March 2, 2023
Toronto ON – September, 2019 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the Class of 2019. The sixth of the inductees to be honoured at the Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, is Vada Seeds.
It gives me great pride and pleasure to welcome Vada Seeds to the 2019 Class of Inductees, says Paul Germain, Chairman. Vada has been active as a contributor and made a positive impact though her passion for motorcycling history and will now receive the respect and recognition she so rightly deserves in the Hall of Fame. All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in welcoming Vada to the Class of 2019. Congratulations.
Growing up in a keen Ontario motorcycling family, Vada Seeds has been deeply involved in our sport from her earliest years. Her depth of first-hand experience, historical knowledge and extensive record of accomplishment make her uniquely qualified for induction. The phrase “Making a significant contribution to the preservation of our Canadian motorcycling heritage” barely does justice to Vada’s achievements over many years. Few Canadian kids can boast that their dad was a national hillclimb champion, a dirt track racer and a daredevil stunt rider ready to charge his bike through a wooden wall engulfed in flames.
Vada’s greatest source of pride was in placing the historic plaque at the Daytona Memorial honouring all the Canadians who raced in the early 200-mile races on the public road and sands of Daytona Beach.
Vada’s other commitments to motorcycling have been relentless, such as setting up historic displays at races in Belleville and a rally at Wasaga Beach to commemorate the races organized on the sand by BEMC in the 1930 and ‘40s. She ensured that two-time Daytona winner Billy Mathews of Hamilton, Ont., was remembered in event displays at Daytona, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other shows in the Toronto area.
Tickets for the 14th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.
Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada.
For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca