Publish Date: 
Jan 19, 2007
OJAI, Calif. - A respected 30-year veteran of the motorcycle industry, Marcel Fortney, died in early January after suffering a fatal heart attack. He was 46.

Fortney, most recently the U.S. agent for AGV, the Italian helmet manufacturer, will be memorialized on Jan. 28 at the home of Guy Webster, 5357 Reeves Road, Ojai, CA. Information on the memorial service may be obtained by calling 760-436-9937.

Fortney leaves a wife, Christie, and a 14-year-old daughter, Mackie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Mackie Memorial Fund, c/o Mid-State Bank, 1207 Maricopa Highway, Ojai CA 93023. For information on the fund, call Patti Michaels at 805-646-0111.

Memorials and eulogies are being posted on Internet sites throughout the motorcycle community, including,, and