Bench racing, storytelling and more from America’s top motorcyclists
Tune in to “On The Line With The AMA,” a podcast featuring AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees and other motorcycle racing greats, industry innovators and rights advocates.
Episode 14, May 24, 2021
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer David Hough and Aerostich Founder Andy Goldfine
Motojournalist, author and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer David Hough, and Andy Goldfine, the founder of Aerostich RiderWear, Ride to Work Day, and the recipient of the 2013 AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award, have a decidedly practical approach to motorcycling. But like all motorcyclists, their passion for riding runs deep. Tune in to hear their stories!
Episode 13, April 27, 2021
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Dave Perewitz and land-speed record holder Jody Perewitz
Inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2003, Dave Perewitz has been creating world-class custom American V-twins since the 1970s. Jody Perewitz, Dave’s daughter, grew up in the business and her life revolves around American-made street bikes.
A decade ago, she and Dave developed an interest in land-speed racing that quickly grew into a passion. Today she holds 16 AMA land speed records, all on American motorcycles. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg of their story, which begins in the 1960s. Tune in to hear the rest of the story!
Episode 12, March 11, 2021
2019 AFT Production Twins Champion Cory Texter and winningest Singles rider in AFT history Shayna Texter-Bauman
Professional flat trackers Cory Texter and Shayna Texter-Bauman, the brother-sister duo from Willow Street, Penn., are fixtures on the American Flat Track circuit.
Cory was the 2019 AFT Production Twins Champion, and finished runner-up in 2020. Shayna was the first female to win an AFT National, which she did in spectacular style in Knoxville, Tenn., in 2011, and she’s currently the winningest rider in AFT Singles history.
Tune in as brother and sister chat about racing flat track, the influence of their father, their plans for 2021 and more.
Episode 11, Feb. 10, 2021
2019 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Award winner Hayley Bell and 2019 Friend of the AMA Award winner Liza Miller
Hayley Bell is the founder of the Women Riders World Relay and recipient of the 2019 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Award. Liza Miller is the founder of one of the nation’s first community motorcycle cooperatives, the Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz, and creator of the “Motorcycles & Misfits” podcast. She received a Friend of the AMA Award in 2019. These pioneering motorcyclists talk about the WRWR and their future adventures. Click here.
Episode 10, Jan. 5, 2021
AMA Government Relations Department Staff
Listen in as the AMA Government Relations Department staff—Director Mike Sayre, Western States Representative Nick Haris, Government Relations Manager, On-Highway Tiffany Cipoletti and Government Relations Manager, Off-Highway Peter Stockus—weigh in on motorcycle-related legislation and regulation in 2020 and what we can expect at the federal, state and local levels in 2021. Click here.
Episode 9, Dec. 1, 2020
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Peter Starr and Scot Harden
Peter Starr is a celebrated filmmaker and motorcycling ombudsman who is widely known as the producer and director of the iconic movie, “Take it to the Limit,” which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. Scot Harden is a multi-time desert racing champion and three-time ISDE medalist who later became an industry leader. In this episode, Peter and Scot reminisce about what inspired them to race motorcycles, pursue their careers and advocate for the future of motorcycling. Click here.
Episode 8, Nov. 9, 2020
AMA Board Chair Maggie McNally and 2019 AMA Bessie Stringfield Award winner Genevieve Schmitt
AMA Life Member Maggie McNally was the first woman to chair the American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors. Print and television journalist Genevieve Schmitt founded womenridersnow.com and earned the 2019 AMA Bessie Stringfield Award for her pioneering work in the emerging women’s market. Listen in as they talk about their early riding years and the impact of women in the motorcycling community. Click here.
Episode 7, Oct. 26, 2020
Hall of Famer Larry Coleman and 2014 AMA Female Athlete of the Year Erin Sills
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Larry Coleman is America’s most successful sidecar road racer and the holder of several land-speed records. Erin Sills set the world record in 2019 for the fastest woman on a conventional motorcycle at 237.274 mph, and the multi-time record holder was named the AMA Female Athlete of the Year in 2014. Both have achieved greatness, but there is so much more to their stories. Click here.
Episode 6, Sept. 14, 2020
Director of International Competition Bill Cumbow and AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier
Earlier this year, an unprecedented crisis shook the world when the coronavirus outbreak left millions ill and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands. Life, as we knew it, suddenly ground to a halt and the impact on the world of amateur and professional motorcycle racing was immediate and profound. Hundreds of events were quickly postponed or canceled. Bill Cumbow, AMA director of international competition, and AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier were at ground zero when racing stopped. Listen to the untold story of how the racing community responded and saved the 2020 season. Click here.
Episode 5, July 27, 2020
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Mona Ehnes and her son, AMA Board Chair Russ Ehnes
In the 1960s, Hall of Famer Mona Ehnes and her family enjoyed off-road riding in the Montana mountains often. When controversial legislation was introduced to close trails and restrict riding opportunities, she got involved. Mona’s son, Russ, has been a motorcycling rights advocate all of his life. Today, he is chair of the AMA Board of Directors. Fighting to preserve access to public lands is a job that requires long days and gets little publicity but when motorcycling in your blood, the call to act is h3. Click here.
Episode 4, July 9, 2020
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Debbie Evans and Gary Davis
For decades, Debbie Evans and Gary Davis have wowed movie and television audiences as professional stunt riders. Their names may not be household words like the stars they stood in for, but their credits include numerous box-office blockbusters and popular television shows. Click here.
Episode 3, June 3, 2020
AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman and Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council
In this episode we talk with AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman and Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council. In addition to leading the dominant nonprofits in American motorcycling, these men direct important affiliate organizations, including the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Click here.
Episode 2, May 6, 2020
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Dick Burleson and Gunnar Lindstrom
Gunnar Lindstrom is a Swedish-born rider best known for ushering in the sport of motocross in America. Dick Burleson is revered for his eight consecutive AMA National Enduro Championships and eight consecutive ISDT gold medals. Click here.
Episode 1, April 15, 2020
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Gary Mathers and Rob Muzzy
Gary Mathers is best known for his successful career at the helm of American Honda’s racing efforts. Rob Muzzy’s name is synonymous with numerous Kawasaki championships. For many years, the two men worked together before managing opposing teams. Click here.
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