- Written by webmin
This is why you should support your local library. While poking around on ohiomemory.org recently, I came across a couple of scrapbooks created by Al Born, a member of the official Penton Motorcycle racing team, one of which was presented to John Penton in 1999. Penton – a native of Amherst, Ohio, is today remembered for many things, as we see from reading his profile over at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame: He raced motorcycles, became a legend in off-road motorcycling, broke the transcontinental motorcycle record, convinced KTM to build off-road racing motorcycles to his specifications (and was thus instrumental in bringing KTM to the United States), and founded Hi-Point Boots.
Thanks to the Amherst Public Library, off-road motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere can now view the scrapbooks to see how the Penton story unfolded over time and how the town of Amherst supported its world-famous son. the interface is kinda clunky, but the information within is priceless.