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THE STAFF



The Parts Magazine staff "on location" in the California desert (Left to Right): Tracy Emde, VP & Copy Editor; Don Emde, Publisher; and Jen Rose, Editor.

                                                        


over 100 YEARS IN MOTORCYCLING

   Don Emde has a long history in the motorcycle industry and sport. His family has been involved in motorcycling since 1914 and the tradition continues today, not only by him, but by his daughter Jennifer, the Editor of Parts Magazine and Drag Specialties Magazine, and son Jeff, the Webmaster. 

   As a former professional motorcycle racer, Don and his late father Floyd Emde hold the distinction of being the only father and son to have both won the prestigious Daytona 200-Mile Road Race. Since retiring from racing, Don has been involved at virtually all levels of the motorcycle industry and sport, including retailing, distributing, product development, marketing and publishing.

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THE EMDE DYNASTY: SAN DIEGO’S FIRST FAMILY OF RACERS


Joe Emde racing at the 4th of July races in El Centro, Calif. in 1914 (He's the rider on the inside)


Joe (on left) sitting on his 1913 Indian twin inside his repair business in El Centro called the "Emde Garage." He later became the first motorcycle patrol officer in Imperial County and later was on the Chula Vista P.D. until he retired in the 1950s.


THE AMA HALL OF FAME