NEWS FLASH Official AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Review

 Released late this afternoon by the AMA regarding its finding on the “Nobby Clark Fiasco” that has rocked the AMA motorcycle Hall of Fame recently

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.

I want to reiterate that I spoke to Mr. Clark before our announcement was made on June 30, and that I apologized to him on behalf of [Read more…]

Famed Racer Dick Mann Resigns AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Over Nobby Clark Fiasco

First it was Dave Despain, now Dick Mann resigns from the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame over the AMA’s mishandling of what is being referred to as the Nobby Clark Fiasco. How many more AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers will resign before a full and complete investigation and possible house cleaning of AMA’s management is done?

Here is Dick Mann’s resignation letter (courtesey of Ed Youngbloods Motohistory.net):

July 12, 2012 

Motorcycle Hall of Fame

13515 Yarmouth Dr.

Pickerington, OH 43147

Enclosed is the medal I received when I was inducted in the AMA Hall Of Fame in 1998. This is in response to the mismanagement of the HOF Directors of the induction/non-induction of Nobby Clark. 

I was one of the original committee members involved in organizing the current Hall of Fame. Lately, I have watched this organization slide into mediocrity, apparently from the lack leadership and knowledge of the history of our sport.

Due to Nobby Clark’s contributions to the sport of motorcycles, it is my   opinion there is no one more deserving of being inducted in the HOF.  Since that is not going to happen, I no longer want to be considered a part of the Hall of Fame.

Sincerely,  

Dick Mann

AMA #59858