If you’ve ever wanted to meet motorcycling legend Malcolm Smith, or get an autographed copy of his amazing new autobiography Malcolm! The Autobiography, this year’s 17th annual Riding Into History event on Saturday, May 21st is your chance.
It’s a great honor to have Malcolm as our Grand Marshall this year, especially with his new book out and generating excellent reviews. Broadcaster Dave Despain loved it, as did Racer X magazine’s Davey Coombs. Even the LA Times weighed in with a stellar review.
It truly is an epic book: 400 pages, 11 x 11 inches, nearly six pounds in weight, and containing more than 100,000 words and 451 amazing images of Malcolm’s entire life, most of them never seen before. As one of motorcycling most popular and beloved people, Malcolm has a grand story to tell, and the autobiography, written with help from longtime moto-journalist (and previous RIH Grand Marshall) Mitch Boehm, does that story proud.
Saturated with personal storytelling, rich in detail, and containing many never-before-seen photographs from Malcolm’s personal archive, Malcolm! The Autobiography is a must-read for any motorcyclist or off-road enthusiast. From his early days along Canada’s Pacific coast, to his childhood in Southern California, to his first bikes, his racing efforts in the U.S., Baja, Europe and Asia, to his business life, the iconic movie On Any Sunday and his family life, it’s all here, and all told by one of the world’s legendary motorcycle and off-road racers.
“I’ve done a lot in my 74 years,” Malcolm says, “and I even managed to remember a lot of it despite falling on my head a few times!”
“It was a fascinating project,” says Boehm. “Malcolm and I would sit and talk about a period of his life, my recorder going the whole time. Later, I’d transcribe what Malcolm said and weave it all together. Then we’d go over it together, making sure it was just right.”
“I’m excited to see what this Riding Into History event is all about,” says Malcolm, “as I’ve heard a lot 0f good things about it. I’ll be signing books while there, so if you want a copy with an personal inscription, come say hi.”
Only 100 copies will be available at this year’s event, each at $60, with a portion of the proceeds going to K9s for Warriors, our charity partner. So bring your wallet, bring a carry bag, and spend a few minutes with a true motorcycle legend – Malcolm Smith!