Ted Wilkins – Hall of Fame for 2017

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce one more of the Class of 2017.   Ted Wilkins will be honoured at the 12th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

Ted WilkinsTed was an active and very successful competitor in the AMA Pro Hill Climbing Circuit from 1984 – 2000. He started out on a modified Triumph which is now converted into his daily rider street bike.

In 1990 he built a custom made, multi time winning, Rotax snow mobile engined, nitro burning, powered beast of a motorcycle hillclimber that is now legendary in the world of Pro Hill Climbing. Ted is an amazing self-taught designer, engineer, fabricator and top competitor. He has also designed and built many street bikes with his Rotax powered concept.

The extreme and almost unbeatable success of Ted’s home built competition motorcycle and also his talent, was the cause of some serious AMA rule changes. Ted achieved the status of #1 AMA National Hillclimb Champion in 1999. He competed with his #1 plate in 2000. When Ted retired later that year, he was at the peak level of his career in competition. Due to his work and family responsibilities and also the high level of physical stress in competitive Hillclimbing, Ted decided he had enough and officially retired from Professional Hillclimbing in 2000.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to welcome Ted Wilkins to the Class of 2017.

Tickets for the Twelfth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

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 www.canmoto.ca.