R.I.P. AMA Corridor Of Famer Ed Fisher – Roadracing World Journal

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AMA Corridor of Famer David Edwin “Ed” Fisher died August 4 at his house in Shunk, Pennsylvania. He was 97.

Fisher was the primary born of 13 kids to Stephen Fisher and Lavina Hooley. He served within the U.S. Military’s 82nd Airborne Division throughout World Conflict II and fought within the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium.

After the battle, Fisher started his skilled racing profession within the late Forties in flat monitor. At one time, he was a manufacturing unit rider for Indian, and within the early Fifties, Fisher grew to become a manufacturing unit highway racer for Triumph. He’s finest recognized for successful the Laconia Traditional on a Triumph in 1953.

Fisher’s son Gary later gained the Loudon Traditional in 1972, making them the one father-son duo to win America’s oldest motorbike highway race.

Ed Fisher stopped racing skilled in 1957 to boost his household and run his Triumph dealership, however he stayed lively in club-level and historic motorbike racing in numerous disciplines. He was inducted into the AMA Bike Corridor of Fame in 2002.

Ed and Gary Fisher just lately served as Co-Grand Marshals of the USCRA/FIM North America Classic Highway Racing Championship occasion held June 11-12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the location of the modern-day Loudon Traditional. Not solely was June 11 Ed’s 97th birthday, it was the 69th anniversary of his Laconia 100 victory.

Ed Fisher is survived by his spouse Suzi, son Gary, daughter Fay, sister Helen, brother Vernon, and a number of other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life has been scheduled August 27 at 11:00 a.m. native time at Shunk United Methodist Church, in Shunk, Pennsylvania.

The service will likely be reside streamed on the Fb web page of Fisher’s granddaughter Kimberly Rivers

A memorial journey has additionally been deliberate for later that very same day in Shunk, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Extra, from a press launch issued by USCRA Director Bob Coy:

ED FISHER – Legendary Bike Racer 1925 -2022

Final week, legendary American motorbike racer Ed Fisher handed away at age 97. Ed was concerned with bikes his complete life and rose to fame within the 1950’s along with his racing on the Daytona seaside, Laconia Belknap monitor, and lots of nationwide brief monitor occasions round america. Ed’s racing profession began with Indian within the late 1940’s after which moved to be a manufacturing unit rider for Triumph by the 1950’s. Ed gained the fiercely contested Laconia Nationwide in 1953 on a Triumph. Within the late 1950’s Ed took a hiatus from full time racing to boost his household and deal with his Triumph dealership. Ed nonetheless actively pursuing his racing pursuits, his son Gary grew to become a prime US racer and gained each the heavy weight and light-weight weight AMA Laconia Nationals in 1972.

This previous June, Ed was honored because the Grand Marshal on the FIM North America Classic Highway Race Championships placed on by america Traditional Racing Affiliation on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Additionally, at the side of the classic motorbike highway race occasion on the Speedway, Ed was moreover honored to be the Grand Marshal on the Progressive AFT Brief Observe races additionally on the NH Motor Speedway that weekend. Along with these two race occasions the place he was acknowledged as Grand Marshal, it was a really particular date for Ed as we celebrated his 97th birthday on June eleventh and the 69th anniversary of his Laconia AMA Nationwide win on June eleventh 1953. Coincidentally, his son Gary gained each AMA Nationals on June 11, 1972.

Ed was really superb as his reminiscence was as “sharp as a tack” and he may relate some improbable races tales from his participation racing within the 1950’s. Ed was an avid motorbike rider into his late 90’s and actively supported the Daytona 200 monument along with his presence and tales in the course of the annual Daytona Bike week. Go to YouTube and watch a latest documentary on Ed referred to as FAST EDDIE and seize the essence of the person behind the legend.

Relaxation in peace Ed. You’ll be sorely missed and warmly remembered for the excellent rider and individual you had been. Our deepest sympathies exit to his household and his spouse Suzi.

Bob Coy, Director

United States Traditional Racing Affiliation

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