Volunteer to receive Distinguished Long Service Award after 47 years full throttle

WHEN Revesby’s Bob Hockley started volunteering with the Confederation of Australian MotorSport (formerly CAMS now Motorsport Australia) in 1974, little did he realise he would still be enjoying it 47 years later.

Now that passion and effort has been rewarded with Bob set to receive one of 23, 2021 Distinguished Long Service Awards at the NSW Community Sports Awards.
Presented by Sport NSW tomorrow at Bankwest Stadium, the awards night will recognise outstanding contributions to community sport in NSW over the past year which is largely carried out by a volunteer workforce.
Winning a Service Star and Service Award last year, Bob has served on many Motorsport Australia voluntary advisory panels and councils that assist with the development of motorsport in NSW.
He presently serves on Motorsport Australia’s NSW Scrutiny Panel.
“I’ve served at most Motorsport events and I’m like a retail inspector, making sure the vehicles can fly with all the rules and regulations,” he said.
Racing an EH Holden in his younger days, Bob, now 70, has no plans to retire.
“The age limit is 80 but I’m still having too much fun to think about stopping,” he said.
“It was a nice surprise to find out I had won another award but I’m very busy at the moment and just spent the weekend looking after historic race cars at Eastern Creek.”
Sport NSW Chairperson Carolyn Campbell said Bob was a worthy award recipient.
“We rely on people such as Bob who have devoted countless hours, year in and year out over many decades. Sport NSW is forever in their debt,” she said.