Sturgis Hall of Fame to induct industry execs

The Sturgis Museum has chosen the six individuals it will induct into its Hall of Fame during a breakfast Aug. 6, the company said in a press release March 7.

The 2008 inductees are:

Charlie St. Clair (Schultz) will receive the J.C. “Pappy” Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award for his efforts to build relationships with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He has been the executive director of Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire for the past 16 years.

Kenny Price has been nominated to receive the Hall of Fame’s Founders Award for his donations of items for display in the museum. Price owns Samson Motorcycle Products, Inc.

Becky Brown founded Women in the Wind, an international women’s motorcycle organization, nearly 30 years ago. The organization united women riders and promoted a comfortable way for women to get into riding. Brown has been portrayed in the film documentary “She Lives to Ride” by filmmaker Alice Stone.

Cristine Sommer Simmons is a long-time motorcycle journalist who has written for a variety of motorcycling publications and co-founded Harley Women Magazine. Simmons is also a published author and is working on a screenplay for an independent film about women motorcyclists.

Also set to be inducted Aug. 6 are riders and motorcycling proponents Malcolm Smith and Smiling Johnny Spiegelhoff.

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