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Reknowned Motorcyclists To Be Gusts Of Honour

Reknowned Motorcyclists To Be Gusts Of Honour At BBQ

To celebrate the launch of the exhibition Motorcycles Unleashed! a century of competition bikes Te Manawa has announced that Hugh Anderson, Tim Gibbes, Graeme Crosby and Mary Perkins will be the guests of honour at a gourmet BBQ dinner on November 27th.

“Te Manawa is delighted to be hosting such highly regarded, internationally renowned kiwi motorcyclists” says Steven Fox, Chief Executive of Te Manawa.

Graeme Crosby, who will be the MC for the evening is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from New Zealand. A supremely versatile rider, Crosby holds the distinction of having won the Daytona 200, the Imola 200, the Suzuka 8 Hours, and the Isle of Man TT.
Hugh Anderson is a four-time Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion and a 19-time national champion. He is also a two-time Isle of Man TT winner. In 1995 he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

Palmerston North's Tim Gibbes is a six-time former International Six Days Enduro gold medal winner (taking glory between the years 1956 and 1963) and, in later years, he became a team manager. Tim is credited as the man who brought modern motocross to this country, he organised the first ever Woodville motocross event in the sixties.

Mary Perkins or “Scary” Mary started out riding motorbikes to round up the stock; she is now the number 1 female Free Style Motocross rider in the world. Mary was the first female to join the world-renowned Crusty Demons FMX team. She holds the world record for the longest motorcycle jump by a female - a death defying 159 feet.

The evening is a “very special opportunity for people to have a chat and a laugh over a gourmet BBQ dinner with these talented motorcycling legends” says Olivia Lewis, Public Programmes Developer & Coordinator of Te Manawa. “We’ll be giving guests full access to the exhibition and lucky draws to ride our new life sized racing motorcycle simulator `n the night.

Tickets to the evening are $80.00 and a cash bar will be available for the evening. Tickets include entry into the exhibition and lucky draw simulator rides. This event has been made possible by the generous support of Ricoh and Humphries Construction.

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