Australian Motocross History

QLD Motocross Clubs

QLD Motocross Clubs

Click on the button below to find out what local motocross events are planned , what you or your children need to do to race, and where your local club is located.

History of QLD motocross clubs

1924 Triumph Ricardo Racer motor bike

Motorcycling QLD (formerly the Auto Cycle Union of Queensland) formed in 1924 – the year this Triumph Ricardo racer was released

1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - 1000cc Sidecars start

In 1982 the Toowoomba Motor Cycle Club stage a successful Australian Motocross Championship at the spectacular Echo Valley circuit

Andrew McFarlane - Motocross - Runner up World MX2 Champion

The late Andrew McFarlane – Runner up World MX2 Champion – is one of Queensland’s most successful motocross riders

Motorcycle races have been run by local clubs across Australia for over 100 years. 

During and after World War One there was a rapid development of motorcycles.  By 1923, motorcycles on the road were common and several clubs started to emerge.

Originally, clubs across the country were confined to one make of motorcycle, like the Queensland Indian Motor Cycle Club.  But in Queensland it became the norm to name clubs after areas or towns (eg. Brisbane), or districts.

Recognising the need to better organise and coordinate motorcycling events in Queensland, Motorcycling Queensland (formerly the Auto Cycle Union of Queensland) was formed in 1924.

Initially, the union comprised the Brisbane, Toowoomba, Maryborough, Ipswich, Warwick, Clifton, Bundaberg and Indian clubs.

Throughout the history of the sport Queensland has produced some of the country’s top motocross riders including the late Andrew McFarlane who was the Runner-up World MX1 Champion and had a successful international career in the Europe and the USA.

Queensland held one of the first Australian Motocross Championships at Heit Park, Amberley on 14 July 1957.

Since then, Queensland has regularly hosted Australian Championships and rounds under the Nation series, running successful events at Archerfield (1963), Tivoli (1970 and 1976), Toowoomba (1982) and Mackay (1988).

This page is still under construction and below will feature historic motocross club stories and photos.  If you would like to help capture and preserve your club’s history for future generations, then email:

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Historic New South Wales motocross club circuits and events

Toowoomba MCC

Circuits: Echo Valley, Toowoomba

Photo: 500cc race leaders Jeff Leisk and Darryl Willoughby at the 1982 Australian Motocross Championships in Toowoomba

1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - Darryl Willoughby and Jeff Leisk


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1982 Australian Motocross Championships


Want to coordinate historic motocross information for your State?

The MXHistory website is looking for coordinators across Australia to help preserve the historic motocross information in each State.  If you would like to be the coordinator for your State, then please contact me direct.  

Ideally, someone who is passionate about the sport and has a connection to the motocross fraternity, and with some spare time capacity would be great.  Alternatively, if you like researching and preserving history, you may be interested in contribution.  I can guide you and assist.  

To nominate for these roles, or if you have any queries, please email: or call me on 0423 789 009.

AMXH Author - John Steyntjes

AMXHistory Author John Steyntjes

Australian Motocross History