2020 American Motorcyclist Association Annual Report — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors the men and women who have significantly influenced the growth and development of America’s motorcycle culture. Its members come from all walks of life and have excelled in their chosen disciplines and endeavors. They are the fastest racers, the brightest minds, the hardest workers and the most successful promoters in the history of motorcycling.

Q – What is the purpose of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame?
A – The Hall of Fame’s purpose is to collect, record, preserve and honor the events, motorcycles and people who define the spirit of motorcycling in America, and to educate people about that rich history. The nonprofit American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation raises funds to support the Hall of Fame. The mission of the AMHF is to cultivate, secure and perpetuate funding for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Q – Where is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame?
A – The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

There is no admission for AMA members. More information, including days/hours of operation, can be found at  americanmotorcyclist.com/hall-of-fame.

Q – What will I see when I visit the Hall of Fame?
A – The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum features two floors. The upper level honors the lives and careers of Hall of Famers: the men and women who have shaped motorcycling in America in racing, rights, design, industry and ambassadorship. The lower level includes themed exhibits, as well as examples of historic motorcycles from the museum’s permanent collection.

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2019 or their representatives.

Q – How many members are in the Hall of Fame?
A – The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame has 467 members, inducted between 1999 and 2019.  Biographies of Hall of Fame members can be viewed at motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame.

Q – How are men and women inducted into the Hall of Fame?

A – The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomes new members at an annual induction ceremony. In 2020, there were no inductees and no induction ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn about the induction process, go to americanmotorcyclist.com/hall-of-fame.

Q – How can I contribute to the Hall of Fame?
A – In 2020, 1,250 individuals and organizations donated funds to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Donate today at americanmotorcyclist.com/hall-of-fame.

From motorcycles to memorabilia, each year the museum acquires new pieces of motorcycling history in America. In 2020, we added 343 motorcycles, items, documents, photos, and books. To inquire about non-financial donations, call (800) 262-5646 or email info@motorcylemuseum.org.

Q – How does the AMA support the Hall of Fame?
A – The AMA organizes numerous activities and events and provides staffing to support the Hall of Fame.
• Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Raffle offers chances to win one or more motorcycles to encourage donations to the charity.
• Every July, tens of thousands attend AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio. (The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) VMD, as it is known to participants, includes vintage racing, the country’s largest motorcycle swap meet, seminars, stars from the sport’s past and present, bike shows, demo rides and more. Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
• Whenever the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducts a new class of members, the staff of the AMA — in addition to a team of volunteers and advisers — support the induction process, plan the ceremony and raise funds to produce the event.