'WILLIE G.' & 'SPRINGER' NAMED GRAND MARSHALS OF AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS

2007-03-01 04:58
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has
announced that Willie G. Davidson and Jay Springsteen will be honored as
the "Grand Marshals" of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2007, to be held
July 27-29 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Known to millions worldwide simply as "Willie G.," Davidson is
celebrated for shaking up the design department at Harley-Davidson Motor
Company with new and innovative ideas that helped usher in a new era for
the Milwaukee-based company. The grandson of William A. Davidson, one of
the company's original founders, Willie G. was part of the group of
employees that bought the company back from AMF and helped guide it to
prosperity during the 1980s. He was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of
Fame in 1999.

Springsteen is considered one of the best AMA Grand National flat-track
racers of all time, and over the years the Harley-Davidson rider became
the series' most beloved competitor. Bursting onto the scene in 1975 as
AMA Rookie of the Year, "Springer" went on to win three consecutive AMA
Grand National Championships starting in 1976. In 1982 he became the
first to reach 30 AMA Grand National wins, ultimately earning 43 wins
over the longest racing career in series history. He was inducted into
the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2003.

The Harley-Davidson Sportster will be the "Featured Marque" at AMA
Vintage Motorcycle Days 2007. Introduced as the XL in 1957, the
Sportster celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This landmark line
of motorcycles, like Willie G. and Springer, has become an indisputable
icon in American motorcycling and has had a significant impact on
American culture.

In addition to the XL, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2007 will honor the
Sportster's earlier siblings, including the K, KK, KH, KHK, KR and XR
models. Owners of these motorcycles are invited to bring their machines
to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2007 for display in the Sportster Corral.
A select group of early and significant examples will be chosen for a
special Marque of the Year display. For more information, contact Will
Stoner at wstoner@ama-cycle.org or 614-856-1900 ext. 1227.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2007, which will benefit the Motorcycle Hall
of Fame Museum, will include exhibits of classic motorcycles and
memorabilia, the all-brands AMA Swapmeet, bike shows, a full slate of
vintage racing, and other features to be announced in the coming months.

As in previous years, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will kick off a
ten-day celebration of motorcycling at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course,
concluding with the AMA Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop
Tire the following weekend, August 3-5.

For the latest news about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2007, visit
www.AMADirectlink.com or call 1-800-AMA-JOIN. For tickets and more
information about Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, visit www.midohio.com or
call 1-800-MID-OHIO.

Source: The American Motorcyclist Association

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