Harold Parsons Print Page
10 tonne stone memorial with plaque with portrait and details of his achievements. The Maffra-Sale Motorcycle Club established the Harold Parsons Memorial Park in 1985 as part of Victoria's 150 year celebrations.
Harold Parsons was a motorcycle rider of the early 1900s, who set 24 world records on a triangular course between Sale, Stratford, and Maffra. He set a World Record in 1916 at Mortlake Victoria setting a record of 100 miles in 97 mins on a gravel road on a Harley Davidson. He broke all records from 300 - 1100 miles, and from 6 - 24 hours riding a 600cc Indian Scout motorcycle. He was also winner of many track championships in all the Australian States. He died in 1921 after colliding with a horse during a Sunday morning test run.
|Address:||Sale-Maffra Road, Opposite Showground Entrance, Sale, 3850|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.090706|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||27-August-1920|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-August-1920|
|Monument Designer:||Maffra-Sale Motorcycle Club|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||1984|
HAROLD PARSONS MEMORIAL PARK
This monument was erected by members of the Maffra-Sale Motor Cycle Club in memory of the achievements of Harold Parsons, motor-cyclist extraordinary.
In 24 hours 27th-28th August 1920 he covered 1114" miles on a circuit embracing the road from Sale-Stratford-Maffra-Sale, either breaking or establishing many world records.
Plaque donated by Esso Aust.