AMA HALL OF FAME

The exhibit tells the story of the long history and contributions of women in motorcycling by honoring some of the great pioneers and acknowledging the hundreds of women who have made contributions in Business, Media, Government Relations, Safety, and Racing.  I have kept the pictures large enough that by clicking on the picture you can read the information and the names of individuals recognized by the AMA for their leadership, contributions and passion for the sport.  ENJOY !!!! 

AMA President, Mr. Scott Thorton, presents Pioneer Patti Carpenter with a historic award, prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the Women's exhibit in the AMA Motorcycling Museum and Hall of Fame located in Pickerington, Ohio.  Following the ceremony, the exhibit was open to the public. 
Participants of the AMA Women's National Motorcycle conference held July 13-16, 2000 gather outside the Museum and Hall of Fame prior to the opening of the museum.

Exploits of AMA Pro Hill Climber-Cathy Templeton and AMA Pro Dirt Tracker, Tami Kirk  are displayed  

 

Pioneers- Kitty Budris and Motocrosser Kerry Kleid are remembered for not only breaking down the barriers, but skillfully paving the way for women in competition by their heroic acts
Tami Kirk's XR 750 Dirt tracker. Tami was the first woman to qualify and race in an AMA Grand National Final on June 25, 1983.  Two weeks later she became the first woman to earn points in a final held at the Syracuse Mile in New York state. 
The Women's timeline of organizations displayed in the AMA museum, recognizes the importance of the creation of an off-road league for women in motorcycling competition.  The league was founded in 1996 by Elaine Ruff and Debbie Matthews.  This organization was the catalyst for much of  the growth  women's motocross and off-road now enjoy.
Pro Motocross Racer, Tiffany Reed stands proudly beside her racing heritage.

Invited by the AMA to be a member of the advisory committee for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Museum, Debbie Matthews has the largest collection of Women's MX Memorabilia known in the industry. Matthews supplied the AMA with the Motocross information contained in the exhibit.   

The exhibit contains the names of 43 Motocross promoters and riders recognized by the AMA for their contributions to Women's racing. 

Listed alphabetically: Stefy Bau, Vicki Jackson Bell, Dede Cates, Cindy Cole, Denise DeVines, Kim Douglass, Sue Fish, Traci Fleming, Lisa Gallo, Vicki Miller-Haag, Brenda Hannah, Nikki Harris, Tami Rice-Hasse, Nadine Holbert, Shelly Kann, Miki Keller, Terry Kizar, Kerry Kleid, Debbie Matthews, Dorothy Mc Gee, Jo Ann Miley, Mercedes Gonzalez-Natvig, Jamie Pamintuan, Jessica Patterson, Dorene Payne, Nancy Payne, Kasey Rogers, Elaine Ruff, Tania Satchwell, Kristy Shealy, Kat Spann, Barbara Speilman, Carey Steiner, Johanna Stenerson, Cherry Stockton, Lisa Atkin-Wagner, Bonnie Warch, Lorie Watson, Gale Webb, Sarah Whitmore, Dawn Winczenski, Dee Wood

 

Debbie Matthews was recognized by the AMA  Hall of Fame for her contributions to Motorcycling in Organizations, Business, Media, and Racing.
Tiffany Reed (OH) was so inspired by the women's exhibit that she set her goal to have her name added to the Hall of Fame  
The WML, Founded by Elaine Ruff and Debbie Matthews Holds a prominent place in Motorcycling History.