The Burnaby Conference Centre in British Columbia hosted the 13th annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame event on Saturday, November 17, with a large crowd of almost 300 on hand to meet this year’s group of new arrivals. Backing for the event came from Federated Insurance, BMW Motorrad Canada and Joe Rocket, with additional support provide by Yamaha, Husqvarna, Motorcyclelawyer.ca and Beta.
Star of the show was the always-entertaining Steve Crevier, the six-time Canadian Superbike Champion and hero of the long-lost local venue Westwood venue. Crevier began racing in the early 1980s at the Vancouver city area track, and rose to fame with a host of other famous locals in “mountain high racing.”
Leading up to Steve Crevier’s induction into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame tomorrow evening, November 17 at the Delta Hotel in Burnaby, British Columbia, CSBK are celebrating the career of the soon-to-be-Hall of Famer, a six time Canadian National Superbike Champion and works rider for Yamaha Motor Canada, Yoshimura-Suzuki (x 2!), Canadian Kawasaki, Erion-Honda, Muzzy-Kawasaki, American Honda, Honda Canada, Diablo Honda/Suzuki and Deeley Buell/Harley-Davidson.
In our final historic image of Steve Crevier, we see him in the hairpin turn two at one of his favourite venues, Atlantic Motorsport Park, in Nova Scotia. The year is 2001, and Crevier is well on is way to his second consecutive overall National Superbike crown aboard the works Honda RC51 twin tuned by Peter Snell. This success was Crevier’s sixth and final overall number one Canadian National title, although he continued to win races and earn Championships in other categories, including the Harley XR production Championship in 2012. Note Crevier’s Beaver logo on the back of his replica HJC helmet!
Our “ninth day” coverage of Crevier will involve his Hall of Fame Induction, coming soon.