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AMA Legends & Champions in Las Vegas

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Every season is only as good as you make it – and one way to make it go out with a bang is to celebrate with motorcycling’s best and brightest at the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend in Las Vegas.

This Nov. 19-21 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, the AMA will not only award AMA Racing No. 1 plates to the 2010 champions of all AMA Racing disciplines at the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by World of Powersports, but the Motorcycle Hall of Fame will welcome the 2010 inductees – Eyvind Boyesen, Don Castro, Larry Coleman, Clark Collins, David Emde, John and Rita Gregory, Bruce Ogilvie and Mitch Payton.

And if you’re a fan of classic motorcycles (who isn’t?), you’ll also enjoy the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance, which will feature some of the most-stunning motorcycles in the country. Banquet attendees get free admission to this event.

Finally, race fans will also enjoy a screening of "Carlsbad USGP: 1980," followed by an expert panel discussion of participants in that race.

The Red Rock Resort is a family-friendly locale on the west side of Las Vegas. Banquet attendees will be able to say at this world-class facility for a whopping $150 off the regular nightly rate — just $90 a night.

Here’s a list of events:

Friday, Nov. 19
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Banquet: Join us as we honor the 2010 class of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame — Eyvind Boyesen, Don Castro, Larry Coleman, Clark Collins, David Emde, John and Rita Gregory, Bruce Ogilvie and Mitch Payton — as they are officially inducted into the Hall of Fame. 6 p.m. Cocktail hour, 7 p.m. Banquet.

Saturday, Nov. 20
AMA Racing Championship Banquet: Celebrate amateur riders who’ve won coveted AMA National No. 1 plates in 2010. This year’s AMA Racing Championship Banquet salutes a new crop of champions, and recognizes those who are poised to rise to the pro ranks. Noon.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance: Get a first-hand peek at some of the country’s most classic, rare and beautiful motorcycles. It’s poetry on wheels and available at no additional charge to banquet attendees ($10 for non-attendees). 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Autograph Session: Meet the Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010-and other Hall of Famers-at a special autograph session. Part of the Concours d’Elegance, the autograph session is available at no additional cost to those who have purchased tickets to either or both banquets. 10 a.m.

Special Movie Presentation and Panel Discussion: Relive the amazing story of a hard-core group of racing legends with a special screening of "Carlsbad USGP: 1980," followed by a special guest panel discussion. 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 21
Optional rides available: Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam and Bridge, and Valley of Fire.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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