AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame heroes, AMA Racing amateur champions, industry stalwarts, and families, friends and fans will converge on the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 19-21 for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions weekend.
Kicking off with the 2010 induction ceremony for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 19, the weekend also includes the 2010 AMA Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, Nov. 20, featuring some of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.
The AMA Racing Championship Banquet bookends the weekend on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, where AMA Racing champions of all ages will be recognized for their 2010 accomplishments.
"The celebration of our 2010 inductees at the Red Rock Resort will represent another step in our ongoing elevation of the amazing people who’ve written the history of motorcycling," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.
"As we did with great success in 2009, we’re excited to once again combine our Hall of Fame celebration with our end-of-season AMA Racing Championship Banquet, showcasing motorcycling’s enduring legends and amateur racing’s top talent on one weekend."
The Hall of Fame Class of 2010 — which will be announced individually and in random order over the next few weeks — includes those who have excelled in motorcycle business, history, design and engineering, as well as those who have made lasting contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of motorcycle racing.
"There is only one AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame," said Jack Penton, a Hall of Famer himself and the AMA’s incoming director of operations.
"I am honored and humbled as we approach the announcements of our 2010 class, which includes bona fide pillars of the motorcycling community, each of whom is truly worthy of a seat in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame."
AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley added that he’s excited to again offer racers the opportunity to witness motorcycling history as they celebrate their own successful seasons.
"As a big part of both our heritage and the future of the AMA, amateur racing deserves the highest honor we can provide, and with this combined event, today’s champions can see first-hand what a career of dedication and hard work can bring: recognition in the revered AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame," Bromley said. "Regardless of what, where or how you race, this is your weekend — where the best in the country descend on one location to celebrate their AMA National No. 1 plates."
Although those champions come from numerous disciplines — from motocross to ice racing to drag racing to hillclimb, and many more, on both motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles — some of them will earn their titles that very weekend, at the Nov. 20 round the Geico Powersports AMA Endurocross National Championship Series.
With the AMA Endurocross National Championship Series celebrating its finale the night before the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, attendees will have the opportunity to experience both events at a discounted rate.
Ticket prices for the AMA Legends & Champions weekend are $89 for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and $69 for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet.
In addition, the following combined ticket packages are available: $120 for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Saturday night Endurocross; $100 for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet and the Saturday night Endurocross; and $160 for all three events. Spectator admission to the AMA Concours d’Elegance on Saturday is free.
Event tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, and further details will be provided in a separate announcement after June 1. Because the 2009 Championship Banquet was a sellout, early ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Reservations at the Red Rock Resort are available now at a special group rate via AmericanMotorcyclist.com/Accommodations.
The Red Rock Resort is a world-class spa, hotel and casino on the west side of Las Vegas, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions.
The facility’s expansive ballrooms will provide a stunning backdrop for the AMA Legends & Champions weekend, which is certain to be memorable for the 2010 inductees, champions, families, friends and fans.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle.
AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels.
As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.
Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world.
AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more.
Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.