<--back to Heroes

Roger Reiman Roger Reiman

1960's Class C Racing Champion.

Roger Reiman was born in 1938 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. His father opened a Harley-Davidson dealership in Kewanee, Illinois, and Roger began racing at the age of 9. He was known as one of the top road racers of his time, winning the Daytona 200 three times and the AMA Grand National Championship in 1964. In 1970 Reiman took over management of the family business and became the head mechanic for Evel Knievel, maintaining his Harley-Davidson XR750 jumping machines. Reiman never completely retired from racing. He died in an accident at Daytona in 1997 and was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.