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Recent passing of Ed Youngblood - 1943 to 2024

FIM Press Release - March 14, 2024

The FIM is saddened by the recent passing of Ed Youngblood, the former President of the American national federation (AMA) from 1981 to 1999 and a former Deputy President of the FIM.

Ed Youngblood © AMA

During his eighteen-years as President of the AMA, Youngblood was responsible for a prolonged period of growth and stability, and strengthened the national federation’s relationship with the FIM. Ed was also instrumental in establishing the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Youngblood joined the AMA in September 1970 as managing editor of American Motorcyclist Magazine.

Within a few years, Ed was called on to become the interim general manager of the Association. At the start of 1981, Youngblood was appointed Executive Director of the AMA, a position later designated as President.

Youngblood’s connection with the FIM dates back to 1971 when he became a member of the CTI, a position he held through to the end of 1975. The following year he became FIM Vice President, and he would hold this rank for seventeen years. 1994 then saw Ed become FIM Deputy President for a further twelve-month term.

On behalf of FIM President Jorge Viegas, we extend our deepest condolences to Ed’s family, his many friends and the AMA, he will be sorely missed by the entire FIM Family.

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