PowerSports Business

October 2, 2017

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NEWS 10 • October 2, 2017 • Powersports Business www.PowersportsBusiness.com As Alexander Smith said to the crowd gath- ered for the gala, "His love for motorcycles charted the course for many of us in our careers later in life. Many of us can safely say that we wouldn't be here tonight, if it wasn't for Mal- colm, none more so than myself." He pointed out a recent study that showed fewer than 15 percent of businesses survive more than 30 years, but Malcolm Smith Motor- sports has thrived well beyond that mark. "Needless to say, we have defied the odds here," Alexander Smith said. "The success is in no small part to Malcolm's attitude, values and the people that he surrounded himself with." PSB MALCOLM SMITH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 HOTNEWS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 Motor Co., the Better Business Bureau, the Schuylkill County Chamber of Com- merce, the Northeast Manufacturers and Employers Association, Winter Carnival Distinguished Citizen Award, Bombardier Recreational Products, the Boy Scouts of America and many oth- ers. Dennis was a founding member of the Schuylkill County Motorcycle Club. ... He was a charter lifetime member of the American Motorcyclist Association, and he received the 2006 AMA Road Rider of the Year Award. Dennis was also a lifetime member of the Harley Owners Group." DEALERSHIP'S PRESIDENT DIES AT THE AGE OF 50 John Patrick Beasley, president of Beas- ley's Inc. in Ozark, Alabama, died Aug. 31 at age 50. Beasley was a past member of the Board of Directors of SouthTrust Bank, and was past president of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce and served on its Board of Directors for five years. Beasley's Inc. was launched by John Beasley's father Jerry Beasley in 1957 as a forestry and lawn and garden equipment company. The dealership now carries on- and off-road motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. TWO CANADIAN DEALERSHIPS SOLD TO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP Privateers Harley-Davidson of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Mile 1 Harley-Davidson of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, have been acquired by The Hickman Automotive Group, reported The Chronicle Herald. Former co-owners of Privateers Harley- Davidson and Mile 1 Harley-Davidson Gord Jones and Gerry Keeping announced the transition on Aug. 29. "After significant thought and discus- sions with our families, Gerry and I decided the time was right to transition our busi- ness," Jones said. PARTS UNLIMITED ANNOUNCES NEW SALES REPS Parts Unlimited welccomes Dave Cleve- land as the new sales rep for the South Cen- tral region covering Houston, Texas. Dave is a parts expert in the Houston area, spend- ing most of his career as a parts manager and sales associate at a couple of Houston's fine dealerships. An avid dirt bike rider since the age 12, Cleveland upgraded to riding sport bikes and cruisers at 17. When he isn't spreading his knowledge of powersports parts, he can be found racing and building RC race cars, and spending quality time with his family. Brad Manis will serve as sales rep for the Mid-Atlantic region, which covers Southeast Kentucky, North- east Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. A 14-year veteran of motocross racing, Manis is a master mechanic who has spent time on various racing circuits. PSB DAVE CLEVELAND BRAD MANIS Malcolm Smith Motorsports, in Riverside, Cali- fornia, has grown into a well-known dealership that carries on- and off-road motorcycles, side- by-sides, ATVs, scooters, PWC and outdoor power equipment from 14 different brands. Photo by Liz Keener/Powersports Business

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