Ah… I love the smell of a two-stroke in the morning.
After more than 12 years, the Queensland Early Motorcycle Sports Club (QEMSC) secured the Motorcycling Australia track license needed to host a sanctioned race at Lakeside Park (Formerly Lakeside International Raceway).
The 2014 Australian Historic Road Race Championships.
Mt. Panorama and Bathurst* are sinonym… synonym… have a rich history of motor racing in Australia, with the first motorcycle race being held way back in 1911 at a place called Kelso a few clicks outside of Bathurst.
Many of the places I enjoyed going to last century have been devoured by urban sprawl, and what was once considered “fun” is now banned or illegal.
As a result the things I took for granted as a young bloke are now lost to the new generation. Restrictive and prescriptive laws (we must protect ourselves from ourselves), progress, political correctness and the need to be seen to be doing the right thing, have made it harder for young people to experience life to its fullest.
When the pillion and I were on our little junket in The Northern Rivers of NSW* a few weeks ago, we stumbled across what can only be described as some of the best road racing we’ve seen in a long time.