Floyd Clymer

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Floyd Clymer
Born (1895-10-26)October 26, 1895
Died January 22, 1970(1970-01-22) (aged 74)
Los Angeles
Nationality United States
Occupation Motorsports racer, dealer and publisher
Known for Clymer repair manual series
Awards Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Floyd Clymer (26 October 1895 in Indianapolis[1] – 22 January 1970 in Los Angeles[2]), a pioneer in the sport of motorcycling, was a racer, a motorcycle dealer and distributor, a magazine publisher, a racing promoter, an author, and a motorcycle manufacturer.[1] He was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

Clymer is well known for publishing an annual yearbook for the Indianapolis 500 from 1946-1968. He also produced a number of books on vintage cars, including Those Wonderful Old Automobiles, Henry's Wonderful Model T, Treasury of Early American Automobiles and a series of Historical Motor Scrapbooks.

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  1. ^ a b AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Biography: Floyd Clymer, American Motorcyclist Association, archived from the original on 14 January 2010, retrieved 16 January 2011 
  2. ^ "Floyd Clymer, 74, automotive author". The New York Times. 23 January 1970. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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