Michael Benenati started working at All American while he was still in High School with a dream of becoming a professional Harley-Davidson technician. Michael worked thru the summer after he graduated, learning all that he could, then headed off to Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Florida for a year of training so he could return to us and realize his goals.
We stayed in touch during his time at MMI- texts, conversations, visits when he was home on break, and a couple of us visited him in FL also; he was family, and we were looking forward to having him back. A member of the All American family, Michael Benenati, was taken from us far too young.
On Saturday, June 24, many bikers escorted Michael Benenati on a last ride to his final resting place. We want to send special thanks to the many members of All American HOG who came out to show support as we joined hundreds of others in escorting Michael Benenati on a last ride to his final resting place. A few chapter members had met him, but most had not, yet they heard he was coming home to join us as a technician, and I had requested that all go out of their way to make him feel welcome. Instead, he was tragically taken from us just one day after that announcement. Our prayers go out to his family and many loved ones, and he will always be in our hearts.