Sturgis Museum Hall Of Fame 2010 Nominations

sturgismuseumhalloffameBelow is the list of the 6 nominees to be inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame on Aug. 11. The museum is located at 999 Main St Sturgis, SD 57785.

1- Roger Schieman, who will receive the Founders Award for his work to preserve the history of the Sturgis rally. He was instrumental in operating the Gypsies races in Sturgis, especially during the rally.

2- Ronald McKinley, an advocate for motorcycle safety during his career as a South Dakota Highway Patrol officer and since his retirement in 1991. Still volunteering at the Museum. 3- Nancy Davidson, wife of Harley-Davidson’s Willie G. Davidson, an advocate for motorcycling. 4- Stan Simpson chairman of the board of the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) who was a top motocross and enduro racer. 5- Betsy E. Lister, of Medford, Mass., who operates web sites for bikers and is biker poet laureate for Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 6- Mike Tomas, founder of Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Company.

37 Responses to “Sturgis Museum Hall Of Fame 2010 Nominations”

  1. 1 Blue Feb 18th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Special congratulations to Mike Tomas!

  2. 2 Darin Maltsberger - Instructor@MTI Feb 18th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Congratulations to all of the nominees. A lot of great personalities and commitment to the motorcycle way of life represented here. Special congrats to my good friend Mike Tomas. I’ll definitely have to get an autographed photo up in the Lab. Prove to all those students that I do know someone famous! LOL


  3. 3 Patrick Jansen Feb 18th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Kudos to Mike Tomas. Truly embodies the spirit of an American motorcycle enthusiast. Plus he wears a cool outfit at rallies!

  4. 4 Lenny Sinnet Feb 18th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    very kool mike………

  5. 5 krugger Feb 19th, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Always under the spotlight Mike….;-)

    Well deserved

  6. 6 LCFab Feb 19th, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Congrats Mike…very well deserved!

  7. 7 James Simonelli BAKER Drivetrain Feb 19th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for all you do for the industry, Mike. Looking forward to seeing you in Sturgis!

  8. 8 Ronda Gusinsky Feb 19th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to Roger Schieman on receiving the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame Founder’s Award. I’ve had the privilege to serve with Roger on the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Board and know that this recognition is well deserved and long overdue. I’m glad that we will have the opportunity to publicly recognize Roger and thank him for all he has done for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Hope to see you all at the Museum breakfast in August!

  9. 9 grayhawk Feb 19th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats to all, all deserving all dedicated to the moto world and Mike, in jest, it must have been the hat/tie/and jacket you been sporting. Congrats

  10. 10 Robin Feb 19th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Congratulation to all of this year’s inductees. Mike Tomas is proof that the American dream lives on (even if he is an ex-pat Kiwi), and Stan Simpson is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last!

  11. 11 Pepper Feb 19th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats and kudos – to Mike for restoring our faith and helping us believe in the Indian marquee again; and to Roger for his steadfast commitment and dedication to the museum.
    A. much deserved honor for you both!

  12. 12 CAROLYN TOMAS-KIWI INDIAN MOTORCYCLES Feb 19th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Thank you Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, for inducting my husband Mike Tomas. I am so proud of him with all the hard work that he has done for motorcycling. We could not have done this with out the suport & love of all of you who have come into our lives. Aug. 11th is my birthday & I can’t wait for this day, I am really so looking forward to this date. Congrats to all of you who will also be inducted into the Sturgis Museum &Hall of fame. Thank you every one who have written the nice words on Cyril Huze’s Blog about Mike. Thank you Thank you Thank you. We will see you all at Sturgis this coming Aug 2010

  13. 13 BILL, KELLY AND ASHLEY Feb 19th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Great Job Mike, you deserve this and alot more for what you have done for motorcycling 🙂
    We are very proud to call you our friend.

  14. 14 Chris Smith Feb 19th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Good for you Mike, great guy and does first rate work.

  15. 15 Branko Feb 19th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Way to go MAAATE !!!!!

  16. 16 howard kelly Feb 19th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Go Mike!

  17. 17 Lenny Sinnet Feb 19th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Carolyn U are part of the team also and really are always there making it happen good show u Ross and Mike are always the Best……

  18. 18 Dave Terpstra Feb 19th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Congratulations Mike Tomas on being selected for this honor. A lot of us would not have running vintage Indians if not for your help. We appreciate it.

  19. 19 Paka Feb 19th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Congrats Mike!

    The Haases

  20. 20 Dave and Dee Feb 19th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Great job, Mike! What a nice way to recognize your life’s work

  21. 21 Ed Kent Feb 20th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations Mike! You truly deserve this. Keep those Indians rolling!!

  22. 22 Pam and Wayne Feb 20th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Congratulations Mike from all the Kiwi’s back in New Zealand.

  23. 23 Gere Clark Feb 20th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Congrats Mike !!! Now you will always be up on the Hall of Fame wall with your Buddy James…
    I’m so proud of you and he is too….

  24. 24 Edwin Feb 21st, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Congrats Mike. You gave me a reason to go to Sturgis this year!
    Keep this vintage Indians going.

  25. 25 joe dirt Feb 22nd, 2010 at 9:56 am

    dang! way to go mike!

  26. 26 Richie Finney, London Feb 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Great news Mike, greetings from the U.K Richie (indianfinn)

  27. 27 Tamara Smith, James Gaskets, Inc. Feb 22nd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations Mike!!
    I remember you telling me a couple of years ago that you were making it your life mission to see James inducted into the Hall of Fame. Last year we were all in Sturgis to see it happen; this year it’s your turn to be on the receiving end and we are all so happy for you!

  28. 28 Dougz CP&F Feb 22nd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I got to know Mike at the S&S 50th Anniversary event. A TRUE gentleman of the industry and very deserving of this recognition! Congrats Mike!

  29. 29 TRAVIS SHOP KIWI Feb 22nd, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    proof hard work is always noticed congrats you earned this mike !!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 30 David and Joy Paulsen Feb 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Congratulations Mike! We can’t imagine that anyone works harder to keep the old motorcycles rollin’ down the road. This is a well deserved honor for you and your support staff. Shiney up mate.

  31. 31 Bean're Feb 22nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Mike gets my vote- and he is a snappy dresser which is high on my list! Congrats Mike on the nomination.

  32. 32 Gina Woods Feb 23rd, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Woo hoo – no surprise here! Much deserved honor to Mike and many congrats to the other nominees! I used to be a voting judge of the MHOF and thouroughly enjoyed each year getting my packet and reading about nominess who carry this two wheeled passion!

    Ross is following in the family footsteps (did mom give you the t-shirt?) and Carolyn of course is the back bone in the family! (We have to discuss the Kiwi -flavored ice-cream promo asap….lol)
    Long live the Indians! Long live the Kiwi’s!
    Congrats to all!
    Gina Woods

  33. 33 Jennifer Howe Feb 24th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations Mike on a well deserved honor! Kudos as well to the whole family! Great things to great people!!

    From our whole family,
    The Howe’s

  34. 34 Mark Varnum Mar 2nd, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Fantastic, I will be there! Good things happen to good people.

  35. 35 Jeff Nicklus Mar 2nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Oh hell Mike, we all know it is just your cool accent that got you in the door! LOL

    Good job buddy and congratulations, you deserve this honor!

    Over & Out,


  36. 36 Dave Jul 15th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    It’s a shame that there are so many other “more deserving” individuals out there who should be inducted into the Hall of Fame who aren’t & also go largely unrecognized. I have rarely met any professionals (both business owners & individuals) who, along with myself, would support &/or agree with nominating Mike “Kiwi” but then, I’ve only been a business owner/operator, mechanic, engineer & welder for 35 years. I believe a persons integrity, honesty & ethics (both public & private) should be the standard to consider before ones “achievements.” A great many “famous” people have appeared on the surface to be our “hero’s” but later were found out to have gotten there by nefarious & underhanded ways…you’ll not get my vote or support in this endeavor (due to personal experience with the man).

    Nuff Said…!


  37. 37 STEVE BONGE Aug 24th, 2010 at 11:30 am


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