The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is pleased to announce that John Paul DeJoria will be the Master of Ceremonies for the museum’s annual Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast this year. John Paul is a Hall of Fame member from the class of 2004. He is a self-made entrepreneur who started John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care products with a partner in 1980. He is also co-founder of Patron Spirits Company. Besides being an extremely successful businessman, DeJoria is a well-known humanitarian who supports numerous causes from medical research to children’s foundations. In his role as Master of Ceremonies, John Paul DeJoria will introduce the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Class of 2013. The inductees for 2013 are:
Still Ray Fitzgerald – Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame – Motorcycle rights advocate in Nevada then Arizona. Russ Brown – Motorcycle attorney and founder of BAM, a free breakdown and legal assistance service for motorcyclists that currently has close to two million members. Rick Fairless – Master bike builder and founder and owner of Strokers Dallas, Strokers Ink and Strokers IceHouse Bar & Grill in Dallas. Bill Gikling (J.C. “Pappy” Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award) – Motorcycle dealer for Harley-Davidson and Yamaha motorcycles. He worked with Pappy Hoel to start the White Plate Flat Trackers. Marjoe Gortner – Television producer who organized the 2000 television show “Sturgis: The Great Ride.” It was the first motorcycle related show to air on a non-sports oriented channel. Lonnie Isam, Sr. – a well-known expert in the history of antique American motorcycles who has bought, sold, collected and restored hundreds of them.
The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast is scheduled on Wednesday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, SD. Breakfast tickets are available for a $35.00 donation, tables of eight for $300.00. Tickets can be purchased through the Museum at 605.347.2001 or on line at Sturgis Museum