Legends and Heroes Tour to Honor Former Racer and Current Honda HRC Team Manager Erik Kehoe at Anaheim Supercross
Anaheim, CA – January 18, 2018 – The Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum is pleased to announce that they will again take part in the pit party activation at Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday in Anaheim, CA. 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 current Team Honda HRC Team Manager Eric Kehoe during the evenings opening ceremonies.
About Erik Kehoe – Erik Kehoe has been a part of professional motocross for more than 30 years. As a mini-cycle and amateur racer, Kehoe was one of the top contenders for amateur national titles. He is a former factory motocross racer in the 1980s and ‘90s, initially with Team Yamaha and later with Team Suzuki. It was his time with Suzuki that he achieved the most success as a 125 specialist. He won 7 AMA National outdoors events between 1985 and 1988. Following his success at Suzuki, Kehoe went on to race for the Honda of Troy team and eventually transitioned into a team manager role with the team. He would go on to manage the HRC Honda Factory team from 2002 through 2012. It was at that time that the team won championships with Ricky Carmichael. After a break from the industry, Kehoe returned to manage the HRC Honda team again in 2018, a position he currently holds. Please join us on Saturday night as we honor a fantastic addition to the Legends and Heroes list of honorees.
Following on the success of its introduction in 2018, the Supercross Virtual Reality mobile experience (SXVR) continues in 2019. This interactive display allows fans to experience the thrill of supercross via VR technology and feel like they are on the racetrack. In addition to four virtual reality stations, the experience includes two racer skill stations. Produced by Ryno Equipment, the handlebar station, and balance station allow guests to test themselves and experience the what they have to be supercross athletes.
With 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.
Thanks 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.
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