Courtesy of Scott Lukaitis
Denver, CO April 12, 2019 – The
Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum is pleased to announce
that they will again take part in the pit party activation in the Fan
Fest activation at the Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday in Denver.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the tour and their mission of
celebrating the Legends and Heroes of the sport. In addition to their
display of vintage machines and memorabilia, the tour will honor
Colorado powersports dealer and racing enthusiast Bill Vickery during
the evenings opening ceremonies.
About Bill – Bill
Vickery is the owner of Vickery Motorsports, a Kawasaki, Polaris,
Ski-Doo, and Yamaha in Denver, CO. But the contribution to the sport of
motorcycling does not end there. Born in Denver, Colorado in 1943 Bill
grew up reading about the motorcycle events of the time. Events like
Pikes Peak, Bonneville, and Daytona. By the age of 12, he was hooked on
motorcycling and got his first motorcycle.
start in racing was in 1966 on a turbine powered motorcycle that he
built. Drag racing leads to local road and dirt track racing and by 1969
he began road racing a YamahaTD2. Bonneville was calling, and Bill and
his family answered the call where Bill set a land speed record of
191.203 mph on his 750cc in 1975. That record still stands today.
and travel followed, with the growth of motorcycle racing in the ‘70s,
Bill and his family competed in dirt track and flat track racing
throughout Colorado and Kansas often winning along the way. Bill was the
1971 SRAC Scrambles Pro-State Champion in 1971, the Pike Peak winner in
1971 and 1974 and the WERA Midwest Roadracing Championship in 1976.
and his wife Shari jumped at the opportunity to buy out an existing
dealership in 1972 and Vickery Motosports was born. His support of local
racers and events is unprecedented. Over the years Vickery Motorsports
supported racers have won more than 100 Colorado State #1 plates in all
forms of racing. Motocross, Roadracing, Flat Track, ATV Racing, and more
Bill and Vickery Motorsports support it all.
dealer is staffed with powersports enthusiast and racers with more than
90% of them actively enjoying the powersports lifestyle.
2019, the Vickery Family was presented with the J.C. Agajanian Award by
the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame. This award is given in
recognition of contributions to Colorado motorsports by a group or
organization. Bill also sits on the Board of Directors of the Colorado
Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Please join us on Saturday night as we honor this great Colorado Legend and Hero.
the help of tour sponsor EZ-Up Shelters, the new for 2019 design will
feature a walk-through timeline that celebrates all of the sports
supercross champions, and since 2019 marks the 45th season of AMA
Supercross, a unique feature will showcase the first champions and their
machines. The tour stands behind the belief that “We Don’t Leave
History Behind” and has kept the founding fathers, and mothers, pure in
their thoughts by honoring the men and women that shaped supercross and
motocross into what it is today.
to our local friends at each round, the Legends Tour features some of
the best vintage motocross bikes on display in a single location.
Featuring different vehicles at each round, our guests can relive the
machines of their youth and show their family and friends the early days
of motocross and supercross. Look for the Legend and Heroes Tour
Traveling Moto Museum at each round of the Monster Energy Supercross
series in 2019.
See behind the scenes footage and great vintage photos and stories by visiting our website and social media accounts.
Website – www.legendsandheroestour.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/LegendsAndHeroesTour
Twitter – www.twitter.com/LegendsHeroes
Instagram – www.instagram.com/legendsandheroestour
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/LegendsAndHeroesMX
About the Tour: The Legends and Heroes Tour is a professional, historical display and timeline of America’s greatest motorsports, motocross, and supercross. On-site, the tour encompasses nearly 5000 square feet of moto-history with bikes, gear and other memorabilia that transport our guests back in time through the history of the sport. Visited by more than 9 million guests since it’s inception, the Legends and Heroes Tour attends each stop of the Monster Energy Supercross Series and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series. Visit us in the Pit Party at a supercross or motocross near you or online at www.legendsandheroestour.org
The Legends and Heroes Tour would not be possible without great sponsors like: Feld Entertainment, Monster Energy Supercross, Food for Life Bakery, Dunlop, EZup Shelters, Wossner, Yuasa, Boyesen, Motion Pro, Engine Ice, Acerbis, Kissimmee Motor Sports, Tucker Powersports, Spectro Oil, Rockwell, Bell, KTM, Rich Designs, Moto X Roads, The Early Days of Motocross Museum, RacerX, MX Sports, Brad Whitworth Photography, Retro Moto, Cycle News, and Pro Circuit. Thank you all.