Cool off with the classics this summer at the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Cool off with the classics this summer at the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Museum

PICKERINGTON, OH – Two-wheel enthusiasts are invited to the American
Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum this summer
for the 4th annual Japanese Motorcycle Saturday on June 6, 2009, and the 4th
annual British & European Motorcycle Saturday on August 22, 2009.  Located
on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, just a few miles east of Columbus,
the Museum is the country’s premier showcase of motorcycling heritage and
history. 

Both events are expected to attract hundreds of riders, and will feature
un-judged bike shows and seminars from collectors and experts.  The 4th
annual Japanese Motorcycle Saturday on June 6 will showcase a wide variety
of motorcycles representing decades of metric design and engineering
ingenuity.  From sportbikes to café racers to tourers, every bike style is
welcome.  Enthusiasts can ride in on a classic Japanese bike or simply stop
by to admire the vintage machines.  Last year a 1983 Honda CB1100R and an
early 1980s Yamaha RZ500 two-stroke were highlights of the event.

Later in the summer, the Museum will host the 4th annual British & European
Motorcycle Saturday on August 22.  Plenty of Ducatis, Triumphs, Nortons,
BMWs, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis and other marques that are sure to impress will
be on display for the event.  The spotlight at British & European Motorcycle
Saturday was stolen last year by the Ducati Riders of Ohio Club, with over
20 members riding in for the event – one on Ducati’s finest, the
Desmosedici.  This year’s showcase promises to feature equally compelling
classics.

Admission for each Classic Motorcycle Saturday event is only $10 and
includes access to all museum exhibits, including “MotoStars: Celebrities +
Motorcycles,” an installation spotlighting a number of the world’s most
well-known enthusiasts, and “Awesome-Ness,” chronicling the career of the
legendary Arlen Ness.

Additional details about Classic Motorcycle Saturdays can be found at
http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org or by calling (614)856-2222.

About the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum tells the exciting stories and
preserves the history of American motorcycling. Visitors to the Museum will
find award-winning exhibits rotating through three major exhibition halls.
Each exhibit immerses guests in the stories of American motorcycling by
capturing the thrill of the open road, the excitement of racing or the
inspiration of memorable personalities. The Museum is also home to the AMA’s
Motorcycle Hall of Fame, honoring the distinguished men and women who have
played a vital role in shaping the sport and business of motorcycling,
thanks to their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship.
Located just east of Columbus, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist
Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the non-profit Museum is open seven days
a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day. For more information call (614) 856 – 2222 or visit
http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Breakfast at Daytona Bike Week to

Annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Breakfast at Daytona Bike Week to
Feature Renowned Racers Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen

Famed Tuner Bill Werner to Lead Program

PICKERINGTON, OHIO – Racing legends Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen will be
the guests of honor at the 21st Annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
“Friendraising” Breakfast on Friday, March 6, in Daytona Beach, Florida. The
flat track champions will share stories with celebrated Harley-Davidson
tuner Bill Werner, whose skills helped Parker and Springsteen to a number of
their AMA Grand National Championships.

The Museum breakfast, a Daytona Bike Week tradition, allows attendees to mix
and mingle with motorcycling’s biggest names, as well as receive rare inside
look at their lives and careers. The event is open the public and tickets
are $49 per person. All proceeds support the non-profit Motorcycle Hall of
Fame Museum and its mission of telling the exciting stories and preserving
the history of American motorcycling.

The talents and accomplishments of Parker, Springsteen, and Werner have led
each to be inducted into the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Parker, inducted
in 2003, is considered one of the great motorcycle racers in the history of
AMA racing. During his career, Parker was a nine-time AMA Grand National
Champion and set an all-time record with his 94 Grand National Championship
race wins, including 55 AMA National Mile wins and 35 AMA Half-Mile wins.
Parker is also a three-time winner of the AMA Pro Athlete of the Year award.
Like Parker, Springsteen is considered one of the best in AMA racing
history. Inducted into the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2003,
Springsteen is a three-time AMA Grand National Champion with over 40
National Championship flat track race wins. 

At the 2009 Museum breakfast, Parker and Springsteen will look back at their
astonishing careers through a discussion led by Bill Werner. Werner, one of
the most successful tuners in AMA Grand National racing history, was
inducted into the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000. He offers a unique
perspective on the careers of Parker and Springsteen, as he turned the
wrenches for both.

To join Scott Parker, Jay Springsteen, and Bill Werner at the 21st Annual
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum “Friendraising” Breakfast, immediate
reservations are recommended. The breakfast will be held at the Hilton
Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Friday, March
6, 2009. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast served at 8:30
a.m. Parker, Werner, and Springsteen will host an autograph session
following the conclusion of the breakfast. Admission is $49 per person.
Sponsorships are also available, and all proceeds benefit the Motorcycle
Hall of Fame Museum. To make reservations or learn about event sponsorship
opportunities, contact the Museum at (614) 856-2222 or visit
http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

About the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum tells the exciting stories and
preserves the history of American motorcycling. Visitors to the Museum will
find award-winning exhibits rotating through three major exhibition halls.
Each exhibit immerses guests in the stories of American motorcycling by
capturing the thrill of the open road, the excitement of racing or the
inspiration of memorable personalities. The Museum is also home to the AMA’s
Motorcycle Hall of Fame, honoring the distinguished men and women who have
played a vital role in shaping the sport and business of motorcycling,
thanks to their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship.
Located just east of Columbus, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist
Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the non-profit Museum is open seven days
a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day. For more information call (614) 856 – 2222 or visit
http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Opens 2009 with Events Celebrating

AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Opens 2009 with Events Celebrating
Classic Motorcycles

PICKERINGTON, OHIO – The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum invites fans
of vintage machines to rev up for two notable events. The International CBX
Owner’s Association (ICOA) will pay a special visit the Museum on Saturday,
January 24, 2009. Two weeks later, on Saturday, February 7, the Museum will
host the Penton Owner’s Group (POG) for the 8th Annual Penton Day. All
riders are welcome at both events.

The ICOA event on January 24 begins at 9:30 a.m., with a tour of the
Museum’s colorful exhibits, including “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles”
and “Awesome-Ness,” an installation chronicling the career of legendary
customizer Arlen Ness. The day will continue with a technical session and
presentation by special guest racer Geoff Smale.
Smale is known for a number of racing accomplishments, including becoming
series champion of the British Earlystocks “1300 production” class in 2000
astride a CBX with unmodified displacement. Smale also one of twelve racers
to lap at over 100 mph in a sidecar outfit, both as driver as well as
passenger, during the Isle of Man TT races. The ICOA’s visit to the Museum
will be held in conjunction with the club’s winter tech rally held in
Columbus, Ohio, on January 24 and 25. The ICOA invites all enthusiasts to
join them at the Museum on January 24. The event is free, but regular Museum
admission rates apply. Riders can log on to http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org for
additional information.

Penton enthusiasts are welcome to bring their machines to display at the
Museum on February 7, when the Penton Owner’s Group holds the 8th Annual
Penton Day. Sign in begins at 9 a.m., with the group’s annual business
meeting starting at 10 a.m. The topic of this year’s event will be the 50th
anniversary of Motorcycle Hall of Famer John Penton’s record-setting
transcontinental run on a BMW, and John will be on hand to share his
memories.  Penton’s son, Motorcycle Hall of Famer and AMA Motorcycle Hall of
Fame
Museum board member Jack Penton, will also be at the Museum to serve as a
host of the annual Penton Day events. Riders interested in joining the
festivities can log on to http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org for additional
information. Membership in the POG is not required and lunch will be
provided.

About the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum tells the exciting stories and
preserves the history of American motorcycling. Visitors to the Museum will
find award-winning exhibits rotating through three major exhibition halls.
Each exhibit immerses guests in the stories of American motorcycling by
capturing the thrill of the open road, the excitement of racing or the
inspiration of memorable personalities. The Museum is also home to the
Motorcycle Hall of Fame, honoring the distinguished men and women who have
played a vital role in shaping the sport and business of motorcycling,
thanks to their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship.
Located just east of Columbus, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist
Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the non-profit Museum is open seven days
a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day. For more information call (614) 856 – 2222 or visit
http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Opens 2009 with Events Celebrating

AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Opens 2009 with Events Celebrating
Classic Motorcycles

PICKERINGTON, OHIO – The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum invites fans
of vintage machines to rev up for two notable events. The International CBX
Owner’s Association (ICOA) will pay a special visit the Museum on Saturday,
January 24, 2009. Two weeks later, on Saturday, February 7, the Museum will
host the Penton Owner’s Group (POG) for the 8th Annual Penton Day. All
riders are welcome at both events.

The ICOA event on January 24 begins at 9:30 a.m., with a tour of the
Museum’s colorful exhibits, including “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles”
and “Awesome-Ness,” an installation chronicling the career of legendary
customizer Arlen Ness. The day will continue with a technical session and
presentation by special guest racer Geoff Smale.
Smale is known for a number of racing accomplishments, including becoming
series champion of the British Earlystocks “1300 production” class in 2000
astride a CBX with unmodified displacement. Smale also one of twelve racers
to lap at over 100 mph in a sidecar outfit, both as driver as well as
passenger, during the Isle of Man TT races. The ICOA’s visit to the Museum
will be held in conjunction with the club’s winter tech rally held in
Columbus, Ohio, on January 24 and 25. The ICOA invites all enthusiasts to
join them at the Museum on January 24. The event is free, but regular Museum
admission rates apply. Riders can log on to http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org for
additional information.

Penton enthusiasts are welcome to bring their machines to display at the
Museum on February 7, when the Penton Owner’s Group holds the 8th Annual
Penton Day. Sign in begins at 9 a.m., with the group’s annual business
meeting starting at 10 a.m. The topic of this year’s event will be the 50th
anniversary of Motorcycle Hall of Famer John Penton’s record-setting
transcontinental run on a BMW, and John will be on hand to share his
memories.  Penton’s son, Motorcycle Hall of Famer and AMA Motorcycle Hall of
Fame
Museum board member Jack Penton, will also be at the Museum to serve as a
host of the annual Penton Day events. Riders interested in joining the
festivities can log on to http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org for additional
information. Membership in the POG is not required and lunch will be
provided.

About the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

The AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum tells the exciting stories and
preserves the history of American motorcycling. Visitors to the Museum will
find award-winning exhibits rotating through three major exhibition halls.
Each exhibit immerses guests in the stories of American motorcycling by
capturing the thrill of the open road, the excitement of racing or the
inspiration of memorable personalities. The Museum is also home to the
Motorcycle Hall of Fame, honoring the distinguished men and women who have
played a vital role in shaping the sport and business of motorcycling,
thanks to their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship.
Located just east of Columbus, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist
Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the non-profit Museum is open seven days
a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day. For more information call (614) 856 – 2222 or visit
http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

British and European Motorcycle Saturday

CALLING ALL CLASSICS: THE MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM HOSTS BRITISH &
EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE SATURDAY

Motorcycle owners are invited to the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum on
August 23, 2008, for the third annual British & European Motorcycle
Saturday. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in
Pickerington, Ohio, a few miles east of Columbus, the Museum is the
country’s premier showcase of motorcycling heritage and history. The
Museum’s British & European Motorcycle Saturday will feature a non-judged
bike show and seminars by industry experts.  Enthusiasts on Triumphs,
Nortons, BMWs, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis and many other storied marques are
expected to ride in for the event.

While the spotlight will shine on classic British and European machines for
the Museum’s annual event, all motorcycling aficionados are welcome to
attend. Admission is only $10 ($5 AMA Members) and includes access to all
Museum exhibits, including the newly opened “MotoStars: Celebrities +
Motorcycles,” showcasing over 100 of the world’s most well-known
enthusiasts, and “Awesome-Ness,” chronicling the career of the legendary
Arlen Ness.

Cafe Racer Magazine Hits the Streets

Café Racer Revs Up Motorcycle Media Category

New small-format, quarterly magazine showcases culture and lifestyle of
high-performance ‘naked’ bike enthusiasts

July 28, 2008 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cafe Racer, a new quarterly magazine that
focuses exclusively on the machines, history, culture and lifestyle of
high-performance European ‘naked’ motorcycles debuted at the July 25-27,2008
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course in Lexington, Ohio.
The event, the world’s largest gathering of classic motorcycle enthusiasts,
honors the iconic British bike brand Triumph this year – an idea backdrop
for the launch of a magazine that celebrates café racers, the “stripped and
quick” street bikes that dominated the British motorcycle scene in the
1950s.

The hip-pocket size 6″ x 9″ format magazine is the first-ever publication
devoted the Vincents, Nortons, BSAs, Triumphs and other legendary
motorcycles that combined with the era’s British black leather, Brylcreem®
and rock-n-roll to create one of the most adrenaline-charged youth movements
ever.  Each issue of Café Racer will also explore the world of modern
performance naked bikes, from wild, custom-built streetfighters to the
latest factory nakeds and retro machines.  It’s that culture and lifestyle
that fuels a worldwide cult for the naked bike enthusiast, whether classic,
ultra-modern or somewhere in between.

Magazine founder and editor Mike Seate is an expert on the cult of the cafe
racer, also serving as host of the upcoming Chet Burks/Speed Channel
high-definition documentary, “Cafe Society,” to be broadcast in the fall of
2008.  Seate has authored over a dozen motorcycling books including “Two
Wheels on Two Reels” and “Choppers.” He is an award-winning columnist for
the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a contributing editor for Motorcyclist
magazine. 

Café Racer’s debut issue features a Vincent Specials Round-Up, including
test-rides of Hailwood Motorcycle Restoration’s Egli-Vincent and Norvin; A
Rocker’s Tale: road histories from veterans who lived and rode in the ton-up
era;  Rocker Films Review; Spotted Bikes from around the world; Cafe Racers:
a regular feature about people who make motorcycling worthwhile; a column on
the history of transport cafes by Ace Café London’s Linda Wilsmore and
useful tech information, two-wheeled travel features, black leather news and
more.

In addition to the magazine, http://www.caferacermag.com is a one-stop destination
for the latest news about fast, naked motorcycles, both classic and modern.
Following the introduction at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Cafe Racer
magazine will host additional launches at the Rockerbox festival at
Milwaukee’s Fuel Cafe on August, 9 and at London’s Ace Cafe, during the
annual Ace Cafe Reunion, on September 13.  For complete subscriber and
advertising information, visit the web site right now.

Tom Arnold Rides Into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

ACTOR TOM ARNOLD TO ATTEND GRAND OPENING OF “MOTOSTARS: CELEBRITIES + MOTORCYCLES” EXHIBIT THIS WEEKEND

 

Actor Tom Arnold will join fellow riding enthusiasts at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio, on June 27 and 28 to celebrate the grand opening of the Museum’s latest exhibit, “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles.”  “MotoStars” spotlights over 100 of the country’s most passionate celebrity moto enthusiasts, their motorcycles and personal memorabilia.  A lifelong motorcyclist, Arnold has written, produced or starred in over 150 movies and television shows. His recent projects include the films “Pride” and the upcoming “Gardens of the Night.”

 

A 2008 Victory Vision Street motorcycle commissioned by Arnold for a charity auction is on display in the “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” exhibit. The bike was designed by Arnold’s longtime riding buddy and legendary special effects wizard, Stan Winston, with colors inspired by the recent blockbuster “Iron Man,” which featured special effects by the Stan Winston Studios.  After an illustrious career that spanned four decades and featured the creation of iconic visual effects, including the dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park,” the extraterrestrials from “Aliens,” and the robots from “Terminator,” Winston passed away on June 15, 2008.  The Victory Vision Street he designed continues to carry forward his legacy and will be auctioned off on eBay in July.  Proceeds will benefit two of the charities Arnold frequently works with, the Camp del Carazon http://www.campdelcorazon.org and Operation Homefront http://www.operationhomefront.net.  The motorcycle will remain on display in “MotoStars” until the winning bidder takes it home in August.

 

Arnold is one of many prominent personalities contributing motorcycles and memorabilia to the “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” exhibit.  Actors, artists, athletes, musicians, bike builders and industry leaders have all provided priceless machines and exclusive ephemera for the milestone exhibit. 

 

The grand opening celebration for “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” begins with a VIP gala and charity auction on Friday, June 27, at 7PM. The celebration continues on Saturday, June 28, with the official ribbon-cutting, a “MotoStars” panel discussion and an autograph session. In addition to Arnold, these events will be attend by Gary Davis, motorcycle stunt director and coordinator for movies such as “Terminator 2” and “Independence Day”; Debbie Evans, stunt rider in over 200 movies, including “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “Spider Man 2”; Dan Haggerty, actor best-known for his role as Grizzly Adams in “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams”; Perry King, actor whose starring roles include the television series “Riptide” and movie “The Lords of Flatbush”; and Austin Weiss, builder for musician Lil’ John, comic Carolos Mencia and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.