Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. sponsors VIP reception honoring AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2014

PICKERINGTON, OH – October 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. as the sponsor of the VIP reception honoring the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2014 on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Chapin Theater and will kick off an evening of festivities culminating in the 2014 American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

“The annals of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame boast many racers, tuners and others who completed their historic careers on Kawasaki motorcycles,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “We’re honored that Kawasaki has joined us in this year’s celebration to welcome the Class of 2014.”

Tickets for the American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony range from $25 to $150 and are available online at www.motorcyclemuseum.org/events/halloffame2014.aspx.

“The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame represents some of history’s greatest motorcyclists,” said Kawasaki Director of Marketing Chris Brull. “This year’s class includes some amazing individuals who have helped shape the sport in fundamental ways. It’s our pleasure to help recognize their accomplishments by supporting this event.”

The Class of 2014 includes race tuner and innovator Byron Hines; motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; Tom White, acclaimed motorcycle collector, former nationally ranked racer and founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties; George Barber, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park; national off-road racing champion Scott Summers; AMA motocross champion Mike LaRocco; and legendary tuner and team owner Rob Muzzy.

The event also will honor the career of existing Hall of Famer William “Willie G.” Davidson, a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 1999. Davidson will be recognized as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend at this year’s event.

The American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is part of the AMA National Convention being held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo, Oct. 16-19. The AIMExpo is a diverse powersports event that is open to trade and media Oct. 16-17 and open to the general public Oct. 18-19. AMA National Convention and induction ceremony attendees who are not members of the industry or media are welcome to attend AIMExpo Oct. 18-19.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers are selected through a nomination and voting procedure that includes ballots cast by living Hall of Fame members, members of the boards of directors of the AMA and AMHF, and members of, and advisers to, the Hall of Fame category committees.

Anyone may nominate a future Hall of Famer. To do so, visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org/induction.

To join the conversation and get the latest updates on the American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, use the hashtag #AMAHoF. Fans and supporters can also connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AMAHallofFame, and on Twitter and Instagram at @ama_riding.

About the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation

Founded in 1990 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the goal of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Museum’s three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum 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 www.motorcyclemuseum.org.