Motorcycle Legend Lindsay Urquhart’s 45 Years of Historic Winton

Presented by the Austin 7 Club Inc in association with the HMRAV

27 April 2022

44th Historic Winton Car of the Meet: 1927 Alvis 12/50

Champion sidecar racer and world-renowned motorcycle engineer, Lindsay Urquhart has been involved in Historic Winton every year since it commenced in 1977, so there’s no surprise that he’ll be at Winton Motor Raceway for the event on 28th and 29th May again this year.

Urquhart, competed on all the great tracks of Europe and in 1956 returned home to win the Australian Racing Sidecar championship for the next seven years.

Overseas and in Australia, Urquhart was a leader in motorcycle design and now in retirement, prepares racing motorcycles for his family.

“At this Historic Winton, my son Rob will race a 1924 Indian Altoona and my grandson Daniel is taking to the track on a 1922 Anzani,” Urquhart said.  “Even my great grandsons are into bikes now, but they ride the little ones still.”

He said that the love for motorcycles has now spanned 5 generations in his family as his father was involved racing and that’s where his passion began.

“I worked in the UK for a year at Associated Motorcycles, who owned Norton and AJS, which lead to me returning home and winning the national title on a Manx Norton.

“Competing in Europe set me up well, with the other sidecar racers expecting me to be faster, since I’d been well-practised after racing overseas,” he said.  “In one year, I competed in 16 race meetings across Europe.

“An important advantage was that I always had a reliable bike and the knowledge of how to fix it myself.”

Urquhart said that it was a bit rough touring around in an early campervan, having to keep the bike serviced, getting to the next country in time and sleeping in tiny booths in the van.

“Racing informed my engineering of motorcycles and was a big advantage in designing and improving form,” he said.

One thing is for sure, over the years Urquhart has raced or engineered the greatest variety of motorcycles imaginable making him a true expert.

Spectators can meet Lindsay Urquhart and his family and see his flawless racing motorcycles in the in the competition paddock of Historic Winton.

As well as two days of historic motorbike racing action, 45th Historic Winton celebrates 120 years of Norton and Triumph Motorcycles with displays at the event on 28 & 29 May at Winton Motor Raceway.

Tickets to Historic Winton are now available online from .


Online Tickets:  Adult: $35 per day / Kids 17 and under free / Programs: $10

Tickets at Gate: Adult: $45 per day / Kids 17 and under free / Programs: $10

Camping is $50/person/weekend (max of 4 per site) when booking online. $55/person/weekend at the event gate. Camping enquiries should be directed to Winton Motor Raceway Ph: 03 5760 7100.  

For accommodation, please contact Enjoy Benalla at 03 5762 1749, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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PHOTO: Peter Birthisel

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