Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee and Vetter Corporation founder, Craig Vetter. “Like Vetter, Ness’ career shaped the entire motorcycle industry,” says Mederski. “Ness’ contributions, both creatively and from a business perspective, have fueled a global fan club that just keeps growing. We look forward to sharing his story with enthusiasts and admirers alike.”
“Awesome-Ness” will open at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio, on July 24, 2008, and run through June 2009. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Ness, and other motorcycling heroes, will begin at 6 p.m. and be open to the public. While at the Museum, visitors will also be able to enjoy the newly opened “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles,” an extensive exhibit spotlighting the world’s most recognizable enthusiasts. Scheduled to precede AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 25-27, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, the “Awesome-Ness” opening is the perfect beginning to star-studded weekend featuring motorcycling heritage and history.
For more details on the grand opening of “Awesome-Ness,” as well as a complete biography of Arlen Ness, visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
About the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
The goal of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed notably to the sport, and three major exhibition halls showcase the machines and memorabilia that have shaped motorcycling. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; and is closed on New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Adult admission is $10 per person; students 12 – 17, $3. AMA members $5. Seniors receive a $2 discount and members of motorcycle clubs and organizations are eligible for a $1 discount per ticket. A $25 family rate and group rates are also available. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Museum’s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org