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AMA Legends Weekend Returns to Vegas

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AMA Champions Weekend

The AMA Legends & Champions Weekend features history’s motorcycling legends, today’s amateur champions and collectible motorcycles of every genre.

For 2011, the gala event returns to the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 18-20, for three days of celebration, memories and camaraderie.

Kicking off the weekend is the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday evening, Nov. 18. The 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance bike show takes place the next day, Saturday, Nov. 19, showcasing many of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.

The weekend culminates with the AMA Racing Championship Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 20, where amateur AMA Racing champions of all ages will be recognized for their 2011 accomplishments.

Stan Simpson (AMA Board of Directors Chairman) says: “In recent years, the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend has reached new heights, celebrating motorcycling’s past and present with a world-class event at one of America’s most electrifying destination cities.

“We invite all motorcyclists to join us at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa on Nov. 18-20 as we spotlight motorcycling’s enduring legends and amateur racing’s top talent, not to mention some very cool motorcycles.”

The Hall of Fame Class of 2011 – whose members will be announced in random order over the next few weeks – includes individuals who have excelled in motorcycle design, engineering and business, as well as those who have made lasting contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of motorcycle racing.

Jeffrey V. Heininger (Chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation) says: “The Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors and memorializes the legends that have made motorcycling great.

“Our 2011 class will welcome more greats of the motorcycling community to the Hall of Fame, and I’m looking forward to commemorating their accomplishments and contributions at the induction ceremony on Nov. 18.

“I am also excited about the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance on Saturday. Last year we attracted 78 classic, rare and beautiful machines, including the world’s fastest motorcycle, and we expect even more in 2011.”

AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley said that he’s thrilled to offer amateur racing champions the opportunity to celebrate motorcycling history as they are recognized for their own successful seasons.

Joe Bromley says: “AMA amateur racers are the backbone of the sport of motorcycle competition. They have as much invested in motorcycling as anybody, and the chance for them to witness how a career of dedication and hard work can bring recognition in the revered Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a unique opportunity.

“For some of them, that path to legendary status starts with the AMA National No. 1 plates that they will collect Nov. 20 at the AMA Racing Championship Banquet.”

Held the same weekend as the nearby AMA EnduroCross finale, the events make for a can’t-miss celebration of two-wheeled history and competition.

Tickets for the AMA Legends & Champions weekend are now available via AmericanMotorcyclist.com, MotorcycleMuseum.org and here. Tickets may be ordered over the phone by calling (800) 262-5646.

Advance tickets for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony are $125 and $75 for the AMA Racing Championship banquet through Sept. 18. Ticket prices increase to $150 (Hall of Fame ceremony) and $85 (AMA Racing banquet) on Sept. 19. Exceptions will be made to those National Champions whose titles have not been determined by this cutoff date. AMA Concours d’Elegance tickets are $10 for attendees of either banquet, and $20 for general admission.

AMA Life Members and existing Motorcycle Hall of Famers will receive a $25 discount to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and $10 to the AMA Racing Champions Banquet. AMA Life Members showing their AMA Life Member card will receive complimentary admission to the AMA Concours d’Elegance. Call (800) 262-5646 to register with discounts.

Tickets for the Nov. 19, GEICO AMA EnduroCross are available at orleansarena.com/event-calendar/endurocross or order by phone by calling (702) 284-7777 or (888) 234-2334.

Reservations at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group AMA or AMERICANMOTO. Online room reservation is available here.

The Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa 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 to the 2011 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend that will be unforgettable for the inductees, champions, families and fans. More information can be found at RedRockLasVegas.com.

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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