Bike Week Radio show to sponsor Torsten Hallman Legend presentation at AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Husqvarna Motorcycles
October 14, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the Bike Week Radio
Show will sponsor the Hall of Fame Legend presentation of Torsten Hallman at
the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Husqvarna, at
Las Vegas' Green Valley Resort & Casino, Friday, Oct. 18, with tickets
available to the general public.
Hallman, a four-time FIM World Motocross champion who played a key role in the
introduction of the sport of motocross in the U.S., and later founded the THOR
brand, joins fellow Hall of Famer Mark Blackwell as honored Legends at this
Bike Week Radio Show, hosted by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Broc Glover, airs
every Sunday at 9 a.m. on San Diego's sports radio leader The Mighty 1090 AM,
and is streamed from the show's website at www.bikeweekradioshow.com.
"In 2012 the guys from Bike Week Radio Show, a weekly must-listen across
the heart of the motorcycle industry and for moto-enthusiasts everywhere, came
to our ceremony with microphones in hand," said Jeffrey V. Heininger,
chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the
Hall of Fame. "That set the stage for their support of the man who showed
Americans motocross for the first time. It's great to have the Bike Week Radio
Show-and Hall of Famer Broc Glover-sponsor Torsten's Legend presentation."
Glover said he was happy to have the opportunity to honor a true motorcycling hero
"Torsten Hallman was always someone who embodied elegance and
innovation," said Broc Glover. "He was and is a world-class racer,
businessman, and pioneer with few equals. Even the design of his early products
like the Hallman GP goatskin leathers said something about what he was like as
a person -- elegant and high quality. Who knows where motocross would have gone
without Torsten Hallman?"
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Husqvarna
Motorcycles, will officially honor the 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.
In addition to the Induction Ceremony Friday, Oct. 18, on Saturday, Oct. 19,
the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception will
honor the Class of 2013, the 2013 Legends and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers
from previous years. The reception hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the
assembled Hall of Famers will be interviewed on-stage in a relaxed setting that
allows fans and friends to get up close and personal with motorcycling's
Tickets for both public events are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
The price is $140 for Friday night's induction ceremony, which includes dinner,
and $20 for Saturday's reception, which includes a continental breakfast.
The AMA Legends Weekend, presented by Husqvarna, is organized by the American Motorcyclist
Association. It is a fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, located on
the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The Hall of Fame's mission is to
celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in