Historical highlights:

1946 The Club is founded by a small group of motorcycling enthusiasts and called the Skyhawk Motorcycle Club.
1951 The Club name is changed to Welland County Skyhawks and a new crest is introduced.
1957 The Club begins organizing hillclimbs and scrambles on the Leslie farm, in nearby Fonthill. Prior to 1957,Club members actively participated in races, road rides and field events put on by other clubs and organizations throughout Ontario.
1958 Club purchases ½ acre of land and constructs a 600 sq. ft. Clubhouse. Because there was no heat or hydro, the first meeting in the new clubhouse did not take place until May of 1959.
1964 The first "Massasauga Enduro" took place. The "Massasauga" grew to be one of the largest one day enduro events in Canada and was the Canadian National Championship Enduro for a number of years. The "Massasauga Enduro" continued until 1984.
Club name is changed to Welland County Motorcycle Club .
1965 Additional land is purchased and work begins on the first addition to the Clubhouse.
1967 Club is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation.
1970 ¼ mile oval race track, with a "TT" track, is built on Club grounds.
1970's also found the Club constructing another addition to the Clubhouse to accommodate the growing membership and the "after the races" crowd. At this time, many Club members are highly active in "Trials" competitions.
1978 - The first "Poki-Barbi-Dan" (Poker Run, Barbecue and Dance) is organized. This event is the Club's first run of the season and is held on the last Saturday in April.
1996 Club celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Clubhouse enlarged again, with a 1600 sq. ft. addition.
Audrey Alexandre (nee Sherk), one of the original members of the Skyhawk MC, is recognized by Harley-Davidson for 50 continuous years of owning and riding Harley-Davidsons. Audrey is a long time active member of the Motor Maids, as well as a much liked and respected honorary member of the WCMC.

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The full comprehensive celebratory program of our 50th Anniversary is available to view by clicking the PDF logo below:


Our 70th Anniversary information program is linked below. It is full of some very interesting club information, and makes for some good reading!

70th ANNIVERSARY - 1996 to 2016


Welland County Motorcycle Club - 603 Netherby Road, R. R. #4 - Welland - Ontario - L3B 5N7 - Canada - Tel: (905) 734-7058