• No_Ads
Sport
Blick Sr. breaks 20 year silencePublish Date: Jan 23, 2014
Blick Sr. breaks 20 year silence
  • mail
  • img
Blick Senior has come out. Pictures By Mpalanyi Ssentongo
newvision

By Douglas Mazune

Motorsport legend Arthur Blick Senior has broken silence after over two decades, backing his son Arthur Blick Junior’s candidature for Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) presidency.


Blick Senior, the 1971 East Africa motorcycle champion also dominated the national championships in the 1960s and 1970s before he retired at the peak of his career in 1982 when he broke a spine in the motorcycle race at Bugembe Stadium in Jinja. He is also a former rally driver.

Blick has been quietly following developments in motorsport from his Kisinsi farm on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kyaggwe, Mukono district where he is confined on a wheelchair.

Never quoted in the media for over two decades, New Vision reproduces Blick Senior’s handwritten letter to the Sports Editor. I would like to comment on your December 27th story

“Blick sets eyes on FMU top seat” I am a former rally driver, East Africa and national motorcycle champion, rugby and squash player and Snooker champion.

Arthur Junior is my son and I strongly support his candidature for President of FMU for the following reasons; He has grown up in a sporting family involved in several disciplines from motorsports to physical sports like rugby, basketball and squash.

He has participated in both rally and motorcycle racing as a driver and rider respectively.

He knows the hardships fellow drivers and riders go through to participate. He has bought rally cars and racing motorcycles for himself and his sons and knows the sacrifice he makes to buy them so expensively. This would enable him fight for complete duty free motorsport vehicles, bikes and spare parts.

He is a good leader and organiser who has resurrected motorcycle racing in the country and taken it to greater heights from the doldrums it had sunk to after my departure and the death of my late brother Paddy Blick.

He loves motorsport judging from the time and cash he puts in. Motorsport is more about the drivers, co-drivers and riders, their service crews, organizing clubs, sponsors and officials working as a team to take motorsport to greater heights. Arthur knows this and will avoid wrangles of the past.”

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
UVF receives 600m NSSF cash boost
UGANDA Volleyball Federation unveiled their biggest corporate sponsorship deal yesterday with the president Sadik Nasiwu promising to clampdown on what he called saboteurs...
Nile Breweries renews USPA sponsorship
THE new deal that takes effect immediately will have USPA getting sh460m until 2016 from the brewers. The old deal had that scribes’ body getting sh408m over three years...
Odeke, Mubiru off to Ireland
BUDDING heavyweight Kenneth Odeke is poised for better things after landing a four month training stint in Belfast, Ireland...
MUBS have league summit in sight
MUBS have the chance to top Group A of the Nile Special University Football League when they confront Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Western Uganda today...
Mbale to host Uganda Cup final
URA, SC Victoria University and Jinja Municipal Council are the teams that have already secured places in the semi-final. KCC FC square off with Lweza FC for the other remaining slot on Friday...
SCVU cleared for Nile Basin Cup
LOCAL football governing body FUFA has cleared Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) to represent the country in the CECAFA Nile Basin Cup winners’ Cup...
Is the return of Buganda Properties a sign of good Governance?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter