PowerSports Business

October 2, 2017

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NEWS 4 • October 2, 2017 • Powersports Business www.PowersportsBusiness.com www.powersportsbusiness.com Editorial and Sales: 763.383.4400 Subscriber Service: 847.513.6025 EDITOR IN CHIEF: Dave McMahon 763/383-4411 (dmcmahon@powersportsbusiness.com) SENIOR EDITOR: Liz Keener 763/383-4413 (lkeener@powersportsbusiness.com) ASSISTANT EDITOR: Kate Swanson 763/383-4412 (kswanson@powersportsbusiness.com) MANAGING ART DIRECTOR: Dodi Vessels ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR: Nicole Siewert PRODUCTION ARTIST: Kelsey Houle PRODUCTION MANAGER: Angela Schmieg PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Cherri Perschmann NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Allison Gruhn 763/383-4467 (agruhn@powersportsbusiness.com) NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Mark Rosacker 763/383-4433 (mrosacker@powersportsbusiness.com) NATIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE Michael Kula 763/383-4440 (mkula@powersportsbusiness.com) CEO: Marion Minor SR. VICE PRESIDENT/FINANCE & OPERATIONS: Gerald Winkel SR. VICE PRESIDENT/MARKET DEVELOPMENT: Joanne Juda-Prainito VICE PRESIDENT, POWERSPORTS: David J. Voll SALES OPERATIONS MANAGER: Bernadette Wohlman CONTRIBUTOR: David Wells COLUMNISTS: Mark Mooney, Laura Reinders DEALER ADVISORY BOARD: Hooksett Kawasaki-Polaris, Jim Whalley; Hacker's Yamaha & Honda, Rick Hacker; Honda/Polaris of Lubbock, Morris Baker; All Action Water Sports, Ray Leps POWERSPORTS BUSINESS (ISSN #1522-7944) is published monthly except twice in May and November plus the Market Data Book in May, 15 times per year by EPG Media/Specialty Information Media, 10405 6th Avenue North, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55441. Periodicals postage paid at St. Paul, MN and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Powersports Business, P.O. Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION: Free to qualified members of the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile and personal watercraft industries. Annual subscription rate is $56 per year for U.S residents, $76 for Canadian residents and $96 for residents in other countries. All paid subscriptions must be paid in advance and in U.S. funds only. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Visit www.PowersportsBusiness.com, email customerservice@epgmediallc.com, call (847) 513-6025, fax (763) -383-4497 or write to Powersports Business, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. CANADIAN RETURN ADDRESS: EPG Media & Specialty Information, 4960-2 Walker Road, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3. Publication Sales Agreement #40012332. EDITORIAL: All manuscripts, materials, photographs and artwork submitted are at mailer's risk and must include self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for return. Send editorial materials to EPG Media/Specialty Information Media, 10405 6th Avenue North, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55441, 763/383-4400. No responsibility will be assumed for unsolicited materials. Powersports Business is a registered trademark of EPG Media & Specialty Information. Copyright 2017 by EPG Media & Specialty Information. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited unless expressly authorized by publisher. REPRINTS: For more information on e-prints or reprints from Powersports Business, contact Robin Cooper, 763/383-4400 ext. 4491. Printed in U.S.A. SEPTEMBER 2017 27-Oct. 1: Street Vibrations Fall Rally, Reno, NV 28-Oct. 1: 1st Annual Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival, Loretta Lynn Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN 29-30: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Friendly Yamaha Baton Rouge, LA 29-30: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Motorcycle Mall, Belleville, NJ 29-Oct. 1: Overland Expo East, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 30: AMA EnduroCross, National Western Events Center, Denver, CO 30-Oct. 1: KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series, Mount Vernon, KY OCTOBER 2017 1: Western New York Off-Road Association Championship Series Finale, Harpursville, NY 1-2: Suzuki Dealer Meeting, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 1-4: Parts Unlimited 3rd Annual Dealer Ride Palm Springs, CA 5-8: Las Vegas BikeFest, Las Vegas, NV 6-7: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, We Ride Powersports Mesa, Mesa, AZ 6-7: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Big St. Charles Motorsports, St. Charles, MO 6-7: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Velocity Powersports, Ladson, SC 6-8: Barber Vintage Festival, Birmingham, AL 6-9: The UTVUnderground Legends Rally Baja, CA 7: AMA Supermoto National Championship Series, Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, FL 7: AMA Pro Flat Track Finals, Perris, CA 7: Sonoma County Harley-Davidson 12th Annual Chilly Billy Fun Run, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show, Cotati, CA 7-8: AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, Powerline Park, St. Clairsville, OH 7-8: Gas Gas Test Ride Tour, Inyan Kara, Upton, WY 8: New Hampshire Drags & Watercross Race into Winter 2017, Fremont, NH 13-14: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Barney's of Brandon, Tampa, FL 13-14: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Niehaus Cycle Sales, Litchfield, IL 13-14: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, RideNow Boulder, Las Vegas, NV 13-15: Snowmobile USA Show & Sale, Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center, Milwaukee, WI 13-15: Gas Gas Test Ride Tour, Loretta Lynn's Fall Trail, Hurricane Mills, TN 14: Monster Energy Cup, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV 14: AMA EnduroCross , Xfinity Arena, Everett, WA 14-15: KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series, Columbus, IN 15: Alberta Snowmobile & Powersports Show 2017, Edmonton, AB 18: UTV University at GIE+EXPO Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, KY 18-20: GIE+EXPO, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY 18-22: Christian Motorcyclist Association Changing of the Colors Rally, Hatfield/ Mena, AR 19-22: 25th Annual Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL 20-21: Yamaha Star Venture Dealer Demo Event, Temecula Powersports, Murrieta, CA Send an email to dmcmahon@powersportsbusiness.com to get your industry event added to the calendar. CALENDAR OF EVENTS at 15, became an enthusiast at a young age. He entered his first hare scramble shortly after buying that first motorcycle, a 1949 500cc Matchless. In 1961, Smith met Kenny Johnson and Norm McDonald, owners of K&N Motor- cycles in Riverside, California, and the duo asked Smith to become the service manager at their shop. "When I went to college, I quit to go to work in a motorcycle store. My parents said I'd starve to death. Anyway, it hasn't happened yet," Smith joked. After five years with K&N Motorcycles, Smith purchased the service department from Johnson and McDonald. Then, in 1967, he met with Edison Dye and agreed to sell Husqvarna motorcycles. That led to Smith acquiring the entire dealership from Johnson and McDonald. "Over the next 50 years and with many hours of hard work from Malcolm and (his wife) Joyce, a little shop flourished and grew into what you see today," said Alexander Smith, Malcolm Smith's son and now general manager of the dealership. In 2006, after three years of construc- tion, Malcolm Smith Motorsports opened in its current facility, a vision that Smith attributed to Joyce, his wife of 34 years. Malcolm Smith Motorsports now carries on- and off-road motorcycles, side-by-sides, ATVs, scooters, PWC and outdoor power equipment from Aprilia, Can-Am, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Piag- gio, Polaris, Sea-Doo, Slingshot, Suzuki, Vespa and Yamaha. Malcolm and Joyce Smith retired in 2014, leaving the day-to-day operations to their chil- dren Alexander Smith and Ashley Smith, the powersports apparel manager. UPDATED MUSEUM Of course, over those 50 years that Malcolm Smith built his dealership, he also continued racing — and winning. Between 1967 and 1976, Smith won eight International Six Days Trials gold medals. He's also won Baja 500, Baja 1000, Roof of Africa MALCOLM SMITH CONTINUED FROM COVER A couple hundred guests were on hand to celebrate five decades of Malcolm Smith Motorsports. Photos by Liz Keener/ Powersports Business Guests of the Malcolm Smith Motorsports 50 Legendary Years anniversary gala look at some of the memorabilia in the updated museum. See Malcolm Smith, Page 5

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