AMA Hall of Famer Margaret WilsonThe American Motorcyclist Association expresses its condolences to the friends and family of Margaret M. Wilson, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and longtime patron of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Mrs. Wilson passed away July 23 after a short illness. She was 98.
“Margaret Wilson was not just a role model for women motorcyclists, but all motorcyclists, setting an immeasurable example of dedication, grace, humility and generosity,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.“On behalf of AMA staff, our members and the boards of directors of the AMA and American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, I express our deepest condolences to her family and friends, and particularly her husband, Mike Wilson, who along with Margaret has provided unequaled support to the Hall of Fame, where their contributions and accomplishments will live on in perpetuity.”Mrs. Wilson was among the first of a generation of female motorcyclists in post-World War II America who took up the sport and began changing the image of motorcycling as the exclusive domain of men. Her many accomplishments include becoming a Golden Life Member of the Motor Maids, being voted America’s Most Popular and Typical Girl Rider for 1958, and logging more than half-a-million miles riding throughout the United States and Canada.Along with Mike, Margaret ran Wilson’s Motorcycle Sales of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the couple was instrumental in helping establish the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 28, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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Hello and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!