American Motorcyclist archive online

AMA’s official publication on Google Book Search

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Apr. 29, 2009
The American Motorcyclist Association and Google have partnered up to publish a 50-year archive of American Motorcyclist magazine.

Back issues of the AMA’s official publication dating from 1955 to 2007 are now available in a free searchable online database through Google Book Search.

“For 85 years the AMA has been the steward of motorcycling heritage,” says Rob Dingman, AMA president and chief executive officer. “We’re proud to announce that with our partnership with Google, we’re now able to more widely and easily share a large part of that heritage with the world.”

The online database contains more than 630 issues, all viewable by visiting http://books.google.com/ and searching for “American Motorcyclist”.

“American Motorcyclist has long served as the publication of record for motorcycling rights, riding and racing in the United States, and much of what you’ll now find online at Google Book Search is information you’ll find nowhere else in the motorcycling world,” says Dingman.

Google Book Search includes every single page of each issue including ads, columns and front and back covers. Readers can browse through past issues or search for specific topics and keywords.

“For years, we’ve worked to make as much information as possible accessible online, whether that information comes from books, newspapers, or images,” says Punit Soni, Google project manager. “We think that bringing more magazines online is one more important step toward our long-standing goal of providing access to all the world’s information.”