THE Coastal Motorcycle Club is one of the oldest motorcycle groups in Australia and now its members are keen to make it one of the most modern.
The Henderson-based club has undergone plenty of changes since forming in 1919.
As a not-for-profit club, most of its changes have been made thanks to the skills of its members, and important grants and donations from the public.
President Warren Littlefair said the club now hoped to secure extra support from the corporate sector to help the Cockburn Road facility reach its full potential.
“Being the oldest club we should probably be the most modern as well,” he said.
“As a not for profit run by a committee of volunteers, it can be pretty tough going.
“We’ve got great sponsors and our members are very generous but the extra support is needed.”
Mr Littlefair said improvements to the track, playground, car park, toilet blocks and landscaping were among an extended list of things to do.
An upgraded viewing area is another priority.
“It’s one of the only venues in WA where you can view the whole track from the one spot so we want to make sure people are as comfortable as they can be when they’re here,” Mr Littlefair said.
Cockburn MLA Fran Logan described the club as “a great institution” for the state.
“It is very important for WA,” he said.
“It’s done well for close to a century but it’s struggled along without much outside support.
“Cockburn has had issues with off-road motorcycles. This facility encourages people to ride in a safe area.”
If you can help visit www.coastalmcc.com.