Sellicks Beach Races
Levis MCC Sellicks Beach Historic Races • 16-17 February 2019 – Sellicks Beach, SA
In 2017, the Levis Club brought racing back to Sellicks Beach, south of Adelaide overlooking St. Vincent Gulf. It had been a sixty-year hiatus but 110 competitors turned out for a taste of sand and salt air. Two years on, the entry has swelled considerably with 119 solo entries and 12 sidecars. Competitors ranged from first-timers to seasoned veterans, the star name being Dave Johnson, the fastest Australian around the Isle of Man TT course, who cleaned up in his races on the Triumph that his father Murray rode to win in 1992. Murray Johnson also collected some trophies, as did 84-year-old Murray Williams who raced in two classes. Side attractions included a flypast by ancient Biplanes, parades of historic motorcycles, and presentation of awards on the grassed area near the old Surf Life Saving building at the conclusion of racing on Sunday.
Isle of Man star ‘Davo’ Johnson with father Murray. Dave Johnson did plenty of winning on the 750 Triumph ridden in 1992 by his father. Ready for another burn down the beach. High-viz Ron Parker on his 250 Triumph. Mark and Kelly Schuppan slide their ESO outfit through a turn.
LEFT Peter Birthisel (211 – Indian 750) and Corey Iles (384 – Harley 750) in close company. ABOVE Veteran sidecar star Murray Williams (45) powers his 500 BSA towards the chequered flag. Max Hooper and Mike Engberg power through the sand on their 1000 Harley outfit. Charlie Palmer shows his winning style.