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“Flat track plays into that American spirit of independence, competitiveness and the need for speed,” said Neil Ryan, promoter of the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. “We have a rich heritage going back into the ‘60s. The Donnie Smith Show’s always had a swap meet component, along with the biggest custom show in the region. Adding racing back to the mix brings it full circle and completes the package.”
Byron Hines (Vance & Hines) has long been known as one of the most successful engine builder and tuners in motorcycle racing, has been named as one of the 2014 inductees to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Hines was elected in the Design/Engineering category and will be inducted at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which is part of the AMA National Convention, on October 17, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The convention is being held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) which runs from October 16-19, 2014.
Hines found early success as a tuner with motorcycle drag racer and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Terry Vance. The pair turned their on-track prowess into the Santa Fe Springs, California based Vance & Hines aftermarket products company. “Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a huge honor, but it feels a little odd because I’m not done yet,” Hines said. “Being in a competitive arena, it seems like you’re never done. You’re going to keep doing what your doing and striving to be the best at what you do.”
Hines is the 7th and final member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2014 which includes motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; acclaimed racer and founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties Tom White; founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park George Barber; national off-road racing champion Scott Summers; AMA motocross champion Mike LaRocco; and legendary tuner and team owner Rob Muzzy. Tickets for the convention and the induction ceremony go on sale soon. Check www.motorcyclemuseum.org for updates.
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