Historic bikes race at Barbagallo

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Two Rocks and Yanchep riders will be at Barbagallo Raceway on Sunday, April 24.

TWO Rocks residents Terry Fell and Andy Orford and Yanchep residents John Pitcher and Ross Foreman are all involved with the Historic Competition Motorcycle Club of WA.

Ex racer Fell owns and prepares a competitive Triumph race bike, while Orford and John have BSA and Norton race bikes.

Foreman, who is also an ex racer, gives his time and expertise to supporting Scott Topping, 15, of Bullsbrook.

Scott’s father Paul Topping also helps Scott who is already a successful and talented motorcycle racer. The clubs next race meeting is at Barbagallo Raceway on Sunday, April 24.

The club incorporates a range of race bikes and sidecars  spanning classes from the 1930s  to modern day race bikes  with everything in between.

The riders both male and female come from all walks of life and their ages range 12-year-old juniors to 70-year-old veterans.

A club spokesman said the club runs junior program to encourage young riders into the sport.

He said the club held regular race meetings during the year at Barbagallo Raceway and at Collie Motorplex.

“ The best thing about the club is that even though the membership covers such a diverse age group they are united by their passion for racing motorcycles and for preserving and maintaining historic motorcycles so come along to a race meeting and see for yourself some of the wonderful machines and have a chat with the riders who are always happy to talk to people about their bikes,’’ he said.

“Entry to the pits is open to spectators and entry to the race meetings is free and you can experience the sights and sounds of these glorious machines on the race track and have a great family day out.’’