Who is in the Hall of Fame Class of 2018?

Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame
Nominations Now Open

STURGIS, SD – October 5, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Nominations for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Class of 2018 are now open. As always, there are no restrictions on who can submit a nomination, but you do have to meet the deadline of December 29, 2017. Established in 2001, the Sturgis Hall of Fame recognizes individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. After vetting and voting, the Class of 2018 will be honored at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Strider in August of 2018.

“We were honored to be inducted with friends Jim Thiessen, Cory Ness and Terry Vance,” said Colleen Barnett-Taylor after this year’s induction ceremony. “Emcee John Paul DeJoria’s comments were so inline with what we have always felt about the industry and quality of our products!”

“As JP noted during the awards ceremony, quality rises to the top,” added Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Executive Director Myrick Robbins. “But with a legend like Willie G., Pappy Hoel Award winner Rod Woodruff, go-fast guys Terry Vance and Jim Theissen, builders Cory Ness and Mark Shadley and the husband and wife team Mike Taylor and Colleen Barnett-Taylor, the bar has been set at an all-time high.”

With the exception of current members of the board of directors and employees of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum who are ineligible, all qualified individuals are welcome and there are no restrictions on who may submit nominations. After the deadline, all nomination forms are then 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,” stated Robbins. “We also have a separate nomination specifically for the Freedom Fighter Award, which recognizes those individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect our rights to ride.”

Nomination forms for the Class Of 2018 and the Freedom Fighter Award 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. Note new deadline is December 29, 2017 NO EXCEPTIONS.

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/Nomination-Application

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.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2017,Strider formed the Strider Education Foundation. To learn more, visit www.StriderBikes.com or www.StriderEducationFoundation.org, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.

Source: Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame

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