april newsletter - Historic Competition Motorcycle Club of WA
COMPETITION MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF W.A.
SATURDAY APRIL 24
Wanneroo - Round 1
Great Collie TT Sidecars action shot from Graeme at Sportpixx.com.au
More photos available from his website (and inside here).
Graeme always sends the club a selection of photos for free to use on
the website and in the mag - greatly appreciated - especially by yours
P.O. BOX 568, SOUTH PERTH W.A. 6951 AFFILIATED WITH MOTORCYCLING WA
PRESIDENTS REPORT: 2016 COLLIE TT. - BOB HUMPHREYS
After a very wet Friday night, 50 keen riders practiced and fine tuned their machines in atrocious conditions,
on the Saturday. Fortunately Sunday dawned fine, and after a few puddles were swept away, the track
soon dried up completely. With 61 riders, some with multiple bikes, qualifying went without a hitch,
First up in race 1 were the P2 & P3 stalwarts with 4 beautiful P2 bronze age machines, maintained by
manufacturing and sourcing parts from every corner of the globe. Only a true enthusiast can keep those
bikes on the track, and we weren’t disappointed with their display of daring riding on what must be part of
Two riders were injured, Paul Pickford, concussion, recovered and back at work, and Steve Crane being
the other, after disputing territory in the first corner of the 250 P6 production race, Steve hit the tarmac,
he rode the rest of the day on his 1000 Honda with two 1st’s and a 2nd. Later on the Monday night he had
blood in his urine, and Wife Claire rushed him off to hospital, broken ribs were diagnosed, Steve has only
fallen twice in his track career, both on the 1st corner at Collie, now known as Crane Curve!!??
Long time member Bob Hull, recently competed in The Australian Masters Athletic Championships, and
came away with an Australian Championship to his name. He also rode his P6 proddy to a 4th place in
leg one, at 72 years of age, showing the youngsters how it’s done. He will be competing in the World
Masters Athletic Championships later this year!
Leigh Boujos was in a class of his own in P6 750 on board his “for sale” Kawasaki. Neville McIntyre was
on the beautiful RC 30 Honda giving us the wonderful V4 sound as only RC 30’s can.
The P5 250 race could be called the Mercer class! with 3 of the 4 starters being from one family, David
taking the spoils and also passengering with “ I’ll ride anything” Mark the main man Ackermans.
With Richard Langdon being a rare non starter out with bike problems, the contest for 1st place in the
biggest class of the day, P6 production, went to Tony Hynes two 1sts and 2nd.
Sidecars were at their most entertaining with Des Harvey having 2nd last ride before retiring. Des and
Gary Cushnaham handicapped themselves 15 seconds, and put on a show for the spectators, slicing
through the field to two 1st’s and a 2nd on the road, winning his class, only being beaten my Mark Ackermans
in one race. Kevin Webb overcame a dose of the flu to take out P4 sidecars with Martyn Dunbar-Stuart in
the chair ( See I told you HCMC is posh...double barrelled side car passengers) The Mark Ackermans/David
Mercer team won P5 sidecars.
Out 1st prestigious Jelly Bean Award went to Steve Crane for crashing and then winning the next race!
The Silkolene, Steve’s motorcycles oil draw for class winners, went to John Pitcher, John was riding a
beautiful 650 Norton for the first time. The Club BBQ on Saturday night was bigger than Ben Hur. even
one of our regular paramedics, Graham asked if he could bring his wife Rose along. A big thanks to Michelle
and David Gapes for once again being the BBQ organisers. See you all at the Clubrooms, and at Wanneroo
on the 24th April for Round 1.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CEC! - MAUREEN HUMPHREYS - Flag Marshal coordinator
Cec Sumption, long time sidecar racer and Flag marshal for the club is coming up for his 89th birthday.
Cec has marshalled for the club for a number of years, with his best mate Keith Perry. They raced sidecars
in the 1950’s, winning the State Championships at Caversham on a Vincent 1000cc in 1957 ( Keith’s very
first ride on a sidecar!). Cec had a varied racing career, covering most modes of racing except Speedway.
His Mother asked him not to race speedway, and he complied. They have both been coming up regularly
to Barbagallo to flag marshall for us. Cec is now down sizing and with his wife is moving to a retirement
I’m sure there are many stories Cec and his mate Keith, could tell us about the early days of motorcycle
The Historic Competition Motorcyle Club of WA, whole heartily thanks Cec Sumption for his contribution to
Historic Motorcycle Racing, and assistance to our club, and wish him happy memories in his new home.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SAM CLARKE
Congratulations to Sam Clarke and his team on their Pole Position, and two out of two wins at Wakefield
Park in NSW. This was a round of the Australian Championship.It was Sam’s first visit to the circuit, and to
beat the local stars was an achievement. Sam started with HCMC as a junior. and progressed through 125’s,
Moto 3, and scored a wild card at Phillip Island GP, and is now riding 600 Supersport.
CLASS WINNERS OF THE COLLIE TT 2016.
Congratulations to all the winners from your clubmates - well done!
SHAUN OLIVER 125 GP
BOB HULL P4 500
MICHAEL McGEOWAN P4 Un/Ltd
LEIGH BOUJOS P6 750
STEVEN CRANE Moderns
DEAN TAYLOR T/Bikes
LLOYD PEARCE P6 500
DAVID MERCER P5 250
TONY LOGAN P4 350
BRONSON PICKETT Juniors
DAVID HAINES Pre-Modern
ADRIAN COLLARD P5 350
MARK ACKERMANS P5 Un/Ltd
TONY HYNES P6 250
JOHN PITCHER P3 Un.Ltd
ANDREW ORFORD P3 500
MARCO VITTINO P3 250
GARY TENARDI P2 Un/Ltd
KEN VINCENT P2 350
D HARVEY - G CUSHNAHAN. Mod/ S/Cars
K WEBB – M DUNBAR STUART P4 S/Cars
M ACKERMANS – D MERCER. P5 S/Cars
Pics courtesy - Brian Richardson
Odyssey 2017- Long weekend September 2017
Each year the Ulysses Club branches located in WA hold an annual gathering somewhere in the state on
the September long weekend to enable members from branches to meet and catch up with each other.
In the September Long weekend 2017 we plan to hold the event in Collie.
With the current state of the economy and the downturn in mining Collie has been doing it tough for some
time so I would like to try and make the long weekend more of an event that will benefit the Collie community
What I have in mind is for a range of Vintage and Veteran motorcycle and car clubs to join 200 or so Ulyssians
in Collie on the Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend to make it an event that will attract more people
to Collie to support local businesses. Each club would be responsible for managing their own members and
club activities but we would combine for a number of events such as the Sunday morning parade and display
in the Centenary Park area on the main street, and possibly some of your members will join our rides to
I have had positive feedback from initial discussions with the Collie Council, Men’s Shed and Railway
Museum. The Council has indicated it would consider closing off the main street to enable our vehicles to
be displayed to the public and we can hopefully coordinate this with the Sunday morning markets.
Hopefully the local Country Music group will join in the festivities
Promotion of the event would be best achieved via local media as news items rather than paid advertisements. I also have in mind a gold coin donation by the public to support say RFDS, local St John Ambulance
volunteers, or something similar. Part of the Ulysses weekend activities include a number of rides each day
via backroads to various locations in the region for morning tea and lunch, and it would be great if some of
your members would consider joining us. For safety reasons we will limit the number of vehicles in each
group. I also hope to encourage the Vintage and Veteran motorcycle clubs to arrange for a track day at the
Collie Motoplex on Sunday - possibly in the afternoon after the morning display and market day in town
I am prepared to facilitate the initial kick start for this combined event and assist with overall management
if required however as I live in Perth I would appreciate some assistance from one or more people who live
in the area to assist with local liaison once we get the ball rolling
I would like to strongly encourage your club to consider joining us on this weekend as it will give our members
the opportunity to see different vehicles, meet new people, have fun and support Collie. I am sure a great
time will be had by all and I hope you and your group will consider this suggestion favourably
Once I have some feedback I will arrange a meeting of interested groups in a month or so in Collie
If you know of any other similar groups that may be interested in participating please let me know so I can
approach them as well. Please feel free to call or email me if you would like to discuss anything further
Ulysses Club Inc, Fremantle Branch
2017 Odyssey Coordinator
58 Vincent St Nedlands WA 6009
e: [email protected]
Was it wet on the Saturday - you bet!!
As usual our volunteers did a brilliant job all weekend.
Looks like all the sidecar guys were saving the rubber on the outside wheel:)
When everything is going smoothly even the flaggies can relax a little eh!
FOR SALE: CBR 150 junior race bike comes with heaps of spares is competitive and ready to race. $3500. Contact: Lloyd Pearce
0438 954 257
FOR SALE: Period 5 Suzuki GSX1100, Complete bike as I raced for 2015 season nothing taken off it or watered down
41mm forks (1 fork compression 1 fork rebound), billet triple clamps and fork brace, ohlins damper, yoshi style period correct 310mm
brake rotors (will be a brand new set), billet brake carrier brackets on brembo 08 calipers n braided lines
Braced frame, 33mm Keihin crs with quick throttle, fresh engine for the nationals @mallala 4-1 exhaust, 3.5 front wheel
5.0 rear wheel, Gazi rear shocks, Braced swing arm with 25mm axle (17mm std), Stands n warmers included
$13000.00 - Rory R: 0407 446 721
FOR SALE: Kawasaki GPZ900 P6 race bike, log booked, good starting point for someone to go racing cheaply.
$2000 - Contact Chris: 0418 913 097.
FOR SALE: Ducati bevel 2 in to 1 racing exhaust, tuned length, high level, with muffler. $200 ono.
Rob Grainger 0403 015 090.
FOR FOR SALE: The club’s yellow track equipment trailer 6x4 enclosed tradies trailer $1000 or near offer all enquiries to Mike
FOR SALE: Honda CBR 150 R Junior comp bike with some spares $4000 . contact John Mattaboni 0439990687
Wanted - Triumph 3 or 4 plate clutch to suit 1930’s machine. Contact Annie on 9295 6142 or email [email protected]
- Bike shipping crate 200cm (w) x 72cm (d) x 130cm (h) wood complies with international standards $200 ono
- DBT racing leathers, 2 piece, padded, Suzuki blue, approx women's size 10 (163cm & 62kg) $100 ono
- Aero leather road jacket, black, padded, action back pleating, double front zipper, Euro men's 40 $150
- Walden Miller leather road trousers, black, Ladies size 10-12 $50
Contact Suellyn by email on [email protected]
FOR SALE: Suzuki RGT 250 1986, complete and running, unlic - $1500 ...also....
Yamaha TZR upper & side fairings, 2 sets, new. Contact Martin on 0413 435 187
All Fuel Tank repairs Ali, steel, stainless steel tank repairs, can make new fuel tanks for old classics, general Ali TIG welding.
John Harris: 0404 215 944
For all your fibreglass needs - tanks, fairings, moulds etc. contact Rob Grainger on 0403 015 090 or email
MACHINIST AVAILABLE: machine work, turning, milling etc, by skilled tradesman - good rates, top quality, phone Terry
Fell on 9561 1754
FOR SALE: Honda CR750 replica. 836cc engine. 93hp at rear
wheel. Engine built by Gavin Forbes. CR carbs. Running on 98
petrol. Marzocchi forks, White power rear shocks.
Not much work done since build. Very fast and reliable
P4 unlimited race bike. 3rd in Nationals in Perth and 6th in Island
classic last year. Loads of spares, Fairing, Screen, Seat,
full sprocket set. Too much to list. Bike looks and sounds
awesome. No expense spared in build, over $30,000.
Ring for full specifications. REDUCED $3000 - NOW ONLY $16,500
Nick Miller - P: 0417 911042
E: [email protected]