Herb Jefferson

Herb Superb

Motorcycling is full of legends, but in the field of Australian dirt track racing, they don’t come any bigger than Herb Jefferson. Always torn between his twin loves of surfing and motorcycle racing, the sun-tanned […]

Melbourne Motodrome

The Murder Drome

It was known as the Suicide Saucer, the Bowl of Death, or the Murder Drome, and for good reason. Many riders (including racing cyclists) lost their lives on the concrete banking before its demise, but […]

Darley 1959 A Grade Grid

Darley Days

As the war clouds disappeared from the horizon, members of Melbourne’s Preston Motorcycle Club began casting around for a suitable site on which to unleash six years of pent-up need for speed. About eight kilometres […]