Trade Attendees Invited to HAPPY! Happy Hour Now Presented by NADAguides

AIMExpo HAPPY! Happy Hour

National Powersport Auctions Seeking Items
for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Charity Auction

IRVINE, CA – August 4, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Trade attendees at the American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (AIMExpo) are invited to meet and mingle, bid on moto memorabilia for charity, and have a free drink at HAPPY! Happy Hour, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

NADAguides is the new sponsor of one of the show’s most popular events. HAPPY! Happy Hour presented by NADAguides offers trade attendees the chance to get together and network after the show’s first day.

A growing philanthropic tradition is an important part of the evening, with a live charity auction benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s (PBTF) Cycle World Joseph C. Parkhurst Education Fund. Longstanding show partner National Powersport Auctions (NPA) will again lend its live auction expertise to the event, and is calling upon the industry to donate auction items to make this fifth annual auction the most successful yet.


“NADAguides is extremely proud to be a supporter of AIMExpo since its inception,” said Lenny Sims, chief business development officer at NADAguides. “The show serves a very important function for the powersports industry, so it’s critical that brands like ours show support and get involved. We’re thrilled to be able to get behind the HAPPY! Happy Hour and more importantly, help create awareness for the incredible work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The auction will help raise valuable funding for an amazing cause, so come by and bid on some items while having a drink on us.”

Spotlighting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, well known in the powersports industry for its Ride For Kids fundraisers, has been at the forefront of AIMExpo’s charitable initiatives. The charity auction has benefitted greatly from the expertise of NPA, raising thousands of dollars each year for the PBTF’s education fund.

AIMExpo HAPPY1 Happy Hour Auction

“We are more than pleased to welcome NADAguides as a partner in HAPPY! Happy Hour, a wonderfully important show function,” said Larry Little, vice president and general manager, MIC Events. “Just like NADAguides is a valuable tool for looking up vehicle values, the happy hour is an equally valuable tool to lookup and compare notes with industry friends and associates after a busy first day. A very generous industry also helps raise money for the continuing education of kids who have survived their brain tumors. Educational scholarship funding is growing in importance as survival rates increase, thanks to critical gains in research funded by PBTF grants over the past 30 plus years.”

The auction is seeking unique items of historical or collectible nature that would appeal to motorcycle and powersports dealers and other industry professionals. Dealers are generally looking for items that could go on display at their dealerships. If you have an item of interest, please contact Sara Spohr of NPA

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About American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide

The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide ( was created to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the greater powersports industry. AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and has international impact within the motorcycling and powersports community. AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is produced by the Motorcycle Industry Council (

About the Motorcycle Industry Council

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues, and the American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at

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