Yamaha Motor Corp. will be presenting sponsor for AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, March 14
January 23, 2014
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Yamaha Motor Corp. will
be the presenting sponsor of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at
Daytona, presented by Yamaha, on Friday, March 14, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
This year's special guest will be motorcycle inventor, designer, racer and Hall
of Famer Craig Vetter. Vetter's iconic Windjammer fairings were ubiquitous in
the 1970s and '80s, and he designed bikes like the Mystery Ship and the Triumph
X-75 Hurricane before turning his attention to high-mileage motorcycles, a
cause he still champions today with a series of contests.
Jeff Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, said
the Hall of Fame is very pleased to welcome Yamaha as presenting sponsor.
"Like Craig Vetter, Yamaha has a strong tradition in the touring
motorcycle arena, and the company has been a strong supporter of the AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame over the years," he said. "We're glad to have
them onboard, and we look forward to a great event with Craig Vetter and other
Hall of Famers in attendance at our Breakfast at Daytona, presented by
"Just as we are very proud of our own heritage, we are equally as proud of
the tremendously creative contributions to motorcycling's history as those made
by this year's honoree, Craig Vetter," said Yamaha General Manager of
Communications Bob Starr. "Craig's designs influenced much of what the
touring and sport market is today, and Yamaha is indeed proud to join the AMA
in honoring this icon of the industry."
Taking place during 2014 Daytona Bike Week on Friday, March 14, at the Daytona
500 Club inside Daytona International Speedway, the fundraising breakfast will
include a live interview with Vetter on stage, an audience question and answer
period and an autograph session with the AMA Hall of Famer. Tickets for the
breakfast, the proceeds from which support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and
its mission to promote motorcycling's heritage and history to this and future
generations, are available now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.