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Bruce Brown, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Member, Passes

| 12 December 2017 8:55 am
Bruce Brown, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Member, Passes

Bruce Brown, R.I.P. Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, DEC. 10, 2017 Legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown, who produced the classic motorcycling movie On Any Sunday, died Sunday, December 10. He was 80. “Bruce Brown’s influence on motorcycling in the 1970s was profound,” said American Motorcyclist Association president and CEO Rob Dingman. “On Any […]

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Gagne Gets the Call to World Superbike

| 8 December 2017 1:29 pm
Gagne Gets the Call to World Superbike

MotoAmerica Series Courtesy of RoadRace Factory Photos by GeoCrash Photography LOVELAND, CO, DEC. 7, 2017 It is with great enthusiasm (mixed with sadness) that we announce the departure of Jake Gagne from the RoadRace Factory team, as he has been called up to full-time duties with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team. We couldn’t […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend

| 6 December 2017 8:38 am
What’s Happening This Weekend

This Weekend’s Motorcycle Events Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News DEC. 6, 2017 Here are some of the events happening this weekend in California… and beyond! AMA Amateur National Championships on MAVtv The 2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Championships at the Loretta Lynn Ranch will be shown on MAVtv at 10 PT on Saturday, […]

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Mad Mike Cancels Rocket Flight

| 4 December 2017 10:05 am
Mad Mike Cancels Rocket Flight

Rider Update: Mike Hughes Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News File photo courtesy of Sammy Tanner AMBOY, CA, NOV. 25, 2017 Former Speedway racer “Mad Mike” Hughes had to cancel his launch of a self–engineered steam rocket on Saturday, November 5, in Amboy, California. He wanted to reach a height from which he could take photographs […]

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Sid Payne, R.I.P.

| 3 December 2017 9:10 am
Sid Payne, R.I.P.

Sid Payne, R.I.P. Submitted by Ronald Miller Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News NOV. 16, 2017 Sidney Leonard Payne passed away peacefully on November 16 at the age of 84. Payne was born in Oklahoma, but he moved to Bakersfield, California, after graduating from high school. He had a trucking business, which is currently operated by […]

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Todd Millar, R.I.P.

| 21 November 2017 12:05 pm
Todd Millar, R.I.P.

Todd Millar, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News NOV. 14, 2017 Todd Millar passed away recently. He was a great friend to many, and also a meticulous fabricator. He was a regular at the Trailblazer banquets. It is said that annually he would ride his little Bultaco Alpina out Route 66 to Death Valley, where […]

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Mary McGee Honored Again

| 18 November 2017 10:43 am
Mary McGee Honored Again

Rider Update: Mary McGee Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News NOV. 14, 2017 Mary McGee, the first woman with an FIM license, received the 2017 Dirt Illustrated Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the sport of Motocross as a pioneer in women’s motocross. Mary has received a pile of acknowledgments, and all of them have been […]

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Snapshots from the Tom White Celebration of Life

| 17 November 2017 11:46 am
Snapshots from the Tom White Celebration of Life

Tom White Celebration of Life Glen Helen Raceway Story and Photos by Harald Zechner SAN BERNARDINO, CA, NOV. 11, 2017 The Tom White Celebration of Life was remarkable. Held at his favorite track, with motorcycles, fans and friends on a glorious, warm fall morning, it was a celebration he would have been proud of. Those […]

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Broc Glover Receives Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award

| 9 November 2017 8:57 am
Broc Glover Receives Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award

Rider Update: Broc Glover Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News ENGLAND, OCT. 29, 2017 The Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award was recently bestowed on Broc Glover in England, for his many contributions to motocross racing over the course of 40 years, both on and off the track, and both in the United States and internationally. Glover retired […]

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Late Motorcycle Industry Icon Tom White to be Honored at Glen Helen on November 11

| 7 November 2017 1:03 pm
Late Motorcycle Industry Icon Tom White to be Honored at Glen Helen on November 11

Tom White Memorial Ride Day Glen Helen Raceway Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News SAN BERNARDINO, CA, NOV. 5, 2017 Glen Helen Raceway has partnered with the White family to honor motorcycle industry icon Tom White with a memorial ride day and life celebration this Saturday, November 11, 2017. Tom White passed away peacefully in his […]

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Langston Set to Compete at TT Scrambles Take II

| 6 November 2017 10:46 am
Langston Set to Compete at TT Scrambles Take II

TT Scrambles Take II Glen Helen Raceway Submitted by Gary Kortz/ So Cal Maico Courtesy of Tami Greenhill/ TRPro SAN BERNARDINO, CA, NOV. 6, 2017 So Cal Maico is pleased to announce that World MX Champion Grant Langston will ride a 1981 490 Maico provided So Cal Maico at the “TT Scrambles Take II” event […]

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Jack Simmons, R.I.P.

| 6 November 2017 9:31 am
Jack Simmons, R.I.P.

Jack Simmons, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News SPOKANE, WA, OCT. 23, 2017 Sadly, Jack Simmons passed away on October 23, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Simmons had been suffering from multiple myeloma for some time, and a fall put him in the hospital. Jack was Bill Getty’s dear friend and mentor. He taught Bill to […]

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Tom White, Motorcycle Ambassador Extraordinaire, Passes Away at 68

| 4 November 2017 1:35 pm
Tom White, Motorcycle Ambassador Extraordinaire, Passes Away at 68

Tom White, R.I.P. Courtesy of American Flat Track Photo by Brian J. Nelson/American Flat Track VILLA PARK, CA, NOV. 2, 2017 The motorcycling world lost a leading light and a great man when legendary racer, businessman, AMA Hall of Famer and philanthropist Tom White succumbed to cancer at his Villa Park, California, home on November […]

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Motorcycle Industry Icon Tom White Passes Away at 68

| 4 November 2017 1:33 pm
Motorcycle Industry Icon Tom White Passes Away at 68

Tom White, R.I.P. Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News Photo by Mitch Friedman VILLA PARK, CA, NOV. 2, 2017 Tom White, famed motorcycle racer, business owner, philanthropist and historian, has passed away after a courageous battle against cancer. He was 68. Tom was raised near the ocean in Huntington Beach, California, where he grew up surfing […]

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AMA Mourns the Passing of Motorcycling Icon Tom White

| 3 November 2017 4:42 pm
AMA Mourns the Passing of Motorcycling Icon Tom White

Tom White, R.I.P. Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association VILLA PARK, CA, NOV. 2, 2017 Tom White, a motorcycle racer, philanthropist, historian, and the co-founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties, succumbed to cancer on Thursday, November 2, at his home. “Tom White was one of the great people in motorcycling,” said Rob Dingman, president and […]

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Gene Wilson, R.I.P.

| 3 November 2017 1:46 pm
Gene Wilson, R.I.P.

Gene Wilson, R.I.P. Submitted by Gary Bryson Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News OCT. 29, 2017 Gene Wilson, a longtime Trailblazer from the Northwest, passed away recently. Wilson was part of the old Johnson Motors Triumph sales team, working under sales manager Don Brown. He was hired in 1962. Other salesmen who worked for Brown included […]

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