In commemoration of the life of Bob Stansfield, the Hunter Valley Off Road Racing Association have named this year’s Milbrodale Mountain Classic event in memory of their dedicated club member and the event commentator for the past 20 years; the Bob Stansfield Milbrodale Mountain Classic.
For those who are too young to know or are new to the sport of off roading, Bob Stansfield was one of the founders of this sport in Australia.
Being known as ‘Fat Albert’, Bob was a legend around the off road circuits and was one of the original inductees into the Australian Off Road Hall of Fame and also inducted into the NSW Off Road Racing Hall of Fame in 1992.
Thirty odd years ago Bob felt the need for another off road race track and suggested to Ian Hedley that together with Errol Smith (one of the local property owners at the time) they should design a track on the Smiths and Hedley land at Milbrodale in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
Bob passed away last year and it was his request that his ashes be scattered over the Milbrodale Mountain Race Track where he commentated for many years.
The Hunter Valley Off Road Racing Association have built a dedicated memorial site on the mountain overlooking the Milbrodale Valley and in conjunction with Bob’s family/and close friends arranged for Bob’s ashes to be scattered over the Mountain on Saturday 13th June 2015 – the first day of the 2015 the Bob Stansfield Milbrodale Mountain Classic and Round 4 of the CAMS NSW Off Road Championship.