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SHIFT GEARS IN 2019 – Calgary Motorcycle Show

CALGARY, AB (December 13, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is the place where all the major manufacturers will debut their new 2019 models.  The show takes place January 4-6 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.

“If you are a fan of all things on two, three or four wheels there is no better place to kick off the New Year or set your sights on the riding season that lies ahead than at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary,” says Show Manager, Laurie Paetz.  “Take the opportunity to admire, sit on, touch, and get a feel for the bike of your dreams.”

This is a once a year opportunity when all the major manufacturers will be under one roof. Check out and compare makes and models.  Choose the one that best suits your riding style so you are ready to take to the roads or venture off road the moment the riding season begins.

Although the bikes are definitely the “pièces de résistance” there is so much more for the show goer. Exhibitors will feature a wide range of products and services including after-market accessories, apparel, touring destinations, charity rides and interest groups.

We kick things off with She Rides Night on Friday January 4th by offering ½ price admission after 5:00 pm for all the ladies that come through the door.  The evening celebrates women who ride or want to ride, and will wrap up with a giveaway of a Kawasaki Versys X300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki.

Starting them young is often the key to creating a lifelong passion for riding.  The Strider Adventure Zone provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Their mission is to inspire riding and adventure in children.  The area provides two -wheel fun for toddlers.  Future riders as young as 18 months, up to 5 years old can learn to balance and ride on a pedal-less bike. Once they master their balance and technique the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids ages 6-12 is the next step.  Kids will receive professional instruction, get geared up and take to the supervised track to hone their skills and gain confidence on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles.

Riders of any and all skill levels can always perfect their riding technique.  Clinton Smout, professional instructor will host and demonstrate a variety of “How To” sessions including how to ride over obstacles and riding or successfully stopping on gravel.  Whether you are new to riding, or a seasoned veteran, you are sure to take away some great tips and techniques.

The Ground n’ Gravity Show features a team of fearless freestylers, led by legend Keith Sayers.  For the first time ever the team includes female rider Kassie Boone.  The Show is an exhibition of aerial maneuvers and tricks that will have audiences on the edge of their seats and adrenaline pumping.  Craig Latimer will join in on the action and perform stunts on the arena floor.

Take the time to chill out in the Handle Bar, catch up with friends and admire the one of a kind custom bikes provided by Ill Fated Kustoms.

Get in on the “Double Take” draw.  Enter on site between noon and 3:45 on Saturday for your chance to win one of two Kawasaki Z125’s, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki.  The draw takes place at 4:00 on the Show floor.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group will be presenting a “Tour of Europe” exhibit showcasing models dating back decades.  The proud owners like nothing more than to share their passion for restoration and history with interested show goers.

No matter what your age or riding ability there is something that will appeal to every member of the family at the 2019 Motorcycle Show – Calgary.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at

https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+%2D+Calgary

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Our presenting sponsor is headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

For new model photos go to: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Y9OhqpaoTVkH11uAlvwGjD9e-tijnstP?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

 

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

 

 

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QUEBEC’S TWO LARGEST MOTORCYCLE EVENTS ARE BACK

Quebec City, Tuesday, December 4, 2018  Quebec’s two largest events for powersport enthusiasts, the Quebec City Motorcycle and ATV Show and Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, will rev up once again from February 1 to February 3, 2019 at the Centre de foires in Quebec City and from February 22 to February 24, 2019 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. For new and expert riders alike, the Shows are the perfect opportunity to see all the new models, as well as the latest riding gear and accessories, all under one roof.

Produced by Power Sport Services, The Motorcycle Shows feature all the biggest names in the industry including Aprilia, BMW, Can-Am Spyder BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian Motorcycle, KTM, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha and Vespa, and more! The events also offer ATVs, scooters and other powersport vehicles, as well as a wide range of equipment, motorcycle clubs and industry federations, and a host of activities and entertainment.  Hangar 17, in collaboration with Oneland Magazine, is back this year at the Montreal Show providing visitors with a behind the scenes look at Quebec’s custom motorcycle scene. Step into Hangar 17 and connect with custom bike builders and independent brands that celebrate the culture and lifestyle of riding.

SHE RIDES NIGHT will roll out on Friday evening at both Shows. With more and more women taking up riding, this special event is the perfect opportunity for any motorcycle curious ladies to take the first or next step in their riding adventure.  On the program for that night: half-price admission for women after 5 p.m. and activities dedicated to women, including a draw for a new Kawasaki motorcycle.

Children aged 6 to 12 will love the Yamaha Riding Academy, where they’ll get outfitted in the latest motocross gear and learn to ride Yamaha’s newest TT-R off-road bike in a safe environment under the supervision of trained and certified instructors. Participation is limited to eight riders at a time, and each session lasts 15 minutes. The Yamaha Riding Academy is a great way to get kids started in an exciting sport and help them develop a real passion for it.

“Attending the Motorcycle Shows is the best way to forget Quebec’s harsh winter and dream about next summer’s adventures! There’s something for everyone at the Quebec Shows: new bikes, travel ideas, the latest equipment and a host of tips and advice from industry experts, who are passionate about motorcycles. And with the return of the Kawasaki Z125 PRO Double-Take Motorcycle Giveaway, attendees have the chance to win big at this year’s shows”, said Bianca Kennedy, Manager of the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS), producer and promoter of the Quebec Motorcycle Shows, presents six major Shows across Canada. These Shows are supported by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), two national not-for-profit organizations whose members include many of the shows’ exhibitors.

ABOUT LA CAPITALE GENERAL INSURANCE

La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,740 employees and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public, as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of $7.1 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada.

 

TICKETS FOR THE MOTORCYCLE SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW!

quebecmotorcycleshow.ca | montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

 

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MEDIA RELATIONS:

QUEBEC CITY: Brouillard | equipe@brouillardcomm.com | 418-682-6111
MONTREAL: Julie Gagnon | julie@juliegagnon.ca | 514-713-4381

INFORMATION:

Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager
Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows
514-375-1974, ext. 101 | bkennedy@powersportservices.ca

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THREE NEW KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES UP FOR GRABS AT 2019 MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO

TORONTO (December 4, 2018) – Three new Kawasaki motorcycles will be won at the Motorcycle Show-Toronto, coming to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 15-17, 2019. Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, this is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour.

At She Rides Night (the show’s opening-night feature celebrating women who ride or are considering taking up the sport) the highlight of the evening will be a ladies-only draw for a Kawasaki Versys-X 300. Designed to be the ideal travel partner, the Versys-X 300 is perfect for commuting or long distance riding.

On Saturday, two show-goers will each win a Kawasaki Z125 PRO as part of the Kawasaki Double-Take Giveaway. Small in size and big on fun, the Z125 PRO is a nimble streetfighter that’s designed to defy what a lightweight motorcycle can be. This easy to ride bike delivers the freedom and excitement of motorcycling for new and experienced riders alike.

“One of the great joys for those of us who ride is the thrill of owning a new motorcycle,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy.  “Thanks to Kawasaki, the three people who win these prizes at our show in February will get to experience that thrill first hand. I can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces.”

Featuring Ontario’s largest display of 2019 new model motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, the show’s brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Enthusiasts will also find the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and other exciting motorcycle lifestyle exhibits like Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and Riding Skills Demo’s with renowned expert Clinton Smout, and motorcycle stunt shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

Show hours are: Friday, February 15 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 16 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 17 (10 am – 5 pm).

Discounted tickets are available online through the website’s box office and at selected dealerships. They are $2.50 off online and $3.00 off at the dealers. The show falls on the Family Day weekend and special Family Passes are available for $45 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors. Children 5 and under admitted free)

Visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca for more info and to order tickets.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held in Calgary (Jan. 4-6), Edmonton (Jan. 11-13), Vancouver (Jan. 18-20), Quebec City (Feb. 1-3), Toronto (Feb. 15-17) and Montreal (Feb. 22-24).

 CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905)554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)

Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

Director of Communications
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(416) 706-0911 (mobile)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

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MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO CONFIRMS CANADA’S TOP BRANDS AND NEW MODEL DEBUTS COMING TO ENERCARE CENTRE IN FEBRUARY

TORONTO (November 14, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show-Toronto has confirmed that Canada’s top motorcycle manufacturers will be at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, debuting their new 2019 models when the show rides into town February 15-17, 2019.

The impressive brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, this is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off in Calgary in early January. This show will be the first chance for enthusiasts to see and touch the new line-up of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides coming to dealers’ showrooms in the spring. In addition, show-goers will find the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and other exciting motorcycle lifestyle exhibits.

The family-friendly show includes a wide-range of special features for riders of all ages and experience levels, like  Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and their Riding Skills Demo’s with renowned expert Clinton Smout, She Rides Night (a Friday night celebration of women who ride), and motorcycle stunt shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

“Our show features something for everyone interested in riding and this year’s theme of ‘Your Show. Your Way.’ speaks to that,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy.  “When our doors open February 15 at the Enercare Centre you’ll feel the excitement and energy in the air. Everyone wants to get that first look at the new models and maybe fall in love with their next new motorcycle. By then the spring riding season is just six weeks away, so the countdown will be on.“

Show hours are: Friday, February 15 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 16 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 17 (10 am – 5 pm). Discounted advance adult tickets are on sale now for $17.50 through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.  The show falls on the Family Day weekend and special Family Passes are available for $45 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors. Children 5 and under admitted free)

Visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca for more info and to order tickets.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services.

 

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

 

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held in Calgary (Jan. 4-6), Edmonton (Jan. 11-13), Vancouver (Jan. 18-20), Quebec City (Feb. 1-3), Toronto (Feb. 15-17) and Montreal (Feb. 22-24).

 

CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905)554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)

Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

Director of Communications
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(416) 706-0911 (mobile)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased to announce the sixth member of the Class of 2018. Al Dyck will be honoured at the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby.

“Too Trick” Al Dyck started riding dirt bikes in 1977, and in 1979 at the age of 15 he started his first year of racing. He followed in the footsteps of other great BC riders including Bill Mclean, Terry Hofoss, Larry Mckenzie and Bob Levy, to name a few. In that first year Al won the BC and Canadian National Championships in the 80cc class in Aldergrove, BC.

Quickly, Al moved through the ranks and by the end of the second year of racing was in the Expert class. He won many provincial titles and in 1986, won all three BC and Manitoba Championships. He capped off the year by becoming one of the few Canadians to win the prestigious Montreal Supercross.

Al competed in three Motocross Des Nations 1986, 88 and 89 where team Canada finished top 10 in two of those years.

Al rode during the years of Ross Pederson’s dominance but in 1988, won the National Championship in the 125 class and also received the most points in all classes combined. Again, he won all 3 Provincial titles in BC and Manitoba. In 1988, Al won the CMA White Memorial Trophy (best performance by a Canadian Rider in all disciplines).   His absolute best year came in 1989, when he pulled off the “Triple Crown”, making him the only rider in Canadian history, besides Ross Pederson, to win the 125, 250 and 500cc National Championship titles in one year.

He was one of a few Canadian Pros to travel to the US finishing in the top 20 in the outdoor Nationals and making most Main events in Supercross. He won some California winter races with the best riders in the world even winning a championship in California in the early 90s.

For information about past inductees, event sponsorship, Roll of Honour, tax-deductible donations as well as Tickets for the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion, visit the web site at –   www.canmoto.ca,

 

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fifth member of the Class of 2018. Dave Rhodes will be honoured at the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby.

Dave got the bike-bug early, just 15 years old and had become a keen trials enthusiast and accomplished rider. In Calgary, he discovered a different situation: Walt Healy Motorcycles and the Calgary Motorcycle Club. Healys had long been an Indian icon and the Calgary Motorcycle Club dabbled in road rides, hill climbs and scrambles.

The DT1 changed dirt bike world, Walt Healy became a prolific Yamaha dealer and Dave Rhodes was to take the Calgary Motorcycle Club in a new direction. Trials was now the real game and year-round events appeared on the calendar. Not only did Dave organize and lay out events, he was a keen competitor topping the Expert Class often.

Dave became sales rep for Yamaha across Western Canada. This coincided with intro of the Yamaha TY250 Trials.  Dave got the first one out of the crate and became the first to loop a new TY over backwards. Yamaha corporate executives were highly impressed with Dave Rhodes writing $100,000 plus orders on napkins in the back corner of Cafés.

Dave left Airdrie, Alberta in 1981 for the sunny Okanogan and Vernon, BC. Dave left Yamaha in 1984. He partnered a retail dealership first in Vernon and then In Kelowna – OUTLaw Accessories.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to include Dave Rhodes in the Class of 2018.

For information about past inductees, event sponsorship, Roll of Honour, tax-deductible donations as well as Tickets for the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion, visit the web site at –   www.canmoto.ca,

 

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the third member of the Class of 2018. Al Perrett will be honoured at the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby.

From the day that Al Perrett was offered a ride on a 250 BSA, he was hooked. He was only 14 but thought that motorcycles were awesome. Motorcycles however, would have to wait as his love of skiing got in the way. He competed from the age of 16 until he was 22, even trying out for the Olympics in 1961.

In 1966, he borrowed $4000 from the bank, bought five Suzukis and opened a small shop in Richmond. It didn’t take long before he moved to larger quarters selling Yamahas. Money was tight but Al bought out Tyne Side Repairs, a long-time established dealership. This purchase saved his bacon as he had truck loads of parts for sale and was soon able to pay off the bank as well as Deeleys for the Yamahas. He was even able to move to a larger location.

In 1972, Al sold his Yamaha shop and moved to Kamloops starting Kamloops Honda.  Now he was able to compete more and won his first cross country race. Dan Amor talked Al into going to the Six Days Trials in Italy in 1974 and over the next decade he won several medals. In 1990, Al rode his first Baja 1000 and finished! He was hooked! He has competed in 17 Baja races with different team mates over the years winning class 50 and 60 numerous times.

One of Al’s best business decisions was taking on a Harley-Davidson franchise in 1977 and developed a successful business in spite of a devastating fire in 1986. Their HOG chapter raised huge funds for Muscular Dystrophy and the dealership donated many gifts and cash to charities in the community.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to include Al Perrett in the Class of 2018.

For information about past inductees, event sponsorship, Roll of Honour, tax-deductible donations as well as Tickets for the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion, visit the web site at –   www.canmoto.ca,

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

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FEDERATED INSURANCE SPONSORS OF THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

New Hamburg, Ontario, September 9, 2018 –The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is proud to announce Federated Insurance as a sponsor for the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia.

“The board of Directors of the Hall of Fame is extremely pleased to welcome Federated Insurance back as a sponsor to this event,” said Paul Germain, Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “We have appreciated their support over the past years.”

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame at our induction banquet and reunion, honours and recognizes those who have made their mark on Canadian motorcycling history both as competitors and contributors. Supporters, like Federated Insurance make it possible for us to continue to recognize and honour these individuals.

Tickets for our 13th anniversary event are available from the web site – canmoto.ca.

Eight legends and champions including one Historical Inductee will be honoured at the Thirteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion.

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, silent auction and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca.

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first Members of the Class of 2018.   Joseph & Vera Godsall will be honoured at the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby B. C.

When you say Motocross to an enthusiast in British Columbia, they will automatically think – Joe Godsall.  Being a competitive motocross racer, Joe understands the value the sport brings to the younger participants and their families as well as encouraging the competitive drive in the older generation and has promoted the sport for many years.

But perhaps their major claim to fame is as the saviours, more than once, of motocross activity in BC.

When the sport was suffering under harsh economic pressures, they gathered together interested parties and formed a not for profit club who were permitted to run events at the CMA Agassiz track until they obtained use of a track at Mission.

When we were losing clubs due to financial pressures, Vera organized a race herself to fill the void. She also formed a group, Hi-Tech Racing to organize CMA motocross events in BC. Both Joe and Vera were very active in producing the CMA Super Series, one of the most successful motocross series, with events taking place at all tracks in the Province.

They are both involved with the CMA and attained the status of CMA National Referee, overseeing many events, positions they still occupy to this day. Joe became the BC board member for CMA National and served as Vice President and then President from 1989 to 1997 and from 2001 to present time. Joe holds FIM official’s credentials in Environment and Trials. Vera and Joe are CMA lifetime members.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to welcome Joe  & Vera Godsall to the Class of 2018.

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – May 12, 2018 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the induction of the Class of 2018.  This year, 8 legends and champions will be honoured at the Thirteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 17th, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby BC.

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is returning to Western Canada for its 2018 induction ceremony this November. It gives me great pride and pleasure to announce the 2018 Class of Inductees, says Paul Germain, Chairman. These individuals, comprising competitors, contributors and volunteers have shown passion and skills as well as sacrificed to make a positive impact on the world of motorcycling and will now receive the respect and recognition they so rightly deserve in the Hall of Fame.

All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in welcoming the Class of 2018 inductees into the CMHoF. Congratulations to all!!

The 2018 inductees to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame are:

  • Dan Amor – Competitor, Deceased
  • Steve Crevier  – Competitor
  • Allan Dyck – Competitor
  • Joe & Vera – Godsall Contributor
  • Rick Hobbs – Team Member
  • Wally Klammer – Contributor/Competitor, Deceased
  • Al Perrett – Contributor/Competitor
  • Dave Rhodes – Contributor

Historical Inductees

The Shanks Family – Competitor/Contributor, Deceased

Tickets for the Thirteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion will soon be available at www.canmoto.ca.

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca