The 2017 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be Friday, Sept. 22, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomes new members in a ceremony that is open to the public. In 2017, the induction ceremony is part of an exciting weekend of motorcycle activities staged in conjunction with the annual American International Motorcycle Expo, which brings together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single location.
This year, the weekend’s events are held in Columbus, Ohio, just a short drive from the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, so fans and friends can attend the ceremony and visit the Hall of Fame.
“The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony honors the most accomplished stars in motorcycling history and is always an entertaining and heartwarming event,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “And once again, we are very pleased to showcase these icons of the sport, business and lifestyle of motorcycling on the grand stage of U.S. motorcycling and powersports, the AIMExpo.”
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation to honor the legends and heroes of American motorcycling and highlight their achievements and contributions to motorcycling.
The inductee selection process includes participation from motorcycle historians, journalists, industry leaders and living Hall of Fame members, all of whom have expert knowledge in their fields of motorcycling. The final inductee selection is made by a confidential ballot.
In addition to living Hall of Famers, members of the boards of the AMA and the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, AMA Charter Life Members and AMA Life Members with 25 or more years of continuous membership are eligible to vote for Hall of Fame nominees.
Balloting is scheduled for May 15 through June 14.
Ticket information for the induction ceremony will be announced at a later date. Check www.americanmotorcyclist.com/hof for more information. Also visit the Hall of Fame Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AMAHallOfFame. #AMAHoF17
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
Text and image courtesy of AMA.