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Mitchell's Klocks to be inducted into Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame

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Mitchell's Brian and Laura Klock are among the six inductees to the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

The owners of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Hall of Fame Executive Director Christine Paige Diers said the honor is designed to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long-term, positive impact on the motorcycle community.

"What more could you ask for?" Brian Klock said of the honor. "My parents took me to Sturgis when I was 8 years old, and here I am 37 years later being inducted into the Hall of Fame. It's pretty surreal."

Klock, a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, founded Klock Werks in 1997. He and wife Laura have become one of the sport's power couples.

Laura Klock in 2006 set a land speed record on a production motorcycle, hitting a top speed of 162 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Her daughters also set records that year.

Most recently, Laura has co-founded "Helping With Horsepower," a charitable organization that designs volunteer programs to empower, encourage and raise funds for worthy charities.

A news release from the Hall of Fame said "Brian and Laura are recognized builders and designers, working with their team at Klock Werks to build custom motorcycles and innovative parts."