hall of fame---------------robert sparks


Robert (Bob) Sparks was a hugely talented motorcycle rider.

His love for speed led to him trying his hand at the cinder tracks in England in 1938, as part of the Canadian Speedway team.

Unfortunately he was also involved in an accident. Spencer Stratton their Newcastle Team Manager, was killed in a head-on collision between two cars and the three Canadian riders travelling with Stratton, were all seriously injured; Ellwood Stillwell, Bruce Venier and Robert.

The injured men were taken to hospital with severe head and face wounds; luckily all recovered without any lasting injuries.

Bob returned from England in 1939, with a pretty hot Norton motorcyle and began a very successful motorcycle career in Canada.

He passed away well into his nineties in the Town of Windsor, Ontario.

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