AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast At Daytona features benefit auction
February 28, 2012
This year's 24th annual AMA Motorcycle
Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, which features Hall of Famer and 1993
500cc World Grand Prix roadracing Champion Kevin Schwantz, will once
again include the popular silent auction to benefit the Hall of Fame.
Special items available for the auction are still rolling in, and among
them is an authentic Nichole Cheza flat-track racing helmet (complete
with racetrack roost spots), a Bill Werner "Pair of Nines" race shirt
honoring racers Gary Nixon and Jay Springsteen, special signed posters
from past Hall of Fame events, an autographed copy of Buzz Kanter's
Indian Motocycles book and much more.
auction is open to attendees at this year's breakfast, which is set for
Friday of Bike Week, March 16, in the Daytona International Speedway
infield at the prestigious 500 Club building. Tickets are available
online at www.motorcyclemuseum.org, or by calling (800) 262-5646.
"One of the great things about the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is the
direct connection it provides to Hall of Famers and others in the
motorcycle world, and nowhere is that more true than in the silent
auction, where bidders are vying for memorabilia from the fast and
famous," says Jack Penton, the AMA's director of operations. "And best
of all, 100 percent of the auction proceeds go to support the Hall."
Featured speaker Schwantz, who was inducted into the
Hall of Fame in 1999, rocketed to prominence as one of America's best
roadracers during the mid-1980s. By the end of the decade, Schwantz had
moved to international competition in the 500cc Grand Prix World
Championships. He was a perennial top rider in that series and won the
world championship in 1993. During his Grand Prix racing career,
Schwantz racked up 25 500cc GP victories, putting him second all-time
among American riders.
At the breakfast, Schwantz
will be interviewed onstage by race announcer and Bike Week mainstay Ben
Cheatwood before fielding questions from the audience in a rare
Several individuals have
signed on as sponsors of the event, including AMA Board Chairman Stan
Simpson and long-time Hall of Fame supporters Mike and Margaret Wilson.
Additional sponsorships -- individual and corporate -- are available by
contacting Steve Gotoski at firstname.lastname@example.org.