Date Set For Return Of Motorcycle Beach Racing In SA

Date Set For Return Of Motorcycle Beach Racing In SA

The Levis Motorcycle Club in South Australia has confirmed the date for the long awaited return of beach racing as the weekend of the 18th and 19th February, 2017.

The club recently announced that approval had been granted by the Onkaparinga Council to run the event at Sellicks Beach, and Levis MC Spokesman, Steven Matthews, says the Club is thrilled to be able to again run this historic event.

Date Set For Return Of Motorcycle Beach Racing In SAHe says the Levis MC and Motorcycling SA have been working for the past two years to get approval to run the event which will be unique in Australia.

“Club members have been working non-stop since approval was granted to get the event organised.”

“We will be opening entries and ticket sales very soon, people who are interested should keep an eye on the Club’s Facebook page for details.”

The Sellicks Beach Motorcycle Races which were a feature on the beach in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.

The beach is about 50km south of Adelaide and has a naturally good surface for beach racing because of an underlying pebble base.

Levis Motorcycle Club is the oldest motorcycle club in South Australia and the Sellicks Beach Speed Trials were the main annual fixtures of the club for almost thirty years.

The event was a regular summer highlight up until 1953 with the trials generally run on the Australia Day weekend.

The return of the event has sparked interest not just from locals, but from interstate, England and New Zealand.

The track will be a 400m length of the beach with a hairpin bend at the end, giving a total of 800m.

Entry will be limited to all makes of vintage motorcycles manufactured before 1963 with several classes depending on the age and engine capacity of the bike.

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Steve is the team’s motorcycle writer and contributes to the podcast each week. He started his “on air” career as a guest on 4BC where he met Joel, and has been with Behind the Wheel now for over 6 years. Steve’s fascination for anything with wheels and an engine started as a child and even though he still loves his cars, he found his true passion was with motorcycles. He is also an accredited rider trainer, consultant and coach. Check out Steve’s website – motorcyclelife.com.au

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