AMA Legends Weekend gets new date, new location, new feature

Publish Date: 
Apr 10, 2013

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame announces that this year's Legends Weekend will be held Oct. 18-19 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas.

Legends Weekend features: 

  • The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Induction Ceremony on Friday night; and
  • The new Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception on Saturday, where the Class of 2013 and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame members from previous years will be honored and interviewed on-stage.

Both events are timed to coincide with the Monster Cup AMA Supercross race at nearby Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday night.

"The AMA Legends Weekend has truly become one of the year's must-do events for the motorcycling community and for fans," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "When you add the gala of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame weekend with the glitz of AMA Supercross in Las Vegas, you get a special, one-of-a-kind experience that showcases the stars of today and the sport's true legends, all at one time and place. You don't want to miss it."

Sponsoring a key part of the weekend is Dave Mungenast's Classic Motorcycle Museum, which is the title sponsor of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Legends Reception.

"We're glad to be a part of this great weekend every year," said Ray Mungenast of the Dave Mungenast Classic Motorcycle Museum and Mungenast Automotive Family in St. Louis. "We're excited to be part of the new reception, which will allow a great, informal way for everyone to catch up with old friends, and rub elbows with the real legends of our sport. It's going to be one amazing weekend in Vegas."

Two existing AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers will be honored as Legends at the October event; those names have not yet been disclosed.

Tickets are on sale at www.motorcyclemuseum.org. Ticket pricing is $140 for Friday night's induction ceremony and $20 for Saturday's reception, which includes a continental breakfast. Additionally, rooms at the Green Valley Ranch can be reserved now for a special rate at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=19471407 or by calling 866-782-9487 and using the code GCIAMHF.

The AMA Legends Weekend is a fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the AMHF is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America. 

Posted by Mary Slepicka