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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees

Five individuals will join the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, and one individual is recognized through an induction into the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame is designed to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long-term impact on the motorcycle community, while the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame recognizes the commitment and sacrifices individuals have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists.

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the 2013 inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame and the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame is designed to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long-term impact on the motorcycle community, while the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame recognizes the commitment and sacrifices individuals have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists.

"Still" Ray Fitzgerald, president of The Journeymen’s Motorcycle Club and chairman of the Arizona Confederation of Clubs, is the sole Freedom Fighters inductee. He has helped successfully build a number of ABATE chapters throughout Arizona, and was the Motorcycle Rights Foundation’s first Sustaining Motorcycle Club Representative.

2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame inductees include:

  • Russ Brown, creator of legal assistance service BAM.
  • Rick Fairless, speaker, columnist and custom bike builder.
  • Bill Gikling, dealership owner and recipient of the J.C. "Pappy" Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Marjoe Gortner, organizer of the "Sturgis: The Great Ride" television show
  • Lonnie Isam, Sr., antique motorcycle collector and expert

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, S.D., and is sponsored by The Buffalo Chip Campground and Black Hills Harley-Davidson. Breakfast tickets are available for a $35 donation, or $300 for a table of eight.

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