Canadians recognized


Superbike champion and trainer Michel Mercier among inductees for 2008

Ten new individuals and two groups have been chosen for induction into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Peter Sheppard, president of the hall of fame, said there is a "growing inventory of nominees, with more coming in all the time."

This year’s inductees are Audrey Alexandre of Welland, Ontario, the first Canadian member of Motor Maids; the British Empire Motor Club of Toronto; founders of the Corduroy Enduro; St. Thomas, Ontario, racer, organizer, and industry exec Tom Faulds; Brampton, Ontario, club and federation organizer, trainer, and safety advocate Gerry German (deceased); Dave Goulet (deceased), a trainer and motorcycling ambassador from Ontario and Nova Scotia; Robert Kelly of Calendonia, Ontario, a racer and referee for trials and motocross; Ron Keys, a Newcastle, Ontario, competitor; Buddy Koehler of New Dundee, Ontario, a racer; Adstock, Quebec, racer and trainer Michel Mercier; Canada’s Military Motorcycle Riders – all of them, past, present, and future; Doug Sehl of Stillwell, Oklohoma, a racer and mechanic; and Rudy Zacsko, Sr., of Edmonton, a racer, team member, contributor, and businessman.

The induction banquet will be held Oct. 25 at the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre and will be emceed by Pat Gonsalves, will feature special displays and a silent auction, and a gourmet meal. Tickets are $125.

The newest slate of nominees will bring the total number of people and groups named to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame to 34. Contact hall of fame secretary Peter Jacogs at for info.


  1. Congratulations to one and all, and thank you for the contributions that each of you have made to a sport that I so dearly love ♥️♥️♥️

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