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.