Eric Hoskins

Old Bike Australasia - - BUZZ BOX - From Pete Smith and oth­ers.

ERIC ‘OCCA’ HOSKINS passed away on 11th Oc­to­ber, aged 81. A keen com­peti­tor on both dirt tracks and road rac­ing, Eric raced a BSA at tracks like Hed­don Greta, Salty Creek and Muswell­brook, and later be­came syn­ony­mous with Bul­ta­cos for road rac­ing. His Bul­taco Me­tralla (and that of his mate Wayne Cum­mins) was fea­tured in OBA is­sue 25. Eric’s fu­neral was held on 16th Oc­to­ber at Wallsend (New­cas­tle) and was packed out – a mea­sure of the esteem in which he was held.

Eric Hoskins (left) and Wayne Cum­mins with their Me­tral­las.

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