AMA Hall of Fame Finally Responds to Nobby Clark Fiasco


| 7/13/2012 5:14:43 PM


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After days of being pummeled over its handling of the nomination and subsequent de-nomination of Nobby Clark from induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, officials with the AMA and Motorcycle Hall of Fame have finally issued a detailed explanation of their actions. Whether this quells pent up frustration with the organization and its handling of the affair is anybody’s guess, but at least they finally put a foot forward to quiet what rapidly became one of the most embarrassing chapters in the organization’s history. The AMA’s response appears below. A PDF of the release is available at the AMA site by clicking here. – Richard Backus 

To: Members of the boards of directors for the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation (AMHF) and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)

From: Jeffrey V. Heininger, AMHF Chairman

Re: Statement and review of the 2012 Hall of Fame induction process

Immediately following the disclosure by the AMHF on June 30 that it would not be inducting Derek “Nobby” Clark into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame due to an error in the Hall of Fame balloting process, I asked the AMA Board Chairman and the AMA President to assist the AMHF with a thorough review of our nomination process and its implementation.

That review began immediately. We undertook an investigation into the 2012 Motorcycle Hall of Fame election process, and the sequence of events that led to errors in the 2012 balloting.




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