AHRMA Announces New Leadership
(August 3, 2023, Knoxville, TN) An interim Executive Director and Special Committee Chairman have been appointed to lead the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA)
Daniel May will serve as interim Executive Director and will focus on AHRMA’s Road Racing and Dirt Track programs.
May, who collects, builds, and races vintage motorcycles has been an AHRMA member since 2011. He currently serves as the AHRMA Road Race points keeper and had served on the AHRMA Road Race Planning Committee. He was honored as the 2022 AHRMA Volunteer of the year. May is a retired entrepreneur who held executive-level positions in the computer software financial services industries.
May takes over the AHRMA helm from Craig Grantham who served as Executive Director since December 2021.
Ed Roman, a long-time AHRMA member (member number 425) and competitor who has also served as AHRMA’s Northeast Region Coordinator and event organizer, was appointed as Special Committee Chairman and will focus on AHRMA’s Vintage Motocross, Post Vintage MX, Next Gen MX Observed Trials, and Cross Country programs.
The AHRMA Board of Trustees appointed May and Roman during a special meeting held August 2.
“Both Dan and Ed bring years of successful business acumen and a thorough understanding of the AHRMA culture. Appointing two, experienced volunteer leaders to these key positions will significantly reduce our organizational overhead and position us for sustainability into the future,” said Carl Anderson, Chairman of the AHRMA Board of Trustees. “Daniel and Ed will work collaboratively to increase AHRMA membership and event participation in all of our racing and disciplines.”
Anderson said these leadership changes should not result in any changes to AHRMA’s remaining events during 2023 unless there are factors beyond AHRMA’s control.
“We also want to thank Craig Grantham for the long hours spent putting our accounting systems, policies and operating procedures in order,” Anderson said. “Thanks to his efforts, AHRMA has a solid foundation and a competent staff on which to build for the future.”
Anderson said the AHRMA Board of Trustees is looking forward to working with May and Roman, to provide AHRMA members with the best national vintage motorcycle competition experience possible in the current economically challenging environment.
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to competing on fantastic classic and true vintage machines along with a wide range of modern motorcycles. With over 3,000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.