Brian Watson

Brian Watson

Name (Firstname and surname) Brian Watson
Race Numbers Current:         72                       Prior to VMXWA: 11
Current grade you usually race (eg: A, B, C, Over 55, Sidecars) A … hope to squeeze into over 55 soon.. J
Year you were born 1958
What type of job/industry have you been in most of your life Government
Age you started riding 14
Years of Competitive Racing

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

1972-1981 “modern motocross”… VMX founding member to current
Motor Cycle Club/s you’ve been a Member of AJS, Derby for Kids MX
First bike/s you rode

Year/Make/Model

1969/70 Penton (KTM) 125
Favourite bike/s you’ve had 1981 430 CR Husqvarna
Your current bike/s Husqvarna various
Your Motocross Highlights

(eg: treatured 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)

Every year we go away with VMX Club memebrs to a National Classic Motocross championship..travelling across the Nullarbor to SA in 2011 was great fun J
Most memorable (funny or painful) Motocross accident Getting run over by a CZ whilst watching racing at Collie in 1970
Your Motocross Hero (past or present) Shane Kirkpatrick
Family Motocross History

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

Dad Bill rides (still)
What are your favourite hobbies/interests outside of motocross Played Basketball at State League level ( in between MX and VMX)
What made you join VMXWA

Sarah Dillon

Member since: 2006
Editor since: 2010

Out on her own (Narrogin 08)

Narracoorte SA 2008

Her other bike passion… on the road!

On the sidecar with big bro Robert (Narrogin 09)

Sarah & Robert have always been a team…

First VMX Race Meet (Beverley 06)

Race Numbers Current:  242              Prior to VMXWA:  242
Current grade you usually race B grade, Sidecar
Year you were born 1990
What type of job/industry have you been in most of your life Student- currently studying Interior Architecture at Curtin.
Also work at Woolies…the fresh food people 🙂
Age you started riding 9yrs of age
Years of Competitive Racing 2000-2004 Junior Motocross
2006-current VMX
2007-current sidecar
Motor Cycle Club/s you’ve been a Member of Western Australian Junior Motocross Club Chidlow (WAJMCC).
Vintage Motocross Club of WA (VMXWA).
First bike/s you rode Yamaha Pee Wee 80
Favourite bike/s you’ve had Sidecar- Kawasaki triple 500cc
Honda XL390
Your current bike/s Handa XL390 (sponsored by Robert’s Dodgy Brothers Engineering) hehe 🙂
Sidecar- Kawasaki triple 500cc
Your Motocross Highlights Most Improved Sidecar Rider 2009 (hehe I’m sure it counts as a title I hold 😉
Best Dressed Sidecar Team (self-awarded hehe…haven’t had anyone disagree 😉
Clackline 2009- best VMX race meet of the year for me. Talk about a dirty weekend 🙂 Somehow our sidecar was the only chair that managed to get enough traction around the track. Winning every race was a definite plus to the weather conditions =P
Most memorable (funny or painful) Motocross accident Narrocorte SA Sidecar Spectacular: obviously on the sidecar…
Robert: “Sarah you can afford to take it a bit quicker over those jumps out the back”
Sarah: “ok”
…So I take those jumps out the back a bit quicker, but Robert just happens to not be in the right position on the chair and so of course we go over the handlebars and land on my right shoulder pinned under the sidecar.
Sarah: “quick, quick get up let’s go first aid’s coming”
Robert to First aid: “Nah we’re fine”
(i made the mistake of going to first aid in my junior days when I flipped the 60cc on the start line and they told me I could not ride for the rest of the day!)
We kept riding for the rest of the meet and managed to achieve 2nd Place. We both had sore shoulders for weeks…and still have dodgy shoulders.
Family Motocross History Robert (older brother)- rider and swinger
Hannah (younger sister)- rider
Jason (younger brother)- riderOfficials-
Mick Brady (Grandfather)
Theresa Brady (Grandmother)
Barbara Brady (Aunty)
Neville Dillon (Dad)
Colette Dillon (Mum)
What are your favourite hobbies/interests outside of motocross Scrapbooking
Design
What made you join VMXWA Grandad got Robert involved and I saw how much fun it was! As well as the family friendly overall good nature of the club. Keeping the sport fun rather than overly competitive.

Peter Barker

Member Since: 2004
President : 2008 to 2011

Only a couple of years back Peter was heard to say “you’d have to be crazy to ride sidecar”… well guess who’s crazy now!

Peter’s love of bikes started at an early age!

Duelling it out with Club Captain Robert Dillon

VMX Member Since 2004
Race Numbers  Current: 61
Current grade you usually race (eg: A, B, C, Over 55, Sidecars)  B Grade and sidecars
Year you were born 1962
What type of job/industry have you been in most of your life Painting
Age you started riding 13
Years of Competitive Racing 2004 to now
Motor Cycle Club/s you’ve been a Member of Classic Club, Vintage Motorcycle Club, Vintage Motorcross Club
First bike/s you rode 1971 Suzuki TS 90
Favourite bike/s you’ve had 1976 Yamaha XT 500, 1978 SR 500, Gitane Champion Veloce
Your current bike/s AJS through to Yamaha
Your Motocross Highlights Lapping Andy ‘Mullet’ Hyland a couple of years back in a three lap race.

Whipping my brothers arse at Haningfield UK.

Most memorable (funny or painful) Motocross accident Setting fire to my Cotton at the 2006 Narrogin Nationals in front of world champion Jeff Smith, I have suffered fire jokes ever since!!
Your Motocross Hero (past or present) Paul Copley when he has the bit between his teeth.
Family Motocross History Brother Paul is a keen vintage motocrosser. He is inflicted with the same hereditary problem as myself….he loves Greeves!!
What are your favourite hobbies/interests outside of motocross Anything with a motor and two wheels….oh nearly forgot my darling wife!
What made you join VMXWA To get away from the wife.