White is a lifelong advocate of motorcycling and the sport of motocross
. He’s been racing since his teens and was ranked among the top 100 motorcycle racers in America. In 1975, he founded White Brothers Cycle Specialties
, a leading off-road motorcycle accessory company. Today, White owns and curates the Early Years of Motocross
Museum in Villa Park, Calif.
"By virtue of his early racing success, his long and successful career in motorcycling, his personal dedication to promoting both the past and present of this great sport and his selfless dedication to the Hall of Fame on the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation board, Tom White
is personally responsible for improving the experience and opportunity for motocross
racers and motorcyclists of all ages."
's incredible collection of motorcycles at his museum, as well as his world-class racing facility, are evidence of a love for the history of motorcycling and an appreciation for the passion we all share," said Ford. "His significant investment of time, energy and money has produced a world-class shrine to the design, manufacture and enjoyment of motorcycles."
Both White and Barber were elected to the Ambassador/Industry category and will be inducted at the 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony Friday, Oct. 17, in Orlando, Fla. They are the second and third members, respectively, of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Class of 2014 to be announced. They join previously announced inductee, motocross
pioneer Pierre Karsmakers
. The remaining 2014 inductees will be announced in random order in the coming weeks.
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