Me­mo­rial Tro­phy

The Keith Camp­bell

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Trevor Hen­der­son, pres­i­dent of the His­toric Mo­tor­cy­cle Rac­ing Reg­is­ter of SA, has a query. “Do any read­ers know the where­abouts of the Keith Camp­bell Me­mo­rial Tro­phy, which was con­tested in the early days of His­toric Rac­ing and won by our edi­tor, Jim, in, I be­lieve, 1977 and 1978. I was asked at the re­cent “Se­niors” Road Race at Macna­mara Park, Mount Gam­bier to look into an award to hon­our Australia’s first Road Rac­ing World Cham­pion. A week later, I stum­bled across an ar­ti­cle torn from Two Wheels re­port­ing on a very wet His­toric Meet­ing at Oran Park in 1978 where Jim Scays­brook (7R AJS) won the Keith Camp­bell tro­phy from the late Eric Deben­ham. He had also won it the pre­vi­ous year at a scorch­ing hot Ama­roo Park from no less than Mike Hail­wood, it be­ing run then as an un­lim­ited ca­pac­ity race. I would not want to cre­ate a new tro­phy whilst the orig­i­nal is still in ex­is­tence, so any­one with any info can con­tact me via email on [email protected]­pond.com or phone at (08) 8384 5284.

Won­der­ful pe­riod shot Keith Camp­bell (left) and Gor­don Laing in Europe in 1953.

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