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Aub LeBard, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer, passes way

December 14, 2012

Aub LeBard, who was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998, died on Dec. 7. He was 91.

LeBard co-owned the LeBard & Underwood motorcycle shop in Los Angeles, and was a top off-road racer in the 1940s and 1950s.

Identified over the years as a BSA rider, LeBard won the Big Bear National Enduro three years (1949, 1950 and 1951) and was a top desert racer of his era.

LeBard also supported the sport as a sponsor of major racers over the years, including AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Dave Aldana and John McLaughlin. He also was an early mentor to Hall of Famer Chuck "Feets" Minert.

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