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Plea for return of motocross legend Andrew McFarlane's prize bike

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by pvda, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. I was an official at Broadford when Andrew was killed earlier this year so this sort of low act is kind of upsetting to read this in Saturday's Courier Mail driving out to to Queensland Raceway for the Superbikes at the weekend.


    THE brother of motocross legend Andrew McFarlane - who was tragically killed in a crash this year - has appealed to the thieves that broke into his Capalaba shop yesterday morning and stole a bike belonging to the fallen champion.
    The 2010 KTM 450SFX, which Cameron McFarlane estimates to be worth between $15,000 and $18,000, formed the centrepiece of an in-shop shrine dedicated to the former world No.2.

    Andrew McFarlane was killed in a practice lap crash in May while preparing for round three of the motocross national championships in Victoria. The 33-year-old's death shocked the global motocross community.

    Cameron McFarlane said the stolen bike had been proudly displayed as a tribute to his brother and was not for sale.

    ''It was Andrew's Queensland racing bike,'' he said. ''This one was a bike that we wanted to keep and unfortunately that's not to be any more.''

    Mr McFarlane said thieves broke into the store around 1.44am by smashing windows and locks on the front door.

    He said it would have been obvious that the bike was not intended for sale and was displayed as part of a shrine.

    ''You've only got to look around down here and we've got all the jerseys, number plates, banners and stuff from his career.''

    Mr McFarlane appealed to the thieves to return the bike and said they could leave it out the front of the store with no questions asked.

    ''All we want is the bike back,'' he said. ''Just bring the bike back and they can have everything else.''

    A police spokeswoman said investigations are continuing.
  2. damn thats low, bloody scum
    hopefully they recover it
  3. that's so f*cking low! whoever did this is going to pay
  4. that is rather disgusting.

    hope he gets it back.