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Broc Glover Named Grand Marshal of 2024 AMA Classic Bike Days

The following press release is from the American Motorcyclist Association: PICKERINGTON, Ohio — This year’s Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Yamaha will double as the AMA’s centennial celebration, running July 26-28 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, and who better to ring in the festivities than the “Golden Boy” of

Broc Glover Named Grand Marshal of 2024 AMA Classic Bike Days

The next press launch is from the American Motorcyclist Affiliation:

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — This 12 months’s Permco AMA Classic Bike Days introduced by Yamaha will double because the AMA’s centennial celebration, working July 26-28 on the Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course in Lexington, Ohio, and who higher to ring within the festivities than the “Golden Boy” of the golden years {of professional} motocross?

As Yamaha may also have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the fabled YZ250 at VMD, six-time AMA motocross nationwide champion, Yamaha legend, and AMA Bike Corridor of Famer Broc Glover will function the occasion’s Grand Marshal, engraining himself in a three-day lengthy celebration of all issues classic motorcycling.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to this 12 months’s AMA Classic Bike Days at Mid-Ohio,” Glover mentioned. “Sadly, I’ve by no means been to VMD, however it’s been on my bucket record for years. I hear it’s fairly an occasion, however this 12 months looks like it will likely be much more spectacular, with the AMA’s a centesimal and Yamaha’s fiftieth for the YZ being celebrated. It’s a large honor to be named Grand Marshal for such a particular occasion. I stay up for taking within the sights and sounds that classic motorcycling presents, and spending time with among the most loyal fans on the planet.”

A local of San Diego, Glover’s motorcycling journey started when he was solely 9 years outdated, and skilled a serious upshift when he started racing at age 13. Though monetary hardship hindered his early racing efforts, Glover was clearly a standout competitor, and made the leap to the professional ranks when he was simply 16.

After his promising rookie marketing campaign, Glover signed an expert contract with Yamaha in 1977 and remained with the model for the remainder of his illustrious racing profession. In his first three seasons with the marque, Glover raced to a trio of AMA 125cc Motocross Nationwide Championships and have become the primary racer to win three consecutive titles within the class. Throughout that run, Glover additionally notched a win on the 125cc U.S. Grand Prix on the outdated Mid-Ohio Moto Park venue in Lexington, Ohio…only a few miles from Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course, the place VMD takes place every year.

Glover moved to the 500cc class in 1981 and didn’t skip a beat, successful three extra titles in 1981, 1983 and 1985. Glover retired in 1989 and completed his profession with a shocking 50 AMA Nationwide Motocross wins.

Broc Glover is a champion in each sense of the phrase, each on and off the racetrack,” AMA Editorial Director Mitch Boehm mentioned, “however particularly so when it comes to his lengthy affiliation with Yamaha, which is able to have a good time its legendary YZ250 mannequin at VMD. And so we’re tremendous excited to welcome him as Grand Marshal for this 12 months’s VMD celebration. With Yamaha as presenting sponsor, and the YZ250’s fiftieth and the AMA’s a centesimal each being celebrated, this 12 months’s VMD is certainly going to be one for the ages.”

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At VMD, Glover will likely be readily available to signal autographs, converse to fans on the AMA Soundstage, take part within the Lap for Historical past on the monitor at Mid-Ohio every day, and rather more. Yamaha may also be on-site with historic bikes and demo rides, whereas Glover will likely be joined by a number of different racing champions that rode for the historic marque.

Permco AMA Classic Bike Days introduced by Yamaha is quick approaching and is primed to be one more very particular occasion. With North America’s largest motorbike swap meet, bike reveals, AMA Corridor of Fame reveals, vendor shows and racing in a number of disciplines, there’s one thing for everybody at VMD.

To buy tickets and keep updated on the newest VMD data, go to https://vintagemotorcycledays.com/. Be certain that to enroll in the VMD Newsletter and comply with our Facebook and Instagram pages.

For extra data, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

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