PICKERINGTON, Ohio – AMA member Bill Chick, of Indiana, Pa., dropped by the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, today to collect his prize in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle.
Chick won the 1975 BMW R75/6 motorcycle customized by renowned custom bike builder Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles in Chicago.
Chick’s name was drawn during the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show on Feb. 17 in Milwaukee.
"It's still dawning on me that I won," he said. "It's really unique when you pull up (to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame) and your bike is sitting out front."
"I've been riding since I was 10 years old," Chick said. "I believe that if you own it, you should ride it. Oh, I'll definitely be riding it!"
Chick said he enjoys taking day trips.
"It's fun to be going along and see a road and say, 'This looks like fun. I'll take this road.'"
Modifications to the motorcycle—dubbed The AMA BMW R75GS by Prust—include a custom subframe, Fox Street Performance RC1 shocks, Race Tech Gold Valves, billet triple clamps and rider pegs, an engine refresh, an aftermarket performance ignition, updated electronics and wiring throughout, custom paint, new controls, new brake lines and much more.
The raffle is a fundraiser for the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The Hall of Fame's mission is to celebrate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.
To donate to the Hall of Fame and get a chance to win a beautiful 1966 Harley-Davidson FLH, visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org. The donation is $5 per entry, five entries for $20. Entrants must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win.
The Harley-Davidson winner will be selected and announced at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 7-9, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.