Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles off one or more historically significant motorcycles to raise money for the charity. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the 501(c)(3). You can receive one ticket for a $5 donation or five tickets for a $20 donation. You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win.
1951 Harley-Davidson FL
In 1951, I Love Lucy debuted, the war with Germany was declared officially over, The Catcher in the Rye was published, and like J.D. Salinger’s coming-of-age novel post-war America was finding its identity in a new world. Many Americans were celebrating their prosperity on the open roads, and for many the Harley-Davidson FL was the perfect expression of that freedom.
This 1951 Harley-Davidson FL was powered by the fourth year of The Motor Company’s “Panhead” engine. The 1951 model was updated with chrome-plated piston rings and rocker arms machined with pushrod sockets. It was a 74 cubic-inch V-twin producing over 50 horsepower, more than enough to “turn mountains into molehills…and miles into minutes,” according to Harley-Davidson ad copy from the era.
Also smoothing out those mountains was the hydraulically damped telescopic forks that gave the Hydra-Glide its name. The forks more than doubled the travel of the old springer front end and provided enhanced comfort for riders, whether exploring America’s vast western wilderness or country backroads.
This bike features an optional foot-shift/hand-clutch setup that Harley-Davidson offered at the time.
It was restored by Warren Heir of JR’s Cycle Products in Milwaukee, Wis.
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2017 Ural Gear-Up “Adventure Together” Edition
This two-wheel drive sidecar from Ural Motorcycles is a special edition, outfitted and graphic-designed by Ural ambassadors and AMA members, the Wilkinson Brothers of Indianapolis. The brand new motorcycle was carefully set up and dialed in by one of the nation’s top Ural sales & service dealerships, Heindl Engineering of Eaton, OH (also AMA members). From the factory, this Gear-Up model features upgrades and the latest developments from the 75-year old motorcycle manufacturer known for its rugged and adventure-ready sidecar motorcycles.
Inspired by the theme of “Adventure Together,” this raffle bike is meant for exploration with friends or family (or a pet!) who seek adventure in all types of terrain. Whether you’re discovering nearby backroads or taking the long way to a National Park, you’ll no doubt be creating memories that will last a lifetime. Official Rules >>
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1975 BMW R75/6
This classic BMW was won by AMA member Bill Chick of Indiana, Pa. It was given away on Feb. 17 at the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee. The BMW was modified and modernized by renowned custom bike builder Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles in Chicago.
2016 Hall of Fame Raffle Bike: 1947 Indian Chief
One of the most classic and recognizable American motorcycles, this vintage Indian Chief, with its muscular V-twin engine and deeply skirted fenders, is an iconic machine that has always stood apart from the crowd. The drawing for this Indian occurred July 10, 2016, during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The winner was AMA member Mike Easley of Louisville, Ky.
2015 Hall of Fame Raffle Bike: 1986 Honda CR250R
The drawing for the CR250, a throwback to the mid-1980s, when Hall of Famers like Rick Johnson and David Bailey were winning titles for Honda, took place at the AMA Championship Banquet in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 23, 2016. It was won by AMA member Ben Horgen of Rochester, Minn.
2015 Hall of Fame Raffle Bike: 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH
Pete Gabrail from Minneapolis, Minn., was drawn as the winner of the fully restored 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide -- the 2015 AMA raffle bike benefitting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. The drawing was July 12, 2015, at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio.
2014 Hall of Fame Raffle Bike: 1947 Indian Chief
Robert Hines of Piggot, Ark., won the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Museum raffle bike. His name was selected at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Hines’ name was drawn by Grand Marshal Bill Tuman, a member of the legendary Indian Motorcycles Wrecking Crew. Grand Marshal Bobby Hill, the other surviving member of the crew, also attended the drawing. The third wrecking crew member, Ernie Beckman, died in October 1999.
The bike, a 1947 Indian Chief, was restored as a rider by its previous owner. The AMA bought the bike at the 2013 Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet.
2013 Hall of Fame Raffle Bike: 1943 Indian 741
Brian's son, Adam, sits on the Indian. Adam is a 17-year AMA member.
His dad signed him up at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days when Adam was just 10 months old.
Brian Krause from Michigan won the 2013 raffle bike, this restored 1943 Indian 741 custom bobber. This bike was redone top to bottom by well-known Indian motorcycle restorer Kiwi Mike. Brian's son, Adam is a 17-year AMA member. His dad signed him up at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days when Adam was just 10 months old.
2012 Hall of Fame Raffle Bike: 1948 Indian Chief
Stephen Dwyer from Clermont, Fla., won this beautiful 1948 Indian Chief -- an iconic masterpiece of Americana. The winning ticket was drawn at 2012 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Rockers and Mods, by event grand marshal Craig Vetter. The motorcycle not only represents America's love for big V-twin motorcycles, but speaks to what stirs in the heart of all motorcyclists -- a passion for the open road.
2011 Hall of Fame Raffle Bikes: 1973 Kawasaki Z1, 2010 Kawasaki Z1000
Scott Carey of Pecatonica, Ill., won a fully restored 1973 Kawasaki Z1 and a brand-new Kawasaki Z1000 in the 2010-11 Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle. The winning ticket was drawn at 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year. The Kawasaki Z1 was the machine that took the four-cylinder Superbike design to new levels, with a 903cc dual-overhead-cam engine and pure muscle-bike styling. The Z1’s DNA lives on today in the Kawasaki Z1000 -- a modern interpretation of the muscle bike, with a fuel-injected 1,043cc dual-overhead-cam motor that can take you anywhere you want to go. The vintage Z1 was expertly restored by Johnny’s Vintage Motorcycle Company.
2010 Hall of Fame Raffle Bikes: Honda CB750, 1965 Honda Cub
David Beall, of Aliquippa, Pa., won the below Hondas in the 2009-10 Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle. The winning ticket for the Honda CB750, expertly restored by Vic World, and the all-original 1965 Honda Cub, with one mile on the odometer, was drawn at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Saturday, July 10, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
2009 Hall of Fame Raffle Bikes: Harley-Davidson Rocker, 1959 and 2009 Triumph Bonnevilles
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame would like to say a big thank you to everyone that participated in our 2008-09 raffle bike programs! And while we wish you could have all be winners, we know you will join us as we congratulate the winners. They were:
- Harley-Davidson Rocker
Doug Crossett, Katonah, N.Y.
- 1959 and 2009 Triumph Bonnevilles
Phil Kreuter, Goshen, Ind.
The winner’s names were drawn Saturday, July 25, 2009, at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.