May 19th, 2007
Written by Tom White
Edison Dye – The Father of American Motocross
Edison Dye, often referred to as “The Father of American Motocross” passed away in Lemon Grove, California on May 10th, 2007, his 89th birthday. He is survived by his daughter Shirley Evancho, grandson Brent Evancho, and great-grandson Aaron Evancho.
“Edison really enjoyed working with the European motocross riders and the traveling, the racetracks, and all the experiences that came with the races,” says his daughter Shirley. “He loved the money that he made and loved to spend it on the young ladies. Edison could be very flashy at times and loved to be the center of attention. My father was very happy in his last few years when the motorcycle community put him in the spotlight once again.”
Private funeral services were held on May 15th.