In October cancer took from us Tasmanian Motor Cycle Club member from the past in TERRY POWELL. Terry commenced racing at the start of the 1970s and his talent was soon recognised by being the last rider to ride for Keith Wing Racing on his fleet of British bikes. The Japanese invasion became too much for the passionate British team and in a short time Keith Wing Racing closed and Terry didn’t move to the new Japanese bikes. Among club members he was better known as Steve Sheldrick’s sidecar passenger on the very basic British bikes of the time. They were a very successful and spectacular team. The team was to move to the next level when Steve teamed up with Duncan Ramsay to buy a “kneeler” frame and install firstly a Triumph motor and soon after a Yamaha XS650 motor. After success with this bike Steve and Terry retired and installed Ross Allison and Dave Lambert on the chair. Terry was a builder away from the track and after a long time on the tools joined the Launceston campus of TAFE to teach building and eventually work his way up the ladder to be in charge of the building school.
RIGHT Steve Sheldrick with Terry Powell in (and out of) the chair at Symmons Plains in 1971.