Arthur Blizzard

Arthur & Jan BlizzaedArthur James BLIZZARD

Born:  29th June, 1934  - Paddington.  NSW Died:  1st July, 1995  -   Loftus  NSW. Joined St. George Motor Cycle Club 3rd October, 1951.   COMPETITION ACHIEVEMENTS:   1951 to 1961. “A” Grade – Scrambles  (Now called Motocross) “A” Grade – Reliability Trials (Now called Enduro) Occasional Road Racing and Dirt Track.   ADMINISTRATION ACHIEVEMENTS: If he did not compete he officiated at EVERY Club day regardless to what phase of the sport it was: ie.  Sporting Trials, Dirt Track, etc. Has officiated at all motorcycle meetings conducted at Oran Park since its inaugural meeting in 1963. Officiated at most motorcycle meetings conducted at Amaroo Park since its inaugural meeting in 1964. Officiated at EVERY motorcycle meeting at Mt. Panorama, Bathurst from 1951 to 1993. (A total of 40 years) commencing as a Flag Marshal and graduated to Event Director. ACU Delegate for St. George MCC from 1953 to 1974. Member of ACU Competitions Committee from 1961 to 1988. ACU Competitions Committee Chairman from 1966 to 1974. St. George Motor Cycle Club President from 1963 to 1974 – resigning as he became President of A.C.U. ACU President from 1974 to 1988 ACCA (Now MA) Delegate 1978 to 1988 ACCA Treasurer 1982 to 1988 Life Member of St. George MCC since 1965 Life Member of ACU of NSW since 1973 Life Member of ACCA since 1991. Organised Mt. Panorama, Bathurst totally after taking over from the Late Harry Bartrop when meetings went onto become International Events. St. George Club Director to Nepean Motor Sports Club for several years.  Has officiated at Nepean Raceway on numerous occasions as Clerk of Course or Starter and in later years ACCA Steward. Also officiated at Motocross meetings on occasions. First Australian Official to be issued with an FIM Officials Licence for Road Racing in 1980. First Australian to officiate as a Jury Member in an International Jury. In 1980 attended as Australian Representative at 250cc and 500cc GP World Championships at Paul Richard in France, Isle of Man T.T., and 8 Hour race at Nurburgring in Germany. Also Jury Member at first and second Australian Grand Prix’s. First organiser of International Motocross in Australia.  Conducted at Oran Park in 1972. Designed track and set meeting up with 2 weeks notice. First Australian to conduct, as Event Director and Clerk of Course a World Championship Round in Australia, ie: World Superbike Rounds at Oran Park in 1988 and 1989 then went to assist in New Zealand in 1988. One of only 13 Honorary Citizens of Bathurst.  Awarded on 4th April, 1985.   (Photos by Derek Hanbidge www.deejay51.com)


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