Behind the Scenes :
We caught up with champion Greg Summerton in his shed to check out all the race prep going on and get an excusive behind the scenes look at his side car and a few special builds happening for the upcoming 2023 City of Onkaparinga Sellicks Beach Race.
Greg has been an amazing competitor to watch, with his strong history of success racing the Sellicks Beach race on a multitude of self-made machines. Being a wealth of knowledge and an all-round legend, we have the privilege to take behind the scenes in his shed and get an understanding of his self-made success story.
Greg gave us an amazing insight into his well-known sidecar bike he will be competing on including engines he has built over the years and a peek behind the curtain on the history hidden away in his shed.
ISLE OF MAN CHAMPION DAVO JOHNSON IS BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR AND HE'S KEEN ON MAKING IT A HAT-TRICK FOR 'FASTEST MAN ON THE BEACH'- HIS ONLY PROBLEM IS, HE HAS 160 BIKES CHASING HIM ! CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO AND HE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT IT
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62 races over two days of fast and furious action featuring a cavalcade of some of the most iconic, desirable, and historic motorcycles ever built.
It's going to be EPIC
One Day Ticket (either Sat or Sun) : prices $65
Two Day Ticket: prices $98
Children under 15 yro, accompanied by an adult, admitted FREE
(Max of four children per adult ticket).
Fans are in for a real treat…We have a record field of bikes, all built before 1963, carrying names such as Vincent, OEC, Adler, AJS, Ariel, BSA, Bultaco, DKW, Douglas, Dyson VAG, ESO, Excelsior, Greeves, Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian, JAP, Jawa, Matchless, New Imperial, Norton, Rickman, Triumph, Tribsa, Velocette and Yamaha.
Some of the groups are so large we have had to split them into two races, other bikes competing in '23, like the Vincent Rapide, will be been seen on the beach again.
The Series C Vincent Rapide is one of the most famous motorcycles ever built and If you were a motorcycle fan or speed freak in the late ’40s and early ’50s, the Vincent motorcycles were some of the most desirable vehicles on the planet. They are still highly sought after but today's price is a little different than the original $256 purchase price.
In a much-anticipated appearance, David Whitehead is bringing his 1950 Vincent Rapide down from Queensland again in 2023 to match it with the other big bikes in Group J (501cc-1300cc) on the sands of Sellicks Beach.
David does not believe in keeping machines, like the Vincent, hidden away.
“I believe bikes of this calibre deserve to be seen in action rather than put on a mantel piece. I’m excited and feel honoured and privileged to bring this bike down from Qld and be part of this historic event.”
Race organiser and Motorcycling SA President, Brenton Matters, is bringing his 1938 DKW and his 1930 OEC which was one of the fastest bikes of its' time, in fact the marque held the Land Speed Record several times through the 1920s-30s and a supercharged OEC was the first to pass 150mph.
Isle of Man speedster, David “Davo” Johnson, will be back on the Triumph in '23 to defend his title of Fastest Man on the beach, Bianca Bonner is bringing her Harley from Victoria to defend her title as Fastest Woman, and Toe Cutter Racing’s Jarrad Smiley is making the trip over from Victoria with his 1962 Rickman determined on taking home something other than sand.
Hein Otten is back from Victoria with his 1924 AJS and he will be racing Dylan Marley on his 1924 Douglas while Veronica Otten is back with her 1948 BSA and past champion, Steven Matthews will also be back on his 1938 DKW.
The sidecars will be something to see with Father Daughter combination of Mark and Kelly Shuppan on the trusty ESO defending their title from the past two meeting. After being forced out with mechanical problems in 2019, Max Hooper and Mike Enberg will be hoping the 1959 Harley Davidson 1000 outfit takes them to victory this time out and the octogenarian team of Trevor Attwell (86) and Bill Angwin (84) will be back for their 4th Sellicks Beach meeting on the 1959 Ariel outfit.
There will be plenty of opportunities to get up close to the bikes and talk with the riders during meet and greet sessions on the beach on Saturday and Sunday morning (9.30 each day), as well as through a new pit viewing area.
We have a range of catering on site, the Lifesaving Club is running the bar and we have new merchandise that will be available on the day or you can order online.
It’s going to be two fantastic days of racing...Bring the Family (Kids under 15yro FREE) and have a ball…DON’T MISS IT.
MACHINE ELIGIBILITY 2023
Machines eligible for the Sellicks Beach Historic Motorcycle Races will be based on the rules set out in the Motorcycling Australia rule book for historic road racing and classic motocross (MomS).
The Race Committee has produced a short version to help with most of your FAQ's
A Guide to machine eligibility
Motor racing on Sellicks Beach was first run in the early years of the 20th Century.
Established in 1922, The Levis Social Club organised social outings and simple trials for owners of the Levis (pron. lev-iss) two-stroke motorcycle.
You can find a detailed HISTORY OF SELLICKS here.
WATER TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
Notice is given that pursuant to Section 26 of the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993, Department for Infrastructure and Transport has granted an Aquatic Activity Licence to Levis Motorcycle Club adjacent to the motorcycle racing on Sellicks Beach on an area of water as follows:
Between the alignments of Button Road Sellicks Beach and Norman Road, Silver Sands, Aldinga, and for 100 metres Seaward of the water’s edge.
For safety reasons, vessels, and persons other than those participating in the events are prohibited from entering the above area of water between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2023.
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