The Status of Amateur Riders

This article was originally posted in the August 14, 1909 Indianapolis Sun. It is a brief item that reports on the ongoing debate within the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM), the governing body of the sport, about the status of amateurs. The issue was one of the major discussion points for the convention that occurred in Indianapolis during the week of the opening of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to its first motorized competition.

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