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Bill Bagnall
Born (1926-03-27)March 27, 1926
Taft, California
Died November 22, 2006(2006-11-22) (aged 80)
Nationality American
Occupation Magazine editor and publisher
Awards Motorcycle Hall of Fame (1999)

Bill Bagnall (born Taft, California March 27, 1926; died November 22, 2006[1]) was publisher of Motorcyclist magazine,[2] and an editor of the magazine for 20 years (1952–1972).[3][4]

He served in the Philippines in the United States Army during World War II,[4][5] after which he purchased a Norton ES2 motorcycle and became a photographer for Motorcyclist. This became a position as editor at the magazine working as associate editor for 90 days in 1950, then hired permanently in 1953.[2] He sold Motorcyclist to Petersen Publishing in 1972 and retired in the early 1970s.[1]

Bagnall was American Motorcyclist Association president for three years.[1] In 1999, he was inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.[1][4]

From 1983 until 2011, Bagnall ran a popular photographic equipment swap meet in the Los Angeles area.[6][7]

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