Now’s your chance to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and have the chance to win a unique custom motorcycle at the same time: a “Lords of the Board Track” custom bike.
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is paying tribute to Hall of Famers Eddie Brinck, Ralph Hepburn, Shrimp Burns and others by raffling a custom commemorative motorcycle inspired by board-track racing, one of the earliest motorsports that featured high speed and fearless competitors.
The raffle bike is a 100-year anniversary edition Harley-Davidson Sportster featuring custom styling and performance parts. The bike is being built by Kevin Dunworth of Dunworth Machines to look like an early race machine.
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles is raffling the bike to raise money for the Hall of Fame. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the 501(c)(3) charity. You can get one ticket for a $5 donation or five tickets for a $20 donation. You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win.
Eddie Brinck was an AMA Class A racing champion in the 1920s. He won AMA national titles in 1925 and again in 1927 riding a Harley-Davidson.
Ralph Hepburn was one of the great motorcycle racers of the 1910s and early 1920s. He won national championships in those decades and was a factory rider for both Harley-Davidson and Indian. Hepburn was a star of the board tracks and dirt ovals.
Albert “Shrimp” Burns was one of the top dirt- and board-track racers of the 1910s and early 1920s. He rode for both the Harley-Davidson and Indian factory teams during his career. He was the youngest champion of his era, winning his first titles at age of 15.
Burns was a crowd favorite who sometimes took the turns with his tongue hanging out to the side of his mouth. At one of his early races, several competitors protested allowing the speedy 15-year-old Burns to race because of his age. When he was told his entry was rejected, Burns went out and sat on the outside rail of the race track and taunted his fellow racers by making faces at them as they rode by. He was promptly ejected from the facility.
For information on how to enter the “Lords of the Board Track” custom motorcycle raffle, go to americanmotorcyclist.com/raffle-bike.