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STURGIS HALL OF FAME BREAKFAST 2020 Concerns

Well when I found out that my sister by another mother Vicki Sanfelipo was getting inducted that changed everything

Photos and text by ROGUE, Senior Editor, Bikernet.com
8/27/2020


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Like many people, I gave some serious thought to not attending Sturgis this year. The pandemic was a serious concern, with all the noise about it being spread when large groups get together.

Well, when I found out that my sister by another mother Vicki Sanfelipo was getting inducted, that changed everything.

 

The 20th Annual Induction Breakfast was held on August 12, 2020 at The Lodge At Deadwood. Seating was limited to about 500 and sold out. You needed to be wearing face covering to enter and safety precautions were in place as best it could be for a function of this type.

The following is from the official publication for the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

The induction statement on Vickie

“Vickie has a long list of accomplishments as a motorcyclist. She appears in four books written about motorcycling and has supported Women and Motorcycling as a presenter at conferences and rallies for over 30 years.

In 1994, she became a founding partner in the Central Wisconsin Motorcycle Show that went on to host an Easyriders Rodeo.

In 1996, she became the first female Road Guard for Wisconsin Governor Thompsons Harley Tours.

In 2000, she co-founded Women In Motion, a group of 25 female Road Guards who planned group rides to benefit Accident Scene Management. They hosted 250 mile group rides, working with Law Enforcement and local communities.

On June 21,2002, she and Head Road Captain, Tony “Pan” Sanfelipo, got married on the arm of Crazy Horse, making them the first couple to have been married on the arm. Tommy Thompson and her dad walked her down the aisle. Some 225 showed up for the event. That day was particularly special as Pan was inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame that morning. Vicki is also a proud member of the Iron Butt association.

Vicki has been riding her own motorcycle for 30 years and has completed the MSF’s Experienced Rider Course.

She is a life member of ABATE of Wisconsin, Hog, and Road Guardians.

Vicki has dedicated her life to the safety of motorcyclist and shares her passion for riding with those around her. “

Vicki and her family
Vicki and her family

Pan - Vicki - Hardtail
Pan - Vicki - Hardtail

  

There is so much to her as a person and being involved in the motorcycle but space just does not allow to list all of it here. I do have to mention though She founded the worlds largest motorcycle trauma training organization - Accident Scene Management.

 
 
vicki's new Tattoo
vicki's new Tattoo

 

3 Hall of Fame Tattoos Far left Gary Sellers - Ohio - Center Rogue-Florida and Lower Vicki Sanfelipo Wisconsin   photo by Bill Boyea
3 Hall of Fame Tattoos Far left Gary Sellers - Ohio - Center Rogue-Florida and Lower Vicki Sanfelipo Wisconsin photo by Bill Boyea

Sister Vicki welcome to The Sturgis Hall of Fame. Your induction is a long overdue.

 

JODY PEREWITZ Land Speed record holder and the first woman to go over 200 MPH was also inducted. That is just one of the many titles she owns and besides that the other things she has accomplished makes this a well-deserved inductee as well.

 

Others Inductees include MICAH MC CLOSKEY the well know custom bike builder.

 

ARLIN FATLAND well known for building custom and chopper motorcycles and being in business for over 50 years in the same location. He also has stores in Sturgis and Daytona.

 

ALLEN ALVAREZ for developing the motorcycle distributing business and working with many of the companies we all do business with and eventually his own company the very well-respected Daytona Twin Tec.

No Photo of Dave Mackie available

DAVE MACKIE who made DRAGBIKE history by delivering the only Stock Eliminator Championship to Harley Davidson and was the first man into the 10s with a stock displacement engine

 

WAYNE and SUSAN LETTAU both members of ABATE of South Dakota received the FREEDOM FIGHTERS AWARD

DON HOTOP
DON HOTOP

DON HOTOP received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years in the motorcycle business. Today Don’s Speed and Custom manufacturers parts and has a machine shop and fabricating facility

 
year 2020 Inductees
year 2020 Inductees

 

 

Current and Past Hall of Fame Members
Current and Past Hall of Fame Members

5 Hall of Fame Members  photo by Bill Boyea
5 Hall of Fame Members photo by Bill Boyea

 
 
Rogue-Hardtail-Joe
Rogue-Hardtail-Joe

 
 

Many past Hall of Fame Inductees attend every year as do friends and supporters.

Thanks and appreciation to the 2020 Board of Directors of the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame 

Ron Waterland – President

Roger Haydock – Vice-President

Robin Baldwin – Treasurer

Rhea Crane – Secretary

Mark Marshall – General Counsel

Others who are involed

Craig Bailey, Bruce Eide, Scott Reiman, Keith Terry, Scott Jacobs, Paul Johnson and Executive Director Emma Garvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This just popped up in my news suggestions. Rogue, my brother, thank you so much for being there to share that special moment in my life and for writing this article. I hope to see you soon. The Pandemic certainly changed things last year! Let's hope we can get back to hanging out as we used to.

Vicki "Spitfire" Sanfelipo
Mukwonago, WI
Monday, March 1, 2021
Editor Response You made Rogue's day.
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