Official Status

The Register is an incorporated body and is affiliated with the Motorcycling SA which is the controlling body representing Motorcycling Australia.


Membership is open to any person whether he or she owns such a machine or not. Annual Membership fee is at present $40 for Single Membership and $50 for Family Membership. For new members there is an additional joining fee of $10.

Aims and Objectives

To restore, preserve and use Motorcycles of British, European, American and Japanese manufacture up to and including December 31st 1990.

  • 2018 SA Championship Final Results

    Well the 2018 South Australian Historic state Championships were run and won on the 29 & 30th of December. Racing was clean & fast with most classes well represented. New for 2018 was the inclusion of Period 6, the first time for our club since the 2015 Nationals at Mallala. Full timed laps are still […]

  • Inaugural HMCRRSA/DOCSA Ride day at The Bend

    Friday the 27th April saw our club come together with the Ducati owners club to get our first taste of on track action at South Australia’s newest and best Road racing circuit, The Bend. For those of us that hadn’t made it along to the ASBK round the weekend before, it was a real eye […]

  • 2018 SA Motorcycles/Atujara MCC Collingrove Hillclimb

    On once again and thanks to SA Motorcycles, Atujara are holding the Collingrove Hillclimb. This year it will be held on Sunday, the 25th of March. As per usual, gates open at 7am and action on track kicks off at 9am. A great family friendly day, $10 per adult at the gate, children under 14 […]

  • F2 Sidecars set to boost grids at Island Classic

    The organisers of the 25th AMCN International Island Classic  have announced that in 2018 F2 Sidecars will line up against the best P1-5 bikes. A minimum of 20 sidecar entries must be received for the class to go ahead. As you may expect, preference will be given to Historic machines over moderns. Refunds can be […]

  • 2017 South Australian Historic Road Race Championships

    2017 SA Historic Road Racing Championships McNamara Park Road Racing Circuit Sat 30th & Sun 31st DECEMBER 2017 2017 State Titles Poster.pdf ENTER NOW

  • 2018 International Island Classic

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  • 2017 Australian Historic Road Racing Championships

    This year will see the Australian Historic Road Racing Championships brought to you by the PCRA of NSW at Wakefield Park. With more than 300 Racing Motorcycles expected at the Spring event, it is bound to be a spectators delight. Races will display bikes of many eras from the 1920’s right through to the horsepower […]

  • RIP Ross O’Neill

    Images kindly supplied by Ian Roddie On April 2nd 2017, while many of us were enjoying ourselves at the Collingrove Hillclimb, Ross O’Neill succumbed to his injuries as a result of a road accident. Ross was in his 6th year as a member of HMCRRSA and will be sadly missed. Gregarious, enthusiastic and always ready […]


    There was quite a bit of publicity in the press and on TV for this year’s historic motorcycle racing event, held at Sellicks Beach on 18 and 19 February. Having won the unlimited scratch race at the 1986 Sesquicentenary re-enactment event, and also at the follow-up re-enactment meeting in 1992, my bike was fairly considered […]

  • Sellicks Beach Race Entries Open

    The dates have been set! The 18 / 19th February 2017 Start getting organised now, accommodation, bikes or just make sure it’s marked on the calendar!!! Entries here. Follow on facebook


Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8.00pm, the venue being Motorcycling SA, 251 The Parade, Beulah Park. Annual General Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of August.

Meeting Format

Monthly meetings are essentially social, with Guest Speakers on occasion. A comprehensive library of Motor Cycle Matter is kept and is available to all members.

Any member with knowledge and or general interest in restoration, building and preparing Historic machines for racing is cordially invited to be Guest Speaker at any time.


Road Racing is conducted from time to time, such events are well attended and growing in popularity. Typical circuits are Mallala Motor Sports Park and McNamara Park, Mount Gambier in South Australia and other similar tracks in other States.
Club days are held twice yearly for members. For a small fee you are able to carry out tuning adjustments to machines and to have access to the circuit for machine testing and practice.
Annually the Peter Westerman Memorial Trophy is awarded to the rider who gains the highest number of points in any one year in Historic Competition, the respective rider names being suitably engraved each year. Points are awarded as per the GCR's for 1st, 2nd, 3rd down to 20th place in each class and overall for feature races.


All rules governing machine specification and or restrictions and rider requirements are set out in Motorcycling Australia Rule Book obtainable from Motorcycling SA and online. A special section deals exclusively with matters relating to Historic Machines. Intended riders in any competitive event must first obtain a Competition License which is issued by Motorcycling SA. Application for such license must first be authorised and signed by the Secretary of the Register.


What is "Historic" motorcycle racing all about?
It is really directed at preserving the heritage of motorcycle racing from days gone by. To ensure that Historic motorcycle racing remains visually identifiable for spectators and representative of particular era's of racing from earlier times, the competition is divided into machine age brackets or "period" categories for both solo machines and sidecars.

The period categories are determined as follows:

Period 1 (Veteran)

Machines built prior to December 1919 and referred to as veteran machines. Unfortunately this group of machines is exceedingly rare and not often seen at race meetings.

Period 2 (Vintage)

This category is for machines produced between 1st January 1920 and 31st December 1945; more generally referred to as vintage or pre-war bikes and are predominantly single cylinder 4 stroke machines of British or European manufacture. They are characterised by the "girder" fork front suspension systems and "primitive" or non-existent rear suspension.

Period 3 (Classic)

For machines built between 1st January 1946 and 31st December 1962 which are commonly referred to as "classics". These bikes are representative of the post war era when motorcycle racing was largely dominated by British and European "factory" machines in single, twin or up to four cylinder engine configurations. The latter part of this period also saw the emergence of the Japanese manufacturers in the smaller capacity classes.

Period 4 (Post Classic)

This is for machines produced between 1st January 1963 and 31st December 1972, known as "post classics" and largely dominated by Japanese machines in both two stroke and four stroke multi cylinder engine configurations.

Period 5 (Forgotten Era)

This category is for machines built between 1st January 1973 and 31st December 1982 referred to as "forgotten era". It reflects the period of domination of Yamaha's 'TZ' two strokes and the emergence of Ducati big twins and other Italian machines to do battle with big four cylinder bikes from Japan.

Period 6 (New Era)

This is a relatively new category for machines built between 1st January 1983 and 31st December 1990 referred to as "new era". This period attracts bikes such as Suzuki GSX1100/750, Yamaha FZR1000, Honda VFR750 Kawasaki GPX750 and a host of smaller class machines both four stroke and two stroke race machines from Japan and Europe.


Within each "period" category there are capacity classes which are identified as follows:

Ultra lightweight Solo Up to 125cc
Lightweight Solo 132cc to 250cc
Junior Solo 263cc to 350cc
Senior Solo 368cc to 500cc
Unlimited Solo 526cc to 1300cc (excludes period 6)
Sidecar Sidecar Up to 1300cc (excludes period 6)
Period 2 Junior Solo Up to 350cc
Period 2 Senior Solo Up to 500cc
Period 2 unlimited Solo
Period 3 Formula 700 (Note this class is for push rod engines only and there is no capacity tolerance) Solo 526cc to 700cc
Period 4 Formula 750 Solo 526cc to 750cc
Period 5 Formula 750 Solo 526cc to 750cc
Period 6 250 Production (Note: machine must have either a compliance plate fitted or supporting documentation of the year of manufacture) Solo 250cc
Period 6 Formula 750 Solo 526cc to 750cc
Period 6 Formula 1300 Solo 788cc to 1300cc