The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s 2021 raffle bike, a 100-year anniversary edition Harley-Davidson Sportster customized by renowned bike builder Kevin Dunworth to commemorate board-track racers, was won by Bill Bigleman of Duvall, Wash.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer David Aldana pulled the winning ticket at 2021 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, presented by Royal Enfield, on July 24. As the first alternate drawn, Bigleman claimed the prize after the provisional winner was ineligible.
“Holy smokes! I’m so excited,” Bigleman said. “My father-in-law and my brother-in-law, all of us, we’ve been motorcycle nuts forever! I can’t even believe this.”
Bigleman’s winning ticket was among 10 that he got for the bike. Raffle tickets are provided to those who make a donation to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the raffle promotion.
“I’ve been a member for a long time,” Bigleman said. “I always get the information sent to me when there is a raffle, and I always participate because it’s a great cause. I’m an old school guy, and I love old antiques, and when the board tracker popped up, I thought that it was real nice, but I never thought I would have the opportunity to own it. I really value something like this, and I will take care of it!”
After drawing Bigleman’s winning ticket, Aldana revealed the 2022 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle bike: a tastefully restored 1975 BMW R90/6, freshly painted in a stunning Monza Blue, a period-correct color for the model. A stylish R90S fairing completes the retro-’70s look.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles are fundraisers for the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money for the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame’s mission is to celebrate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.
The BMW winner will be selected and announced at 2022 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.