Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced Dave Nichols as an inductee into the 2017 class.
An avid motorcyclist since the age of 15, Dave is the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 currently overseeing ten automotive, motorcycle and tattoo-related magazine titles for Paisano Publications.
Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26 episode motorcycle-related television series seen on SPEED Channel. He is also the best-selling author of Top Chops; Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman; One Percenter; One Percenter Code; and One Percenter Revolution published by Motorbooks/Quarto Publishing.
Dave worked closely with TV producer Hugh King to create the content and direction of such motorcycle-related TV series as Motorcycle Mania with Jesse James, and The Great Biker Build-Off for The Discovery Channel. He was an on-camera expert on the biker culture for:
History of the Hells Angels—two-hour documentary for History Channel
History of Choppers—two-hour documentary for History Channel
The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers—two hour documentary for History Channel
“I am thrilled to be an inductee into the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame! After all, bikers and Sin City go together like… like two things that really go together! Special thanks to Branscombe Richmond and everyone at Las Vegas BikeFest!” says Nichols.
Dave is a member of the Imagine Guild for the Seattle Children’s Ride and created the V-Twin Biker’s Ball for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Since 1997 Dave has helped organize and promote the annual B.A.D. Ride, benefiting Juvenile Diabetes.
From 1996–2005 he helped create and promote the V-Twin Biker’s Ball and ViQe Awards that takes place during Daytona Bike Week benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. The ViQe Awards honored custom bike builders and was the Academy Awards of the two-wheeled world.
“Dave is not just an icon in motorcycle publications and television, but in the community as a whole. His experience and involvement with this industry shows his love for the ride. We are very excited to have him inducted into the 2017 class”, states Mindi Cherry, Vice President and Event Manager of Las Vegas BikeFest.
Las Vegas BikeFest, in partnership with Branscombe Richmond, launched the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame at the 2016 rally. “The Hall of Fame is designed to honor the iconic ambassadors, influential heroes and people who put their interests above and beyond for the motorcycle community. This honor celebrates, illuminates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America,” says Cherry and Richmond, curators of the Hall of Fame.
A ceremony to honor the inductees will be held on Friday, October 6 at the 17th Annual Las Vegas BikeFest held in Downtown Las Vegas. Additional inductees will be announced soon.
The 17th annual Las Vegas BikeFest will be held October 5–8, 2017 in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont East.