So you've had a look and thought this looks like fun, now how do I get involved and why choose VicMow?
If you are purely looking to have fun, knowing that whatever your budget you can still be competitive and love the fact that you are doing something productive and positive for the Community whilst enjoying yourself, then VicMow is where you want to be.
Even if you don't want to race, you can still be apart of VicMow, we are always in need of extra helping hands!
All you need to do is go to our Pit Area (click here) read the rules, then fill out an application for Membership and send it back, it's that simple!
You don't need to wait until you've finished building your mower to join us, in fact we prefer if you become a social member first and come along to the races, this will give you an insight as to how everything runs, inside access to parts and advice you might need with your build and mountains of information on tips and tricks to get the most out of your mower, there are no secrets here, these guys will give you all the advice you need, show you the best way to do something and will even help you with your build if you need it!
We have 4 Membership categories, Social, Junior Racer, Senior Racer and even Family Memberships.
VicMow, Victorian Mower Racing Association is as the name suggests a Victorian based lawn mower racing club, we take those ride on lawn mowers that have gone to lawn mower Heaven, been cast aside for something new and shiny, left in a dark dingy corner of the shed to collect dust and cobwebs, or worse still discarded outside to be left to the elements without a second thought. It’s these poor mowers that we search for, so we can take them from their dark and dingy hiding spots and we give them a new lease on life, then we put them to very good use, where they are once again the stars.
We take these reborn lawn mowers and we race them, why? Firstly because it’s fun, but our main objective is helping raise funds for worthy causes, typically these are Community based organisations, sometimes it’s to provide entertainment at a Community event and sometimes we get really lucky and have the opportunity to do something truly great, make a real difference and help change a life.
VicMow is a not for profit organisation designed for lawn mower racers, by lawn mower racers. VicMow was founded in 2014 by a group of like minded people based on the core values of fun, friendship, integrity, sportsmanship and respect. Our sole focus is on providing affordable family friendly entertainment for both the competitors and the local communities, who benefit from these events.
We provide racers, their families and friends the opportunity to get involved with competitive racing that is fun, friendly and affordable, whilst helping raise valuable funds for local Community groups and organisations. We don’t race for championship points and this helps keep the spirit of affordability, fun and friendship alive, never underestimate the value of bragging rights over a mate. We aim to keep racing competitive and enjoyable for both racers and spectators, it’s no fun being out in front/behind all the time and having no one to race, nor is it fun to watch, so those racers are put in classes where they will be competitive.
For Communities and Organisations we provide an entertaining display of competitive racing like you’ve not seen before, our sport is unique or different and that is the draw card, people are never sure quite what to expect when they hear the phrase lawn mower racing, but they are never disappointed once seeing it. Whilst the sport of lawn mower racing may seem a little odd, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and are always mindful that we are not only representing VicMow but also the groups and Organisations we are fundraising for and welcome any feedback.
VicMow do not charge a fee for being present at events benefiting the Community or fundraising events.
For events that are not going back into the Local Community or a Charitable Organisation there is a donation fee charged that will go back to a Local Community Group or Charity. VicMow does not make anything for providing entertainment, we do it solely for the personal enjoyment of racing and the knowledge we are helping out Local Communities.We do require a few things to be able to run an event or to be present at your event, please contact us for further information regarding this.
For further information on how we can assist your community,school,club or organisation with fund raising, or for more information about joining VicMow please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo taken at Dargo 2016
Back row, left to right: Hank Burton, Laurie Young
Marty Saunders, Darren White
Middle row: Joanne Condon, Amanda white,
Front row: Debra Tormey, Dianne Huggins and