“The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame nominees for 2023 include a diverse and accomplished group of men and women who’ve demonstrated exceptional achievements in competition, advocacy and promotion of the sport of motorcycling,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “They have contributed significantly to the advancement of motorcycling in various areas, from excelling in dirt track, motocross and road racing competition, to advocating for motorcyclists’ rights, to creating enduring events that have helped grow motorcycling, to creating innovative motorcycle designs. We’re honored to recognize this year’s nominees and eagerly anticipate announcing the Class of 2023 soon.”
Bob Coy has been nominated in the non-competition category as an Ambassador & Industry leader.
Bob is best known as a pioneering vintage racing organizer, racer, and vintage car and motorcycle collector. He dove into two-wheeled competition in 1965, and throughout his 45-plus year racing career competed in scrambles, flat track, roadracing, AMA Superbike, AMA National Sidecars and more. Coy helped organize the first vintage motorcycle road races in North America in the 1970s, and in 1980 founded the United States Classic Racing Association — which he continues to run today as Director. Additionally, Coy started the Vintage Sidecar Racing Series in 1990 and revived the AMA Gypsy Tour from Laconia to NHMS for vintage races.
Voting for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2023 is now open. Eligible voters include previous Hall of Fame inductees, members of the AMA and AMHF Boards of Directors, and members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Category Selection Committees. AMA Life Members with at least 25 years of consecutive membership are also eligible to vote but should update their contact information to receive the latest updates and announcements pertaining to the voting process.
If you are a lifetime member of the AMA, we encourage you to vote for Bob Coy. Voting ends Sunday, June 18 at 11:59 p.m.