This from the August 1979 copy of REVS I found in the garage this morning. (racing stuff posted in "The Way we Were".) Novice rider fatality A YOUNG Perth man died after colliding with a car in Victoria Park, Perth after buying a new machine and riding it about 100 metres. The 24 year-old man had bought a Yamaha 650 from a dealer in Albany Highway and had ridden along Rushton Street before being involved in a collision with a car at the intersec-tion with Shepperton Road. An eye witness said the rider had approached the intersection at speed, failed to stop for a stop sign, looked hesitantly across the road but did not appear to brake. Perth City Coroner WG. Wickens found that Peter Benjamin Mignon died because he was an inexperienced rider and was not wearing a safety helmet when his motorcycle collided with a car. The deceased did not hold a motorcycle licence. And, please, this is NOT a rider-down thread! .