2013 Inductees In Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

sturgismuseumThe Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the 2013 inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame and the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.

“Still” Ray Fitzgerald, president of The Journeymen’s Motorcycle Club and chairman of the Arizona Confederation of Clubs, is the sole Freedom Fighters inductee. He has helped successfully build a number of ABATE chapters throughout Arizona, and was the Motorcycle Rights Foundation’s first Sustaining Motorcycle Club Representative.

2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame inductees include: Russ Brown, creator of legal assistance service BAM. Rick Fairless, speaker, columnist and custom bike builder. Bill Gikling, dealership owner and recipient of the J.C. “Pappy” Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award. Marjoe Gortner, organizer of the “Sturgis: The Great Ride” television show. Lonnie Isam, Sr., antique motorcycle collector and expert.

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, S.D., and is sponsored by The Buffalo Chip Campground and Black Hills Harley-Davidson. Breakfast tickets are available for a $35 donation, or $300 for a table of eight.

12 Responses to “2013 Inductees In Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame”

  1. 1 Sean Reynard Feb 28th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Congrats to all. A better selection than the last 2 years.

  2. 2 Jeff Nicklus Feb 28th, 2013 at 11:18 am


    Congratulations my friend you deserve this honor more than most. I (we) will be at the Induction Breakfast.

    Congratulations to all of the inductees!

    Over & Out,


  3. 3 Rodent Feb 28th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    “Marjoe” was a feature movie in the late ’60’s that exposed the evangilist racket and showed what a scam churches are. It was a bio of Marjoe Gortner! Google it for more info.

  4. 4 Mike Greenwald Mar 1st, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Really, it is about time that the Sturgis Hall of Fame stops recognizing ancillary accomplishment of varied pariahs with a false flag award. It further diminishes the value and contribution of all motorcyclists.

  5. 5 jim Mar 1st, 2013 at 9:00 am

    CONGRATS Rick!!!!!!

  6. 6 BlkBkr Mar 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Nice work Rick!…Listener #10

  7. 7 Steve The Producer Johann Mar 1st, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats Rick! Keep up the great work.

    MG, who is the Pariah you’re speaking about?

  8. 8 ROGUE Mar 2nd, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations To All!

  9. 9 Mike Greenwald Mar 2nd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Steve The Producer Johann,

    Ambulance chasers come to mind. Any and all private info aggregators that sell off the info.


  10. 10 Harlan Schiilinger Mar 4th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Congrads, Ricky! Brovo!

  11. 11 Mike Corbin.com Mar 4th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Very good line up.
    I am very pleased to see Bill Gikling in there, he is an awesome motorcycle industry builder.

  12. 12 Joe Mielke Mar 8th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Congratulations to this years inductees!!

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