July 7, 2022

The household of champion sidecar racer and world-renowned motorbike engineer Lindsay Urquhart will race at this yr’s Historic Winton in Might.

Lindsay has attended the occasion yearly because it began in 1977 and this yr his son Rob will race a 1924 Indian Altoona and grandson Daniel will likely be on a 1922 Anzani on the occasion on 28-29 Might.

He says his love for bikes has now spanned 5 generations of his household as his father was concerned racing.

“Even my nice grandsons are into bikes now, however they journey the little ones nonetheless,” he says.

Lindsay Urquhart and grandson Daniel (Picture by PeterBirthisel)

Lindsay competed on all the nice tracks of Europe and in 1956 returned residence to win the Australian Racing Sidecar championship for the subsequent seven years.

“I labored within the UK for a yr at Related Bikes, who owned Norton and AJS, which led to me returning residence and successful the nationwide title on a Manx Norton,” he says.

“Competing in Europe set me up effectively, with the opposite sidecar racers anticipating me to be sooner, since I’d been well-practised after racing abroad.

“In a single yr, I competed in 16 race conferences throughout Europe.

“An essential benefit was that I at all times had a dependable bike and the information of the way to repair it myself.”

Lindsay Urquhart (Picture by PeterBirthisel)

Urquhart stated that it was a bit tough touring round in an early campervan, having to maintain the bike serviced, attending to the subsequent nation in time and sleeping in tiny cubicles within the van.

“Racing knowledgeable my engineering of bikes and was an enormous benefit in designing and enhancing kind,” he says.

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Abroad and in Australia, Urquhart was a frontrunner in motorbike design and now in retirement, prepares racing bikes for his household.

Spectators can meet Lindsay Urquhart and his household and see his flawless racing bikes within the competitors paddock of Historic Winton.

In addition to two days of historic motorcycle racing motion, forty fifth Historic Winton celebrates 120 years of Norton and Triumph Bikes with shows on the occasion.

Tickets to Historic Winton are actually out there on-line from ticketebo.com.au/historicwinton .

2022 TICKET PRICE DETAILS Historic Winton

On-line Tickets:  Grownup: $35 per day / Youngsters 17 and beneath free / Applications: $10

Tickets at Gate: Grownup: $45 per day / Youngsters 17 and beneath free / Applications: $10

Tenting is $50/particular person/weekend (max of 4 per web site) when reserving on-line. $55/particular person/weekend on the occasion gate. Tenting enquiries must be directed to Winton Motor Raceway Ph: 03 5760 7100.

For lodging, please contact Get pleasure from Benalla at 03 5762 1749,  https://www.enjoybenalla.com.au/ or [email protected] .

Extra data will be discovered at https://www.historicwinton.org/  or on the Historic Winton Fb web page.