‘I’m helping riders with life-changing problems’
Rosco Holden runs the Holden On Tight Charity for the two-wheel community
I had a short motocross career, where I raced for around six years. I progressed through the mini series and had success racing in America. But I crashed in ’79 while trying to avoid a crashed rider and hit his bike at speed. That finished my career. But luckily I already had a career in retail.
I’m fortunate enough to be pretty self-sufficient, so I can spend all my time concentrating on charities after setting up the Holden On Tight charity, which supports the two-wheel community. I know a lot of people in the motorcycle industry; from AMA to Motogp and Motocross, which really helps with the charity work. And I’ve also been given a lot of stuff over the years, which I can auction off and donate to charity too. The charity work really drives me; I’m helping riders who may have been seriously injured while riding or racing and potentially have life changing problems to deal with. I never know what’s going to come across my desk in an email, but I do whatever I can for them. It’s all about helping others and making a difference.
My other passion is my museum. I set it up to help preserve Australian dirt racing history; including the Dakar, enduro, motocross and freestyle. Luckily I get sent stuff every day now for the museum and generous people also donate stuff they have. It’s really important to me to preserve Australian racing history.
‘I’m helping rides who have been seriously injured’
Holden is given stacks of amazing stuff for his museum in Australia
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