President – Gary Johnson

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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


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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1958 Triumph TR5

For Sale:-  1958 Triumph TR5, in a 1958 BSA duplexframe.

This was custom built for vintage moto-cross when I was a member and competitor in the club. It has had little use since then only getting a run in the Albany Vintage and Classic Hillclimb once a year for about 4 years.

The motor was built with all the goodies for a 500cc alloy Triumph by Frank Bevilaqua who sourced the bits from his contacts in England. The gearbox is a Triumph box of the 1958 era.

The BSA frame is a standard BSA duplex frame from a 650cc twin. Has Suzuki front forks and Koni rear shocks. Peter Lawson made the Siamese exhaust. It is equal in power to any 500cc of its class. Has Royal Enfield primary chain cover.

It was inspected and accepted for the Australian championships at Narrogin 2006.

The gearbox has just been repaired from breaking a selector spring at the start of the last November Hillclimb. So it is all ready to race for someone who wants a good pre-sixties bike.

Rod Gilchrist has ridden it once and his comment was ” that is really fun”.

I wish to sell it because I am cannot ride dirt bikes anymore. It cost an arm and a leg to build so I am open to offers from a potential buyer. I live at Cuballing so will bring it to Narrogin at the next meeting the club has there. I would like to see it go to a member of the Vintage MX club as that is what I built it for.

All offers to the below contact:-
Dennis Ferrell (WOODY)   Ph 08 98836361
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