Racing greats Malcolm Smith and Mert Lawwill will be honored as Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends at the induction ceremony for the AMA Hall of Fame Museum class of 2012.
The two racing legends were themselves both inducted to the Hall in 1998. Smith and Lawwill were two of the biggest names in motorcycle racing in the ’60s and ’70s, and together were featured in the Oscar-nominated film “On Any Sunday“. Both racers will be officially designated as Legends by the Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of notables such as Kenny Roberts, Roger DeCoster and Bob Hannah.
“Just say the names ‘Malcolm’ and ‘Mert’ and the motorcycling community knows exactly who you are talking about,” says Jeff Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises funds for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “These two legends starred together in the influential 1972 motorcycling movie ‘On Any Sunday,’ and we’re very excited that they will star together again on our induction ceremony stage.”
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