AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, welcomes Nationwide as platinum sponsor

Sept. 22 event held in conjunction with
AIMExpo in Columbus, Ohio

PICKERINGTON, OH – September 12, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Nationwide as a platinum sponsor of the 2017 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson, on Sept. 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

“Nationwide is one of the leading insurance and financial services organizations in the country, and the company strongly supports motorcycling and motorcyclists,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “It is indeed a pleasure to have Nationwide’s support as we celebrate the induction of five motorcycling greats, and honor one legend, in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

Ann Ritterspach, AVP, Nationwide Affinity Solutions, said, “Nationwide is extremely excited to help sponsor this year’s AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We’re proud to celebrate the latest inductees into the Hall of Fame and the support AMA provides to this community.”

The Class of 2017 includes FMF Racing founder Don Emler Sr., off-road racing champion Eddie Lojak Sr., world motocross champion and Road 2 Recovery founder Bob Moore, racer and filmmaker Peter Starr and racer, team owner and publisher John Ulrich. They will be honored along with Hall of Famer Bill Werner, now an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend.

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo, an event that brings together consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the world press in one location for global product launches, demo rides, motorcycling seminars and more.

Reservations for the induction ceremony may be made at Tickets, which include a reception, dinner and the induction ceremony, are $130 per person, or $120 for AMA Life Members. Current AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers can attend for no charge. All proceeds support the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization that hosts induction ceremony.

The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation welcomes industry support of the induction ceremony, which supports the inductees, honors their achievements, recognizes the impact of their accomplishments and spotlights motorcycling’s deep roots in America. Contact Steve Gotoski at (951) 491-1910 or for more information about becoming involved.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess and surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

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

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Source: American Motorcycle Association

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