Monday, February 15, 2010

Kenney Eggers 1929-2009

Kenney Eggers was one of the top racers on the west coast in the 1950's, and a member of the AMA motorcycle hall of fame. He was born June 13, 1929 and died this past December. He bought his first harley at 14 years old and learned to ride and go sideways in the gravel parking lot of a local school.
He joined the Army in 47 and upon returning started entering local dirt track races, going amateur in 1950, then expert in 1951. The biggest win of his career was July 1 1951 when he won the AMA 20-Mile National, the first race on a mile oval that year.
Kenny retired in 1990 and was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 1998.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

He was my wife's gandmother's cousin. I met him only once, back in November. I only knew him as a guy crazy about old British bikes, and learned of his deeds only after he passed. A sad end to a great motorcycling life. You will be missed, "crazy" cousin Kenny.