Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame
The purpose of the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame is to honor the iconic ambassadors, influential heroes and people who put their interest above and beyond for the motorcycle community. These people have touched Las Vegas in a unique way. Our aim is to celebrate, illuminate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America.
Fonda has continued his acting career throughout the decades in films such as Ulee’s Gold, where he was nominated for Best Lead Actor.
From humble blue-collar origins, Arlen Ness has risen to the highest ranks of the motorcycle industry. In a world where chopper builders rule television airwaves, Arlen Ness reigns supreme. Arlen didn't rise to this level by merely being one of the first major builders on the scene; he earned his place in the pantheon of customers by being the most innovative builder to ever set a torch to metal. When other builders were settling for extended forks and mile-high sissy bars, Arlen was using center-hub steering and mounting two engines on his choppers. When other builders were bolting together choppers with off-the-rack parts, Arlen was crafting turbocharged machines with custom-built overhead-cam engines.
Arlen remains one of the most innovative builders in a chopper scene populated by many talented young innovators.
Genevieve Schmitt is one of the leading influencers in women motorcycling today. Over the two decades that she has been working full time as a journalist and publisher in the motorcycle industry, she has written articles and made speeches that have inspired thousands of women to ride motorcycles
In 2005, Genevieve launched what is now the longest running and most comprehensive resource for female motorcyclists anywhere, WomenRidersNow.com. The online magazine not only provides motorcycling news and reviews from a female point of view, but Genevieve says she's proud of the fact that she's created the only media resource where companies can successfully connect with hundreds of thousands of women riders to advertise their product or service.
An avid motorcyclist since the age of 15, Dave is the editor-in-chief of Easyriders and V-Twin motorcycle magazines since 1998 currently overseeing ten automotive, motorcycle and tattoo-related magazine titles for Paisano Publications.
Nichols was the on-camera host of V-Twin TV, a 26 episode motorcycle-related television series seen on SPEED Channel. He is also the best-selling author of Top Chops; Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman; One Percenter; One Percenter Code; and One Percenter Revolution published by Motorbooks/Quarto Publishing.
Dave worked closely with TV producer Hugh King to create the content and direction of such motorcycle-related TV series as Motorcycle Mania with Jesse James, and The Great Biker Build-Off for The Discovery Channel. He was an on-camera expert on the biker culture for:
History of the Hells Angels - Two-hour documentary for History Channel
History of Choppers - Two-hour documentary for History Channel
The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers - Two hour documentary for History Ch
His first jump was in 1966 at the National Date Festival in Indio, California. From that point on, Knievel’s stunts became more ambitious and more dangerous. Some of his most memorable jumps include Caesars Palace (1967), Madison Square Garden (1971), Twin Falls, Idaho, Snake River Canyon(1975), and of course the famous Wembley Stadium jump (1975).
While in Las Vegas, Knievel first saw the fountains at Caesars Palace and decided to jump them. When he hit the takeoff ramp, it was perfect, the landing however is now the most famous motorcycle crash in history. Knievel came up short, causing the handlebars to rip out of his hands as he tumbled over them onto the pavement where he skidded into the Dunes parking lot. After his crash and recovery Knievel was more famous than ever. ABC-TV showed the jump over and over. Ironically, when Knievel finally achieved the fame and possible fortune that he always wanted, his doctors were telling him that he might never walk without the aid of crutches, let alone ride and jump motorcycles. Knievel passed away in 2007.
Son of the late famous stuntman Evel Knievel, Robbie began jumping his bicycle at age 4 and rode motorcycles at age 7.
Robbie has completed over 350 jumps, setting 20 world records. Some of his most memorable and televised jumps Include paying homage to his father, by jumping the Caesars Palace fountains. The jump took place 22 years after Evel Knievel failed to clear the fountains in 1967. Robbie landed safely and became the first to successfully jump the fountains in 1989. Following the jump, Robbie stated “that was for you, Dad”.
In 1998 Robbie attempted a record-breaking jump of 231 feet over 30 limousines at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. Robbie jumped the 130-foot gap between the two 13-story Jockey Club Towers in Las Vegas in 1999 and intentionally crashed his motorcycle into hay bales to avoid falling off the second tower.
American actor, known for playing Lance Cumson on the 1980s soap opera Falcon Crest, Reno Raines on the 1990s crime drama Renegade, and Hector Ramirez on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Lorenzo Lamas Cycles founded in 2009, develops premium, world-class motorcycles and products that promote an individual's freedom of expression and style. It's also the goal of Lorenzo Cycles to bring new excitement to the international custom motorcycle and sportbike communities and to generate new interest in causes and foundations that benefit children and our Armed Forces.
In 1971, Ball was hired as manager of a new national motorcycle legislative organization, ABATE. After a few months, he was named associate editor of a new national motorcycle magazine, Easyriders, where he worked until 1981. Over the next few years he built ABATE into the largest national motorcycle legislative association, with 28 state chapters and some 30,000 members, and became its national director.
In 1987, Keith returned to Paisano, and served as editor of what was now their largest magazine, Easyriders, and the editorial director of 14 other titles and remained there until 1999. In 1996 Keith launched Bikernet.com, one of the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle sites that since expanded to include Bikernet Trikes and Bikernet Baggers and reaches over 100,000 unique users each month. When he is not trying to set land speed records at Bonneville, Keith spends his free time writing books and building motorcycles Keith continues to serve as an advisory council member for Las Vegas BikeFest.