is the seventh and final member to be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
, Class of 2014. One of the most successful engine builders in motorcycle racing, Hines
earned national drag-racing titles and co-founded the tremendously successful Vance & Hines
aftermarket company alongside racer and current AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Terry Vance
was elected to the Design/Engineering category.
"One mark of exceptional talent is the ability to forge success regardless of your circumstances," said Ken Ford of the Hall of Fame executive committee. "As a tuner, Byron Hines
has won in the 1970s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. He has won in drag racing and road racing.
Vance & Hines
is based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and remains competitive in professional racing to this day. With a lengthy and well respected history in drag racing and road racing, the company develops and sells aftermarket products for a wide range of motorcycles. Hines
is still directly involved in all aspects of the business.
"Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a huge honor, but it feels a little odd because I'm not done yet," Hines
said. "Being in a competitive arena, it seems like you're never done. You're going to keep doing what your doing and striving to be the best at what you do."
joins the other members of the Class of 2014: motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; Tom White, acclaimed racer and founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties; George Barber
, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports
Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park
; national off-road racing champion Scott Summers; AMA motocross champion Mike LaRocco; and legendary tuner and team owner Rob Muzzy
The 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony will be held on Oct. 17, in Orlando, Fla., and is part of the AMA National Convention being held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) Oct. 16-19.
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