Cigarette advertising in Australian sport banned, including in motocross

Cigarette advertising banned from Australian sports (and motocross) Photos: [Left]  The 1992 Peter Jackson Yamaha Motocross Team bikes of Craig Dack (1) and Ben Perese (7), the last year  tobacco advertising was allowed in Australian motorsport; and Marlboro Yamaha Racing Team sponsored rider Glen Bell in the late 1980s. Tobacco companies prevented …

Motocross Clubs – Southern Cross (WA) 50th Anniversary

Southern Cross MCC 50th Anniversary Celebration Photos:  [Left] The Nations top motocross riders contesting the King of the Cross in 1978 – Trevor Flood (5), Pelle Granquist (78), Stephen Gall (2), Mark Pace (13), Anthony Gunter (1), Neville Cutts (25) and Graeme Smythe (2); [Top right] 1984 program; and [Bottom …

Ray Fisher inducted into Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame

Motorsport Hall of Famer Ray Fisher Photos: [Left] Victorian Ray Fisher at the 2019 Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame ceremony; and [centre and right] Ray raced for 33 years, on 33 different bikes with his favored race number 33 – winning seven Australian Motocross Championships in the 1950-60s. Australian motocross legend …

Swan River leap on a motorbike Colin Fitzgerald

Fitzy’s motorbike jump over the Swan River https://youtu.be/qTZyG7xNnVE Photo:  In January 1979, Colin ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald jumped the Swan River in Perth (WA) on a motorbike attempting to break a world record, along with Trish Price who attempted to break her own world record  for a woman, by jumping 20 cars …

Carlqvist’s famous motocross beer stunt

Carlqvist’s famous Grand Prix beer stunt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch3tNHw8uBk&t=48s Photo: 1983 World 500cc Motocross Champion Hakan Carlqvist at the Fremantle Supercross in Western Australia (By Peter Kitchingman); Video of Carlvist’s famous beer stunt at Namur in the Belgium Grand Prix on 7 August 1988 (Ulf Molin) Two-times World Motocross Champion Hakan Carlqvist’s …

Australian Husqvarna Motocross History

Facebook-f Youtube Vimeo AMXhistory Facebook PageAMXhistory You Tube ChannelAMXhistory Vimeo Library, featuring all videos on this site Husqvarna motocross history down under Photos: [left] Don Collins in action at Kalgoorlie in WA, the first Australian to own a Husqvarna 250cc motocross bike in 1965: [centre] Collin’s later became the first …

Motocross stunt rider Doug Domokos

Motocross stunt rider Doug Domokos https://vimeo.com/522006144 Photo and video: [Left] The late Doug Domokos in action down under, mono-wheeling at a supercross  in the 1980s; and [right] Crossing the the Sydney Harbour Bridge on one wheel on his Kawasaki as a promotion for the Coca-cola Superbowl of Supercross. Domokos “The …

Emil’s EML Sidecarcross Model

Emil’s miniature EML model Photo insert: South Australian John Turner presents the miniature EML chassis model he built to World Sidecarcross Champion Emil Bollhalder. Main photo: Double World Sidecarcross Champions 1982 and 1983 Emil Bollhalder and Karl Busser from Switzerland. Emil Bollhalder’s miniature 1983 EML sidecarcross chassis Check out this …