The AMA has been handing out awards again with the 2019 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award, presented at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California, in May, going to a 1970 Jawa 652 'Banana Frame' ISDT owned by Chris Carter, the owner and President of Motion Pro.
Carter was an International Six Days Trials rider in the mid-1970s - the event is now known as the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). Carter's Jawa is a 250 cc single cylinder two-stroke made in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). The model was dubbed 'Banana Frame' because of the large curved spars that make up the main frame. This bike is one of 25 of the 250 cc machines built in 1970.
|From left: Chris Carter, Malcolm Smith and Rob Dingman|
Also at the event, AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman presented the previously announced 2018 AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and Hall of Fame Legend Malcolm Smith.
Smith was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998 and declared a Hall of Fame Legend in 2012. Throughout Smith's storied racing career and subsequent business and philanthropic ventures, he has been an advocate for the AMA mission and its programs.