Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomes Mungenast family sponsorship of 2011 Concours d'Elegance bike show
July 01, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is
pleased to announce that the Mungenast Family/Classic Motorcycle Museum
will be the title sponsor for the 2011 Dave Mungenast Memorial
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d'Elegance bike show on Saturday, Nov.
19, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
The world-class bike show is part of the 2011 AMA Legends &
Champions weekend, which also features the annual Motorcycle Hall of
Fame induction ceremony on Nov. 18, and the AMA Racing Championship
Banquet on Nov. 20. In addition, the weekend includes the final round
of the GEICO/AMA EnduroCross Championship Series on Nov. 19 at Las
Vegas' Orleans Arena.
"Our late husband and father, Dave
Mungenast Sr., as well as our entire family are proud to recognize and
support the achievements of the Hall of Fame members by sponsoring this
year's Concours d' Elegance," said family spokesman
Ray Mungenast, who is the son of Hall of Famer Dave Mungenast Sr., and
president of the Mungenast Automotive Family.
Hall of Fame class of 2011, which will be inducted the evening before
the Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours
d'Elegance, includes former Cycle magazine managing editor
Phil Schilling, industry leader Fred Fox, roadracing champion Doug
Polen, motorcycling pioneer Norbert Schickel and longtime motocross
promoter Stu Peters.
Dave Mungenast Sr. was inducted into the
Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000. He was one of motorcycling's prominent
advocates and supporters in the second half of the 20th century. A
leading enduro racer of the 1960s and '70s, he rode the International
Six Days Trials nine times in his career and earned six medals in the
prestigious competition, including two golds and a silver. As a
motorcycle dealer and owner of off-road riding areas, Mungenast
continued to support off-road riding after his retirement from racing.
He also sponsored numerous off-road racing events in his home state of
Missouri. He passed away in September 2006.
"It's an honor to
associate our event with Hall of Famer Dave Mungenast Sr., a treasured
friend, a great motorcyclist and a wonderful ambassador for the sport
and business of motorcycling," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of
the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money for the
Hall of Fame. "Last year we showcased 78 classic, rare and beautiful
machines, including the world's fastest motorcycle, in our annual bike
show and we expect even more in 2011. I have high expectations that the
Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d'Elegance
will raise the bar for classic motorcycle shows in this country."
Advance ticket prices for the AMA Legends & Champions weekend are
$125 for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and $75 for the AMA Racing
Championship Banquet. Tickets to the Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle
Hall of Fame Concours d'Elegance are $10 for attendees of either
banquet and $20 for general admission.
General admission tickets are now available, via AmericanMotorcyclist.com, MotorcycleMuseum.org and at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e3rn4juk2e3f80c1
or by calling (800) 262-5646. AMA Life Members and existing Motorcycle
Hall of Famers are encouraged to ask about special pricing for all
Reservations at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and
referencing group AMA or AMERICANMOTO. Online room reservation is
available at https://rooms.stationcasinos.com/cgi-bin/LANSAWEB?procfun+rn+Resnet+RRS+funcparms+UP(A2560):;rcimotr;?
For tickets to the final round of the GEICO/AMA EnduroCross Championship Series at the Orleans Arena, see EnduroCross.com.
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 for the 2011 AMA
Legends & Champions Weekend, an event 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 Motorcycle Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Hall of Fame's three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame 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.