Dear industry friends,
Mark Blackwell, Vice President of Victory Motorcycles and International Operations, Polaris Industries, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 2007 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction.
Blackwell's career in the powersport industry has spanned over thirty years. He began as a professional motorcycle racer, winning the 1971 American 500cc Motocross title, a predecessor of today's AMA National Motocross Championship. He also scored victory in the 500cc motocross class at Daytona in 1972, and Blackwell was one of the first American riders to compete in the Motocross World Championships during the early 1970s.
After winning on the track, Blackwell went on to business success with Japanese, American and European powersport companies. He joined Polaris Industries in 2000.
Inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000, Blackwell will
welcome twelve new members to the Hall during evening ceremonies on Saturday, October 6. Inductees Mike Kiedrowski, Trampas Parker, Don and Derek Rickman, Billy Uhl and Ed Waldheim will all be in attendance to personally accept the honors.
Prior to the induction ceremony, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will host its 6th Annual Concours d'Elegance. Last year's event drew over 100 juried entries, showcasing rare and restored machines of all marques and eras. Saturday's events are preceded by "An Evening of Stars and Legends", a cocktail reception honoring the Hall of Fame Class of 2007 on Friday, October 5.
Hall of Fame Weekend activities are open to the public. Those
interested in attending can log on to www.motorcyclemuseum.org or call (614) 856-2222 for more details.