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Aug 12, 2014

Unofficial AFM 60th Birthday Party Scheduled For August 30 At Sonoma Raceway (Updated)

Buddy Parriott (114), Ron Ellis (9) and AFM President Marty Dickerson (96) trail winner Don Vesco (not shown) while Frank Coughlin (147) gives chase at the Goleta Airport in 1960. From the AFM Bulletin, courtesy of Kevin Smith.


How many motorcycle racing organizations do you know that made it through 60 years? The AFM (American Federation of Motorcyclists) has reached that milestone and though nothing formal has been planned by the AFM, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Announcing The Unofficial AFM 60th Birthday Party: Saturday, August 30 at Sonoma Raceway (aka Sears Point).

We'll have special screenings of the retrospective film from the AFM's first 50 years, renew old friendships and hear all the best bench-racing stories. It's held during a full weekend of AFM racing and there will be lots of on-track action surrounding the party.

Other developments are being planned, so contact Kevin Smith at or watch the blog for updates: