PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that it has made much of its back catalog of American Motorcyclist magazine available online, for free, through a partnership with Google.
The move -- the first of its scope in the motorcycle industry -- puts a searchable online database of American Motorcyclist issues between 1955 and 2007 within reach of motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere. The collection of more than 630 issues is viewable by visiting http://books.google.com and searching "American Motorcyclist."
"American Motorcyclist has long served as the publication of record for motorcycling rights, riding and racing in the United States, and much of what you'll now find online at Google Book Search is information you'll find nowhere else in the motorcycling world," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.
"For 85 years the AMA has been the steward of motorcycling heritage," Dingman continued. "We're proud to announce that with our partnership with Google, we're now able to more widely and easily share a large part of that heritage with the world."
Said Google's Punit Soni: "For years, we've worked to make as much information as possible accessible online, whether that information comes from books, newspapers, or images. We think that bringing more magazines online is one more important step toward our long-standing goal of providing access to all the world's information."
Google Book Search showcases every single page of the magazine, including ads, columns and front and back covers. Set up for leisurely browsing by enthusiasts or dedicated searching by keyword for historians, the American Motorcyclist collection is now available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has promoted and protected the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycle organization with nearly 300,000 members, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, visit www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com.