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Tune in to “On The Line With The AMA,” an American Motorcyclist Association-produced podcast featuring AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees and other motorcycle racing greats, industry leaders, innovators and rights advocates. Become an AMA member today. Call (800) AMA-JOIN or join online at
18 Episodes
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.Support the show
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.Support the show
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. Support the show
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.Support the show
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 strong.Support the show
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.Support the show
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 for the fastest woman on a conventional motorcycle at 237.274 mph in 2019, 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.Support the show
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 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.Support the show
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.Support the show
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.Support the show
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. Support the show
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.  Support the show
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, they developed an interest in land-speed racing that quickly grew into a passion. Today Jody 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!Support the show
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!Support the show
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Podcast gives an update on this year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, but it also takes you live to some of the excitement and energy experienced at past events. Don’t miss hearing vintage motorcycle fans sharing their own enthusiasm and stories with hosts Peter and Alexandra terHorst. Tune in!Support the show
Riding on forest trails or across the desert gives us an incredible feeling of freedom. But opponents of off-highway vehicle riding have motorcycling in their crosshairs. Paul Slavik — recipient of the 2021 AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award — and Clif Koontz, the winner of the 2018 AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award, have worked tirelessly on behalf of riders in California and Utah. And their efforts are benefitting riders across the nation. Support the show
John Ulrich is one of only a handful of people to win the AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award and be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame — both of which happened in 2017. His son, Chris, earned the AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award in 2016. The contributions of this father-son duo go far beyond motorcycle road racing championships and include business excellence, journalism and philanthropy. Tune in to hear their story.Support the show
Perry King and Laurette Nicoll are the perennial emcees of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. AMA Life Member King is an actor and director whose career on stage, screen and television spans more than 50 years. Nicoll is a motocross rider and sidecar enthusiast who has reported for AMA Supermoto, Mini Moto SX, Endurocross, the X Games, Formula Drift and Nitro Rallycross during her 18 years in the broadcast industry. In this episode, they reminisce about their many Hall of Fame shows and favorite memories from the dozens of Hall of Fame inductees they have extolled on stage, including Dave Arnold, Wayne Rainey, Don Emler, Kurt Caselli, John Kocinski, Gloria Struck, Tom White, Malcolm Smith, Tommy Hays, Kenny Tolbert and Kenny Roberts.Support the show
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