AMA Saddened by Passing of Hall of Famer

May 12, 2015
Courtesy of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Carroll Resweber was a four-time AMA Grand National Champion and was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.
Carroll Resweber was a four-time AMA Grand National Champion and was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

The American Motorcyclist Association offers its sincere condolences to the friends and family of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Carroll Resweber, who passed away on May 8, 2015, at the age of 79.

Resweber, a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 1998, was a brilliant young racer who won four consecutive AMA Grand National Championships from 1958 to 1961 — a record that stood for four decades.

A true star of motorcycle racing, Resweber demonstrated enormous skill on a range of tracks, including half-miles, miles and road courses. He won 19 AMA nationals in a span of six seasons on a variety of circuits. Resweber’s career was cut short in its prime due to a racing accident in 1962. After his recovery, Resweber returned to work for Harley-Davidson, where he stayed until he retired in 1992.

To read more about Carroll Resweber’s many achievements, see www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=77.

About the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
The goal of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Hall of Fame’s three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering. More information can be found at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.