Trailblazers Newsletter December 20, 2018


Jerry Greer passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack on Monday, December 17th. Son, Tom, said he lost his true mentor and a motivator like no other.  Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Jerry had a full life. He was schooled in Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation Management, but his life centered on motorcycles.  He came to California in the late 1960’s. He freelanced for Cycle News magazine while racing in Adelanto, Huntington Beach and later, Corona. Jerry raced Flat Track mostly and was frequently on the podium in the lightweight (250) Amateur/Semi-Pro events. He raced, and still won through the mid 1980’s. Jerry restored motorcycles, favoring  Maico’s. In 1982, his Maico got a 4th at the Houston TT and a 5th at the Ascot TT. In the early 80’s Jerry got interested in Craig Vetter’s motorcycle - mileage contests.  He was full of knowledge and humor and shared it with his family, friends and on Facebook. Jerry is racing on the big track in the sky and will be truly missed. Jerry leaves his wife Jan, two sons, Jeff and Thomas, and a large extended family. Both sons have grandchildren. There will be a private service on Friday and a memorial around the 2nd week in January. Tom will post it on Facebook when they have it set up. The family says thanks to all for your support and kind words.

Jerrys facebook page

 Darryl Hurst,  Jerry Greer and Chris Cannon

As many of you know, Jerry provided the info for the Ascot Riders page here on vft. I will continue to support the page and any corrections or additions can be sent directly to me. Godspeed my friend   dennis vft