American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is title sponsor of 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- September 11, 2014 -- The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as the title sponsor of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony being held Friday, Oct. 17, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Tickets for the American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony range from $25 to $150 and are available online at www.motorcyclemuseum.org/events/halloffame2014.aspx.
"The history of American motorcycling is interwoven with the achievements of Honda racers, engineers and executives, starting with the great Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda Motor Company, Inc. and a member of the Hall of Fame class of 2000," said Ken Ford, a member of the Hall of Fame executive committee and treasurer of the AMA board of directors. "American Honda's support of the 2014 induction ceremony is a testament to the company's respect for motorcycling's heritage. Their commitment will help shine a brighter spotlight on the amazing people of the Hall of Fame Class of 2014."
Honda's Mike Snyder, Senior Manager, Powersports Marketing said that the company was proud to be a part of the gala event. "Motorcycling's heroes and legends have earned their place in history, and that status is secured by induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame," Snyder said. "The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 features an amazing group of racers, tuners and industry leaders, and it's American Honda's pleasure to honor their induction this Oct. 17."
The Class of 2014 includes race tuner and innovator Byron Hines; motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; Tom White, acclaimed motorcycle collector, former nationally ranked racer and founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties; George Barber, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park; national off-road racing champion Scott Summers; AMA motocross champion Mike LaRocco; and legendary tuner and team owner Rob Muzzy.
The event also will honor the career of existing Hall of Famer Willie G. Davidson, a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 1999. Davidson will be recognized as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend at this year's event.
The American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is part of the AMA National Convention being held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) Oct. 16-19. The AIMExpo is a diverse powersports event that is open to trade and media Oct. 16-17 and open to the general public Oct. 18-19. AMA National Convention and induction ceremony attendees who are not members of the industry or media are welcome to attend AIMExpo Oct. 18-19.
The American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a fund-raising event for the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the 501(c)(3) organization that raises money for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers are selected through a nomination and voting procedure that includes ballots cast by living Hall of Fame members, members of the boards of directors of the AMA and AMHF, and members of, and advisers to, the Hall of Fame category committees.
Anyone may nominate a future Hall of Famer. To do so, visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org/induction.
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About the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation
Founded in 1990 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the goal of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Museum's three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering.
More information can be found at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1280