Motorsport aces Keith Honour, left, and Matty Dicks.
Motorsport aces Keith Honour, left, and Matty Dicks. Brenda Strong

Motorsport legends honoured

TWO Gladstone motorheads, one a leading light, another up-and-comer, have won awards off the track for their motorsport efforts.

Matty Dicks and Keith Honour won awards at the recent inaugural Hall of Fame presentation held during the Camco Group CQ Motormania.

Dicks, who had a big year behind the wheel, was named the 2010 CQ Junior Local Legend.

He has competed in the Maryborough, Pittsworth and Cherryvale Rally Sprints, as well as the Kmart Motorkhanas and the Queensland Motorkhana.

He navigated in the Byfield Rally for second place and also in the Yarramon Rally.

“I was pretty happy to win the award,” Dicks said.

Dicks, who has been racing for the past seven years, would love nothing better than to be behind the wheel of a V8 supercar battling with the big boys.

Honour, the president of the Central Coast Car Club, was named CQ Senior Local Legend. Honour has a rich history in motorsport in the region.

A founding member of the Central Coast Car Club, his major highlights in an illustrious fuel-blown career include twice becoming the Off-road Racing Class 3 Queensland Champion and the Off-road Racing Class 2 Queensland Champion.

Receiving the award was a gratifying moment for Honour.

“It means everything, as I’ve put a lot of effort into motorsport in Central Queensland,” he said.

Racing pumps through his veins and isn’t about to stop any time soon.

“It’s a passion, very much so.

“I just love motorsport,” he said. “I’ll keep racing until I can’t get out of the car.”



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