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2021 AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY HONORS EIGHT INDUCTEES

courtesy of AMA
PICKERINGTON , OHIO — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducted eight new members Friday evening during the 2021 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by American Honda .
The members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2021 include Dave Arnold , Nancy Davidson , Gary Denton , Tommy Hays , Loretta Lynn , Scott Plessinger , Kenny Tolbert and Ryan Villopoto .
Ceremony emcees , well-known actor and director of stage , screen and television Perry King and motocross rider , sidecar enthusiast and sideline reporter Laurette Nicoll , guided the audience through the careers and accomplishments of the inductees .
“ Tonight , we are reminded of the determination that lands a select few men and women at the top of their class ,” King said . “ Each has found the strength , the courage , the sheer grit and fortitude to face down any force that rises up against them , whether in competition , in industry , in the halls of government , or in the court of public opinion .”
During the ceremony , those gathered also honored the memories of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers who have recently passed away : Mike Bell , Joe Bolger , Everett Brashear , Carl Cranke , Babe DeMay , Yvon Duhamel , Dick Klamfoth , Del Kuhn , Dick Mann , Derek Rickman , Joel Robert , Marty Smith , Bill Tuman , Ed Waldheim and Dale Walksler .
In addition to presenting sponsor American Honda , additional supporters and partners for the induction ceremony included Motion Pro , Blendzall , MX Sports and Federal Motorcycle Transport .
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Following an introduction , each member of the class of 2021 was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame , and inductees in attendance were presented with the prestigious Hall of Fame ring by fellow Hall of Famers and industry legends . Many of the inductees , or their friends and family members , then addressed the audience .
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