March 5th

    March 5th, 1976

Steve McLaughlin wins first AMA Superbike Championship Series race at Daytona Speedway on a BMW R90S. His father John was a leading desert racer in Southern California. Both men are saluted in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
Steve McLaughlin

    March 5, 1990

Jimmy Carter's sister, Gloria Carter Spann, died on this day. She and her husband were greatly respected in the motorcycle touring world. Her tombstone reads, "She rides in Harley Heaven."
Gloria Carter Spann