John Trease

Old Bike Australasia - - UNDER THE CHEQUERED FLAG - Kal Car­rick

JOHN TREASE was a ded­i­cated and very happy fam­ily man who with his wife Raelee cre­ated a warm and wel­com­ing home where you would en­joy in­tel­li­gent and broad con­ver­sa­tion, tainted with his wicked sense of hu­mour. As a kid he was an ab­so­lute bike nut­case and he died an ab­so­lute bike nut­case. We were in fact plan­ning our next trip to Lake Gaird­ner just a few hours be­fore he passed. Few knew the depth of his abil­i­ties and shelves of ideas that didn’t work but he per­sisted to ful­fil his and oth­ers dreams. Among many things he de­signed and built was a V twin 200 hp bike en­gine for a client which set a world record at Bon­neville. “Treasey” was the bloke who turned our mo­tor­cy­cle dream­ing into me­tal and made our spe­cial en­gines a re­al­ity that we had the plea­sure of rac­ing and rid­ing around and across Aus­tralia. His son Jack has been men­tored by the mas­ter en­gi­neer and thank­fully is show­ing great prom­ise in be­com­ing an­other “mo­tor­cy­cle ec­cen­tric” nut case just like his dad. John has been a dear and gen­er­ous friend and will be sadly missed by his fam­ily, friends and col­leagues.

John Trease with his cre­ation at Win­ton.

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