‘The charity work drives me. It’s all about helping others and making a difference’
After a bad crash ended his racing career, Rosco Holden set up a charity to help others in the similar situations
“I had a short motocross career, in which I raced for around six years. I progressed through the smaller series and had success racing in America, but I crashed in 1979 while trying to avoid a crashed rider. I hit his bike at speed, which finished my racing 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. I’ve also been given a lot of stuff over the years that I can auction off and donate to charity, as well.
“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
Museum celebrates Australian race heritage
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