John Cooper – Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award for 2017

The Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award encourages preservation of our Canadian motorcycling heritage by honouring a person, group or organization making a significant contribution to the preservation of that heritage.

John CooperThe Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that JOHN COOPER has been selected as recipient of the award for 2017. The Banquet and Reunion will take place November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

John’s name is widely recognized from his articles in Cycle Canada, especially his regular column, “Vintage View” where he continuously provided stories of heroes and legends of the past. He was one of the founders of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and is an Honourary Lifetime Member.

Fighting for space on his property along with his history books and magazines, John maintains a large collection of vintage motorcycles and regularly raced both a Gold Star and Norton Manx.

John was involved with the Hall of Fame from our early beginnings and supported our mission to recognize the legends and champions of the past. He served on the board for many years including as Chair.

“We are delighted to recognize John Cooper for his preservation of Canadian motorcycling history,” noted the Hall of Fame Chair, Dave Munroe. “and his contribution to our heritage and to the history of Canadian motorcycling that past and future generations will continue to enjoy.”

Tickets for the 12th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, the Roll of Honour and tax-deductible donations, visit