KTM signs on as presenting sponsor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
October 04, 2012
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to welcome KTM North America as
the presenting sponsor for the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony, presented by KTM, on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort &
Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
"With the late Rod Bush, who led KTM North America through its formative
years in the United States, being inducted as a member of the AMA Motorcycle
Hall of Fame Class of 2012, we're proud that KTM orange will be front and center
at this year's induction ceremony," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of
the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame.
The 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, will
officially welcome seven inductees to the Hall of Fame. Joining the Hall of
Fame in addition to Bush, the longtime KTM North America president and industry
visionary, are world championship roadracing tuner Nobby Clark, off-road racing
champion Ty Davis, 1975 AMA Supercross Champion Jimmy Ellis, pioneering female
motocrosser Sue Fish, world-class bike restorer Brian Slark, and the late Al
Wilcox, an iconic race flagger.
"So much of the success KTM has seen in North America is built on the
foundation that Rod Bush worked so hard to create," said current KTM North
America President Jon-Erik Burleson. "As a mentor and friend of mine, his
leadership and success were, and continue to be, great inspiration to continue
to push forward. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame represents the pinnacle of
those who have achieved so much for our sport and industry. I am deeply happy
for his family and his legacy for him to be honored with such prestigious
Two existing members of the Hall of Fame will be honored as Legends at the event:
1998 inductees Malcolm Smith, a pioneer in off-road motorcycling, and Mert
Lawwill, the 1969 AMA Grand National Champion. Both Smith and Lawwill starred
in the iconic motorcycling documentary "On Any Sunday."
The AMA Legends Weekend also includes one of the country's leading motorcycle
shows and the finale of one of the most thrilling AMA-sanctioned national
racing series. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Red Rock will host the 2012 AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance, featuring
many of the country's most impressive original and restored classic
motorcycles. That evening, at the nearby Orleans Arena, fans can catch the last
round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series.
Tickets for the AMA Legends Weekend are available online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5r7zy8ea4316694&llr=vw9ldxbab
or by calling (800) 342-5464.
The AMA Legends Weekend will be held at the Las Vegas Red Rock Resort, a
world-class spa, hotel and casino, featuring a range of entertainment, dining
and family-friendly attractions. The facility's expansive ballrooms provide a
stunning backdrop for the AMA Legends Weekend. Room reservations are available
now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group
code RCIAME or AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST. Online room reservations are available at
The deadline for receiving the group rate at the Red Rock is Oct. 19.
For tickets to the final round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship Series
at the Orleans Arena, see www.endurocross.com.
For more information about KTM and the 2013 lineup, see www.ktmusa.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.