January 3, 2012 ~ Merced, CA: The nationally successful Legends & Heroes Tour celebrates the Champions and Machines of Supercross and Motocross as it returns for its third year during the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series this weekend in Anaheim.  The new “MOTO-2” Motocross Museum will make its debut on January 7th at this opening round.

This weekend, in celebration of the tours third year, a host of former World and National Champions will be on hand at the Legends & Heroes “MOTO-2” Motocross Museum to meet and greet the fans from 3 to 4pm on Saturday, January 7th. They include 2 -Time World Champion - Sebastian Tortelli, National & World Champion - Brad Lackey along with Brad’s 1972 National Champion Team Manager - Steve Johnson, Multi-National Champion - Gary Jones, 3-Time National Champion - Marty Smith and motocross pioneer - Gunnar Lindstrom.  Also invited is Multi-National Motocross champ - Jeff Ward, Ron Lechien, moto great - Jim Gibson and various industry leaders.

On display will be “Bad Brad” Lackey’s original “Black Kaw” which Brad piloted in 1973 after winning his 1972 National Champion 500cc crown.  The bike, restored by Patrick Johnson (Steve Johnson’s brother), will be part of this weekend's “MOTO-2” display in celebration of Lackey's 40th anniversary of his first national title. Also on display will be Gary Jones replica 1972 Yamaha 250 which Gary piloted to his first national title championship 40 years ago. Johnny “O’Hanna” Wolvern will be on hand to MC and interview the champs and former team members at the 3pm “Meet and Greet”.

The motocross museum will be present at all Supercross rounds this year, the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series, select national amateur events and specialty vintage national events as well.

About the Tour
The Legends & Heroes Motocross Tour is a professional historical display and time-line of Americas greatest motorsport.  The tour includes the machines and the champs of Motocross. The project was conceived by a dedicated group of Motocross Enthusiasts who, over the years, have discovered the value of the rich 40+ years of Motocross legacy and its impact on the American motorsports history. “The dedication and passion of the sport has brought the Legends & Heroes Motocross Tour to the next level of sharing this legacy, the history of the machines and men, as well as the women of Motocross. The history of the Classic Iron and its' champions is a dynamic model ever changing. We see this rich history as a great learning lab for all ages” according to Alex Moroz the tours managing partner. 
 

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