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Robert Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative, AMA Demands Immediate Action on Proposed Tariff

| 12 May 2017 5:10 pm
Robert Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative, AMA Demands Immediate Action on Proposed Tariff

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, MAY 11, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association took immediate action upon the Senate confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, sending Lighthizer a letter demanding he remove European motorcycles from a tariff proposal related to U.S. beef exports. The AMA also called […]

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Desert Racers Reunion a Success

| 5 May 2017 1:24 pm
Desert Racers Reunion a Success

Fifth Annual Desert Racers Reunion Goat’s Sky Ranch By Bryon Farnsworth Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News RANDSBURG, CA, APR. 29, 2017 Goat Breker hosted the fifth annual Desert Racers Reunion at his hotel in Randsburg, California, on Saturday, April 29. There were about 40 past and present legends of District 37 Desert Racing and Baja […]

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AMA Supports National Historic Vehicle Register Act

| 5 May 2017 11:27 am
AMA Supports National Historic Vehicle Register Act

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, MAY 4, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association supports a federal bill that would create a national register to preserve the records of historic vehicles, including motorcycles, that have made a significant impact on U.S. history and culture. The National Historic Vehicle Register Act […]

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Dalton Gauthier Disqualified and Suspended

| 5 May 2017 10:46 am
Dalton Gauthier Disqualified and Suspended

AFT American Flat Track Series Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News APR. 28, 2017 Dalton Gauthier, winner of the first three AFT Singles races in the American Flat Track Series, has been disqualified and suspended for substance abuse. He acknowledges his use of marijuana and apologizes for breaking the rules.  

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Department of the Interior and Recreation Industry Representatives Meet on Improving Visitor Access to Public Lands and Waters

| 25 April 2017 5:13 pm
Department of the Interior and Recreation Industry Representatives Meet on Improving Visitor Access to Public Lands and Waters

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of the MIC Media Relations IRVINE, CA, APR. 24, 2017 Senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service met with representatives of the outdoor recreation industry on Monday, April 24, 2017, to discuss ways to give more people access to active, healthful fun on America’s […]

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Former World Champion Gollob in Induced Coma After Crash

| 24 April 2017 1:21 pm
Former World Champion Gollob in Induced Coma After Crash

Rider Update: Tomasz Gollob From the Associated Press WARSAW, POLAND, APR. 24, 2017 A hospital doctor says that 2010 World Speedway Champion Tomasz Gollob is in an induced coma after injuring his spinal cord in an accident while training in Poland. Cezary Rybacki, of the hospital in Bygdoszcz in northern Poland where Gollob underwent surgery […]

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MIC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership for Powersports Trade Association

| 19 April 2017 12:40 pm
MIC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership for Powersports Trade Association

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of MIC Media Relations IRVINE, CA, APR. 19, 2017 The Motorcycle Industry Council board of directors elected a new chair, vice chair and secretary-treasurer to help guide the industry as it looks to strengthen market expansion efforts. The board also approved a process to refine the industry’s strategic plan during […]

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AMA Thanks Senators Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for Forming Motorcycle Caucus

| 4 April 2017 1:37 pm
AMA Thanks Senators Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for Forming Motorcycle Caucus

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, APR. 4, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association extends its appreciation to U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for establishing the first Senate Motorcycle Caucus. Ernst (R-Iowa) and Peters (D-Mich.) – both lifelong motorcyclists – will serve as co-chairs of the caucus, which […]

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Decision of the Race Director of the St. Louis Supercross

| 4 April 2017 10:29 am
Decision of the Race Director of the St. Louis Supercross

AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Round 13: The Dome at America’s Center Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association File photo courtesy of Feld Motor Sports ST. LOUIS, MO, APR. 3, 2017 On April 1, 2017, during the 450SX main event, while being lapped by the second-place rider, 16th-place rider Chad Reed, rider number 22, failed […]

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AMA Honors U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar

| 28 March 2017 12:45 pm
AMA Honors U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association WASHINGTON, DC, MAR. 24, 2017 Arizona Congressman Paul A. Gosar has earned the AMA Hero Award, presented by the American Motorcyclist Association for his support of motorcyclists’ rights and issues of importance to motorcycling. The award was presented today at the Washington, DC, office of […]

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Defending Champion Barnes Wins Daytona 200 Pole

| 17 March 2017 6:21 pm
Defending Champion Barnes Wins Daytona 200 Pole

Daytona 200 Qualifying: Daytona International Speedway Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, FL, MAR. 17, 2017 Defending champion Michael Barnes won the pole position for the Daytona 200 on Friday at Daytona International Speedway, with a fast lap of one minute and 49.487 seconds (at 115.411 mph) on a Yamaha 600 during the third […]

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AMA Calls Motorcycle Tariff “Cynical Approach to Trade Policy”

| 9 March 2017 9:28 am
AMA Calls Motorcycle Tariff “Cynical Approach to Trade Policy”

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, MAR. 8, 2017 Including motorcycles in a trade dispute over U.S.-raised beef products reflects “a cynical approach to trade policy to look for the largest grassroots reaction you can find to pressure European governments,” the American Motorcyclist Association told a federal agency. “This […]

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San Diego Area Fires Destroy Shop, Clubhouse and Bikes

| 22 February 2017 3:40 pm
San Diego Area Fires Destroy Shop, Clubhouse and Bikes

San Diego Area Fires Moto Forza and Boozefighters Motorcycle Clubhouse Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News ESCONDIDO and SAN DIEGO, CA, FEB. 11 and 13, 2017 The Moto Forza dealership in Escondido, California, was destroyed by fire on Saturday night, February 11. (To read more about it, please go to http://www.rfoxnews.com/auto/2017/02/13/fire-destroys-hundreds-motorcycles-at-dealership.html.) Then, on Monday, February 13, […]

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AMA CEO Testifies Against Proposed Motorcycle Tariff

| 15 February 2017 4:41 pm
AMA CEO Testifies Against Proposed Motorcycle Tariff

Legal Issues: Proposed Tariff on European Motorcycles Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association WASHINGTON, DC, FEB. 15, 2017 A proposed 100-percent tariff on European motorcycles would harm U.S. consumers by pricing affected models beyond the reach of American families, American Motorcyclist Association president and CEO Rob Dingman told a federal trade committee today. Dingman said […]

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AMA CEO to Testify Against Motorcycle Tariff

| 8 February 2017 3:24 pm
AMA CEO to Testify Against Motorcycle Tariff

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the AMA PICKERINGTON, OH, FEB. 8, 2017 American Motorcyclist Association president and CEO Rob Dingman will testify on Wednesday, February 15, against a 100-percent tariff on some European motorcycles that has been proposed by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. “We object to this proposed tariff because it […]

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Proposed Federal Guidelines for Visual-Manual Distractions

| 30 January 2017 11:12 am
Proposed Federal Guidelines for Visual-Manual Distractions

Legal Issues Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News JAN. 30, 2017 The NHTSA wants your comments about portable and after-market devices that distract motorists. If you have any opinions on this issue, please express them by February 3 at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/05/2016-29051/visual-manual-nhtsa-driver-distraction. This information has been requested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of […]

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