The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Harley-Davidson Motor Company as the presenting sponsor of the 2014 induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
“Harley-Davidson is synonymous with American motorcycling, and we’re honored that the Motor Company is lending its support as we highlight the careers of seven new inductees as well as current Hall of Famer and 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend ‘Willie G.’ Davidson,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey.
Tickets for the American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, range from $25 to $150 and are available online at www.motorcyclemuseum.org/events/halloffame2014.aspx.
“The essence of motorcycling is personal freedom, and that spirit finds its way into every Harley-Davidson motorcycle made,” said Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling Scott Miller. “It’s our pleasure to help honor the accomplishments of these great motorcyclists, as well as the timeless contributions of 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Willie G. Davidson.”
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 William “Willie G.” Davidson as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. Davidson, a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 1999, created many of Harley-Davidson’s design trends that persist today.
The American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, is part of the AMA National Convention being held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo Oct. 16-19. The AIMExpo is a diverse powersports event that is open to trade and media on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16-17, and open to the general public on Friday and Saturday, 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.
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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