by Richard Backus
The mess created by the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame over its nomination and subsequent about-face concerning the induction of Nobby Clark in the Hall of Fame keeps growing. Noted motojournalist and Hall of Famer Dave Despain has returned his HoF medal in protest, as has Hall of Famer legend Dick Mann. Hall of Fame committee member Charles Falco sent us the following email expressing his concern over the affair and his interpretation of matters. Charles Falco’s email follows:
by Richard Backus
More than a few people have been watching the unfolding drama as the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced the impending induction into the Hall of Fame of Derek “Nobby” Clark, race mechanic to stars like Mike Hailwood, Jim Redman and Giacomo Agostini, then inexplicably reversed course weeks later, announcing Clark’s removal from consideration. Among the strong voices demanding an explanation are former AMA president Ed Youngblood and Hall of Fame committee member Charles Falco.
A 1920s Rush motorcycle on display with other classic bikes at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
Steve McQueen’s talent at the wheel of an automobile or aboard a motorcycle expanded his acting career and, eventually, gave him the power to influence movie scripts.
A 1934 Gnome et Rhône Model M-1 on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
Alan Cathcart rides Sammy Miller’s iconic Husqvarna 500 V-twin racer
A 1925 Czech Böhmerland at the Barber vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
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