Floyd Clymer

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Floyd Clymer
Born(1895-10-26)October 26, 1895
DiedJanuary 22, 1970(1970-01-22) (aged 74)
Los Angeles
NationalityUnited States
OccupationMotorsports racer, dealer and publisher
Known forClymer repair manual series
AwardsMotorcycle 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, and will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on March 17, 2020.[3]

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.
  3. ^ 2020 Inductees at the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

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