LAST CHANCE TO HONOR THE RIDE - Sturgis Museum Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

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LAST CHANCE TO HONOR THE RIDE - Sturgis Museum Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:31 pm

LAST CHANCE TO HONOR THE #RIDE - $Sturgis Museum Hall Of Fame #Ceremonies

#Sturgis, South Dakota, August 9, 2016 - "Honor the Ride. Build the Legacy... Join us for the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony during the Sturgis Rally," says Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame Executive Director Myrick Robbins. "The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast will be held August 10, 2016 at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota." If you are in Sturgis for the Rally, you really owe it to yourself to see just how special this event is!

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum's mission is twofold: to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle, as well as paying tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. The Class Of 2016 exemplifies all these attributes and then some! One of the most diverse groups ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Class of 2016 and Freedom Fighter Award winner Gary Wetzel will be honored tomorrow. And then there is the addition of the special "Lifetime Achievement" award being presented to Arlen Ness.

"Arlen has always been the head of his time, and we are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor at this important event," says Rod Krois, General Manager of Victory Motorcycles. Already a Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame member, Arlen was a unanimous choice for the inaugural Lifetime Achievement honors. Also new for this year are special video presentations for each member of the Class of 2016 produced by Todd Huffman (of The Motocross Files fame) and narrated by hall of fame broadcaster Dave Despain (who's new show launched on MAVTV this season:


Bert Baker - V-Twin motorcycle drivetrain innovator, businessman and patriot, Bert Baker is committed to using materials, labor, creativity, know how and grit born of America.

Jerry Covington - Whether it is on TV or the cover of virtually every biker magazine in the world, it is hard to miss custom builder Jerry Covington. What does get overlooked is Covington's behind the scenes commitment to the motorcycle community, his selfless donation of time and resources to those less fortunate through his various charity projects.

John Penton - One of the most influential figures in off-road motorcycling in the world, John Penton developed a legendary brand of motorcycles that bore his name (better known as KTM today). He also founded Hi-Point, an accessory and distribution company that had 50% of aftermarket sales in the U.S. and set the mold for modern distribution powerhouses.

Gary Spellman - Using motorcycles as means to further charitable causes, philanthropist Gary Spellman has been quite effective in utilizing motorcycles to raise money for charities benefiting first responders and their surviving families. He has also brought major business owners into the family of motorcyclists as well as creating the Peace, Love and Happiness Charity Ride with fellow Hall Of Famer John Paul Dejoria.

Buddy Stubbs - Talk about being born into the business, Buddy Stubbs was raised in his father's Harley dealership in Decatur, Illinois and has spent his entire life in and around dealerships, including opening two of his own in the greater Phoenix area. This year marks his 50th year as a dealer and more significantly an ambassador to the motorcycle lifestyle.

Gary Wetzel - 2016 Freedom Fighter Award winner. In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum's mission to Honor the Ride, a special "Freedom Fighter" award recognizing an individual who has fought to protect the rights of motorcyclists was instituted. For 2016, the Freedom Fighter is Gary Wetzel, a Vietnam Veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who has been active for decades in raising awareness of not only Veteran's issues, but also protecting riders rights.

"We would also like to acknowledge our friends and neighbors from around the Black Hills area who do so much for the Museum and the community year round," says Robbins. "Without the help, guidance and partnership of the Board of Directors and Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Buffalo Chip, Indian Motorcycles of Sturgis, Lookout Mountain and the Rushmore Regional Business Development team, none of this would be possible."

Victory Motorcycles - Presenting Sponsor
Rockwell Watches - Award & Ceremony Sponsor
Allstate Insurance - Gift Sponsor
Kuryakyn - Photography Sponsor
Coca-Cola High Country - Coffee Reception & Meal Sponsor

General Sponsors
Black Hills Harley-Davidson
Buffalo Chip
Indian Motorcycles Sturgis
Lookout Mountain
Rushmore Regional Business Development

Join Victory Motorcycles, Rockwell, Allstate, Kuryakyn and the Sturgis Museum in honoring Arlen Ness, Freedom Fighter Gary Wetzel and the entire Class of 2016. The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Breakfast will be August 10, 2016 at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. Breakfast tickets are available for a $35 donation. Tickets are available at the door.


About The Museum: The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame's mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of motorcycling; honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle; and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. Our vision is to continue as a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits and showcasing rare and unusual motorcycles significant to our history and our sport. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle. This will be a resource and inspiration for future generations. Honor the Ride... Build the Legacy!
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