American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 217 August 2017 - Page 29

AUGUST 2017 ‘s ™ RMO T TE N This edition includes... Sturgis Hall of Fame, Fine Custom Mechanics with ‘Bonny’, Team Ermi with their two entries from the 2016 World Championship in Germany Harley to sponsor Sturgis Hall of Fame Class of 2017 The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has announced that Harley is to be the official sponsor of the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. In addition to supporting the induction ceremony on August 9th, the Motor Company has commissioned a series of videos recognizing the Class of 2017 and Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Willie G. Davidson. unmatched race tuning experience to “build a company that would be a pillar of the motorcycle aftermarket – a brand that would unmistakably stand for quality and performance,” said Myrick Robbins, Executive Director for the Museum. In addition to fielding the defending Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock championship team, Terry Vance also helps Harley-Davidson in other ways. “Although he claims to be retired, Terry took over operational duties for Harley- Davidson’s Factory 2017 American Flat Track Series team, a full-time job in itself.” old, he disassembled his bicycle, painted it, chromed its parts and entered it in the Oakland Roadster Show. The first motorcycle he turned his talents to was a wrecked CB350. After building it back up, Cory sold it before Willie G. Davidson This year’s inductees include Terry Vance, Collen Barnett and Mike Taylor, Jim Thiessen, Cory Ness, Rod Woodruff of Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground fame, and Mark Shadley of Shadley Bros Motorcycles. Terry Vance is a former professional motorcycle drag racer, racing team owner and manufacturer of high Terry Vance performance parts for motorcycles. He is #35 on the NHRA’s 50 greatest drag racers of all time, and is a 14-time national champ. With race partner Byron Hines, Terry used their Collen Barnett and Mike Taylor Colleen Barnett started her motorsports career at Barnett Clutches & Cables while still in her childhood, working for her parents (and original 1948 founders), Charlie and Afton Barnett. “Since the beginning Colleen has been a driving force and integral part of the company. Mike Taylor, already a long-time motorcycle rider/enthusiast, joined the firm in 1968, which cemented a great partnership after he and Colleen were married. Together they have operated Barnett since 1975 and owned the company since 1993. “As for Cory Ness,” Robbins says, “don’t think for a second that he rode his famous father’s coattails into the Sturgis Hall Of Fame. At only 10 years even getting a chance to