Malcolm Smith leads protest against ban on youth motorcycling products
Malcolm Smith is one of the most well-known names in off-road motorcycling in the world. Although only 68 years young, Malcolm has retired from racing competition. But he still rides as much as he ever has!
For those of you that don’t know about Malcolm, he’s a legend in motorcycling world-wide. He’s competed in off road racing since the 1960’s, in almost every discipline there is – off-road, enduro, desert, motocross, Baja, and more.
Malcolm is still involved in motorcycling, not only riding, but he and his family own one of the most successful motorcycle dealerships in the USA.
Today, Malcolm put thought into action, by staging a protest against the recent CPSIA – which bans the sale of motorcycles, ATVs, and related motorcycling products for young people.
On hand to support Malcolm were many, many industry personnel. In the video below you’ll see Malcolm himself, Larry Huffman as emcee of the event, Scott Cox of Resource Marketing that helped organize the event. You’ll also see as Malcolm, against the current law, sells motorcycles to Dr. Bud Feldkamp (owner of Glen Helen Raceway), industry icon Troy Lee of Troy Lee Designs, and Jeff Ward (multi-time champion in many disciplines of motorsports, but most well-known for winning 7 AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships).
You’ll also see interviews and the support of Mitch Payton (owner of Pro Circuit), and 7-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath.
This is a very critical issue in the USA. We learned that it’s not just about the selling of motorcycles – a motorcycle dealership cannot legally even sell you a helmet for your child. It’s not only about supercross, motocross, and even all of off-road motorcycling, it’s about other areas of industry, and most importantly, our freedoms.