I first got involved in the sport when I joined the Auckland Motor Cycle Club Inc in 1974, assisting as a Flag Marshal, until I started road racing on a home built Yamaha 350 in 1977. My first race was a Marlboro Series 350 race amongst all the visiting International riders (you wouldn’t get away with that now, but times were different then!) This was upgraded to a TZ250C in 1979, which was sold in 1982, at which point I became more involved in the organisational side of things, initially at a club level. I became a Club Steward in 1985, progressing to Assistant District Steward in 1986 and have been a Steward continuously since then, culminating in being made a Senior Steward in 2009.
Over the years, I have made the odd foray back into competition on a range of machines, including 250 and 350 Production and Clubman’s class on a 1989 RS250 Honda. However, during this time I have remained more involved as an Official and have held several roles within MNZ (and prior to that the NZACU). These include Board member 1991- 1994 and 2008/9, Road Race Commissioner 1992 - 94 and 2001 - 04, R/R Commission Member 1997 – 2001. My main role within AMCC has been as Clerk of the Course, which I have carried out since the mid 1980’s including every Paeroa Street Race since the first one in 1991. I was made Life Member of the club in 1990 and Life Member of MNZ in 2015.