Sturgis Motorcycle Museum inducts new members into Hall of Fame

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Five new members were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame alone with other organizations that contribute to the motorcycle industry.

Benny Hardys BikeWith a lot of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry in attendance, the Hall of Fame induction is the biggest fundraiser for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s Hall of Fame.

The members inducted were Bob Kay, Carlo and Emma Lujan, Robin Bradley, Tom Seymour, and two members of the Harley-Davidson family, Bill and Karen Davidson. Also receiving an award was creator of the bikes in the movie “Easy Rider,” Benny Hardy, who received his induction posthumously through the Hall of Fame’s Kickstand Down award.

The Hall of Fame also gave out awards to Motorcycle Missions, an organization that team-up first responders and veterans with builders, and help them learn how to build and work on motorcycles.

Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, Leah Whaley, said, “Everyone is from the industry but in different segments. Where there is the custom world, the O.E. world, the publishing world, and obviously with motorcycle rights, and recognizing people who have made contributions to the sport, but have passed before they were recognized.”

Whaley went on to say, “The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame is a great place to go if you’re interested in motorcycling, transportation history, the Sturgis Rally history, the riders. There are so many great stories, and it is such a unique experience that is really worth the trip to come up to Sturgis and visit us.”

Nominations for next year’s Hall of Fame class are now open and anyone can nominate someone. People wanting to nominate someone can write a letter to the hall of fame, or complete the nomination form.


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