-Brian Pratt - special to Motorsport.com In a break with tradition two motorsport figures were inducted last April 25th into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame: CART Champ car driver Greg Moore, of Maple Ridge; and, motorcyclist Trev...
-Brian Pratt - special to Motorsport.com
In a break with tradition two motorsport figures were inducted last April 25th into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame: CART Champ car driver Greg Moore, of Maple Ridge; and, motorcyclist Trev Deeley, of Vancouver. The 32nd annual Banquet of Champions at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre had 780 in attendance at $200 per ticket to honour all inductees.
Greg Moore's parents Ric and Donna accepted on behalf of the driver who had risen quickly through the ranks of racing in North America. Greg was considered a championship contender in the CART series before he lost his life late in 1999. Ric, a club racer at Coquitlam, B.C.'s Westwood Racing Circuit in the late-1960s through the mid-1970s, in a pre-Hall of Fame interview for the Vancouver Province, said he had no plans "at this point to attend any races this year" but noted he had seen Max Papis' dedication of the CART season opener win to Greg and Ric as "really nice of Max." Greg is the first automobile racer to be inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Trev Deeley's name is synonymous with motorcycles. The family began with a BSA dealership in 1914 adding Harley-Davidsons in 1917. Trev raced as early as 1939 at the Con Jones Park 1/5th mile dirt track in Vancouver and carried on after the Second World War winning championship races in Edmonton, Alberta amongst other places. He also made the long tow to Daytona three times to race in February. He finally retired the racing goggles in 1957 returning as head of a Yamaha racing team with lead rider Yvon DuHamel in the late-1960s. The team and DuHamel enjoyed success at Daytona as well as other locations. Trev Deeley took over his father's dealership and a Vancouver-located Harley-Davidson dealership exists to this day as does the Trev Deeley Motorcycle Museum in Richmond, B.C. with over 250 vintage motorcycles on display. Deeley has also been inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame located in Toronto, Ontario.
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 777 Pacific Boulevard in Vancouver, B.C. and is part of B.C. Place Stadium, near where the annual CART Molson Indy Vancouver race is run.