Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger Confirmed as Keynote Speaker to Kick Off 2012 Dealer Expo

IRVINE, CA – December 13, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, best known as the inspiration for the motion picture Rudy, will inspire all attendees as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Dealer Expo and American V-Twin Dealer Show on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Indiana Convention Center, in Indianapolis.

“Rudy,” the son of an oil refinery worker, against all odds, achieved his dream to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered “RU-DY! RU-DY!” he sacked the opposing quarterback, and he did so in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. Although he made his mark in just 27 seconds, it was preceded by years of hard work, preparation and determination. In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, “RUDY.” Written and produced by Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, this movie continues to inspire millions worldwide.

“Rudy’s story is truly inspirational, and his motivational presentation about perseverance, commitment and never giving up, regardless of the odds, will encourage everyone at the kick-off of our big Indy weekend,” said Kerry Graeber, brand director for Dealer Expo and the American V-Twin Dealer Show. “Rudy’s insights will have particular meaning to the industry at this moment in time. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from this remarkable man in person.”

Today, “Rudy” is one of the most popular and respected motivational speakers in the nation and is highly sought after. He has co-authored several books, including Rudy’s Rules, Rudy’s Lessons For Young Champions, and Rudy & Friends, and has produced the “Dream Power” series. He recently established the Rudy Foundation, whose mission is to benefit children’s advocacy programs. Prepare to be inspired as he delivers a personal homily to the powersports industry on adversity, triumph, and the power of the human spirit. This special presentation is open to all registered attendees and exhibitors of Dealer Expo and the American V-Twin Dealer Show. Indy registration is open; for more show information please go to www.dealerexpo.com.

The premier weekend destination for the entire powersports industry known as Indy, featuring the 2012 Dealer Expo and the 2012 American V-Twin Dealer Show, will take place February 17-19, 2012, at the Indiana Convention Center, 1000 South Capitol Ave, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dealer Expo is the largest powersports dealer event in the world, bringing together dealers, distributors, aftermarket parts and accessory companies and original equipment manufacturers in one place each year for an unprecedented $145 million shopping experience. Dealer Expo is open to qualified members of the powersports retail trade. The American V-Twin Dealer Show will be a truly distinct experience for all things V-Twin. The show will deliver: cutting-edge products and services; a customized educational experience; an exclusive auction of used Harley-Davidson motorcycles; and a unique environment for product buying, education, industry networking, entertainment and fun. For more information please visit www.dealerexpo.com, or www.vtwinshow.com.