Motorcycle Hall of Famer Gary Nixon Passes Away

We were saddened to hear that AMA Hall of Famer and motorcycling legend Gary Nixon passed away earlier this month. Nixon died on Aug. 5th in Baltimore while undergoing surgery after suffering from a  recent heart attack. He was 70.

As most of you know, Gary Nixon rode a Triumph to Grand National Champion titles in the 60s. In more than two decades of pro racing, Nixon garnered 19 AMA National victories, amongst several other achievements. He was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2003.

A private memorial service is being held tomorrow in Timonium, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nixon’s name to the Gary Nixon Memorial Fund.