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Aug 19, 2013

Sponsors Announced For 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Zero Motorcycles returns as ring sponsor for 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Zero Motorcycles, manufacturer of American-made electric motorcycles, is the official ring sponsor for the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Green Valley Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The prestigious AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame ring is a symbol of the significant contributions made by an inductee to the sport, business and lifestyle of motorcycling. The gold ring, which is created exclusively for the Hall of Fame, bears the institution's logo, the "Glory Days" design and the name of the inductee. The rings will be presented to the living inductees and Hall of Fame Legends during the annual gala event.

Receiving the rings will be AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael, and racer, promoter and motorcycle industry icon Norm McDonald. Representatives for the following deceased inductees will receive a one-of-a-kind commemorative wall plaque: AMA and desert racing champion Danny Hamel, AMA road racing champion Randy Renfrow, and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation/Ride For Kids founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.

"Zero Motorcycles continues to innovate on the cutting edge of the future, and at the same time, it's looking back to the history of motorcycling to honor the pioneers of yesteryear," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "For inductees and their survivors, the Hall of Fame rings and plaques are a daily reminder of the lifetime achievements of these distinguished individuals."

Two existing members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame will be honored as Hall of Fame Legends and will also receive rings: Mark Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team manager and a well-respected executive in the motorcycle industry; and Torsten Hallman, a four-time FIM World Motocross champion who was instrumental in introducing the sport of motocross to America as well as founder of the Thor brand.

Scot Harden, Zero Motorcycle's vice president of global marketing and a Hall of Famer, said Zero Motorcycles is proud to be a part of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the third consecutive year.

"Once again Zero Motorcycles is proud to team with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to present each inductee and surviving family a ring or special plaque," Harden said. "The 2013 class is particularly deserving and represents a cross section of motorcycling at its best. We look forward to supporting the Hall of Fame for years to come and the important work they are doing to commemorate and preserve the achievements of our past champions and legends."

Also part of the weekend's activities is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, where the class of 2013, the 2013 Hall of Fame Legends 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 heroes.

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 AMA campus 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.




More, from another press release issued by American Motorcyclist Association:

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. returns as banquet sponsor for the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has reaffirmed its support for the AMA Legends Weekend -- and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 -- by returning as banquet sponsor of the Induction Ceremony at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino, Friday, Oct. 18.

The gala event will officially welcome the Hall of Fame class of 2013: AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael; AMA and desert racing champion Danny Hamel; racer, promoter and motorcycle industry icon Norm McDonald; AMA roadracing champion Randy Renfrow; and motorcycling fundraisers and Ride For Kids founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.

"Kawasaki has a great history with motorcycling, and especially with one of our 2013 Hall of Fame inductees, Ricky Carmichael, who enjoyed factory support through the company's Team Green program as an amateur, as well as support as a professional on the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross circuits," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "Kawasaki was part of many amateur and pro championships for Carmichael, and we're proud to have the company's support as they help us honor all of the members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013."

Said Kawasaki's marketing director, Chris Brull: "The annual induction ceremony is meant to recognize outstanding performers in our sport and industry, and Kawasaki sees the AMA's role in preserving this heritage of achievement as vital to its continued growth. Kawasaki has been part of that past for almost 50 years, and we're proud to continue our involvement with this event."

The class of 2013 will be officially inducted on Friday, Oct. 18, during the AMA Legends Weekend in a star-studded gala at Las Vegas' Green Valley Resort & Casino, with tickets available to the general public.

Also featured at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are two Hall of Fame Legends -- existing members of the Hall of Fame whose lifetime accomplishments are highlighted. The 2013 Legends are: Mark Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team manager and a well-respected executive in the motorcycle industry; and Torsten Hallman, a four-time FIM World Motocross champion who was instrumental in introducing the sport of motocross to America and later founded the Thor brand.

Also part of the weekend's activities is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, where the class of 2013, the 2013 Hall of Fame Legends 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 heroes.

Additionally, fans in town that weekend also have a chance to enjoy the AMA Supercross Monster Energy Cup Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Tickets for the Legends Weekend are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org. The 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, which is 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.




More, from another press release issued by American Motorcyclist Association:

6D Helmets will sponsor cocktail party for 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- 6D helmets, a company that brings an innovative approach to head protection, has signed on to support the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The gala event will officially honor the incoming class of 2013: AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael; AMA and desert racing champion Danny Hamel; racer, promoter and motorcycle industry icon Norm McDonald; AMA roadracing champion Randy Renfrow; and motorcycling fundraisers and Ride For Kids founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.

6D will welcome Hall of Famers and guests as sponsor of the AMA Hall of Fame Cocktail Party immediately prior to the dinner and induction ceremony at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday, Oct. 18.

"The folks at 6D Helmets run a very forward-thinking company with a revolutionary product," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "They clearly recognize that the accomplishments and hard work of many legendary riders, advocates and industry standouts have made motorcycling what it is today. We're proud to have them on board to help us honor the class of 2013."

Said 6D Helmets' Bob Weber: "We are proud to be a part of this exceptional event honoring individuals that helped to change the face of motorcycling forever. As a young brand servicing the safety needs of our sport, I feel this is a fantastic way to support the AMA and help introduce our brand and technology to the marketplace. I'm really looking forward to the event!"

The class of 2013 will be officially inducted on Friday, Oct. 18, during the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends Weekend in a star-studded gala at Las Vegas' Green Valley Resort & Casino, with tickets available to the general public.

Also featured at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are two Hall of Fame Legends -- existing members of the Hall of Fame whose lifetime accomplishments are highlighted. The 2013 Legends are: Mark Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team manager and a well-respected executive in the motorcycle industry; and Torsten Hallman, a four-time FIM World Motocross champion who was instrumental in introducing the sport of motocross to America and later founded the Thor brand.

Also part of the weekend's activities is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, where the class of 2013, the 2013 Hall of Fame Legends 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 heroes.

Additionally, fans in town that weekend also have a chance to enjoy the AMA Supercross Monster Energy Cup Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Tickets for the Legends Weekend are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org. The 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, which is 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.