TAMPA, FL – February 23, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Legends and Heroes Tour traveling moto museum is pleased to announce that they will honor motocross and supercross pioneer Bill West this Saturday night at round eight of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Tampa, Florida.
The Tour stands behind the belief that “We Don’t Leave History Behind” and has kept the founding fathers, and mothers, pure in their thoughts by honoring the men and women that shaped supercross and motocross into what it is today. Each honoree receives a special commemorative plaque during a special podium presentation on the stadium floor before opening ceremonies.
About Bill West
Bill is a lifelong motorcyclist and a pioneer of motocross and supercross. His influence and efforts as an event and series organizer, race promoter and sports and entertainment business executive have brought supercross to millions of fans at live events and most importantly helped to bring the sport of professional supercross to television.
Since his early days of motocross and flat track racer and promoter, in Central Florida, Bill has continuously worked to build the sport into the recreational and entertainment entity that it has become today.
Bill was instrumental in creating the Winter AM Series, which is widely acknowledged as one of the original professional motocross programs in the US prior to the growth of AMA Supercross.He established Gatorback Cycle Park, in Gainesville, Fl, which for more than a decade hosted the opening round of the AMA National Motocross Series, and to this day hosts the sport’s longest running continuous major motocross events, the Mini Olympics. He is also recognized as one of the Founding Fathers of the sport of Supercross as he helped bring both professional and amateur Supercrosses to major stadiums throughout the US and through his role in the sport’s original advisory committees.
Bill West, is a humble individual, who through his lifetime of commitment to the Sport and business, has made significant contributions to the motorcycling community. His efforts have had a lasting impact on the development and growth of the sport and his vision and hard work have helped to establish motocross and supercross as essential elements in the fabric of amateur and professional motorsports in the US today.
Join us this Saturday night in Tampa as we honor this amazing man.
With nearly 5000 square feet of display space, the Legends and Heroes Tour is a definite must-see during the Pit Party at a supercross near you.
The mobile museum features walk-through display videos that allow our guests the opportunity to take a trip back to back to where the sport began. The videos show the heroes of the sport from the beginning of their careers to the races that made them famous. New to the tour in 2018 is the Supercross Virtual Reality mobile experience (SXVR) where fans can experience the thrill of supercross via VR technology and feel like they are on the racetrack.
Fans are also encouraged to stop by early and pick up a complimentary copy of RacerX magazine while supplies last. And thanks to our local friends at each round, the Legends Tour features some of the best vintage motocross bikes on display in a single location. Featuring different vehicles at each round, our guests can relive the machines of their youth and show their family and friends the early days of motocross and supercross.
See behind the scenes footage and great vintage photos and stories by visiting our website and social media accounts.
Website – www.legendsandheroestour.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/LegendsAndHeroesTour
Twitter – www.twitter.com/LegendsHeroes
Instagram – www.instagram.com/legendsandheroestour
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/LegendsAndHeroesMX
About the Tour
The Legends and Heroes Tour is a professional, historical display and timeline of America’s greatest motorsports, motocross, and supercross. On-site, the tour encompasses nearly 5000 square feet of moto-history with bikes, gear and other memorabilia that transport our guests back in time through the history of the sport. Visited by more than 9 million guests during its previous seven years of existence, the Legends and Heroes Tour attends each stop of the Monster Energy Supercross Series and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series. Visit us in the Pit Party at a supercross or motocross near you or online at www.legendsandheroestour.org
The Legends and Heroes Tour would not be possible without great sponsors like: Feld Entertainment, Monster Energy Supercross, Food for Life Bakery, Dunlop, EZup Shelters, Wossner, Yuasa, Boyesen, Motion Pro, Engine Ice, Acerbis, Rockwell, Bell, KTM, Rich Designs, Moto X Roads, The Early Days of Motocross Museum, RacerX, MX Sports, Brad Whitworth Photography, Retro Moto, Cycle News, Pro Circuit and Renthal for help with our awards and Langston Motorsports for vehicles for our SXVR program. Thank you all.
Source: The Legends and Heroes Tour