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Jun 6, 2001

Parkhurst Book Collection Donated To AMA Museum

The following is a press release issued by the AMA:<BR><BR>The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the donation of 114 motorcycling books from the estate of Joe Parkhurst. The books will be housed in the archives of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.<BR><BR>Parkhurst, who died last December at the age of 74, was the founder and original publisher of Cycle World magazine. In recognition of his contributions to motorcycling, Parkhurst is part of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame's 2001 class of enshrinees.<BR><BR>"We're honored that Joe Parkhurst remembered us with this gift," said Mark Mederski, Executive Director of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. "These books are an important addition to our archives -- especially coming from Joe, who gave so much to motorcycling."<BR><BR>The Parkhurst collection spans the spectrum of motorcycling topics--from road riding to racing, from maintenance to vintage machines. It includes<BR>English-language titles published in the United States, Great Britain, and New Zealand, as well as several foreign-language books in French, Italian, and German. Publication dates range from 1947 to 1995.<BR><BR>The 2001 Motorcycle Hall of Fame class will be inducted during ceremonies September 8 at the Museum. The ceremony, and a reception the night before, will be open to the public.<BR>