For its third annual gathering at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, October 15-18, the American International Motorcycle Expo has announced off-road racing legend Malcolm Smith has been named “AIMExpo Champion.”

Smith follows in the footsteps (not something normally said about Malcolm) of Kenny Roberts (2013) and Kevin Schwantz (2014) and will play a prominent role in the weekend’s activities, including a Q&A session with fans, media appearances, and signing copies of his new autobiography. “Malcolm! The Autobiography” is available now from Malcolm Smith Motorsports, and powersports dealers nationwide via Tucker Rocky.

“I’m genuinely honored to be named AIMExpo Champion,” Smith said. “Especially on the heels of champions like Kenny [Roberts] and Kevin [Schwantz]. As a longtime powersports dealer myself, I see the tremendous value AIMExpo brings to dealers, and I’m excited to get there and see what’s new in our industry for the coming season. AIMExpo has accomplished a lot in just a couple of years, and it’s all very exciting, for me personally and for the industry. Heck, I’d be there even if they hadn’t chosen me to be the AIMExpo Champion!”