Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. returns as banquet sponsor for the 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
August 15, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio --
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has reaffirmed its support for the AMA Legends
Weekend -- and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 -- by returning as
banquet sponsor of the Induction Ceremony at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and
Casino, Friday, Oct. 18.
The gala event will officially welcome the Hall of Fame class of 2013: AMA
Supercross and Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael; AMA and desert racing
champion Danny Hamel; racer, promoter and motorcycle industry icon Norm
McDonald; AMA roadracing champion Randy Renfrow; and motorcycling fundraisers
and Ride For Kids founders Mike and Dianne Traynor.
"Kawasaki has a great history with motorcycling, and especially with one
of our 2013 Hall of Fame inductees, Ricky Carmichael, who enjoyed factory
support through the company's Team Green program as an amateur, as well as
support as a professional on the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross
circuits," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle
Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "Kawasaki was part
of many amateur and pro championships for Carmichael, and we're proud to have the
company's support as they help us honor all of the members of the AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013."
Said Kawasaki's marketing director, Chris Brull: "The annual induction
ceremony is meant to recognize outstanding performers in our sport and
industry, and Kawasaki sees the AMA's role in preserving this heritage of
achievement as vital to its continued growth. Kawasaki has been part of that
past for almost 50 years, and we're proud to continue our involvement with this
The class of 2013 will be officially inducted on Friday, Oct. 18, during the
AMA Legends Weekend in a star-studded gala at Las Vegas' Green Valley Resort
& Casino, with tickets available to the general public.
Also featured at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are two
Hall of Fame Legends -- existing members of the Hall of Fame whose lifetime
accomplishments are highlighted. The 2013 Legends are: Mark Blackwell, a
pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team
manager and a well-respected executive in the motorcycle industry; and Torsten
Hallman, a four-time FIM World Motocross champion who was instrumental in
introducing the sport of motocross to America and later founded the Thor brand.
Also part of the weekend's activities is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave
Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, where the class of
2013, the 2013 Hall of Fame Legends and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers from
previous years will be honored and interviewed on-stage in a relaxed setting
that allows fans and friends to get up close and personal with motorcycling's
Additionally, fans in town that weekend also have a chance to enjoy the AMA
Supercross Monster Energy Cup Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Tickets for the Legends Weekend are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
The price is $140 for Friday night's induction ceremony, and $20 for Saturday's
reception, which includes a continental breakfast. Additionally, rooms at the
Green Valley Ranch can be reserved now for a special rate at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=19471407
or by calling (866) 782-9487 and using the code GCIAMHF.
The AMA Legends Weekend is a fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,
which is overseen by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation. The mission
of the AMHF is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of
motorcycling in America. For more information, please visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
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.