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AMA Chief Rob Dingman article in Associations Now magazine

April 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on AMA Chief Rob Dingman article in Associations Now magazine · Profiles in Riding

A couple of months ago I was interviewed by Associations Now magazine for an article on AMA CEO Rob Dingman. The author did a good job. The article is on the challenges and problems Dingman has faced, and is facing, remaking the U.S.’ largest motorcycle rider association. I want to thank the author, Kim Fernandez, […]

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The survey of vintage riders on the AMA is now officially closed

January 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on The survey of vintage riders on the AMA is now officially closed · Politics of Riding, Vintage

The 2008 Vintage Dirt Bike Survey on the AMA is now closed. We exceeded our goal of 150 respondents last week. We have taken the survey offline and are now analyzing the results. Prize winners will be notified shortly and results will be posted as soon as possible. It may be a couple of weeks, […]

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How do you feel abut the AMA – vintage rider survey

December 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on How do you feel abut the AMA – vintage rider survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Last night I got an email from Tony Wenck, producer of Pit Pass Radio, to let me know they’re interviewing AMA CEO Rob Dingman on tomorrow night’s show. Tony asked if I had any questions I wanted him to ask. It’s short notice, but one of the things I want to do is gauge the […]

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More thoughtless government intervention

December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on More thoughtless government intervention · Politics of Riding

Here’s your government at work, again. This time the morons in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative — the bureaucratic jackasses responsible for trying to globally mandate ridiculous, user-hostile, US Copyright laws written for the benefit of Disney and Hollywood — are trying to use small- and mid-displacement European motorcycles as a bargaining chip […]

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2008 AMA Congress remains ineffectual

November 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on 2008 AMA Congress remains ineffectual · Industry, Politics of Riding

There is a very disturbing letter in the upcoming (November 26, 2008, Issue #47) edition of Cycle News from AMA member Jerry Fouts. Jerry is the ATV Congressman for District 36 and attended the 2008 Congress. I have long wondered just how effective the AMA Congress really is at effecting change in the organization. Here’s […]

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AMA approves sale to Daytona Motorsports Group

July 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on AMA approves sale to Daytona Motorsports Group · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

Here’s the press release from the AMA regarding final approval of the Pro Racing/DMG deal. I’m sure the road race community is up in arms over this, and I feel for them. The changes underway there have created a lot of friction with the riders, factories, and race track owners. There’s a lot of bluster […]

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Will the AMA become AAA?

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Will the AMA become AAA? · Politics of Riding

AMA President Rob Dingman continues to emphasize that the AMA needs to be a better member services organization, providing better benefits to members. This has been a consistent theme in every interview Dingman has held over the past year. That worries me. While Dingman is always careful to mention that the AMA needs to protect the […]

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Dingman and Edmondson interviewed by SpeedTV

March 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dingman and Edmondson interviewed by SpeedTV · Events, Industry, Politics of Riding

From Mike Kincaid of Rampant Racing comes this link to two video interviews over at SPEED. There is a 4 1/2-minute interview with Rob Dingman, AMA president, and a much more informative 10-minute interview with Roger Edmondson of the Daytona Motorsports Group. If you are concerned about the future of American motorcycle racing I think […]

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Its official – AMA selects Daytona Motorsports Group for Pro Racing

March 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Industry, Politics of Riding

It’s official, the AMA is selling virtually all the Pro Racing properties (everything but SuperCross and ArenaCross) to the the Daytona investment group led by Jim France of NASCAR and ISC, and Roger Edmondson, President of the Grand American Road Race Series. Here is a video of the Daytona press conference and here is a […]

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What happened to the AMA road racing sale

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on What happened to the AMA road racing sale · Politics of Riding

No news today on the supposed sale of AMA Pro Racing Road Race properties to the Daytona-based investment group. I checked both Cycle News and the AMA website for info and got nada.

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