Harley-Davidson, whose motorcycles helped write the history of American dirt-track racing, will be the presenting sponsor of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame's Legends recognition for Mert Lawwill. Lawwill, a 1998 inductee, will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
Each year during the induction ceremony for the new class of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, existing members of the Hall of Fame are recognized as Legends. The 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends are Lawwill, the 1969 AMA Grand National Champion, and 1998 inductee Malcolm Smith, a pioneer in off-road motorcycling. Both Lawwill and Smith starred in the timeless motorcycling documentary "On Any Sunday." The pair will be introduced on stage by the director of that movie — and a Hall of Famer himself — Bruce Brown.
"The iconic images of motorcycling seen in 'On Any Sunday' were instrumental in bringing generations of new riders into the sport and continue to resonate with riders today," said Scott Miller, Harley-Davidson Vice-President of Parts, Accessories and Customization and an AMA board member. "Mert Lawwill is truly one of the great legends of Harley-Davidson and AMA racing, and we could not be more proud to support this event that recognizes the immense impact that he and Malcolm Smith have had on the history of motorcycle racing through their achievements on and off the track."
In addition, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, will officially welcome the 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.
"Harley-Davidson is synonymous with Grand National Championship racing, and having the Motor Company be a part of this amazing event where we will honor one of the sport's most cherished champions, is a true pleasure," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "Mert Lawwill is an inspiration, and we're looking forward to recognizing him, Malcolm and the new class of the Hall of Fame this Nov. 16."
The 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, is part of AMA Legends Weekend. The event also includes one of the country's leading motorcycle shows and the finale of one of the most thrilling AMA-sanctioned national racing series. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Red Rock will host the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance, featuring many of the country's most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles. That evening, at the nearby Orleans Arena, fans can catch the last round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series.
Tickets for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance are available online athttp://events.r20.
The induction ceremony and bike show will be held at the Las Vegas Red Rock Resort, a world-class spa, hotel and casino, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions. The facility's expansive ballrooms provide a stunning backdrop for the AMA Legends Weekend. Room reservations are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group code RCIAME or AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST. Online room reservations are available atwww.redrocklasvegas.com.
For tickets to the final round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship Series at the Orleans Arena, see www.endurocross.com.
We’ve been hearing a lot about car-to-car communication, both here in the U.S. and in Europe, that would allow vehicles to “talk” to each other to avoid crashes. Anyone who has ever ridden a motorcycle in traffic knows that one of the biggest hazards is car and truck drivers not seeing bikes. So Honda wants include motorcycles in the car-to-car conversation.
At the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna last week, Honda demonstrated connectivity for motorcycles that could allow bikes to communicate with cars and new active safety technology to make riding safer. Honda has been a member of Europe’s Car2Car Communication Consortium since 2006 and for years has worked on integrating motorcycles into the mix of connected vehicles.
With the Nov. 6 General Election just around the corner, the American Motorcyclist Association is reminding motorcyclists to research where candidates stand on motorcycle-related issues and "Vote Like a Motorcyclist."
The AMA is a non-partisan organization and doesn't make political endorsements. But the national association encourages riders to cast their ballots based on candidates' positions on motorcycling-related issues as well as other issues of importance to them.
The AMA provides tools to help its members make informed choices on Election Day and offers tips for getting involved in campaigns.
AMA members can easily find out where candidates stand on motorcycling-related issues by reading the 2012 AMA Voter Guide. The online tool is an exclusive benefit of AMA membership and is available at http://
Motorcycle-only checkpoints, restricted recreational access to public land and health insurance discrimination against motorcyclists are just some of the issues used to rate federal congressional and state gubernatorial candidates in the 2012 AMA Voter Guide.
"The 2012 AMA Voter Guide gives AMA members important information about political candidates," said Wayne Allard, a former U.S. representative and U.S. senator from Colorado who now serves as the AMA vice president for government relations. "The guide includes a rating for every federal and gubernatorial candidate of the major political parties who returned an AMA questionnaire.
"The rating shows how closely the candidates' answers align with AMA positions," Allard said. "The 2012 AMA Voter Guide also features scorecards for federal incumbents seeking re-election that shows how closely their voting records and other actions match the positions held by the AMA."
Voting and getting involved politically are important because the results of Election Day lay the foundation for legislation and laws, Allard added. If anti-motorcycling candidates earn elected office, then they could legislate away opportunities to ride, cut back or eliminate funding for rider safety training, or even wipe out other programs that motorcyclists have spent years working to implement.
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The award-winning rock band CTS (Consider The Source) has joined forces with CD Baby, the world’s largest digital distributor of independent music, to benefit the non-profit 501 (c) organization B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible, Keep Everyone Safe) Their goal is to generate additional funding to take the B.R.A.K.E.S. life-saving student driving education programs nationwide. CTS recently issued a new single recording of their popular drag racing song, “Quarter Mile,” on CD Baby and other music download services, with proceeds dedicated to the B.R.A.K.E.S. Safe Driving Programs for teenage drivers.
As part of this fundraising effort, the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) will lend promotional support through its numerous marketing platforms, including social media and NHRA.com, to promote the song’s availability.
B.R.A.K.E.S. has provided safe driving instruction courses for over 8,000 students from 19 different states and 2 countries. The organization’s goal is to increase funding to introduce the B.R.A.K.E.S. program to public & private schools throughout North America with the goal of reducing teen driving accidents.
“The song ‘Quarter Mile,’ was inspired by a drag racing friend of mine who said she lived her life a quarter mile at a time. I was so impressed by all the obstacles she’d overcome to pursue her racing passion, I had to write a song comparing her life’s journey to achieving any dream we have,” stated Jeff Senour, founder of CTS.
“We are excited about this unique fundraising effort with CD Baby to benefit B.R.A.K.E.S., our goal is to generate additional funding so the program can be offered nationwide,” said Senour.
CTS introduced the "Freedom Rock Experience” concert series to feature the talents of select high school orchestras to provide a new fundraising and performing opportunity for music students. The new “Quarter Mile” recording is a result of the new concert series and features the full orchestra symphonic sounds of Beau Shekeryk.
The new “Quarter Mile” music download is available on CTSmusic.com, CD Baby, ITunes, and Amazon.
Samson's first removable “fishtail tips” are now available for their exhaust systems. Now for the first time, riders have the option to change their own baffles at a moment’s notice or run “wide open” when it permits, without baffles at all.
Kenny Price plans on incorporating this new patent-pending product into the entire Samson product line, but is starting with their True Dual Crossover Systems. True Dual Crossover Systems with removable fishtail tips are available for ’95-’12 Dressers/Road Kings and ’86-’12 Softails in lengths from 23 1/2" to 42" for Softails and 33" to 42" for Dressers/Road Kings. Check out the following link to look at all info regarding these new Fishtail Removable Tips at http://www.samsonusa.com/true-dual-with-removable-tips.
Several motorcycle racing legends are set to appear at the 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour kick-off, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, in Atlanta, Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4. Racing fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet some of the top motorcycle racing legends in person, and hear what it is like to be a professional motorcycle racer. Special appearances throughout the weekend include:
- Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael and Women’s Motocross Association Champion Ashley Fiolek will greet fans and sign autographs, on Friday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz, Two-Time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards and Scott Russell will discuss MotoGP racing in a discussion panel hosted by Speed TV Supercross Sideline Reporter Erin Bates on Friday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m. These top former MotoGP racers will who will provide insight into this premier class of motorcycle road racing.
- Speed TV Supercross Sideline Reporter Erin Bates, featured in this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows “Human Motorcycles” ad campaign, will be available to sign autographs on Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. Campaign posters featuring Bates body painted and the “Human Motorcycles” will be available for purchase on site.
- Additional presentations by Nick Ienatsch, Ken Hill and Scott Russell will take place all weekend long, highlighting the Yamaha Champions Riding School, as well as Q & A’s with Kevin Schwantz, at show’s interactive stage dubbed The Podium.
- Progressive International Motorcycle Show Short Clip Preview – Shot and edited the night before the opening of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Atlanta, showgoers will be treated to a first look at a short clip featuring a “ride” through the new show with Ricky Carmichael, Colin Edwards and Ashley Fiolek, on Friday, November 2, at 5 p.m.
From hard-core enthusiasts to casual riders, the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta will be the place for motorcycle enthusiasts to immerse themselves in bike culture, meet the professionals, talk to experts and climb on all the hottest rides. This is the first place in the United States to see all of the new models from leading manufacturers including BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Star, Suzuki,Triumph, Yamaha and more, as well as the latest aftermarket parts and accessories.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Atlanta will be open to the public Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, located at 2 Galleria Parkway Southeast. Show hours are Friday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $15 adults $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Following the kick-off in Atlanta, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour will continue across the country with stops in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Chicago, Indianapolis and Charlotte. For more information, call800/331-5706 or visit www.motorcycleshows.com.
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