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Apr 4, 2013

AMA Legends Weekend Scheduled October 18-19 In Las Vegas

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that this year's 2013 AMA Legends Weekend will be held on a new date -- Oct. 18-19 -- and at a new location, the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas. The AMA Legends Weekend features the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Induction Ceremony, highlighting the greatest weekend in motorcycling.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on Friday night, Oct. 18, in a star-studded gala event that honors the motorcycling world's fast and famous. The next morning launches the all-new AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception, where the Class of 2013 and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers from previous years will be honored and interviewed on-stage in a relaxed setting that allows fans and friends to get up close and personal with motorcycling's greatest legends.

Both events are timed to coincide with the Monster Cup AMA Supercross race at nearby Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday night, rounding out the year's most impressive motorcycling weekend.

"The AMA Legends Weekend has truly become one of the year's must-do events for the motorcycling community and for fans," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "When you add the gala of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame weekend with the glitz of AMA Supercross in Las Vegas, you get a special, one-of-a-kind experience that showcases the stars of today and the sport's true legends, all at one time and place. You don't want to miss it."

Stepping up once again to sponsor a key part of the festive weekend is Dave Mungenast's Classic Motorcycle Museum, which is the title sponsor of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Legends Reception.

"We're glad to be a part of this great weekend every year," said Ray Mungenast of the Dave Mungenast Classic Motorcycle Museum and Mungenast Automotive Family in St. Louis. "We're excited to be part of the new reception, which will allow a great, informal way for everyone to catch up with old friends, and rub elbows with the real legends of our sport. It's going to be one amazing weekend in Vegas."

In addition, two existing AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers will be honored as Legends at the October event, and those will be announced shortly.

Tickets are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org. Price is $140 for Friday night's induction ceremony, and $20 for Saturday's reception, which includes a continental breakfast. Additionally, rooms at the Green Valley Ranch can be reserved now for a special rate at resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=19471407 or by calling 866-782-9487 and using the code GCIAMHF

The AMA Legends Weekend is a fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio and overseen by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation. The mission of the AMHF is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America. For more information, please visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

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.