Carmichael, Hamel, McDonald, Renfrow and Traynors named to AMA Hall of Fame

Publish Date: 
Jul 12, 2013

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Ricky Carmichael, Danny Hamel, Norm McDonald, Randy Renfrow, and Mike and Dianne Traynor will be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame this October in Las Vegas, the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation announced.

"The Greatest of All Time, an AMA and Baja racing standout, a well-known industry business veteran, a multi-talented AMA roadracer and a visionary couple of motorcyclists who started the Ride for Kids program and raised millions of dollars from fellow riders -- I can't think of a more wide-ranging and well-deserving class of inductees," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the AMHF.

"Each member of the Class of 2013 has made a lasting impact on the world of motorcycling, rising to the highest levels in their endeavors, whether in competition, business or helping others less fortunate," Heininger said. "It's an honor to welcome them to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame family, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements at this year's induction ceremony, Oct. 18-19, in Las Vegas."

The list of nominees and their backgrounds is provided HERE.

Potential Hall of Famers are considered in eight achievement categories: Ambassadors & Industry, Design & Engineering, Dirt Track, Leadership & Motorcycle Rights, Motocross & Supercross, Off-Road, Roadracing and Specialty Competition.

The Class of 2013 was selected by a voting procedure that included ballots cast by living Hall of Fame members, members of the AMA and AMHF boards of directors, and members of, and advisers to, the Hall of Fame category committees. The current total number of eligible voters is more than 250, according to the Foundation.

Press release posted by Mary Slepicka