AMA 100 Year Feature Story

May 2024 Feature 

On the heels of World War II’s conclusion in the mid 1940s, the United States experienced a surge in the 1950s. Despite the Korean and Cold wars, Baby Boomers and a booming economy set the stage for massive motorcycle industry growth. Handling bigger events, more racing, the increasingly sticky PR battle and burgeoning government-relations efforts, the AMA was busier than ever. Read all about the many happenings of the 1950s and how both the AMA and motorcycling navigated the decade.