Arlen Ness Recognized For Lifetime Achievement Honors
Sturgis, South Dakota, July 5, 2016 — In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum's mission to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle, a special "Lifetime Achievement" award has been added to the Class of 2016 induction ceremonies. Already a Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame member circa 1992, Arlen Ness was a unanimous choice to receive the first Lifetime Achievement honors.
Sturgis, South Dakota, March 8, 2016 - From pioneers and innovators to customizers and dealers, the 2016 inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame represent every aspect of what makes motorcycling great. The Museum was chartered back in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. Arguably the most diverse -and deserving - group ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Class of 2016 will be honored during the annual Rally on August 10, 2016.
Sturgis, South Dakota, June 14, 2016 - A pair of philanthropists will be taking center stage for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum's annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies as John Paul DeJoria will not only serve as emcee, but welcome his long-time riding buddy and Peace*Love*Happiness Ride cofounder Gary Spellman to the Class of 2016. The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast will be held August 10, 2016 at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Sturgis, South Dakota, May 11, 2016 - In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum's mission to Honor the Ride, a special "Freedom Fighter" award recognizing an individual who has fought to protect the rights of motorcyclists was instituted. For 2016, the Freedom Fighter is Gary Wetzel, a Vietnam Veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who has been active for decades in raising awareness of not only Veteran's issues, but also protecting rider’s rights.
Sturgis, South Dakota, May 31, 2016 - A couple of inveterate tinkerers and V-Twin innovators lead the pack headed into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Both Bert Baker and Jerry Covington have made an indelible stamp on the industry and have "the right stuff" to meet the Museum's criteria for inclusion in a select group of individuals who have impacted our industry.