Thursday, March 17, 2005
We loves us some Dave
The Superbike Blog wishes to extend its sincerest congratulations to Speed Channel's legendary broadcasting personality and all-around motorcycle advocate, Dave Despain, who was recently presented with the prestigeous Dud Perkins Award by the AMA:
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that Dave Despain, well-known motorsports television personality and member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, is the latest recipient of the AMA Dud Perkins Award for Outstanding Contribution to Motorcycling. The formal presentation took place at Daytona Bike Week 2005, and Despain publicly accepted the award on Sunday, March 13, during his popular "Wind Tunnel" program on Speed Channel.Way to go Dave. In honor of your recognition, here's a little blast from the past to show all our readers why you are so well-respected:
The AMA Dud Perkins Award for Outstanding Contribution to Motorcycling, established in 1971, was first presented to its namesake. Dud Perkins was a San Francisco motorcycle dealer who embodied tireless and generous dedication to every aspect of motorcycling, serving on many AMA committees and advancing the careers of many noteworthy professional motorcycle racers. The award is the Association's highest honor for outstanding contributions to motorcycling.
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