STURGIS, SD – December 15, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Nominations for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame are now open and must be submitted by Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Hall of Fame was established back in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. After vetting and voting, the Class of 2017 will be honored during the annual Rally on August 10, 2017.
“Unlike the confusion caused by the schism between the electoral college and the popular vote in our nation’s presidential election, there is no confusion as to our nomination process,” explains Executive Director Myrick Robbins. “The Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle.”
There are no restrictions on who may submit nominations. Once the deadline for submissions transpires, all nomination files are reviewed by the Hall of Fame committee made up of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s board of directors, its Executive Director and staff directors.
“The criteria for being inducted into the Hall of Fame is to recognize the men and women who have dedicated much of their lives to improving, promoting and advancing motorcycling,” adds Robbins. “We also have a separate nomination specifically for the Freedom Fighter Award, which recognizes those individuals who have made sacrifices to protect the rights of those who ride. These men and women serve diligently, humbly and quietly so that we may enjoy the liberties that many of us take for granted.”
Nomination forms must be accompanied by credentials explaining why an individual should be considered for induction. Please keep in mind that while their achievements may be outstanding, not everyone knows it. A comprehensive overview of their accomplishments is necessary to make an informed and educated decision. Biographical information, newspaper articles, historical documents, etc. may be submitted.
Click here to download the official nomination forms for both the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame and the Freedom Fighter Award: http://www.sturgismuseum.com/hall-of-fame
About The Museum
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of motorcycling; honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle; and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. Our vision is to continue as a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits and showcasing rare and unusual motorcycles significant to our history and our sport. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle. This will be a resource and inspiration for future generations. Honor the Ride… Build the Legacy!
About The Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame
The Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors the men and women who have dedicated much of their lives to improving, promoting, and advancing our great sport and lifestyle. The Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame recognizes the sacrifices individuals across the nation, and world, have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists through their efforts in the political arena and in grassroots motorcyclist rights organizations. It is the goal of the museum to help recognize these exceptional and deserving people.
Source: Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame