Club History 1928 to 1935 and 1973 to Current

The Kooweerup & District MCC was established in 1928 as a result of keen motor cycle enthusiasts. The 1st Kooweerup Motor cycle Club member’s event was held at diggers carnival Australia Day 1928. The RSL offered 10 pounds ($20) in prizes for two handicap races in which 9 riders competed around a pony racecourse at Kooweerup Recreation Reserve.

 

The club was disrupted by war in 1945 but reformed in 1971. The club organised rides to Powell Town, Sheep Yard Flats, Corinella, Toolangi, Kingswill Bridge, Suggan Buggan, Tom Groggin Station, Jeparit, Dargo High Plains, Wonangatta, Walhalla, Big Desert and Kilcunda Sand Hills.

 

In 1971 when the club reformed members comprised of Neil Willis, Lynsay Hansen, Gary Willis, Craig Donnally, Barry Cochrane, Wilson Bros, Kevin Huxtable, Robert Stewart, Brian Drysdale, John Spencer, Kim Woodward, Brian Hunt, Wayne Harvey & Noel Harvey.

 

The first woman member to race scramble was Chery Rutter.

 

Membership fees were senior $4.50 and junior $2.00 if paid 01/01/1974. Members partook in Blue light rallies always being awarded with best team. 80 riders maximum took part in ride. Gymkhana was always popular with club's, members not being able to put feet on ground!

 

To date the club has around 155 members, with many of those being family memberships.

Over the years members have competed in a wide range of events including motocross, enduro, hare scramble, cross country, organised trail rides, road racing and motard. Members take part in these events on a regular basis, at a variety of locations around Victoria & Australia. Members race Victorian Yamaha Enduro Series. Club days for Junior/Senior riders and come and try days are held during the year with end of year family weekend. Family weekends are also organised for Junior riding development. Social outings are also organised throughout the year

 

Future

 

The Kooweerup Motor Cycle Club currently has a couple of natural terrain tracks on McGregor Rd, Pakenham

 

The future vision would be to increase membership for Juniors, enable members to excel in future events and activities and provide safe environment for young and older riders.