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About Us

Historic Racing - What is it All About?

The Queensland Early Motorcycle Sports Club, promotes road racing for all types of motorcycles up to December 1990. This includes solo classes for pre 1946 ( Period 2, Vintage ) , pre 1963 ( Period 3, Classic ) pre 1973 ( Period 4, Post Classic ), pre 1983 ( Period 5, Forgotten era ) & pre 1993 ( Period 6, New Era ) ( As per 2013 MOMS )

At our Stanthorpe Big Chill event in July each year we combine Periods 2 & 3 while Periods 4, 5 & 6 have their own events. When we do combine classes we have points scoring for each class. We also run a class for Motolites/Superlites & Stock machines which is mostly made up of members of the North Coast Road Racers & also a Combined class for some modern machines. The supplementary regulations ( sup regs ) produced for each event will outline the exact classes for each event.


Sidecars classes are the same as solos classes but we also cater for some Modern machines depending on track limitations.

# At Australian title events classes are broken up into more categories, see the Historic Road Racing rules from the 2014 Motorcycling Australia MOMS ( Manual of Motorcycle Sport ).

To be eligible for racing, machines must be visually compatible with those manufactured in the period. i.e. they can be modified internally but must look period. This means the bikes are fast - rules allow for them to be internally modified using modern materials and also allowing to run modern race compound tyres. A lot are running modern crankshafts, pistons, valves etc allowing compression ratios of up to 15:1 and engines capable of up to 13,000 RPM.

Race machines must be issued with an MA Historic log book to meet compliance requirements with national historic racing guidelines. Download application form here.
MA Historic Log Book Application Form

This makes for exciting racing that is attracting more and more competitors and spectators, partly because the bikes can be developed and worked on by the enthusiasts, unlike most modern racing categories.

What sort of bike do you need?
A Manx Norton would be nice, but many of us have a huge amount of fun getting the best we can out of pretty standard road bikes. Or you can prove your mechanical prowess with internal modifications to get the most out of an old engine and spruce up handling and braking. It’s all about being where you want to be and fitting into a class of racing that suits you. This is the beauty of historic racing.

If you’re interested in getting started in Historic racing the best way is to talk to people already involved. Find out what types of machines are most suited to historic racing in terms of availability of parts, cost, available modifications for racing, expected longevity, etc. It may seem that the old bike in the back shed is the best way to go, but it may be that you’re better of using it to fund something more appropriate.

No 12 Mike Farrell on his 350 Norton dices with another rider in the mid 90's

For more information please contact

President: Peter Searle, Mobile: 0410 514419

email: president@qemsc.com.au

Secretary: Rex Dell, Mobile: 0408 454986

email: secretary@qemsc.com.au

 

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