September 25, 2019
Toronto ON – August 20, 2019 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the Class of 2019. The 3rd of the inductees to be honoured at the Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, is the Oshawa Competition Motorcycle Club.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome the OCMC to the 2019 Class of Inductees, says Paul Germain, Chairman. This club has been active for many years and its members have been very successful in competition as well as serving of their time on many boards which further the motorcycle world and will now receive the respect and recognition so rightly deserved in the Hall of Fame. All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in welcoming the Oshawa Motorcycle Club to the Class of 2019. Congratulations.
The OCMC (Oshawa Competition Motorcycle Club) was officially founded in Oshawa in 1964. Originally named the Oshawa Scramblers, the club consisted of a group of enthusiasts competing amongst themselves in all forms of riding from high speed flat track, scrambles, road racing and enduro.
For over fifty years OCMC has been the bright light which has attracted the moths and motorcycle competitors to the world of motorcycle racing. Members have achieved countless awards and accolades ranging from local to the international level. Currently seven HOF alumni are, or were, OCMC members. These include; Ron Keys, Jack Hunt, Blair Sharpless, Toni Sharpless, Kathleen Head (Coburn), Ted Wilkins and Warren Thaxter.
The members have sat on boards of CMA, both regional and national; Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada; Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Offroad Ontario; Ontario Federation of Trail Riders and many more.
Tickets for the 14th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.