick & Marilyn Wicker 

 

AMA Business Members Advanstar Communications Adventure Motorcycle Aerostich/RiderWearHouse American Honda Motor Co., Inc. GEICO Powersports Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Harley-Davidson Motor Company Helix Racing Products Corp. Red Roof Inn Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. RoadRUNNER Publishing Saddlemen The following companies and organizations have made a financial commitment as AMA Business Members to support the AMA mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. New members for 2014 represent more than a 25 percent increase over 2013 and are indicated in bold. American Suzuki Motor Corp. Babcox Media dba Motorcycle & Powersports News BikeBandit.com Black Book/National Auto Research BMW of North America Brooks Leather Sportswear Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC Cardo Systems Clymer Publications Cobra Moto LLC Coliant Corporation ColorRite Distributing CST Tires Cycle Gear, Inc. CycleTrader Daytona Motorsports Group (dba AMA Pro Racing) irideamerica.com Jafrum International, Inc. Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA Keihin North America, Inc. KK Motorcycle Supply KLIM, USA KTM North America, Inc. Lonski and Associates LLC Maxxis International--USA Marketplace Events/AIMExpo Mikuni American Corp. Motion Pro Inc. Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Motorcycle Superstore Motorhead Media Motul USA MyLaps Americas Namura Technologies Inc. Sam's Club Schampa Symtec, Inc. Selman & Company Sharkkage Specialized Transportation (Federal) Solo Moto Parts Spot, LLC Star Brite Strider Sports International, Inc. SuperTrapp Industries Symtec, Inc. The Oil Hub Total Parts Distributors Touratech-USA Tucker Rocky Uni Filter Inc. WyoTech Daytona Design Engineering Don Emde Productions Double Take Mirror Ducati North America, Inc. Dynojet Research Inc. EPG Media Group Esurance Foremost Insurance Group GE Capital National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. Pirelli Motorcycle Tires North America Polaris Industries PowerSport Institute PowerTye Manufacturing RCG Logistics Yamaha Motor Corp. YTI Career Institute 

 

AMA Departments The AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern time. The main telephone number is (614) Visit the website at Government Relations Offices in Pickerington, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and California monitor legislation important to motorcyclists at the national, state and local levels. Government Relations staff provide information on the AMA s position on laws and regulations affecting motorcyclists, and guide riders in finding help with issues in their state. Membership Marketing Processes new member applications and provides information and support for existing members, maintains and initiates co-branding efforts with AMA partners to provide members with value-added benefits. Communications Generates editorial content for AMA publications, including print, video and electronic; manages relationships with creative vendors; oversees external messaging; and responsible for maintaining consistent voice across all association communication. AMA Racing Oversees amateur racing competitions from beginners to top-level competitors and sanctions professional AMA Supercross. Organizer Services Works with promoters to sanction a wide variety of competitive, recreational and charitable motorcycling events across the country. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. Contact the Hall of Fame directly , or visit the Hall of Fame website.

 

Member Services AMA Member Services is the face of the association to most of its members. It includes the membership magazine, the website, membership marketing, event support, member outreach and other tools used to communication with those who are part of the AMA. 17 17

 

Member Services Communications In 2014, American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the AMA, continued its two-version format: street and competition/ off-road. Each version features articles that target its respective audience while sharing some general-interest common features. Members currently receive one of the two versions via the U.S. Postal Service, with the option to change at any time. All members can access both versions online via the Members Only section of www.americanmotorcyclist.com. The street version of American Motorcyclist, which focuses on recreational riding, covered important advocacy issues in 2014, such as the safety concern about the E15 fuel blend, equal parking access for motorcycles, insurance discrimination, distracted driving, motorcycle-only checkpoints, tolls and vehicle-to-vehicle technology safety and privacy. AMA members, such as sidecar riders, were profiled and a monthly touring feature took readers on an in-depth journey to a variety of motorcycling locales, including Colorado s mining ghost towns, North Carolina s legendary twisty State Route 28, Washington s Mount Rainier and parts of South America. The competition/off-road version featured motocross families, trail ambassadors, the positive economic impact of off-highwayvehicle trails, the U.S. Junior Motocross Team and women off-road racers. Each issue included race results across a variety of disciplines, as well as interviews with such racing champions as Andrew DeLong, Ken Roczen and Trey Canard. Common features in both editions covered topics that included Olympic hopefuls who ride motorcycles; family riding; motorcyclists who raise money for charitable causes; an up-close look at the members of the 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction class; BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, presented by Indian Motorcycle; and the annual AMA Championship Banquet. Each issue also showcased a historic bike and member from the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Secondary features in both versions kept members abreast of the latest legislative and regulatory issues and safety technology. AMA executive management and key staff members contributed columns on issues of importance, and AMA members weighed in on a variety of topics via guest columns, gear and equipment reviews and letters to the editor. Another print publications produced by the AMA in 2014 was ATV News. The semimonthly publication is included in American Motorcyclist magazine and is sent to ATV competition members and members who opt into the ATV Affinity Program. The AMA also produced numerous electronic newsletters during the year, including: AMA Extra, a biweekly recap of the latest motorcycling news; ATV Extra, a monthly recap of the latest ATV news; The monthly Hall of Fame Insider for supporters of the Hall of Fame; AMA News & Notes, a monthly summary of rights-related regulations, legislation and trending issues sent to opt-in subscribers; and AMA Organizer News, an online publication regularly updated with information for AMA-chartered clubs, AMA District officials and promoters. The AMA maintains a strong web presence with three primary sites serving motorcyclists (www.americanmotorcyclist.com), ATV riders (www.atvaonline.com), and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame supporters (www.motorcyclemuseum.org). The AMA also maintained website domains in 2014 for many AMA properties, including: The popular www.amasupercross.com during AMA Supercross season; www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days every July; Plus www.amaracing.com, which directs visitors to information about AMA-sanctioned competition events. 18

 

The AMA presence on social media increased substantially in 2014, with a dedicated social media staff member who interacts with the AMA marketing, government relations and communications departments to make timely posts to various social media accounts. The AMA maintains numerous Facebook pages in addition to its main AMA page, including the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Supercross, AMA Vintage Motocross, AMA Vintage Dirt Track, AMA Dual Sport and Adventure Riding Series, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, women riders and ATV riders. The pages have a combined total of more than 400,000 followers. The AMA also maintains three active Twitter accounts that cover the areas of rights, riding and racing, as well as companion Instagram accounts. Since its online debut in July 2013, the AMA Race Center has given amateur racers a powerful tool to track all their results, performance, points standings, entries and class progression. In 2014, the fast, easy-to-navigate user interface became available for all disciplines sanctioned by the AMA. The online center at http://results. americanmotorcyclist.com is a companion to the very popular AMA Supercross application launched in the 2012-2013 racing season. The mobile app includes live timing and scoring, series news and historical results in a real-time interface. The AMA maintained a strong online video presence in 2014 via its YouTube channel at www.youtube. com/user/americanmotorcyclist. A new program, AMAtv, was added in June. Produced and hosted by veteran motorcycle race commentator Greg White, more than a dozen informative videos covered such topics as upcoming AMA events, news about racing, helpful riding tips and timely legislative updates. These videos supplement an already extensive online library covering a wide variety of events and subjects for motorcycling enthusiasts. Throughout the year, the AMA issued media releases relating to rights, riding, racing and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. These releases were electronically distributed to the motorcycling media and to tens of thousands of opt-in subscribers. In addition, the AMA also posted many of these releases to its Facebook and Twitter pages to generate further awareness of issues that were timely and relevant to the motorcycling public. Recognition and Outreach In February 2014, the AMA Awards Program conferred six national annual awards recognizing meritorious contributions by people in the world of motorcycling. The annual program recognizes the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership, uncommon excellence and dedication to the AMA mission of promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling. Conferred by the AMA Board of Directors, 2014 recipients were: AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award Melbourne "Mike" J. Wilson and Margaret Wilson. AMA Life Members and inductees into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the Wilsons were honored for their many decades of service to the AMA and the Hall of Fame. The Wilsons served with distinction on the board of directors of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises funds for the Hall of Fame, and are among the foundation's principal benefactors. The award was presented at the AMA National Convention in October 2014 to Mr. Wilson, who accepted on his behalf and on behalf of Margaret, who passed away in July 2014. AMA Bessie Stringfield Award Scot Harden, Vice President, Global Marketing, Zero Motorcycles; AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award: "Why We Ride" feature film - James Walker, Producer; Bryan H. Carroll, Producer/Director; Chris Hampel, Writer/Co-Producer; "Road Warriors, The Bleeding Edge of Motorcycle Racing" feature film - Matt Greenstone, Writer/Director AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award - Donald L. Green, Lead Instructor, Fort Knox, Kentucky Army Traffic Safety Training Program Office, and Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach with the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award - Jim Pilon and Paul Flanders, AMA District 37 Dual Sport organizers and promoters of the LA-Barstow- Vegas desert event Friend of the AMA Award - Roy Garrett, AMA Life Member, ABATE of Indiana and Discover Indiana Riding Trails (DIRT) The AMA Go Ride! Month campaign marked its fourth year in April 2014. The program engaged AMA members and other riders in a celebration of riding through the use of social media, the AMA website, and American Motorcyclist magazine. AMA Benefit Partners, including Avis, BikeBandit. com, ColorRite, FLY Street and FLY Racing, Powertye, Red Roof Inns and Tour Master stepped up with weekly and monthly prizes awarded at random to those who liked a post or commented on discussions on the AMA Facebook page. As in years past, each Friday in April was designated "Freedom 19

 

Member Services Friday," when the AMA alerted motorcyclists to important issues that pose threats to motorcycling freedoms. Daily messaging via social media focused on the weeklong themes of riding solo and in groups, riding for rights-related and charitable causes and riding smart by taking training and wearing protective apparel. New for 2014 was the AMA-hosted AMA National Convention held in partnership with the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16-19. The member-focused weekend provided a wide variety of activities, including informative seminars, the AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (see p. 36), motorcycle demos and adventure and charity group rides all against a backdrop of the AIMExpo, North America s premier motorcycle consumer and trade show. The AMA also manned a booth at the expo during the weekend, offering valuable information about the association and how it strives to protect motorcycling freedoms for all riders. Membership Marketing The AMA Rider Education Support Program offers a financial incentive to rider-education organizations that brought new motorcyclists into the association. Launched in 2013, program participation more than doubled in size in 2014 with a total of 69 organizations in 354 locations training over 168,750 students. Managers and owners of rider education organizations in both the public and private sector support this program because they believe that the AMA is an extension of their mission to promote safe and responsible riding after formal instruction ends. Marketing materials with a unique tracking code are sent to each location where the instructors encourage students to join the AMA to support the fight to preserve riding freedoms, for moneysaving discounts and benefits and to access riding and safety tips online as a continuing rider education resource. The AMA Dealer Affiliate Program also grew in 2014. After surveying dealerships for feedback to improve the program, the AMA designed a new approach and launched a second outreach effort to enlist more dealerships. By year s end, the program increased participation by 60 percent, with nearly 400 dealerships participating nationwide. Numerous dealerships requested sales brochures, window clings and posters to show their support for the AMA. The program enables dealers and aftermarket companies that place an AMA ad on their websites to receive a portion of the dues for each joining and renewing AMA member. Thanks to motorcycle dealer participation, the AMA has achieved a return on investment in both ad value and membership growth with this program. The AMA continued to aggressively market membership with regularly scheduled direct mail campaigns throughout 2014. In partnership with its direct mail partner, the AMA launched a semi-monthly acquisition campaign that totaled more than 760,000 pieces of mail. By measuring control mailers against new test packages, the AMA has refined messaging, segmentation, graphic design, enrollment incentives and list sources to expand the AMA membership. The 2014 mailing tests included geo-targeted advocacy messaging, a gift card offer, testimonials, premiums and more. Mailing lists are an integral part of any direct mail campaign, and the AMA s strategy has proved successful in acquiring subscriptions, house files and appended lists. Digital marketing efforts by the AMA in 2014 contributed significantly to new member growth and provided increased exposure and awareness for the AMA brand. After impressive test results, the AMA moved forward with new online direct marketing techniques and tactics, such as Facebook advertising in various rider segments, Google display advertising, target remarketing, online lead generation and other digital strategies. In one example, the AMA deployed geo-targeted Facebook advertising to rally both members and non-members to sign an online lane-splitting petition in California and a motorcycle-only checkpoint petition in New York and surrounding states. By staying ahead of the curve in digital marketing, the AMA is laying groundwork to grow online membership as technological advancements unfold in digital advertising. The AMA also redesigned and graphically improved its online member Join the AMA page in 2014. Renewing and prospective members can now select from a wide range of personalized membership cards and options. The Stay Connected portion of the website which gives members a chance to sign up for AMA Action Alerts, AMA News & Notes and AMA Extra, ATV News and Hall of Fame Insider e-newsletters has also been improved. Finally, the AMA completely upgraded its member email notifications to make messages more attractive, interactive and concise. These engagement tactics are the first of many projects that the AMA is pursuing to attract and retain members. Engagement increases member retention, which keeps keep the AMA relevant in the fight to protect motorcycling freedoms and promote the motorcycle lifestyle. The AMA Affinity Card Program continued to expand in 2014, with an overall growth of 68 percent and more than 22,590 AMA affinity card users. New membership card designs were introduced for Yamaha, Yamaha Star, Victory, Indian and ATV riders. These personalized cards allow members to show support for the AMA while taking pride in their preferred brand of motorcycle. Discussions with additional motorcycle manufacturers are underway to increase membership card options. U.S. ARMED FORCES Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Youth Membership Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member Expiration Year Member 20

 

Member Benefit Partners Member benefits continued to grow in 2014, with a special emphasis on discounted products and services valued by motorcyclists. These member benefits supplement the very popular no-additionalcost AMA Roadside Assistance program available exclusively to AMA members who auto-renew. The AMA now boasts more than 45 benefit partners. Among the new partners offering AMA members special discounts and products are TomTom GPS, Brooks Leather, Nationwide Insurance, EVS Sports, Life Lock, Anthony s Leatherworks, JC Motors, Gear Brake, My Laps, Sena, US Chrome, Spot LLC and Cardo Systems. A complete listing of member partners and benefits, including the AMA benefits brochure, can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com. 21

 

Recreational Riding AMA recreational riding events and opportunities were abundant in 2014, with numerous series, rallies, organized rides, swap meets and field meets featuring varied activities ranging from demo rides to seminars to bike shows to vendor displays. During 2014, the AMA sanctioned 823 non-competition riding events: 612 street and 221 off-road (including dual-sport and adventure rides). Tens of thousands of AMA members and other riders attended those events. 22

 

Recreational Riding AMA National Conventions AMA National Conventions are the top tier of AMA-sanctioned rides and rallies. New for 2014 was the AMA-hosted AMA National Convention in partnership with the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16-19 (see p. 19 in Member Services). Other national conventions staged by the best of the best AMA promoting clubs and organizers also occurred in 2014, attracting thousands of like-minded riders to some of the most beautiful places in the country. The Americade Rally, held June 2-7, 2014, in Lake George, N.Y., is an annual road-riding destination with a laid-back, family friendly atmosphere. Besides the great riding and camaraderie, Americade offered a variety of activities, including ghost tours, boat cruises, poker runs, fireworks, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, bike judging, a light parade and much more. The yearly Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally, Sept. 17-21 in 2014, in Ruidoso, N.M., is a major event high in the Rocky Mountains. The great fall temperatures, roads twisting up into the mountains and shading pines combined to make this rally an incredible experience for attendees not to mention a large trade show, numerous poker runs and tours, bike judging and a Harley-Davidson giveaway. AMA National Gypsy Tours One of the oldest touring experiences in all of motorcycling, Gypsy Tours began as one-day events around the country in which riders would travel to a specific site and enjoy the company of other riders. Field-meet games like "Bite the Weenie" and "Ride the Plank" were popularized at AMA Gypsy Tours, and picnics evolved into large gatherings. Events in 2014 included: Laughlin River Run, April 23-27, Laughlin, Nev. Republic of Texas (R.O.T.) Rally, June 12-15, Austin, Texas Laconia Motorcycle Week, June 14-22, Laconia, N.H. Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally Thunder in the Valley, June 26-29, Johnstown, Pa. 37th Annual National Bikers Roundup, Jul 28-Aug 3, Tulsa, Okla. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 4-10, Sturgis, S.D. Killington Classic, Aug 28-31, Killington, Vt. Big Bike Weekend, Oct. 10-12, Redding, Calif. AMA National Touring Rallies AMA National Touring Rallies take the Gypsy Tour concept and mix in more options for riding during the event. Often built around guided local tours and organized rides, these events are open to riders of all stripes, but generally attract those who love to ride. National level events in 2014 included: AspenCash Rally: May 15-18, Ruidoso, N.M. STAR 2014: June 8-11, Rapid City, S.D. 2014 RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Annual Touring Weekend: July 17-24, Snowshoe, W.Va. Rally In The Gorge: Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Hood River, Ore. AMA National Grand Tours AMA members who prefer the open road to a group gathering enjoyed AMA National Grand Tours, presented by Shinko Tires & Fly Street in 2014. Riding at their own pace and taking pictures of themselves at key towns and locations designated by organizers, there were plenty of prizes, including riding gear from official apparel sponsor KLIM. Big Money Rally Grand Tour (Jan. 1 through May 24) Tour Of Honor Grand Tour (April 1 through Oct. 31) Team Strange Airheads 30th Anniversary Memory Lane Grand Tour (March 1 through Oct. 31) Polar Bear Grand Tour (Oct. 2014 through April 2015) 23

 

Recreational Riding For something a little more demanding, the Southern California Motorcycling Association cooked up three AMA National Extreme Grand Tours for serious riders. USA Four Corners Grand Tour (Feb. 2 through Dec. 15) SCMA Three Flags Classic Grand Tour (Aug. 29 through Sept. 1) Best U.S. 15 Roads Challenge Tour (January through December) AMA KLIM Flash Tours AMA KLIM Flash Tours on Facebook challenged riders to get on the road to interesting destinations many off the beaten path and document the challenge for others. Each of the eight tours in 2014 lasted from three days to a few weeks and centered on a theme or challenge that took riders to interesting destinations. Participants documented their efforts by submitting electronic photos to the AMA, many of which were posted on the AMA Facebook page. Prize winners were drawn randomly from all entries and announced on Facebook and the AMA website. Online Roads: The Great Roads Database The AMA Great Roads database, available free online exclusively to AMA members, includes routes tested and suggested by AMA members and organized by state. Throughout 2014, the AMA updated the database with the most recent suggestions from members to keep the listing current. For more, see www.americanmotorcyclist. com/asp/membersonly/roads/ama_roads_ database_home.asp. Ride For Kids Sharing The Ride Online The best place for AMA members to share their photos is the AMA-hosted online gallery at http://gallery.americanmotorcyclist.com. The showcase includes thousands of images of member rides and AMA events. AMA Signature Events AMA Signature Events offered members a solid crowd of fellow riders at an experience that was a notch above a typical motorcycle gathering. The national Ride for Kids program, started in 1984, supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and occurs in cities throughout the country. In 2014, 37 AMA-sanctioned Ride for Kids events featured great scenery, wonderful camaraderie and the opportunity to support a good cause children and families struggling with the diagnosis and treatment of a child s brain tumor. March of Dimes Bikers for Babies Rides supported a favorite charity of thousands of motorcyclists the March of Dimes while educating people about the seriousness of premature birth and birth defects. 24 AMA Racing Every year, tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts participate in AMA-sanctioned competition events. AMA members race on asphalt, dirt, sand, ice and gravel to test their skills against the country s best racers. The AMA sanctioned 1,972 competition events in 2014, providing an opportunity to race for beginners, professionals and everyone in between. 25 25

AMA Racing Professional competition In professional racing, the AMA continued its longstanding partnership with Feld Motor Sports, which promoted the popular AMA Supercross Championship in 2014. When defending champion Ryan Villopoto locked up his fourth 450SX title in May, he joined AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jeremy McGrath as the only other rider in history with four or more consecutive premier class titles. In regional competition, Justin Bogle won the 250SX East title, and Jason Anderson won the 250SX West championship. Also in 2014, the AMA partnered with the KRAVE Group to establish a new framework for professional road racing. As part of the agreement, the AMA reacquired the sanctioning, promotional and commercial rights to the discipline from Daytona Motorsports Group, which had purchased those rights from the AMA in 2008. Commercial and promotional responsibilities were transferred to the KRAVE Group, which established MotoAmerica to promote and manage the commercial aspects of the series. MotoAmerica, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is managed by three-time 500cc World Champion and two-time AMA Superbike Champion Wayne Rainey, a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; former racer, team manager and industry veteran Chuck Aksland; former motorsports executive and team owner Terry Karges; and entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman Richard Varner. As part of the arrangement, the AMA agreed to develop an enforcement, appeal and rider license procedure, issue professional road racing licenses for the series, publish the rules of competition, staff officials at each round, and award AMA National No. 1 plates to class champions. MotoAmerica agreed to promote and manage the commercial aspects of the series, develop commercial relationships, secure tracks, create the calendar, process crew and media credentials and have responsibility for fan engagement. The first series to be operated under the MotoAmerica framework will run in 2015. Amateur And Pro-Am Competition In amateur racing, the AMA sanctioned numerous prestigious national competitions multi-event contests where riders competed for points all season long in the quest for an AMA national No. 1 plate. In off-road competition, 2014 saw the Grand National Cross Country Series return as an AMA National Championship. Tens of thousands of AMA competition members took part in the series, with nearly 2,300 signing up for the season-ending race in Crawfordsville, Ind. The finale was the largest single GNCC event on record, with 200 more riders than the record-breaking Unadilla GNCC held earlier in 2014. In terms of participation, the 2014 season was the biggest GNCC season in the series' 40-year history. Competitively, the 2014 GNCC season was one of the most exciting as well. After winning the title in the XC1 bike class, 2014 champion Kailub Russell raced the final two rounds on a KTM 150XC, a small-bore twostroke. In the XC1 ATV class, the title was decided at the finish line of the final race, with Chris Borich edging out Walker Fowler for the AMA national No. 1 plate. In the AMA National Enduro Championship Series, Andrew DeLong won his first title with a third-place finish at the final round in Upland, Ind. The 10-round 2014 season was one of the most successful ever for the enduro series, which sold out many rounds throughout the year. The AMA National Enduro Championship Series was created in 1962 by the AMA Board of Directors to determine the AMA National Enduro Champion, an honor that the AMA has bestowed since its founding in 1924. The 2014 AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series once again challenged riders with some of the most difficult terrain encountered on man-made courses, including tractor tires, telephone poles, boulders, mud and sand. Cody Webb locked up his first AMA EnduroCross title with a second-place finish at the final round in Ontario, Calif. 26

 

AMA Racing The AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series enjoyed another successful season, awarding amateur titles to racers in a number of age-, skill- and displacement-based classes. Ricky Brabec won the overall national championship in the series. Brabec captured four wins, three second place finishes and never placed outside of the top five overall. The growing sport of MotoTrials challenges riders to navigate technical off-road sections. The country s best compete in the AMA/North American Trials Council MotoTrials National Championship Series. Patrick Smage won the 2014 overall championship with six wins in the eightround series. AMA Arenacross is contested in both the AMA Arenacross National Championship Series, where aspiring AMA Supercross racers earn points for their professional licenses, and the AMA Arenacross Grand Championship, a single event that crowns amateur champions in a number of age-, skill- and displacement-based classes. The 2014 AMA Arenacross National Championship was won by Tyler Bowers. Billy Janniro continued his dominance of AMA Speedway competition by winning his fifth AMA Speedway National Championship with a perfect showing at the series final round in Auburn, Calif. Celebrating its fifth year, the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series awarded national championships in periodcorrect classes that honor the legacy of AMA dirt-track competition. The country s premier vintage dirt track series grew to 14 rounds in 2014, beginning in Georgia in March and ending in New York in September. The AMA Supermoto National Championship included six rounds in 2014. The series ran in Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, Utah and South Dakota. Gage McAllister won the title in the Open Pro class, while Sean Butterman claimed the Pro Lites championship. In addition to AMA National Championship Series competition, AMA Featured Series include a number of high-profile events and some of the country s best racers. In 2014, AMA Featured Series included the American SportBike Racing Association Championship Series, the U.S. Grand Prix Riders Union Championship Series and the East Coast Enduro Association Championship Series. The ASRA Championship Series included both sportsman classes and classes for aspiring professional racers, and included both amateur and expert competition in Thunderbike, SportBike and SuperStock classes. The USGPRU Championship Series featured 125cc and 250cc twostroke road race bikes, as well as Moriwaki MD250H spec bikes. The format includes extended-length grand prix racing with timed qualifying, designed to prepare riders for two-wheel racing at the highest levels. The East Coast Enduro Association Championship Series offered hare scrambles and enduro competition to AMA members in the eastern U.S. The Tri-County Hare Scrambles in New Jersey kicked off the hare scrambles action, while the enduro racing began with one of the oldest of those races the storied Sandy Lane Enduro, which became an AMA-sanctioned event in 1935. Several other premier series also drew competitors from across the country, awarding regional-, state- or district-level recognition. These included the AMA East and West Hare Scrambles Championships, 27

28 AMA Racing the AMA Indoor Dirt Track National Championship Series, the AMA Virginia Championship Hare Scrambles Series, the AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series, the AMA Western Checkpoint Enduro Championship Series, the AMA District 37 Big Six GP Series, the Action Sports Grand Prix Series, the AMA MRAN Night Race Desert Scrambles Series and the Heartland Challenge. In addition to series competition, the AMA sanctions AMA Grand Championship events. AMA Grand Championships crown the country s best amateur racers in stand-alone contests. These competitions were offered for both motorcycles and ATVs across various disciplines. N.J., was the setting for the 2014 AMA Road Race Grand Championship on Sept. 6-7. Expert and novice riders captured national titles in several road racing classes. Anthony Mazziotto won the 2014 AMA Road Race Horizon Award for his exceptional performance. The Hammonton, N.J., teen piloted his machine to three national titles in the AMA 600 SuperSport and SuperBike classes, as well as the AMA Moto 2 class. The 2014 season marked the sixth year for the AMA Vintage Grand Championship held during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in July at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The event crowned AMA vintage national champions in trials and road racing, and included rounds of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track, Motocross and Cross Country National Championship Series. In addition, the event named AMA Vintage Grand Champions for all-around performance in multiple disciplines. Other grand championship events in 2014 included the AMA Ice Race Grand Championship, the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship, the AMA Tennessee Knockout Enduro, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship (Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials), the AMA East/West NATC Youth MotoTrials Championships, and the AMA Youth and Under 21 Speedway Championships. In addition to AMA Grand Championship For nearly 40 years, amateur athletes have battled for top honors in short-track, half-mile, TT and mile racing at the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships. In 2014, the weeklong race event returned for a second consecutive year to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. It featured barto-bar action and crowned the best of the best. Among them was Hunter Edwards of Mansfield, Ohio, who won the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which is given to the rider who shows the most promise of excelling in the professional ranks. The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships is an annual summer motorcycle and ATV competition held at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The biggest amateur motocross event in the nation, it is also the highlight of an amateur s competition year. Almost every top U.S. motocross star has come up through these ranks. The AMA amateur national program includes both area qualifiers and regional championships through which riders must advance to earn one of roughly 1,500 qualifying spots for the national. Those riders raced for AMA National No. 1 plates in 36 classes. Among the most decorated racers during this year s competition was AMA Motocross Horizon Award winner, R.J. Hampshire. Hampshire swept all six motos in the Open Pro Sport class and 250 A classes to capture two national titles. New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, 28

29 AMA Racing events (which award AMA National No. 1 plates in select disciplines) and AMA National Championship Series, the AMA also awards No. 1 plates at recognized AMA Major Events. The AMA recognized four AMA Major Events in motocross in 2014: the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (March 9-10 in Daytona Beach, Fla.), the Freestone Motocross Spring Championship (March 19 in Freestone, Texas), the Mammoth Mountain Motocross (June 20-29 in Mammoth, Calif.), and the Mini Olympics (Nov. 24-29 in Florida). In addition to ATV classes at numerous championship events and series, ATV riders also participated in ATV-only events in 2014. These included the AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series, the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series, the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series and the AMA Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series. Six Days Enduro World Trophy. The 2014 event was held Nov. 3-8 in San Juan, Argentina. For the third time in the history of the ISDE, the U.S. Junior Team emerged victorious, claiming the world championship in the junior division. The U.S. Junior team included Justin Jones, Grant Baylor, Steward Baylor and Trevor Bollinger. In the premier division, the U.S. Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell finished second behind defending world champion France. This equaled the United States best finish in the Trophy division, which it also accomplished in 1982 and 2013. On Sept. 28, U.S. team members competed at the FIM Motocross of Nations in Kegums, Latvia, finishing third behind winning team France and runner-up Belgium. The United States leads the world in FIM Motocross of Nations overall team victories with 22. At the Junior Motocross World Championship in Lierneux, Belgium, Aug. 9-10, the U.S. team finished with the best team score to win the world title. The event included racers from 33 countries competing at the technical and rocky Pleine Longs Sarts track. Germany was second, and France was third. U.S. teams also competed in the annual FIM Trial des Nations championship that was staged Sept. 13-14, in St. Julia, Andorra. Each competing country fielded two teams: a men s team consisting of four riders and a women s team consisting of three riders. The U.S. men s team finished third in the International Trophy Division at this year s event, while the women s team finished eighth. The AMA organized the 2014 U.S. FIM Speedway World Cup team, under the expert management of multi-time champion Billy Hamill. The team included two-time World Speedway Champion and team captain Greg Hancock, Ricky Wells, Gino Manzares and Max Ruml. The team finished sixth overall. U.S. ISDE Team The country s best amateur motorcycle and ATV racers in 2014 were honored at the AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Aladdin Event & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. More than 700 competitors and fans attended the banquet, which celebrated the previous racing season and announced the recipients of several special awards. A list of all of the 2015 AMA Racing Champions and award recipients can be found on pages 29-32. International Competition U.S. team riders competed in several Federation International de Motocyclisme events. In individual competition, American speedway racer Greg Hancock from Whittier, Calif., won his third FIM Speedway World Championship. Hancock s long and storied career also saw him win titles in 2011 and 1997. Hancock has competed in world-championship speedway competition since 1995. Since 1913, countries have sent their best offroad racers to exotic locations around the world to be tested on everything from sandy beaches to rocky crevices to deep woods to motocross tracks for the event s top prize: the International 29

30 AMA Racing 2014 Champions AMA Amsoil Arenacross Championship Series Tyler Bowers, Overall Champion KENDA AMA National Enduro Championship Series, Presented by Moose Racing Andrew Delong, Overall Champion SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series Ricky Brabec, Overall Champion Geico AMA Endurocross Championship Series Cody Webb, Overall Champion AMA East Hare Scrambles Championship Jedediah Haines, Overall Champion AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship Series Jacob Argubright, Overall Champion AMA ATV Hare Scrambles Championship Series Ryan Brinker, Overall Champion AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships Hunter Edwards, AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award Dallas Daniels, AMA Youth Dirt Tracker of the Year Jon Nunes, AMA Vet/Senior Dirt Tracker of the Year AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series Brad Riley, Pro Brad Riley, Pro Am Garrett Keister, Pro Am Unlimited Andrea Creech, Women AMA Roadrace Grand Championships Anthony Mazziotto, AMA Roadrace Horizon Award Richard Smith, AMA Roadrace Top Novice Brandon Paasch, AMA Youth Roadracer of the Year Eric Helmbach, AMA Vet/Senior Roadracer of the Year Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, Presented by Amsoil RJ Hampshire, AMA Motorcross Horizon Award Garrett Marchbanks, AMA Youth Motocrosser of the Year John Grewe, AMA Vet/Senior Motocrosser of the Year Mtn Dew AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Jeffrey Rastrelli, Pro Am Megan Manshack, Women AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships Logan Cipala. Hillclimber of the Year Bodee O Neil. Youth Hillclimber of the Year AMA/NATC Mototrials National Championship Series Pat Smage, Pro AMA Speedway National Championship Series Billy Janniro, 1st Speedway Maxwell Ruml, 1st Under 21 Sebastian Palmese, 1st 150cc Youth Dillon Ruml, 1st 250cc Youth FIM Junior Motocross Team World Championship U.S. Team: Jon Ames, Carter Biese, Alex Frye, Garrett Marchbanks, Jeremy Ryan, Brock Papi, Jett Reynolds, Challen Tennant 30

31 AMA Racing 2014 Special Awards AMA Athlete of the Year, National Championship Series Kailub Russell AMA Grand Championship Athlete of the Year R.J. Hampshire AMA ATV Athlete of the Year Chris Borich AMA Female Racer of the Year Erin Hunter-Sills AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year Steve Bromley AMA Youth Racer of the Year Jordan Jarvis AMA Club of the Year San Jacinto High Rollers AMA Media Award Vurb Moto Motocross Organizer of the Year 2X Promotions Off-Road Organizer of the Year Racer Productions Track Racing Organizer of the Year Industry Speedway ATV Organizer of the Year Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Series Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year ABATE Of Ohio Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year Dixie Dual Sport Club of the Year San Jacinto High Rollers AMA Media Award Vurb Moto 31

32 AMA Racing 2014 Pro Champions AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley- Davidson Road Racing Series AMA Pro National Guard Superbike: Josh Hayes Daytona SportBike: Jake Gagne Supersport: Hayden Gillim Harley-Davidson: Danny Eslick AMA Pro Racing Flat Track AMA Pro Grand National Champion: Jared Mees AMA Pro Grand National Expert Twins Champion: Bryan Smith AMA Pro Grand National Expert Singles Champion: Henry Wiles Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 Motocross: Ken Roczen 250 Motocross: Jeremy Martin WMX: Marissa Markelon AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship AMA Pro ATV: Chad Wienen AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship Supercross: Ryan Villopoto Supercross 250 SX East: Justin Bogle Supercross 250 SX West: Jason Anderson AMA Pro Hillclimb Unlimited: Vincent Nuzzolilli Xtreme: John Koester Pro Sport: Matt Walker Ken Roczen 32

33 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation The non-profit American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Motorcyclist Association. The mission of the AMHF is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America. In 1990, the AMHF established a museum to further that mission, and today it is home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. Visitors to the Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, learn about the storied history of American motorcycling, and experience the excitement of the open road or trail, the thrill of racing, the allure of motorcycle design and technology, and the inspiration of memorable personalities. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year s Day. For more information visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org. 33

34 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Exhibits Hall of Fame As America s premier museum honoring history s most prominent motorcyclists, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving for future generations the legacies of the men and women who have shaped every aspect of the world of motorcycling. Since its establishment, the Hall of Fame has been a popular destination for tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. The main floor gallery features an interactive showroom that highlights the most recent class of inductees and showcases dozens of Hall of Fame members and their legendary machines. Eight display areas are featured, each representing a significant segment of motorcycling: Ambassadors and Industry, Design and Engineering, Dirt Track, Leadership and Rights, Motocross and Supercross, Off-Road, Roadracing and Specialty Competition. 2 Wheels + Motor 2 Wheels + Motor: A Fine Art Exhibition, which opened in July 2013, continued through 2014. The inspiring collection included creations by mixed-media specialists, photographers, sculptors, painters, illustrators, jewelers and potters. Many of the works were created specifically for the exhibit, which presented a fresh and inspiring interpretation of motorcycling via various art forms. The exhibit, which featured the work of local, national and international artists, added several new pieces in 2014. Among them were works by Harriett DeLong (paintings/etchings); Barbara Allen Frost (sculpture); Daric Gill (sculpture); Todd Perkins (custom-built motorcycle Electric ); Amandda Tirey (sculpture); Alex Wakefield (painting/drawing); Malcolm Wendt (painting/sculpture) and Anona Wheeler (sculpture). 34

 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Bike Craft Bike Craft paid homage to the explosive popularity of custom and café bikes and their purposeful, industrial, stripped-down appearance. The exhibit featured some of today s hottest builders, who start with basic bikes and customize them into works of art that are as individualistic as they are racy and edgy. The minimalist mantra of less, not more is apparent, as stock parts vanish and are replaced by custom-built pieces. Indian Motorcycles The Dirt Track! All American Racing exhibit ended in July 2014 and was replaced by an alluring exhibit of Indian motorcycles. Known as the oldest U.S. motorcycle brand, the heritage of Indian dates back to 1901. Three members of the 1998 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction class had notable accomplishments aboard Indians: Erwin Cannonball Baker, who rode his Indian cross-country during the 1900s, set several records during his lifetime. Iron Man Ed Kretz lapped the entire field of competitors at the 1937 Inaugural Daytona 200. In 1948, Floyd Emde won the first Daytona 200 staged on a new beach/road course aboard an Indian. Over time, several owners have managed the Indian brand. In 2011, the company was acquired by Polaris Industries and renamed Indian Motorcycle. A number of new models have since been introduced to carry brand into the 21st century. 35

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Events AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fundraising Breakfast at Daytona On March 14, 2014, the Hall of Fame hosted its 26th annual fundraising event during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, presented by Yamaha, featured motorcycle inventor, designer, racer and Hall of Famer Craig Vetter. Vetter's iconic Windjammer fairings were ubiquitous in the 1970s and '80s, and he designed bikes like the Mystery Ship and the Triumph X-75 Hurricane before turning his attention to high-mileage motorcycles, a cause he still champions. Following an engaging on-stage interview, Vetter fielded audience questions and then joined other Hall of Famers for an autograph session. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has become the country's premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and motorcycling heritage. Each July, tens of thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts flock to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington for a weekend packed with everything from largest motorcycle swap meet in North America to vintage racing, seminars and demo rides. The annual event is the main fundraiser for the Hall of Fame, with total contributions topping $2.3 million since 2000. Celebrating its 30th year in 2014, BikeBandit. com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle, took place took place July 11-14. Indian Motorcycle also was celebrated as Marque of the Year. Displays and race classes for historic Indianbrand motorcycles were offered, as well as participation from the new Indian Motorcycle company. The weekend event spotlighted the famed Indian Wrecking Crew, which in the early 1950s made an indelible mark on the history books and solidified the reputation of Indian Motocycles, as the company was then known, as one of the 20th century's great marques. Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, the surviving members of the Indian Wrecking Crew (which also included the late Ernie Beckman), served as this year s grand marshals. The winner of the 2014 AMA raffle bike, a 1947 Indian Chief purchased by the AMA at the 2013 Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet, also was announced during the weekend. The annual raffle bike drawing has been an extremely successful fundraiser for the Hall of Fame for many years. As it has in recent years, the 2014 event also featured a modern twist: Craig Vetter s Fuel Economy Challenge. Hall of Famer Vetter began the challenge after decades of promoting streamlining and reduced horsepower as the way to living better on less energy. Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman 36

 

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony In 2014, the American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, found a new venue: the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the AIMExpo and AMA National Convention (see p. 19 in Member Services). Amid sunshine and beautiful, warm weather, the Hall of Fame celebrated the Class of 2014 on Oct. 17. The evening opened with a gala VIP reception, hosted by Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA. The induction ceremony was conducted in the Chapin Theater. Noted actor, AMA Life Member and AMA Board member Perry King, himself a lifelong motorcycling aficionado, hosted the ceremony. The Class of 2014 included motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; racer and motorcycling advocate Tom White; museum and racetrack founder George Barber; off-road racing champion Scott Summers; national motocross and Supercross champion Mike LaRocco; tuner and race team manager Rob Muzzy; and engine builder and entrepreneur Byron Hines. Audience members viewed a compelling biographical film on the honorees, each of whom then offered his own reflections, leaving the audience alternating between fits of laughter and choking back tears. The iconic Willie G. Davidson (Hall of Fame class of 1999) was honored during the ceremony as a Hall of Fame Legend. 120 Years of Revolutions The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame was prominently featured in the AIMExpo convention-hall display called 120 Years of Revolutions, which featured many rare and meticulously restored motorcycles. 1904 Indian Single 1914 Triumph TT Roadster 1924 Ace 1930 Harley-Davidson Hillclimber 1940 Triumph Tiger 100 1956 BMW R67/3 1963 BSA Gold Star 1974 Yamaha YZ250 1981 Harley-Davidson Sturgis 1996 Suzuki GSX-R750 2005 KTM Adventure 2014 Zero S 37

 

In Memoriam Margaret Wilson Russ Collins Neil Keen Ron Bishop Margaret Wilson enjoyed more than 50 years of active involvement and leadership in motorcycling. She was a recipient of the AMA Bessie Stringfield Award, a Golden Life Member of the Motor Maids, an AMHF Board Member, and, with her husband, Mike (also a Hall of Famer), a substantial Hall of Fame benefactor. Russ Collins was the best-known name in motorcycle drag racing during the 1970s. He raced motorcycles until the early 1980s, when he turned to drag racing Top-Fuel cars. His company, RC Engineering eventually became a leading maker of racing fuelinjection systems for Japanese-made sports cars. Neil Keen will be long remembered as a 1960s and '70s dirt-track champion and tuner who contributed to advances in chassis and engine design and also as member of the original "BSA Wrecking Crew." Keen also served as an official representative of the professional racers in the AMA Competition Congress. Ron Bishop raced every Baja 1000 from its start in 1967 to the time he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, and beyond, and won numerous class titles in many of the major off-road motorcycle races of the 1960s through the early 2000s. Bishop also was a two-time member of the American team in the International Six-Day Trials, now known as the International Six Days Enduro. 3

 

Administration Financial Statements The following observations are useful when reviewing the financial performance of the AMA in 2014 compared to 2010: 2014 annual revenue increased by $1,372,535. Operating expenses increased by $253,277. Administrative and support expense decreased by $1,112,022. Overstaffing was decreased and savings were realized in a number of categories by being more diligent in reducing expenses. Depreciation increased by $260,111 due to a capital investment for association management software in the amount of $2,780,549. Taxes increased as a result of Paradama becoming profitable. Prior to the sale of AMA Pro Racing in 2008, Paradama lost over $1.8 million; there has been over $3.4 million in income since the sale. Net improvement in net assets from operations was $2,192,564 (before investment income, depreciation and income taxes). American Motorcyclist Association and Subsidiary CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Year Ended September 30 2014 2013 Cash Flows from Operating Activities Increase (decrease) in net assets $ (895,592) $ (783,121) Adjustments to reconcile increase (decrease) in net assets to net cash from operating activities Depreciation 744,564 768,183 Net realized and unrealized (gain) loss on investments (193,111) 102,516 Loss (gain) on disposal of equipment 0 (500) Bad debt recovery 47 (11,613) Forgiveness of related party receivable 597,815 600,724 Changes in operating assets and liabilities which provided (used) cash Accounts receivable (237,502) (696,189) Prepaid expenses and other (7,398) (226,587) Accounts payable (122,805) (1,933) Accrued compensation and related liabilities (67,478) (24,438) Deferred revenue (179,725) 353,203 Rider purses and insurance premiums 10,261 304,214 Other liabilities (64,451) 9,322 Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (415,375) 393,781 Cash Flows from Investing Activities Net (increase) decrease in investments $ 629,792 $ (44,039) Purchase of property and equipment (99,114) (177,050) Proceeds from disposition of property and equipment 0 500 Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities 530,678 (220,589) Cash Flows from Financing Activities Payments on capital leases $ (155,811) $ (123,736) Proceeds from revolving credit facilities 500,000 250,000 Payments on revolving credit facilities (500,000) (250,000) Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (155,811) (123,736) Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash (40,508) 49,456 Cash - Beginning of year 491,614 442,158 Cash - End of year $ 451,106 $ 491,614 Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information Cash paid for - Income tax $143,395 $236,490 Interest 6,932 16,038 39

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended September 30 2014 2013 Revenues $ 14,499,498 $ 14,380,328 Operating expenses 11,348,591 11,263,877 Administrative and Support Expenses 4,481,449 4,315,887 Increase in Net Assets from Operations (1,330,542) (1,199,436) Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on investments 193,111 (102,516) Investment Income 241,839 518,831 Change in unrestricted net assets (895,592) (783,121) Unrestricted net assets at beginning of year 7,675,833 8,458,954 Unrestricted net assets at end of year $ 6,780,241 $ 7,675,833 American Motorcyclist Association and Subsidiary CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET Year Ended September 30 2014 2013 ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 451,106 $ 491,614 Accounts Receivable 804,431 1,164,791 Prepaid expenses and other 505,470 498,072 Total current assets 1,761,007 2,154,477 Investments 10,217,510 10,654,191 Property and equipment - net 4,029,521 4,674,971 Total Assets $ 16,008,038 $ 17,483,639 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities Accounts payable $ 1,066,283 $ 1,189,088 Accrued compensation and related liabilities 311,001 378,479 Current portion of deferred revenue 3,128,577 3,243,540 Current portion of capital lease obligation 132,910 Rider purses and insurance premiums 375,716 365,455 Other 66,533 130,984 Total current liabilities 4,948,110 5,440,456 Other long term liabilities Capital lease obligation 22,901 Deferred revenue 4,279,687 4,344,449 Total long term liabilities 4,279,687 4,367,350 Net Assets - Unrestricted 6,780,241 7,675,833 Total liabilities and net assets $ 16,008,038 $ 17,483,639 40

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Grants, Donors and Acquisitions Heritage Sponsor Level The following individuals and organizations represent an accumulated giving level of $5,000 or more to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame since the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation was established in 1982. HERITAGE FOUNDER American Motorcyclist Association, Pickerington, Ohio VISIONARY FOUNDER The Estate of Clifford K Pease, Norfolk, Va. GRAND FOUNDER Gary Coleman, Whitesburg, Ga. Fred Dauer, Honolulu, Hawaii Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wis. John A Penton, Amherst, Ohio Stanley J. Simpson, Cibolo, Texas Samuel G. Swope, Louisville, Ky. Melbourne J. Mike and Margaret Wilson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CHARTER FOUNDER American Honda Motor Co, Torrance, Calif. Robert & Mae Beard, Fort Wayne, Ind. The Estate of Jeanne S. Clendenon, Nordland, Wash. David & Barbara Mungenast Foundation, Saint Louis, Mo. Gerald Difusco, Webster, N.Y. Peter Gagan, Highland Lakes, N.J. Dr. Jack L. Goldberg, Columbus, Ohio Kawasaki Motors Corp., Irvine, Calif. KTM North America, Murrieta, Calif. Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, Ohio Dario Scarabosio, Troy, Mont. Dal Smilie, Helena, Mont. FOUNDER Bob Althoff, A. D. Farrow Co. H-D, Columbus, Ohio Susan Aldrich, Tilton, N.H. Butch Baer Sr., Monson, Mass. Vaughn Beals, Scottsdale, Ariz. Chris Carter, Motion Pro Inc., San Carlos, Calif. Cannon Design, Boston, Mass. Larry Coleman, Chico, Calif. The Estate of John J. Cooney, La Grange Park, Ill. Donna A. Hawtrey, Sacramento, Calif. Timothy Hoelter, Milwaukee, Wisc. B. Scott Isquick, Pepper Pike, Ohio Martin D. Meister, Cincinnati, Ohio Mark R. Mendell, Weston, Mass. New England Motorcycle Dealers Association, Rochdale, Mass. Wesley W. O Connor, Cincinnati, Ohio Power Sports Institute, Cleveland, Ohio Leonard I. Puckett, Port Orange, Fla. Sand Blasters, Ridgecrest, Calif. Oscar and Ann Scofield, Winston Salem, N.C. Bartow Mac Thompson, Leesburg, Va. Tom White, The Early Years of Motocross Museum, Villa Park, Calif. Ron E. and Linda Widman, Saint Louis, Mo. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, Cypress, Calif. PATRON Bill and Millie Baird, Sterling, Ill. Tom Bartels, Hamilton, Ohio Kenneth Baumgarth, Apple Valley, Calif. BMW North America, Westwood, N.J. Bollenbach Engineering Co, East Dundee, Ill. Dale P. Boller, Englewood, Colo. Benny T. Bootle Capital One Services, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah Jerry Carr, Providence, R.I. Rita Coombs, Morgantown, W. Va. Damon s of Pickerington, Pickerington, Ohio Dirt Track Promotions, Watkinsville, Ga. Ralph A. Disanto Jr., Pickerington, Ohio Frank Domokos, Cottonwood, Ariz. Dunlop Tire Company, Buffalo, N.Y. Don J. Emde, Aliso Viejo, Calif. Keith and Norma Fletcher, Akron, Ohio Scott W. Friedrichs, Sterling, Ill. GE Capital, Irvine, Calif. J. Richard and Gail Gray, Lancaster, Pa. Kenith E. Grosjean, Curtice, Ohio GWTA of Glendora New Jersey, Glendora, N.J. Hagerty Insurance, Traverse City, Mich. Hanlon Manufacturing Co., Belle Plaine, Minn. Digger Helm, Bakersfield, Calif. Whitley M. Hemingway, Webster City, Iowa Edson P. Holland, Sedalia, Colo. JT Racing USA, Inglewood, Calif. Stan Keller, Hamilton, Ohio Harry J. Kelley Jr., Prescott, Ariz. Carl Kish Mitch Klempf, Klempf s British Parts, Dodge Center, Minn. Richard and Joanne Lepley, Conneaut Lake, Pa. William R. Maxey, Rockford, Ill. MBNA Marketing Systems, Wilmington, Del. Robert B. McClean, Blue Grass, Iowa Midwest Antique and Classic MC, Dekalb, Ill. Don W. Miller, Fremont, Ohio Mark Mitchell Sr., San Clemente, Calif. Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Irvine, Calif. Mrs. Harold Nestor, Westerville, Ohio Kelly C. Owen, Walnut, Calif. Phil Peterson, Biscayne Park, Fla. Deborah K. Phillips, Littleton, Colo. Andrew Pickens, Pickens, Ark. Polaris Industries, Medina, Minn. Ted Ponton, Salinas, Calif. Steve Posson, Atascadero, Calif. Edwin Pratt Jr., Centre Hall, Pa. Race Tech Inc., Corona, Calif. Jean and Sandra Ramsay, Lincoln Trail Motosports, Casey, Ill. Dorothy Robinson, Orlando, Fla. Earl Robinson, Orlando, Fla. Don R. Rosene, Anchorage, Alaska S & S Cycle Inc., Viola, Wis. Schuylkill County Motorcycle Club, Bethel, Pa. Kevin James Schwantz, Flowery Branch, Ga. St. Louis Motorcycle Club, Saint Louis, Mo. Ric Stewart, Westerville, Ohio Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., Brea, Calif. Swain, Durant, Iowa Tact MJD & TMB Corp., Laguna Niguel, Calif. Richard Tornello, Chantilly, Va. Jon Westling, Arlington, Mass. Josh Whittaker, Fort Worth, Texas Lamar Williams, Wilbur By The Sea, Fla. Jerry Wood, J Wood & Company, Crystal River, Fla. Edward Youngblood, Inverness, Fla. Zero Motorcycles, Scotts Valley, Calif. SPONSOR Gregg C. Achtenhagen, Oconomowoc, Wis. AHRMA, Bolivia, N.C. Mike Akatiff, Cupertino, Calif. AMA District 16 Council Inc., Marshfield, Wis. AMA District #6 Sports Association, Inc., Lebanon, Pa. AMCA Maumee Valley Chapter, Grand Rapids, Mich. AON Risk Solutions, Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta Motorcycle Club, Braselton, Ga. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Leeds, Ala. Becker Family Foundation, Houston, Texas Mark E. Blackwell, Temecula, Calif. BMW of North America, Woodcliff Lake, N.J. Piet W. Boonstra, Buchanan, N.Y. Ned Boston, Woodruff, Wis. Forrest T. Braun, Rapid City, S.D. Dave and Glenda Buholzer, Monroe, Wis. Joe Carson Motor Sales Inc., Carroll, Ohio Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports, Aurora, Ill. Davey M. Coombs, Morgantown, W. Va. Wally Dallenbach Sr., Colorado 500, Basalt, Colo. Steve Dance, Towson, Md. Daytona Dirt Riders, Ormond Beach, Fla. Paul J. Dean, Fallbrook, Calif. Denizens of Doom, Gahanna, Ohio Dudley Perkins Company, South San Francisco, Calif. Eagle Rider San Diego, San Diego, Calif. Eisenach Reinsurance Services, Inc., Winston Salem, N.C. Jim Farrand, Chino, Calif. Jaime E. Faucett, Dayton, Ohio Betty J. and Herbert Fauls, Orlando, Fla. D. Edwin and Suzi Fisher, Shunk, Pa. Robert Fox, Los Gatos, Calif. Fox Racing Shox, Watsonville, Calif. James C. France, Daytona Beach, Fla. Ms. Patricia Friedrichs and Ed Friedrichs, Reno, Nev. Horace Fritz Peter C. Gagan, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada Geico Insurance, Chevy Chase, Md. Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio Robert Green, Reedville, Va. H-D Employee Riders Assn, York, Pa. Katherine Hall, Rifle, Colo. Robert Hamilton, Tucson, Ariz. Harley Dressers, Dandridge, Tenn. John H. Hasty, Charlotte, N.C. 41

42 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Donald L. Hawley, Birch Run, Mich. Jeff Heininger, Bellingham, Wash. Lanny G. Henderson, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jay Horine, Derwood, Md. Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, LLC, Corona, Calif. Integrate, Columbus, Ohio John and Jill Parham, J & P Cycles, Anamosa, Iowa Jam-On Productions, Capitol Heights, Md. John A Kerr, Uniontown, Pa. James H. Kersting, Winamac, Ind. Perry King, Studio City, Calif. Tosh Konya, Troy, Ohio Betty J. Kraft Hartman, Freeport, Ill. KTM North America Inc., Murrieta, Calif. Jay Leno, Beverly Hills, Calif. Lewis, Fullerton, Calif. Bob Marquis, Ypsilanti, Mich. Matrix Concepts, LLC, Valencia, Calif. Donald R. McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz. George H. McMahan, Lubbock, Texas Mecum Auction, Inc., Walworth, Wis. Van K. Mefford, Roscoe, Ill. Martin A. Megregian DDS, Merritt Island, Fla. Mike Lewis H-D, Lawton, Okla. Myra & Dan Miller, Great Neck, N.Y. Eunice A. Morehouse, Dallas, Texas Motor Maids, Inc., Canton, Ga. Ray J. Mungenast, Saint Louis, Mo. William A. Nadler, Lake Mills, Wis. National Christian Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind. Naughton Insurance Inc., Riverside, R.I. Susan M. Nicklos, McMurray, Pa. Andy Ording, Indianapolis, Ind. Penton Owners Group, Brighton, Mich. Peoria Motorcycle Club Inc., Bartonville, Ill. Wayne M. Perry, Medina, Wash. David Pfeifer Jr., Barrington, Ill. B. H. Rawls Jr., Ormond Beach, Fla. Tom W. Reese, Geneseo, Ill. Andrew Ross, Delaware, Ohio Richard S. Sanders, Houston, Texas Dennis R. Schaeffer, Schaeffer s H-D Sales & Service, Orwigsburg, Pa. Susan L. Schiemer, Laurel, Md. Paul R. Schlegel, Toledo, Ohio Orville G. Sheldon, Paxton, Mass. Jeffrey V. Smith, Wausau, Wis. Malcolm Smith, Riverside, Calif. Rik Smits, Zionsville, Ind. Roger C. Soderstrom, Bloomington, Ill. Daniel Spannraft, Winthrop Harbor, Ill. William Taylor Ted Tine Motorsports Inc., Chester, Conn. Triumph America Motorcycles, Ltd., Atlanta, Ga. Troy Lee Designs, Corona, Calif. Tucker Rocky, Fort Worth, Texas United States Classic Racing Association, Richmond, N.H. Craig Vetter, Carmel, Calif. Edward H. Waldheim, Glendale, Calif. Ralph M. White, Bullhead City, Ariz. Thomas E. Widman, Saint Louis, Mo. Robert Widstrand, Saint Paul, Minn. Margaret M. Wilson, Marion, Iowa Dave Wolman, Pomona, Calif. Morton L. Wood, Marathon, Fla. Timothy A. Wourms, Dayton, Ohio Stuart S. Wright, Austin, Texas 2014 Donors: Gold Benefactor, Supporter Level The following donors gave $100 to $4,999 to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2014. Giving levels are based on the donor s accumulated total during the 2014 calendar year. GOLD BENEFACTOR Brian E. Dodge, Gahanna, Ohio Howard A. Dusenbery, Weaverville, N.C. Joseph R. Gathright, Prospect, Ky. Avery H. Greene, Fairfield, Calif. Darrell Hess, Waynesville, N.C. Leland R. House Jr., Mckinleyville, Calif. Wendell Humphrey, Edon, Ohio Norm W. McDonald, Sapulpa, Okla. Bill Misuk, Fort Worth, Texas Motul USA, Pomona, Calif. Martin L. Nergaard, Minnetonka, Minn. David Payne, Warrenton, Va. Russell Pearson, Rockford, Ill. William L. Ryan, Pineville, N.C. John A. Tibben, Victor, Iowa Kirk Wagner, Norcross, Ga. Gene F. Walker, Salem, Ore. Richard L. Watters, Agoura Hills, Calif. SILVER BENEFACTOR Jim Ackley Jr., Lisbon, Ohio John G. Ashton, Keno, Ore. Brad P. Baumert, Louisville, Ky. A. Blaine Birchfield, The Villages, Fla. Mike A. Bollier, South San Francisco, Calif. Steven Bolz, Etiwanda, Calif. Peter Booth, Tavares, Fla. Bill Brokaw, Colorado Springs, Colo. John B. Brokenshire, Harveys Lake, Pa. Barre O. Bull, Takoma Park, Md. Margaret Cassidy, Coeur D Alene, Idaho City of Pickerington, Pickerington, Ohio Mike Corbin, Hollister, Calif. Steven R. Doctor, Richland, Wash. Kenny D. Dvorak, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Rhoda R. Engel, Urbana, Ill. John F. Ferris, Reno, Nev. Kenneth Ford, Bartow, Fla. Lida Fredette, Tinley Park, Ill. Michael Goodwin, North Andover, Mass. Greater Cincinnati BMW Club, Kettering, Ohio Michael Handy, Cloverdale, Calif. Edward Hanka, Ellicott City, Md. Guy Haynes, Lebanon, N.H. Robert O. Horsch, Nixa, Mo. Michael Iadicola, Gaithersburg, Md. Mark W. Kapsner, Willow, Alaska Wayne Kuipers, Redding, Calif. Denis S. Labonge, Newport Coast, Calif. James Langford, Hondo, Texas Robert Larson, Stockholm, N.J. Joel Lohr, Tucson, Ariz. David G. Lynch, North Kingstown, R.I. William E. Malarkey, Lackawaxen, Pa. Vernon O. Markworth, Boerne, Texas Philip McElligott, Astoria, N.Y. Jerry W. McElhaney, Hookstown, Pa. Steve Mercer, Wheeling, W. Va. Kevin Morris, Montville, N.J. Cook Neilson, Dorset, Vt. Ed Neumann, Lafayette, Colo. Rudolph M. Paige, Grove City, Ohio Penton Racing Products Inc., Amherst, Ohio James Rauwerdink, Grabill, Ind. Joe Reed, Colchester, Conn. Phillip C. Richards, Ocala, Fla. Whit Rickman, Bel Aire, Kan. George Robinson, Grapevine, Texas Frank Santos, Brooklyn, N.Y. Donald R Sarge, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Schwab Charitable Fund, San Francisco, Calif. Steven A. Sheaffer, Hyannis, Mass. Justin Siekmann, Kenilworth, Utah Mark Simms, Florence, Texas Paul Skelton, Westfield, N.Y. Luther W. Smith, Troy, N.H. Duane Snow, Falmouth, Maine Soo Cycle Club, Sioux City, Iowa James Tanzola, York, Pa. Wayne Teumer, Fairhope, Ala. Hjalmar Trent, Sparks, Nev. Joseph E. Trippany, Carrollton, Texas Bob O. Turek, Morgan Hill, Calif. Douglas Wills, Lakewood, Colo. Hans JM Wilson, Fort Myers, Fla. Harvey K. Wilson, Henrico, Va. James Wynard, Midwest City, Okla. Aaron W. Yates, Eatonton, Ga. James Young, Solon, Iowa David Zien, Eau Claire, Wis. BENEFACTOR Affiliated Investments, Auburn Hills, Mich. J. Fred Bailey, Decatur, Ga. Dan Barnes, Danville, Ind. Ronald K. Barr, Demarest, N.J. Susan Boland, Easton, Pa. Ted Boody, The Villages, Fla. William W. Bratton Jr., Washington, District of Columbia David J. Breen, Edgewater, Fla. Joe Carson, Carroll, Ohio Dan Daly, Susanville, Calif. Marvin D. Davis, Tulare, Calif. Robert J. Dombrowe, Crozet, Va. Bruce J. Gallagher, New York, N.Y. David Gard, Danville, Calif. Bill Goetz, Jacksonville, Fla. Brian M. Goniwicha, Warren, Mich. Bruce C. Habel, Houston, Texas Michael Handy, Cloverdale, Calif. M. Fred Hayes Jr., Half Way, Mo. Ronnie Henson, Orlando, Fla. Robert L. Hernesman, Grand Rapids, Minn. George S. Jones, North Bennington, Vt. John Joseph, Huntingtown, Md. Michael F. Kenner, Sun City Ctr, Fla. James Kimsey, Las Vegas, Nev. Arthur Kowitz, Ormond Beach, Fla. Michael Labadie, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Robert Lations, Manchester, Mass. Michael Marsh, Billings, Mont. Stephen M. Martin, Indianapolis, Ind. Jack D. McKinney, Kokomo, Ind. Bill McNamara, Angwin, Calif. Robert J. Mitton, Highland, Calif. Jim Modic, Sedalia, Mo. Alan W. Nash, Warrenton, Va. Scott Nevin, Idlewylde, Md. Edward J. Piesens, Spring Grove, Ill. Frederick A. Platz, Richmond, Va. Mayer Pollock II, Pottstown, Pa. 42

 

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Joseph Reed, Andover, Mass. Richard D. Rowlands, Bowling Green, Ohio Joseph Sampson, Albany, N.Y. Edward Santin, Folsom, Calif. Greg A. Schmidt, Mount Pleasant, Mich. Henry A. Schnackenberg, Everett, Wash. David S. Sharples, Harrington, Del. Frank P. Sherrill, Elverta, Calif. Gwen Shoemaker, Sun City West, Ariz. John Sidonio, Daleville, Ala. Stephen Smith, Saint Louis, Mo. David W. Spegal, West Jefferson, Ohio James Spitzley, Cambria, Calif. Carol A. Stacy, Cave Creek, Ariz. Jon C. Stauffer, Deland, Fla. David F. Tenpenny, Vail, Ariz. Charles Thomas, Rapid City, S.D. United Sidecar Association Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. Inez Voyles, Corydon, Ind. William R. Wald, Seattle, Wash. Paul S. Willen, Shelby Township, Mich. Russell E. Williams, Shirley, N.Y. Louis Witynski, Racine, Wis. Ed Woods, Santa Maria, Calif. SUPPORTER Dick W. Abbott, Milan, Mich. Marina Alley, Jacksonville, Fla. Daniel Austin, North East, Md. Jeffrey T. Backus, Massillon, Ohio Anthony D. Baker, Wells, Maine Dr. Laurie Balagurchik MD, Derwood, Md. Greg Bearden, Roseville, Calif. Michael A. Beeler, Williamstown, N.J. Stephen G. Bender, Fremont, Calif. Dana C. Benzing, Salem, Ala. Klee Bethel, Apache Junction, Ariz. Leslie E. Bitting Jr., Saint Augustine, Fla. Stanley Bohnstedt, Gresham, Ore. George Boskey, Orlando, Fla. Brad Boyle, Yorba Linda, Calif. Terrance A. Brand, Derry, N.H. Vilnis Brilcs, Landisville, Pa. R. Cecil Broome Jr., Middleburg, Fla. Darrol J. Brown, Yerington, Nev. Joe F. Brown, Paso Robles, Calif. Matthew C. Brush, Pearland, Texas Lori Bryant, San Bernardino, Calif. Jeff A. Carner, Ozark, Mo. Glenn Causway, Tarboro, N.C. Gary R. Chadwick, Mckinleyville, Calif. Charles F. Clark Jr., Saint Albans, W. Va. Thomas Clark, Novi, Mich. Tim Clark, Titusville, Fla. Tom Clary, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Mike Cornell, Hartland, Wis. Brian Cosby, Lithia, Fla. Kendall Cranston, Kerrville, Texas Skip R. Cristy, Torrance, Calif. Neil Culbertson, Ellensburg, Wash. Keith Cuspilich, New Port Richey, Fla. Custom Mobile Equipment Inc., Baldwin City, Kan. Robert Cuttler, Ridge, N.Y. Mrs. Margaret Claire D Arrigo Martin, Salinas, Calif. Stephen R. Davis, Winston Salem, N.C. Jon Degray, Park City, Utah Harriett B. Delong, Savannah, Ga. Dennis Dillman, Cypress, Texas Jimmy R. Dubose, Jacksonville, Fla. Gary Dumerauf, Davenport, Iowa Daniel Dunn, Uncasville, Conn. Andrew Ellingwood, Anderson, Ind. Myles H. Elsing, Corona Del Mar, Calif. Jeff Emig, Riverside, Calif. James Fairfield, Houston, Texas Ruth H. Fisher, Santa Fe, N.M. Marcia Ford, Bartow, Fla. James D. Foster, Killeen, Texas Wayne Gabris, Saint Clair Shores, Mich. Daniel Gardiner, Upland, Calif. Bruce Gauthier, Lakewood, Colo. Michael Gentry, Ormond Beach, Fla. Don Gibbs, Salt Lake City, Utah Richard M. Goff, Blacksburg, Va. Wayne S. Goodman, Decatur, Ga. Forrest Granlund, Dublin, Ohio Donald Green, Brandenburg, Ky. Kevin Guo, Chino Hills, Calif. Marvin Gurganus Jr., Jamesville, N.C. Jeffrey J. Haack, Green Bay, Wis. Gregory L. Hall, Rogersville, Mo. Michael M. Hall, Houston, Texas Donald Hamm, Pittsburgh, Pa. Harley-Davidson University, Milwaukee, Wis. Virginia E. Harrison, Maryville, Tenn. Donald Haueter Sr., Leslie, Mich. Reino Hautala, Palo Alto, Calif. Steven Hawkins, Bend, Ore. John Hendrix, Gainesville, Fla. Mark Hendrix, Holly Springs, N.C. Jorge Hernandez, Laredo, Texas Cindy Hill, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Michael H. Houston, Pleasant Hill, Calif. Donald E. Huffman, Lakeland, Fla. Mike Inglis, Monte Sereno, Calif. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union, Clay, N.Y. Roy Janson, Sunbury, Ohio John J. Jaqua Jr., Walloon Lake, Mich. Bill Johns, Ambler, Pa. James H. Johnson, Carlotta, Calif. Michael Kaplan, Costa Mesa, Calif. Ryan Keefe, Poway, Calif. Jim Kerick, Garner, N.C. Susie Kranstuber, Dublin, Ohio Hannah Kriewaldt, Virginia Beach, Va. John T. Larabee, Somers, Conn. Dennis Larratt, Littleton, Colo. Frank Lipinski, Rockledge, Fla. John Lower, Oceanside, Calif. Red Lumsden, Grapeview, Wash. Roger E. Lyle, Hagerstown, Md. Earl D. Mack, Toledo, Ohio Steven J. Magnatta, Whitehouse, Ohio Bradley Main, Rocky River, Ohio David P. Maltais, Clyde, Texas Dave Mangun, Staunton, Va. Keith A. McCarty, Orange, Calif. Michael McCung, Lakeway, Texas William Michael McCoy, Dallas, Texas Mary B. McGee, Gardnerville, Nev. Jay McGuire, Burleson, Texas Domenic Mingirulli, Fullerton, Calif. Louis Moffatt, Sand Springs, Okla. Alex T. Moroz, Manlius, N.Y. R. Larry Morris, Pensacola, Fla. Timothy Morse, Jersey City, N.J. Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Mark Mueller, Belmont, Ohio Mark Mummert, Chalfont, Pa. Robert W. Muzzy, Bend, Ore. Troy Myerson, Chatsworth, Calif. Season Olson, Pickerington, Ohio Normand Paquette, Nashua, N.H. Jim Petrosky, Venice, Fla. James Petty, Seneca, S.C. David G. Pickett, Pioneer, Calif. Stephen D. Pieratt, Lexington, Ky. Glenn Pillsbury, Fountain Valley, Calif. Clarence Pitts, Bandon, Ore. Mark Pivetta, Sumner, Wash. Leslie Prevish, Boulder, Colo. Daniel Price, West Grove, Pa. Grace Proffer, Vassar, Mich. Toni Proffer, Belpre, Ohio Richard Puswald, Wappingers Fl, N.Y. Jeff A. Ray, Leeds, Ala. W. Steve Reetz, Meridian, Miss. Grant Reeves, Harvest, Ala. Chris Rife, Tucson, Ariz. Kenneth M. Rife, Big Canoe, Ga. Tim Ritchie, Buchanan, Mich. Gerald J. Roche, Townsend, Tenn. Mary L. Rock, Antioch, Calif. Stephen R. Sanford, Port Orange, Fla. Santa Barbara Classics, Stockton, Calif. Thomas G. Sawyer, Tulsa, Okla. Donn Sayre, Chehalis, Wash. Charles W. Schaefer, Waynesville, N.C. Phil A. Schilling, Santa Barbara, Calif. Geary Schwimmer, Hampstead, Md. Carla Serr, Cypress, Calif. Michael K. Sheehan, Hanalei, Hawaii Brad H. Simon, Poland, Ohio John S. Smalley, Bloomingburg, Ohio Carsten Smidt, Sandy, Utah Dr. Scott L. Sollars, Skiatook, Okla. E. Gifford Stack, Caswell Beach, N.C. Gabi I. Stancik, Kenilworth, N.J. James Strouse, Dover, Pa. Carol A. Tanzola, York, Pa. Jeffrey R. Teets, Wilmington, Del. Nick Testa, Pomona, Calif. Victor Thelian, Fresh Meadows, N.Y. Jere P. Thome, Wrightsville, Pa. Gary Thompson, Alameda, Calif. James Tisdale, Oklahoma City, Okla. David H. Todd, Mount Pleasant, Mich. Philip Turgasen, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. L. Kent Van Meter, Kingshill, Virgin Islands John Vargas, Paradise Vly, Ariz. Steven Wait, Alliance, Ohio Wayne Waters, Indio, Calif. Donald D. Weisend, Newark, Ohio Lightning Weppler, Tippecanoe, Ohio Jeff West, San Diego, Calif. C. H. Wheat, Riverside, Calif. Charles H. Wight, Devon, Pa. Jan Wiley, Catlett, Va. Larry Williams, Palmdale, Calif. Brian Willis, Coatesville, Pa. Penny Wilson, Milton, Fla. Robert W. Wilson, Columbus, Ohio Craig A. Wood, Palm City, Fla. 43

44 American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation IN HONOR Mark Brelsford Guy Haynes, Lebanan. N.H. Dr. Jack L. Goldberg Alan Schneider, Leawood, Kan. IN MEMORY Smokey Ashton John G, Ashton, Keno, Or. Frank Barrile Daniel Gardiner, Upland, Calif. Dean Bonnett James D. Bonnett, Havana, Ill. Judy Cloninger Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Gustave J Cornelis Rams Motorcycle Club, Mansfield Center, Conn. William Deeter Richard L. Watters, Agoura Hills, Calif. Loretta Eaton Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Wayne Fredette Lida Fredette, Tinley Park, Ill. Robert Gleason Jr. John P. Di Lauro, Liverpool, N.Y. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union, Clay, N.Y. Stewart Title Insurance Company, Syracuse, N.Y. Grace H. Hall Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Linda Harris Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Rebecca A. Haun Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Martha L. Holster Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Millie Horky Steven Hawkins, Bend, Or. Carol and Frank Stacy & Family, Cave Creek, Ariz. Halcombe Kendall David F. Irvine, Rathdrum, Idaho John R. Jacobs, Apollo Beach, Fla. United Sidecar Association Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. Leotis Mensink Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. William J. Penschow Denizens of Doom, Gahanna, Ohio Telford Proffer Jr. Richard Fillhard, Vassar, Mich. Eugene Heffelfinger, Vassar, Mich. Tom Hile, Caro, Mich. Larry Leach, Vassar, Mich. Grace Proffer, Vassar, Mich. Toni Proffer, Belpre, Ohio Millicent Pruitt Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Garrett K. Rudy Mark Mummert, Chalfont, Pa. W. T. Stewart, Millsboro, Del. Carl A. Schaeffer Schuylkill County Motorcycle Club, Bethel, Pa. Pete Schmidt Rams Motorcycle Club, Mansfield Center, Conn. Justin Siekmann Steve Mercer, Wheeling, W. Va. Ben Admiral Shoemaker Gwen Shoemaker, Sun City West, Ariz. Henrietta Steiner AMA District 16 Council Inc., Marshfield, Wisc. Robert Confair, Myerstown, Pa. Phyllis Kresge, Saylorsburg, Pa. Charlie Middleton, Lebanon, Pa. William Thomas Jaime E. Faucett, Dayton, Ohio Cheryl A Tompkins Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. Margaret M. Wilson John A. Tibben, Victor, IA Melbourne J. Mike Wilson, Cedar Rapids, IA Pat Yanchak Motor Maids, Inc., Toccoa, Ga. 2014 Acquisitions The following people donated items to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to further its stated mission. Doug Bingham (Hall of Fame Member) Ron Bishop (Hall of Fame Member) Bill Brokaw (Hall of Fame Member) Bobby Delaney Brian Dungan Jon A. Ericson Lenny Gehlhaus Stan Halley Pierre Karsmakers (Hall of Fame Member) Randy Ledesma James Nichol Peter Nye Peter Ponitkoff Tom Sebastian Darrell Sheehan Malcolm Smith (Hall of Fame Member) Rene Staeb Keela Wicker in memory of Wick & Marilyn Wicker 44AMA Business Members Advanstar Communications Adventure Motorcycle Aerostich/RiderWearHouse American Honda Motor Co., Inc. GEICO Powersports Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Harley-Davidson Motor Company Helix Racing Products Corp. Red Roof Inn Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. RoadRUNNER Publishing Saddlemen The following companies and organizations have made a financial commitment as AMA Business Members to support the AMA mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. New members for 2014 represent more than a 25 percent increase over 2013 and are indicated in bold. American Suzuki Motor Corp. Babcox Media dba Motorcycle & Powersports News BikeBandit.com Black Book/National Auto Research BMW of North America Brooks Leather Sportswear Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC Cardo Systems Clymer Publications Cobra Moto LLC Coliant Corporation ColorRite Distributing CST Tires Cycle Gear, Inc. CycleTrader Daytona Motorsports Group (dba AMA Pro Racing) irideamerica.com Jafrum International, Inc. Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA Keihin North America, Inc. KK Motorcycle Supply KLIM, USA KTM North America, Inc. Lonski and Associates LLC Maxxis International--USA Marketplace Events/AIMExpo Mikuni American Corp. Motion Pro Inc. Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Motorcycle Superstore Motorhead Media Motul USA MyLaps Americas Namura Technologies Inc. Sam's Club Schampa Symtec, Inc. Selman & Company Sharkkage Specialized Transportation (Federal) Solo Moto Parts Spot, LLC Star Brite Strider Sports International, Inc. SuperTrapp Industries Symtec, Inc. The Oil Hub Total Parts Distributors Touratech-USA Tucker Rocky Uni Filter Inc. WyoTech Daytona Design Engineering Don Emde Productions Double Take Mirror Ducati North America, Inc. Dynojet Research Inc. EPG Media Group Esurance Foremost Insurance Group GE Capital National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. Pirelli Motorcycle Tires North America Polaris Industries PowerSport Institute PowerTye Manufacturing RCG Logistics Yamaha Motor Corp. YTI Career Institute 

 

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