Other Racing News!
This section contains various News
about Motorcycling in Victoria and Australia and additionally some further information that may be relative to Hartwell Club activities. Hartwell Motorcycle Club is affiliated with Motorcycling Victoria.
09 May 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed life member Bill. Bill passed away on May 7. Bill became a life member of the Hartwell club in 1973 and he worked tirelessly for many years. He and his family have had continual involvement through the generations of family members and the dedication of the Petrie family is firmly etched within the history of our cub. Our condolences go to all the Petrie family and friends.
Ride on Bill
26 February 2013
|MV have announced a 'Free' practice day at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford at the Road Race circuit for all Hartwell members on Saturday March 2nd, 2013.
This co-insides with the 'Come and Try' day at the venue, which is open to all prospective people interested in taking up the sport of motorcycling.
24 December 2012
Sam Baker who raced with the club in 2010 2011 has had a recreational riding accident in Perth where he has been living for the past 18 months. As well as several fractures Sam has suffered significant facial injuries but more so brain trauma. Sam has been in coma now for eight days. He has been moved from the ICU to the neurosurgical High Dependency Unit. Sam has a very long road in front of him. Please if Hartwell members could keep him in their thoughts and prayers.
Wayne & Jeanette Baker
If anyone would like to send Sam or his parents a message please do so through the above email address.
Sam Baker still in hospital in Perth. Still in coma, & complications this week have seen him return to ICU. Family & friends waiting to see him improve again"
01 November 2012
Former club member Eddie Lancaster (affectionately kown as Pugsley by his club mates) passed away at Regis Park home in Blackburn on June 11, 2012. Eddie commenced as a Junior in Hartwell Club riding in scrambles alongside his brother Bob at meetings all over the state. He rose to A grade status as he progressed during the next couple of years.
His greatest achievement was to win the Australian 125cc Championship at Wallan in September, 1972, riding a Lyall O'Brien Montesa. He was aged 26 at the time. As time went on he had many more victories and completed successfully along side greats such as Gary and Trevor Flood, Gary Adams, Gary O'Brien and Jack Pengally.
(our thanks to Wes Brown for the above information)