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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Announces 2006 Events

February 28, 2006
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The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, Pickerington, Ohio, has announced an expanded calendar of events and activities for 2006. Located just minutes from Columbus, Ohio, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association, the Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed notably to the sport, and three major exhibition halls showcase the machines and memorabilia that have shaped motorcycling.
All 2006 events at the non-profit Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum are open to the public.
Through December 2006 – “Motocross America” Exhibit. See, hear and connect with the action-packed history of America’s original action sport at this expansive exhibit. More than 60 legendary motocross machines, hundreds of artifacts, and personal treasures on loan from racing and industry stars, rare original images and special interactive sections, such as a Motocross Resource Center designed to help parents and kids get involved in racing.
June 3 – Japanese Motorcycle Saturday. Japanese sport bike, café racer, cruiser and off-road enthusiasts gather at the Museum to celebrate their favorite marques. From the rare to today’s most popular Japanese bikes, visitors are invited to bring their favorite Japanese motorcycles and enjoy the free, unjudged bike show from vintage machines to 2006 models. East coast enthusiasts will want to check out the Larz Anderson Auto Museum’s simultaneous Japanese Motorcycle Day (www.mot.org). Special guests, food vendors and more.
June 9-10 – British & European Motorcycle Weekend, presented by DomiRacer Distributors. From BSA to Zundapp, this two-day event is a must for any fan of British and European – especially German – bikes. Visitors have one final chance to see the exhibit “BMW: The Mastery of Speed” during a Friday evening reception. The exhibit features rare ephemera, seldom seen and historically significant sport machines from nearly every decade of BMW’s eighty years of motorcycle production. Saturday, visitors are invited to bring their favorite British and European motorcycles and enjoy an unjudged bike show for machines from vintage to 2006 models.
July 27, 5pm – “SuperMann” Exhibit Dedication. Dick Mann is one of the great universal motorcyclists of the last century. Tuner, dirt tracker, road racer, motocrosser and trials rider, Mann did it all. This new exhibit pays respect to Mann, the modern-day legend. Join Dick Mann and friends for the exhibit dedication, then head to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days for the weekend.
July 28-30 – Held at the nearby Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is scheduled too attract 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts, making it the biggest vintage motorcycle event in America. The Museum’s Motorhead Café is a great place to hang out with your friends and meet the legends of the sport. Bid on rare classics and memorabilia at the world-class Vintage Motorcycle Auction (Saturday), watch AHRMA racing greats battle it out on four race tracks, browse the world’s largest motorcycle swap meet, try the latest motorcycles from today’s leading manufacturers, shop dozens of new gear and accessory vendors, learn at seminars. MV Agusta is the 2006 Featured Marque.
August 19 – Custom and Cruiser Culture Saturday. Whether box-stock, chopped or tricked-out and over-the-top, custom and cruiser motorcycles reflect the unique personalities of their owners. That fact makes these bikes some of the most visually stunning works of art on wheels. Enjoy the culture, lifestyle and craftsmanship of these popular bikes – as well as the people who design, build, tune and accessorize them at this first annual custom bike show. Demonstrations, vendors and more.
October 6-7 – Motorcycle Hall of Fame Weekend and Concours d’Elegance. Meet and mingle with motorcycling’s most famous names at the annual Hall of Fame Induction, plus enjoy over 100 of the nation’s rarest motorcycles at the 5th annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance (all day Saturday). The weekend includes a Friday “Evening of Stars and Legends” reception at the Museum, autograph sessions, Saturday gala Induction dinner and ceremony.
The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; and is closed on New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adult admission is $10 per person; students 12-17, $3. AMA members $5. Seniors receive a $2 discount and members of motorcycle clubs and organizations are eligible for a $1 discount per ticket. A $25 family rate and group rates are also available. For more information, call 614/856-2222, or visit the Museum’s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

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