Dave writes . . .
Tim Lloyd was a life long motorcyclist. He was a former mechanic at Browns Sports & Cycle on Yonge Street in Toronto, working with good friend and noted tuner Tom Pope. Tim’s “company vehicle” at the time was a 650 BSA side car outfit which he rode in all year round.
Beyond motorcycles, Tim and Tom shared a common interest in classical guitar playing, the fairer sex, and the occasional ale or two. Tim was also a very capable sailing enthusiast, a passion he shared (along with other common interests) with top road racer and 250cc road racing champion Fred Gailey.
A competitive racer, from the late 1950’s through to the late 1970’s, Tim successfully rode the now classic British machinery such as the AJS 500cc Compy’s in scrambling. He rode in the first ever motorsport event held at Mosport, a scramble or moto X in 1959. This was before the road racing circuit had been carved out of the hills and paved. In road racing he rode Triumph T100Rs, BSA Gold Stars and Manx Nortons. In later years, he rode a Yamaha 350 for Hasting Cycles in BC.
In 1977 Tim teamed up as sidecar passenger with Dave Wildman to win the Canadian Sidecar Championship at Westwood. In the late 1950’s Tim introduced motorcycles to younger brother Dave, who, as a result of that introduction went on to enjoy a long career in road racing. Thanks Tim!
– Dave Lloyd –
*The above is the personal recollection and testimonial of the sponsor as a tribute to the Roll of Honour nominee. The Hall of Fame makes no claims as to the accuracy of the information presented herein.