[quote="Bill163":1fqx72hf]Andymoto,Don't let Dick Mann,Jeff Smith or any other AHRMA controlling regulars get you down on vintage one day they will be gone and for the better.They run ahrma like they own it and they are responsible for bankrupting it. Dick Mann is one hell of a grouch if you don't agree with him he's just concerned with his era and legacy.Believe me after 18 yrs of dealing with them it wears on you but Im in for the long haul.
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That was my impression after that first experience in '89. Naw, I'm a lifer for vintage and PV, more so since Plymouth race is for sure. Yeah, how could you mess up and bankrupt an association of basically old time racers is beyond me; heck Mann and Smith had legendary riding careers and now in a way there tarnished....by the way they've been running AHRMA alright...BS, bankruptcy and confusion amass....and that's what legends are made of....
Keeping those legendary bikes alive, making some great tracks(don't let Mann lay out a track) and just having plain fun for us riders and former riders that stay in touch with the sport; we got sooo much wealth as far as "bench racing" stories and history. And Dick, Jeff and the bunch aren't the only wealth or legends left....Go to a V/PV National and you can see many of the "real legends" of the sport.
Mann and Smith aren't the only legends left......prima dona's they are not. I'd trade one Brad Lackey or Jammin' Jimmy Weinert for both of them. Even my best bud, who keeps me in touch with the sport could run AHRMA waay better and I'm sure you could as well.
How can you mess up the best periods in motorcycle history???
I may be stupid, an idiot at times, but how do you mess up a potentially good thing?
I'm a dirt biker for life, whether racing, riding or spectating...Mann/Smith and those in the hiearchy can't "bankrupt" my great memories...