Seven greats join AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Seven historic figures took their places among motorcycling's greatest legends Friday, Nov. 16, at the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM. The ceremony was part of AMA Legends Weekend, powered by Paul Thede's Race Tech, held at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa.
Hosted by actor and motorcyclist Perry King, the event honored the Hall of Fame Class of 2012: the late Rod Bush, KTM North America president and industry visionary; world championship roadracing tuner Nobby Clark; off-road racing champion Ty Davis; 1975 AMA Supercross Champion Jimmy Ellis; pioneering female motocrosser Sue Fish; world-class bike restorer Brian Slark; and the late, iconic race starter Al Wilcox.
In addition to the class of 2012, the induction ceremony recognized the outstanding careers of two existing Hall of Famers as Hall of Fame Legends: 1998 inductees Mert Lawwill and Malcolm Smith.
Time is running out! Order Hall of Fame holiday cards now
Are you looking for a way to show off your motorcycling passion and let friends and family know you're thinking about them this holiday season? Check out the Motorcycle Hall of Fame holiday cards. This popular fundraising program is back for 2012 and offers both nostalgic and custom motorcycling themed card designs for the holiday season.
All proceeds from the card sales support the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation and its mission to tell the amazing stories of the legends of motorcycling at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.
Hang with the legends: My Hall of Fame
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is YOUR Hall of Fame -- we couldn't exist without the generous support of our donors. Now there's a new way for individuals and companies to show support in a very visible way: My Hall of Fame.
The idea is simple: For a $20 donation, your 3-inch-square photo will hang on the wall of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum entrance foyer in Pickerington, Ohio, during the campaign year. What you put in that space is up to you: your picture, your family, your friends, your bike, your company logo, anything appropriate for public display.
From the Hall: Dave Aldana
One of the most colorful personalities in racing, Dave Aldana was a top AMA Grand National Series competitor during the 1970s, winning four AMA nationals during his career.
Aldana's dirt-track skills transferred well to asphalt and by the late 1970s, he began concentrating on roadracing. He became a factory rider for Suzuki and later joined Kawasaki's AMA Superbike team in 1980. He went on to be a Honda factory rider in the FIM World Championship Endurance Series, teaming with Mike Baldwin to win the prestigious Suzuka eight-hour endurance race in 1981. He later road the revolutionary Elf Hondas in the world endurance series.
One of the most versatile racers in the history of the sport, Aldana competed in nearly every form of motorcycle racing, including motorcross and speedway racing.