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Motorcycling Western Australia (MWA) – Hall of Fame 2013 – Inductees

MWA Hall of Fame 2013 – Inductees It is worth noting that three out of the five successful inductees are members of the Vintage Motorcycle Club. The Board of Motorcycling Western Australia is proud to announce the introduction of the MWA Hall of Fame (HOF) in 2013. Induction into the HOF will be an annual event and is viewed as the pinnacle of achievement within the Motorcycling WA sporting community. The HOF will be an exclusive body whose members have impeccable credentials and a history of contributing to the sport in WA with a high degree of sportsmanship and integrity. Nominees for the HOF may be nominated for their contribution to competition, officiating, event promotion, coaching or administration and governance. They will be judged on a number of criteria including their contribution to the sport in Western Australia, their ability and performance at a high level. Suggestions for HOF nominees can be made by contacting the MWA Office or through a MWA Council Delegate. Formal nominations for the HOF may be made by any MWA Board Member, Council Delegate or MWA employee. The MWA Board has established a HOF sub – committee that will decide on a short list of nominees who will be presented to the MWA Board for consideration and approval. Hall of Fame Members will receive a framed certificate with a silver medal and will be recognised within the MWA Administration building. Our sport has a long and distinguished history with many champions on, and off the track and the MWA Hall of Fame will honour many heroes and characters over the coming years Jeff Leisk MWA is pleased to announce the induction of Jeff Leisk into the Motorcycling WA Hall of Fame in 2013. Described by a rival as “a young man with an abundance of talent with an equal amount of determination”, Jeff started racing motorcycles at age 7 at the Forrestfield Speedway with his Brother, Mark. It was the natural thing to do as his Father, Bob, was an accomplished competitor for over 17 years at the track and the infield was perfect for minibikes. Jeff won his first Australian junior championship at nine years and a world championship aged 13. The senior ranks beckoned and at 17, Jeff won the 500cc Australian Championship riding for a Yamaha Dealer Team. At the end of that season, Jeff had won around $45,000 in prize money…

Farewell to Fridtjof (Fred) Vestergaard

Club Member Fridtjof (Fred) Vestergaard passed away 29 Nov 13. Fred was the proud owner of a Nimbus and will be sadly missed by the club. Condolences to his daughter Tamela and family.