History of Ripple Rock

rrr-lightRipple Rock Racing Team was formed in 1973. Basically a group of motorcycle enthusiasts in Winnipeg, Manitoba who wanted to roadrace but had no venue to do so! From the living room at 569 Rosedale Avenue we formed the Manitoba Roadracing Association or MRA. We hooked up with the Winnipeg Sports Car Club and held a couple of races at Gimili Motorsport Park, an abandoned WW2 Bomber Training Base.

By 1974 we had CMA sanctioning and were part of the CMA championship. That summer, the photo of the Ripple Rock Racing Team was taken by Cal Bailey. The team was Left to Right- Gord Lebredt, John Glassco and Kemp Archibald (myself). At that time Gord was a realistic artist and created the 10×12 ft Ripple Rock Blowup painting in Black and White based exactly on the photo. This painting hung in the Winnipeg Art Gallery for several years. MRA continues to this day while Ripple Rock Racers still lives in the hearts of John, Kemp and Gord’s widow, Lin.

Ripple Rock Racers is now a motorcycle specialty company that creates Billet Aluminum Products for the custom motorcycle builder. We specialize in performance oriented design as our passion is café racing. We also offer accessories that go with our Billet Parts or enhance performance such as our Hindle Racing Vintage Exhaust Systems. Ripple Rock Racers exists in part to keep alive the spirit of the Ripple Rock Racing team and in memory of my old friend and racing partner, Gord Lebredt

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