AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomes GE Capital as Platinum Sponsor of induction ceremony

Tickets on sale now for Oct. 17 ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

PICKERINGTON, OH – September 30, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – GE Capital is on board as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2015 induction ceremony for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The ceremony is Saturday, Oct. 17, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

“We’re honored that GE Capital is once again supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,” said Jeff Massey, AMA chief operations officer. “The company has been invaluable to this industry on a core business level for decades and their continued support represents an important contribution in shining the spotlight on the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.”

Added GE Capital Commercial Leader Paul Puma, Commercial Distribution Finance, and an AMA board member: “As a proud supporter of the motorcycle industry for over 35 years, Commercial Distribution Finance is pleased to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame with its mission to recognize key industry contributors and their success over the years.”

The Class of 2015 includes road racing champion John Kocinski, off-road racing champion Rodney Smith, former Harley-Davidson CEO Richard Teerlink, entrepreneur and industry patron John Parham, dirt tracker Alex Jorgensen and longtime Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. race team manager Keith McCarty.

The event also will honor three-time road racing World Champion Wayne Rainey as the 2015 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. Rainey, who himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999, is the president of MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Championship.

The 2015 Yamaha AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, is held in conjunction with AIMExpo Oct. 15-18. The AIMExpo is a diverse powersports event that is open to trade and media Oct. 15-16 and open to the general public Oct. 17-18.

For updates on this year’s AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, keep an eye on www.motorcyclemuseum.org, as well as the AMA’s social media channels, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorcyclist and www.facebook.com/AMAHallofFame) and Twitter: @AMA_Riding.

To nominate a future Hall of Famer, visit: www.motorcyclemuseum.org/induction.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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