Markham ON – September 5, 2012: The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the eighth
member of the class of 2012. Pierre Corbeil will be honoured at the Seventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall
of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 3, 2012 at the Delta Centre-Ville in
In 1977, Pierre Corbeil’s creation of the Montreal Supercross in Montreal Olympic Stadium heralded a new age for
motorcycle competition in Canada. Motorcycling has enjoyed a rich history in this country, but this event would
make Montreal a motorcycle mecca. “Drawing over 50,000 spectators each year, Montreal Supercross is the
biggest motocross event in Canada,” said Hall of Fame chair Kellee Irwin. “We owe a great deal to Pierre Corbeil’s
vision and commitment.”
Beginning his life-long passion for motorcycles on the back of a Jawa CZ 250cc in 1969, Pierre observed the need
to grow the motocross community in Quebec, and quickly added promotional work to his amateur racing résumé.
Success came early to Pierre when he launched the construction of the Ste-Julie racetrack in 1972. His talent for
bringing the sport to wider audiences quickly found approval and in 1973 he was elected to the National Board of
the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA), where he served loyally for seventeen years. It was during this time
that Pierre established the wildly popular Montreal Supercross. Never one to sit still, Corbeil left the CMA in 1994
to introduce the sport to ever more enthusiasts and competitors when he and fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy
Ford, founded ACMQ “Association des Coureurs de Moto du Quebec.” Pierre’s tireless work for motorcyclists in
this country has left a proud legacy that will continue to grow.
The other motorcycling legends and champions to be officially inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame
at this year’s Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be announced over the next few weeks. This accomplished
group of men and women have achieved excellence in one or more competitive disciplines or made a significant
contribution to the well-being, advancement or general positive image of motorcycling in Canada.
The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reunion is the annual signature event of the
Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation (CIMHMF), a non-profit association with
charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from coast to coast and
sponsored by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the
CIMHMF preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and
public. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished motorcyclists have been
inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Purchase tickets to this year’s banquet on the Hall of Fame’s
For more information about the Seventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, contact Daniel H. Tessier at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 647.920.1334.
For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.