Apr 30, 2012
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Two-day gala showcases motorcycling heroes and classic bikes in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 16-17
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that online registration is open for the AMA Legends Weekend, Nov. 16-17 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. The AMA Legends Weekend includes the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance.
Attended by scores of motorcycling luminaries and hundreds of fans of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA Legends Weekend is one of the country's must-attend motorcycling events. The event, which has sold out the previous two years, provides a world-class stage for motorcycling's best and brightest as they are recognized by their peers, family, friends and fans. Register now at ~
"The AMA Legends Weekend has grown from a small gathering in Ohio to a world-class event at one of America's most electrifying destination cities, and we couldn't be more excited to continue pushing the envelope," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "We invite all motorcyclists to join us at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa on Nov. 16-17 as we spotlight motorcycling's enduring legends and showcase some amazing motorcycles. It also is my pleasure to welcome back the Dave Mungenast family as the presenting sponsors for the Concours d'Elegance."
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicks off the weekend on Friday evening, Nov. 16. The next day, the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance bike show will showcase many of the country's most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.
The nominees from which the 2012 class will be selected - which were announced on April 2 -- include 26 highly accomplished individuals in the sport, business and lifestyle of motorcycling. Over the next two months, the Hall of Fame will announce those who will be inducted in Las Vegas on Nov. 16.
"At the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, our mission is to recognize and memorialize for posterity, the great men and women who have made motorcycling what it is today," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money for the Hall of Fame. "With our new class -- not to mention the presence of dozens of existing members of the Hall of Fame -- this weekend is an exceptional gathering of motorcycling greats. Please join us as we elevate all of motorcycling with a gala celebration amid the bright lights of Las Vegas."
In addition, the Hall of Fame will honor the careers of two existing members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame: the legendary Malcolm Smith and Mert Lawwill. Smith, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, was a pioneer in off-road motorcycling. He's famous for his accomplishments in the Baja 1000 and for his gold-medal winning rides in International Six Day Enduro competitions. Lawwill, also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, was the 1969 AMA Grand National champion. Smith's and Lawwill's careers intertwined as stars of the timeless motorcycling documentary film, "On Any Sunday."
Advance tickets for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony are $130. Concours d'Elegance tickets are $10 for attendees of the induction ceremony, and $20 for general admission.
AMA Life Members and existing AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers will receive a $25 discount to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. AMA Life Members showing their AMA Life Member card will receive complimentary admission to the AMA Concours d'Elegance.
Reservations at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group code RCIAME or AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST. Online room reservation is available at ~
In addition, AMA member benefit partners Avis and Budget are offering special car rental rates for banquet attendees. Attendees can rent with the companies and enjoy their premium services, wide range of products and extras at a discount of up to 25 percent. The discount codes are provided on the AMA Legends Weekend registration page.
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 2012 AMA Legends Weekend that will be unforgettable for the inductees, champions, families and fans. More information can be found at RedRockLasVegas.com.
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 MotorcycleMuseum.org.