The Scott Flying Squirrel Resurrected After 65 Years

MEDIA RELEASE 11/04/2019:


With a splutter and a roar, and a great deal of put-put-putting, the Arthur Shacklock’s 1929 Scott Flying Squirrel motorbike came to life after 65 long years of silence recently.

Sons Michael and Peter will display their father’s racing bike at this year’s 43rd Historic Winton, 18th-19th May, alongside its vintage, classic and historic brethren.

From Shacklock purchasing the Flying Squirrel new in 1929, to racing in the thirties, he won many scramble events, trial events and hill climbs.

It’s unfortunate demise in the 50’s, saw it give a loud bang whilst on the road and into storage it went for over six decades.

Although its restoration is going very well, the Flying Squirrel will not be racing this year, the brothers will do a Sunday parade lap around the Winton Motor Raceway.

Historic Winton – Australia largest all-historic race and display event will be held at Winton Motor Raceway.

Discounted online tickets are now available online until midnight, Thursday, 16 May. Tickets are then available at the gate from 8am on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May.

Photographs: Owner's own.

For more information, please contact: Leanne Cutler, Siren Marketing M: 0400 790 060 or Historic Winton email



0407 330 881 - Event Secretary
Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria