Luke Boston

Luke on sidecar

Luke on sidecar

Member Since: 2007
Vice President: 2016
Club Captain: 2011
General Committee Member: 2010

With Dad Peter at Wandering

Starting at an early age

Always sidecar mad

Always sidecar mad

Race Numbers
Current:   114                                  Prior to VMXWA:
Current grade you usually race (eg: A, B, C, Over 55, Sidecars) B Grade and Sidecar
Year you were born 1978
What type of job/industry have you been in most of your life Engineering/Daydreaming – Recently change careers to nursing
Age you started riding 5
Years of Competitive Racing 2006-Current Trials & VMX.
Prior to that I spent 25 years trying to keep up with dad.
Motor Cycle Club/s you’ve been a Member of Pathfinders Trials Club, VMXWA
First bike/s you rode 1974 Honda MR50
Favourite bike/s you’ve had Honda XR 600, Yamaha/WASP XS 850 Sidecar
Your current bike/s 1973 Honda XL350, 1974 Yamaha/WASP XS 850 Sidecar
Your Motocross Highlights My first ride on a motocross sidecar (The Melvin’s Norton.  I knew I had to have one before I had even made it around the first corner!)
As a kid getting up early in the morning to head of to the motocross with dad.  In particular going to watch the Manjimup 15,000 each year.
Competing in the Aussie titles with my wife Claire in the chair.
Most memorable (funny or painful) Motocross accident Had a pretty decent high side whilst blasting across a mud flat on my Trail bike.  Got plenty of odd looks riding it home as my bike was bent and the right side of my shirt and pants was rapidly turning red from a slight case of extreme blood loss.  As always the first sound I heard after the fall is the sound of my dad wetting himself laughing!
Your Motocross Hero (past or present) Jeff Leisk (It takes a real man to race in pink!) and Emil Bollhalder.
Family Motocross History My Granddad played with all sorts of bikes.  Dad raced Speedway professionally in the UK and was a State Trials Champion.  He’s not bad with a spanner either.  I also managed to con my wife Claire into swinging in the chair for me and she has since taken to riding a solo as well.
What are your favourite hobbies/interests outside of motocross Basketball, Speedway, Science-y stuff and of course my endlessly patient and understanding wife.
What made you join VMXWA My desire to get a motocross sidecar and the awesome people and atmosphere of the club.

President – Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson Gary Johnson

Name (First name and surname) Gary Johnson
Race Numbers Current: 25 Prior to VMXWA: 25
Current grade you usually race (eg: A, B, C, Over 55, Sidecars) A grade sidecars pre 65 over 55 125-250-and open class
Year you were born 1957
What type of job/industry have you been in most of your life coppersmith by trade now work in the mining industry
Age you started riding 9
Years of Competitive Racing

Eg: 1950-1980 MX, Speedway, Trials, Sidecar, 1995 to now VMX

1968-1978 motocross vmxwa 1999—–
Motor Cycle Club/s you’ve been a Member of AJS Vintage Motorcycle Club. Australian Sidecar Club. and VMXWA.
First bike/s you rode

Year/Make/Model

1953 BSA 250
Favourite bike/s you’ve had BSA B50 Honda XL 420 WASP Sidecar 840
Your current bike/s too many to put in this space
Your Motocross Highlights

(eg: treasured memories, titles you hold, best win, best event (as rider or spectator)…anything MX related that sticks in your mind from years gone by (or last week…haha)

regularly beating the gun junior AJS rider who’s 125 bultaco witch we purchased when he traded up for a new one. And when Brook Lawson who had just turned 16 hopped on to my first sidecar a match made in sidecar heaven
Most memorable (funny or painful) Motocross accident too many of both
Your Motocross Hero (past or present) Phil Hopwood [ quiet achiever]
Family Motocross History

(who else rides or is involved in MX in some form in your family)

my father Allen Johnson
What are your favourite hobbies/interests outside of motocross anything to do with motorbikes and any sport to do with the ocean
What made you join VMXWA my father went and watched a vmxwa state race at Noble Falls back in 1998 the rest in history

1973 Yamaha SC500

Yamaha SC 500 1973.
Fully restored, sorted and race ready. Everything new or reconditioned.  Olin shocks. Over $12,000 invested in build.
Asking $6,700 ono.
Phone Ian  044 716 2085.
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