The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the Mungenast Family/Classic Motorcycle Museum will be the title sponsor for the 2011 Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance bike show on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
The world-class bike show is part of the 2011 AMA Legends & Champions weekend, which also features the annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Nov. 18, and the AMA Racing Championship Banquet on Nov. 20. In addition, the weekend includes the final round of the GEICO/AMA EnduroCross Championship Series on Nov. 19 at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena.
“Our late husband and father, Dave Mungenast Sr., as well as our entire family are proud to recognize and support the achievements of the Hall of Fame members by sponsoring this year’s Concours
d’ Elegance,” said family spokesman Ray Mungenast, who is the son of Hall of Famer Dave Mungenast Sr., and president of the Mungenast Automotive Family.
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame class of 2011, which will be inducted the evening before the Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance, includes former Cycle magazine managing editor Phil Schilling, industry leader Fred Fox, roadracing champion Doug Polen, motorcycling pioneer Norbert Schickel and longtime motocross promoter Stu Peters.
Dave Mungenast Sr. was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000. He was one of motorcycling’s prominent advocates and supporters in the second half of the 20th century. A leading enduro racer of the 1960s and ’70s, he rode the International Six Days Trials nine times in his career and earned six medals in the prestigious competition, including two golds and a silver. As a motorcycle dealer and owner of off-road riding areas, Mungenast continued to support off-road riding after his retirement from racing. He also sponsored numerous off-road racing events in his home state of Missouri. He passed away in September 2006.
“It’s an honor to associate our event with Hall of Famer Dave Mungenast Sr., a treasured friend, a great motorcyclist and a wonderful ambassador for the sport and business of motorcycling,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money for the Hall of Fame. “Last year we showcased 78 classic, rare and beautiful machines, including the world’s fastest motorcycle, in our annual bike show and we expect even more in 2011. I have high expectations that the Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance will raise the bar for classic motorcycle shows in this country.”
Advance ticket prices for the AMA Legends & Champions weekend are $125 for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and $75 for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet. Tickets to the Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance are $10 for attendees of either banquet and $20 for general admission.
General admission tickets are now available, via AmericanMotorcyclist.com, MotorcycleMuseum.org and at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e3rn4juk2e3f80c1 or by calling (800) 262-5646. AMA Life Members and existing Motorcycle Hall of Famers are encouraged to ask about special pricing for all events.
Reservations at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group AMA or AMERICANMOTO. Online room reservation is available at https://rooms.stationcasinos.com/cgi-bin/LANSAWEB?procfun+rn+Resnet+RRS+funcparms+UP(A2560):;rcimotr;?
For tickets to the final round of the GEICO/AMA EnduroCross Championship Series at the Orleans Arena, see EnduroCross.com.
The Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is a world-class spa, hotel and casino on the west side of Las Vegas, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions. The facility’s expansive ballrooms will provide a stunning backdrop for the 2011 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, an event that will be unforgettable for the inductees, champions, families and fans. More information can be found at RedRockLasVegas.com.