August 13, 2022

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The household of champion sidecar racer and world-renowned bike engineer Lindsay Urquhart will race at this yr’s Historic Winton in Could.

Lindsay has attended the occasion yearly because it began in 1977 and this yr his son Rob will race a 1924 Indian Altoona and grandson Daniel shall be on a 1922 Anzani on the occasion on 28-29 Could.

He says his love for bikes has now spanned 5 generations of his household as his father was concerned racing.

“Even my nice grandsons are into bikes now, however they experience the little ones nonetheless,” he says.

Lindsay Urquhart and photographer Peter Birthisel (standing) – Picture by Peter Birthisel

Lindsay competed on all the nice tracks of Europe and in 1956 returned residence to win the Australian Racing Sidecar championship for the subsequent seven years.

“I labored within the UK for a yr at Related Bikes, who owned Norton and AJS, which led to me returning residence and profitable the nationwide title on a Manx Norton,” he says.

“Competing in Europe set me up properly, with the opposite sidecar racers anticipating me to be quicker, since I’d been well-practised after racing abroad.

“In a single yr, I competed in 16 race conferences throughout Europe.

“An necessary benefit was that I all the time had a dependable bike and the data of tips on how to repair it myself.”

Lindsay Urquhart (Picture by PeterBirthisel)

Urquhart mentioned that it was a bit tough touring round in an early campervan, having to maintain the bike serviced, attending to the subsequent nation in time and sleeping in tiny cubicles within the van.

“Racing knowledgeable my engineering of bikes and was an enormous benefit in designing and bettering type,” he says.

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Abroad and in Australia, Urquhart was a frontrunner in bike design and now in retirement, prepares racing bikes for his household.

Spectators can meet Lindsay Urquhart and his household and see his flawless racing bikes within the competitors paddock of Historic Winton.

In addition to two days of historic bike racing motion, forty fifth Historic Winton celebrates 120 years of Norton and Triumph Bikes with shows on the occasion.

Tickets to Historic Winton are actually out there on-line from ticketebo.com.au/historicwinton .

2022 TICKET PRICE DETAILS Historic Winton

On-line Tickets:  Grownup: $35 per day / Children 17 and underneath free / Packages: $10

Tickets at Gate: Grownup: $45 per day / Children 17 and underneath free / Packages: $10

Tenting is $50/particular person/weekend (max of 4 per web site) when reserving on-line. $55/particular person/weekend on the occasion gate. Tenting enquiries needs to be directed to Winton Motor Raceway Ph: 03 5760 7100.

For lodging, please contact Get pleasure from Benalla at 03 5762 1749,  https://www.enjoybenalla.com.au/ or [email protected] .

Extra info might be discovered at https://www.historicwinton.org/  or on the Historic Winton Fb web page.