Colin Seeley remembered


Motorcycle sport has recently lost three of its champions from a golden age of motorcycle racing – legendary road racer and five-times world champion Geoff Duke; Les Archer, the first-ever European (nowadays world) motocross champion and now, sadly, Colin Seeley, the world-class sidecar racer and manufacturer.

The VMCC’s Dorset Section were proud to host this club night (2017) when Colin was their guest speaker, with Mike Jackson as chairman, reliving the experiences of his amazingly varied career.

Pictured on that memorable occasion are, from left to right, great all-rounder and multi-sidecar enduro champion George Greenland; secretary Jonathan Hill; Colin Seeley; motocross legend and Metisse manufacturer Derek Rickman; Honda’s former European CEO Gerald Davison; former Norton Villiers Europe sales director Mike Jackson and BSA development engineer Mike Martin, brother of BSA competition shop manager Brian.

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Some star names at the Dorset VMCC section in 2017. Organiser (and our book reviewer) is second from left.

Certainly a night to remember, when we were privileged to rub shoulders with some of motorcycling’s royalty.

Jonathan Hill, Dorset.

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