‘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

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“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

This could be you (watch­ing from the spec­ta­tor bank...)

To char­ity Rosco has ded­i­cated his life

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