Las Vegas BikeFest in partnership with Branscombe Richmond—famous actor, band leader and a force in the motorcycle world—have announced the formation of the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Fame will honor iconic ambassadors and influential heroes who put their interest above and beyond for the motorcycle community, and touched Las Vegas in a unique way. Our aim is to celebrate, illuminate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America,” commented Mindi Cherry, Producer of Las Vegas BikeFest and Branscombe Richmond curator of the Hall of Fame.
“These motorcycle riders have given us their generous contributions of technology, vision, excitement and commitment.” Cherry proclaimed. We are especially proud of the inaugural inductees.”
The 2016 Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductees are:
Keith Ball—In 1971, Ball was hired as manager of a new national motorcycle legislative organization, ABATE. After a few months, he was named associate editor of a new national motorcycle magazine, Easyriders, where he worked until 1981. Over the next few years he built ABATE into the largest national motorcycle legislative association, with 28 state chapters and some 30,000 members, and became its’ national director.
Lorenzo Lamas—American actor, known for playing Lance Cumson on the 1980s soap opera Falcon Crest, Reno Raines on the 1990s crime drama Renegade, and Hector Ramirez on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2009 he founded Lorenzo Lamas Cycles, which develops premium, world-class motorcycles and products that promote an individual’s freedom of expression and style.
Evel Knievel—His first jump was in 1966 at the National Date Festival in Indio, California. From that point on, Knievel’s stunts became more ambitious and more dangerous. Some of his most memorable jumps include Caesars Palace (1967), Madison Square Garden (1971), Twin Falls, Idaho, Snake River Canyon(1975), and of course the famous Wembley Stadium jump (1975).
Robbie Knievel—son of the late famous stuntman Evel Knievel, Robbie began jumping his bicycle at age 4 and rode motorcycles at age 7. Robbie has completed over 350 jumps, setting 20 world records. One of his most memorable and televised jumps Include paying homage to his father, by jumping the Caesars Palace fountains.
A ceremony to honor the inductees will be held on Saturday, October 1 at 8:30 p.m. at the 16th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest. Las Vegas BikeFest 2016 will be held September 29–October 2, 2016 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East.
More information can be found at www.LasVegasBikeFest.com