AMA Hall of Famer Vaughn LeRoy Beals, Jr., the man credited with leading the effort to save Harley-Davidson in the early 1980s, died August 19 in Gig Harbor, Washington at the age of 90.
Beals was also a big supporter of Erik Buell and the Buell Motorcycle Company.
“Vaughn was the guy that agreed with me to help Erik Buell per my request,” long-time motorcycle dealer Devin Battley wrote in an email to Roadracingworld.com. “Truly the guy who saved H-D at that time. My favorite of all the CEOs I have known.”
Read Beals’ official obituary here: https://www.havenrest.com/notices/Vaughn-BealsJr
Read about Beals’ life and death in a Bloomberg article here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-23…
Read Beals’ AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame biography here: http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail….