AAMRR

Association of American Motorcycle Road Racers

Info from Fred Otto

AAMRR was founded by  Lou Otto along with Fred Otto, Marti Otto Whaley, and Walter von Shonenfeld in the early 1960's

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Lou, Marti, Fred

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AAMRR patch

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1962 New York Coliseum Motorcycle Show -
Fred Otto & Shelly Berman on right
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Fred Otto at Mosport
September 1964
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1966 competition card
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1965 AAMRR card

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1963 AAMRR active & associate member cards

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1962 membership card
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Fred Otto's AAMRR
business card (1965)

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AAMRR application
(thanks to Alex Heggie)

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Purcell, Al Golden, George Mettler

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8/24/63 news article
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4/11/64 news article

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4/14/64 news article

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9/20/63 news article
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Olympic Riders M/C Club card

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1968 CMA card

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AMA membership card

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Pan American Racing card

Check it out - A video of AAMRR racing at Vineland in 1964

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeyd8POK9Is


Steve Telder 1986
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Info from Jack Holloway:

I was acquainted with Lou and Walter during the time I was a Jersey City newspaper reporter in 1963, and was occasionally pressed into service as the pit steward for races at Vineland. One of my biggest thrills was riding on Maurice Candy's sidecar for a lap or two around that track.

The major attraction offered by the AAMRR was the inch-per-inch class designations, pitting same-size engines against each other rather than forcing 30-inchers to race against 45-inchers.

We also managed to make sure that each heat headed out onto the track toward the starting line just as the previous heat was heading into the pits (part of my job was to see that it happened that way.) That lack of long delays between heats was for the benefit of the audience, and they sure appreciated it.

My own motorcycle (a 1960 Bonneville) was in Joe Rocket's shop down in Pennsylvania and I did not have enough money to get it out, so I was probably the only person actually involved in the races who did not have his own bike to ride!

Photos and Info from June Smith-Williams

"Hi; I am at work and it's a slow day so I did a search of AAMRR. I was so pleased to find your site! I was a score keeper and did registration for AAMRR from around 1969-74 or 75. My friend Mary Menard and I would get the bikes lined up for each race and write their numbers down as they zoomed past us. We'd figure the results. We had a wonderful time. I was truly a road racing groupie back in the day. I was a high school art teacher in the early 70's and had lots of boy students into dirt bikes. I would bring in pictures of the races and the kids couldn't believe such bikes existed. I am so pleased to see the beautiful bikes on the road now...my step-son is riding a very nice Yamaha "Crotch Rocket". It is great to see so many ladies driving bikes now too. In my motor cycle racing days the only lady I saw race was Carter Aslop (I think that was her name) and she was good. Some names I remember; Davis Nees, Jim Walsh, Jan Jolles. I have some photos I have saved. Again, you made my day.
June Smith-Williams
June Smith from Kutztown, Pa. in the late 60's and Towanda, Pa. in the early 70's."

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VIR 1972? - Harlan Hadley, Skip Cunningham, John Powell, Kim Brotten, Jeff Wright, Carson Gilley, David Nees, Charlie Wheeler

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David Nees

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Mary Menard in the pits with her little guy Richard Lee Chambers

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David Nees with his arm in a sling and his smashed bike.  The lady he is talking to took photos of the guys racing…she did a nice job!  Mary Gothe?
Probably around 1972

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A very nice photo of David Nees racing.  The lady photographer in the prior photo took this.  I did a painting of it for David….date again is around 1972, I think

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Richard Chambers, David Nees

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Richard Chambers walking through the pits with Burns Moore.  Burns lived in Kutztown, Pa. where Mary Menard and I were going to college.  We saw his bike on a trailer one day as he was getting ready to go to a race somewhere and we had to stop and ask….we had never seen such a bike.  He explained it all to us and we went to a race to check it all out not long afterwards.  That was in 1969 or 70….we were hooked.

Peter Maggio writes "Burns Moore lives in Easton & Richard works with the AMA and is married to Ave Gudelski's widow, Laura"

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Cold week-end on Montauk Point.  Probably around 1972.  L to R is Patty Phelan, Mary Chambers, June Smith, and Cookie Brown.

Peter Maggio writes "Cookie Brown was a part of the Northern Virginia crowd (Hall and Harlen) drove a BMW bike and always had good chicken. She never missed a race."

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Summit Point - John Powell, Hall Hadley
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Summit Point
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Mosport 1973
Info from Jim Allen:
#74 – “Mouse” McPherson (Hamilton, Ont) 
#100 – Jim Allen (Me!) 
#52 – Kurt Leibman (New Jersey) 
#4 – Mandy Radbord (Montreal)

Photos from Bill and Phyllis Bauer

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AAMRR Newsletters, Results, & Photos - thanks to Martin Violette

May 3 1970 Summit Point
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May 3 1970 Summit Point Entry List
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May 3 1970 Summit Point Entry List
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May 3 1970 Summit Point Entry List
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May 3 1970 Summit Point Results
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May 3 1970 Summit Point Results
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photos from Martin Violette

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June 6-7, 1970 Summit Point
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Newsletter 5-1-70011.jpg (2857078 bytes) June 6-7, 1970 Summit Point Results
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July 4-5, 1970 Nelson Ledges (Steel Cities)
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Results
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July 25-26, 1970 Bridgehampton
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July 25-26, 1970 Bridgehampton Entry List
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July 25-26, 1970 Bridgehampton Entry List
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July 25-26, 1970 Bridgehampton Results
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photos from Martin Violette
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August 8-9, 1970 Summit Point
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August 8-9, 1970 Summit Point
Cycle News - 9/8/70
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October 3-4, 1970 Summit Point
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November 1970 newsletter

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June 19-20, 1971 Summit Point Results
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Results
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