I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Penton at an event at Daytona for the Motorcycle Museum. I had gone to see the unveiling of the EBR 1190rs, and hear the keynote speaker, Erik Buell speak about motorcycling, and the progress and vision of his new company.
Mr. Penton was one of many notable figures in attendance. He was warm and outgoing, and still passionate about motorcycles.
The older I get, the faster I was.