Sturgis Museum Has A Successful 2020 Rally!
Hall of Fame Breakfast – Nearly 500 guests attended an unforgettable Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 12. The ceremony opened with a blessing by Auggie Minzlaff and the National Anthem was performed by 8 year old Lainee of Sturgis and joined by the entire crowd in. Dave Mackie joined via video call while Skeeter Todd will be a year late for his induction. There was not a dry eye when Arlin Fatland purposed to his longtime love, Donna. The ceremony concluded with Don Hotop receiving the Arlen Ness Lifetime Achievement Award.
Visitors through the Museum – This year we did not know what kind of attendance to expect. Typically the Museum sees about 5000 guests during Rally and this year we were just shy of that at about 3,975. Overall, guests this year were very respectful, kind and generous; leading to an increase in round-up and general donations.
New Displays & Exhibits – New to the Museum is a large Indian Wrecking Crew display including one original Indian Wrecking Crew motorcycles and two replica’s. Also new to the Museum is Indian Larry’s Wild Child motorcycle. We are excited to have Jessi Combs Cocky Commuter motorcycle on display as well. We have new art work and ever changing memorabilia.
Hamsters USA Make A Huge Contribution!
It is no secret that the Hamsters are a large philanthropic group of chopper riding motorcyclists. For many years Hamster built motorcycles have been displayed in the Museum and individually many of them have donated to the Museum. This year the Hamsters decided to do what they do best, collectively raise a huge amount of money for a good cause. With the help of world famous motorcycle artist, Dave Perewitz, and Museum friend, Keith Terry (pictured above), the Hamsters raised nearly $80,000 to support the Museum.
Hall of Fame Rings Available to All Inductees
This year Nino 925 partnered with the Museum to create one of a kind custom rings for the Class of 2020 Inductees. To further support the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Nino 925 will work individually with inductees to create a custom ring personalized with induction year and name. Rings start at $525 in 925 Sterling Silver and can be upgraded in most metals with added gemstones. For more information please contact Frank at Nino925.com or 877-Nino925.