As discussed a few weeks ago, there was a time when racing on closed, public roads was a thing for Canadian motorcyclists, primarily in Quebec. Given our 1950s and ‘60s history of racing on old, frequently abandoned airfields across the country, this should come as no surprise. In the early 1970s, motorcycle roadracing was undergoing a growth period, largely due to the development of reasonably priced, sporty Japanese machinery.
Monday, 26 April 2021 11:20 Published in Colin Fraser
Fans and team-mates of veteran Canadian roadracing stalwart Michael Taylor are throwing a party in support of the Twice National Overall Champion, badly injured during practice for the final CSBK National events of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON, on Friday, August 19. Taylor has undergone two surgical procedures on his badly damaged leg following his turn two tumble, and is looking ahead to a repair for his injured shoulder, too.
Taylor is expected to be recovering for some time, with limited ability to work.
Long-time Taylor supporters and Canadian motosport personalities Pat Gonsalves and Pat Barnes are organizing an event at the Queen Victoria Pub at 2240 Midland Ave. in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 6 PM to 11 PM. The Queen Victoria Pub is located on the West side of Midland Ave, North of Progress, M1P 4R9.
A major silent auction will be part of the festivities honoring the lengthy and successful career of Taylor, who has competed for Triumph, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, BMW, Ducati with a host of teams across the globe.
Other entertainment over the evening is said to include “the vocal stylings of Michael Taylor.” Besides his renovation career and history in motorcycle competition, Taylor is also a regular on the Toronto Choir circuit.
Tickets are just $ 15.00 each, and include a BBQ. There will be a cash bar.
Pat and Pat look forward to a great evening in support of Michael Taylor next week – please join them.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:25 Published in News
@cdnsuperbike • (April 29, 2016)-Two-time Mopar CSBK Superbike national champion Michael Taylor of Toronto, ON, confirmed his return to the national motorcycle road racing tour, aboard a Triumph 675R Daytona triple in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class.
Friday, 29 April 2016 11:44 Published in News