It is with great sadness that CAMS advises of the recent passing of Geoffrey March from South Australia.
A valiant servant to motor sport, Geoffrey was a member of the CAMS South Australian State Council between 2017 and 2019, while also serving on the Off Road panel between 2014 and 2017.
Geoffrey was also a member of his local club, the Adelaide Buggy Club, for more than 22 years and served as a board member for six years, two of which was spent as Vice President.
A passionate stalwart of off road racing, Geoffrey’s career in the sport began in 1997 at the top level with the iconic Tatts Finke Desert Race.
Driving in a Datsun 240k, he was joined by younger brother Martyn where they managed to finish the iconic event. Following their successful debut, the duo had a few more attempts at the Northern Territory-based event in the years to come, with a highlight being a class victory in 2000.
Not long after, Geoffrey purchased his own buggy and competed in the South Australia Off Road Association’s championship rounds for many years before an unfortunate roll in Waikerie.
Rather than being deterred from the sport, the South Australian used it as an opportunity to upgrade, getting behind the wheel of Hayden Bentley’s class one buggy. Geoffrey continued to race hard, a proud moment being a class victory and fourth outright during the Mannum Enduro race.
A more recent highlight of Geoffrey’s career came in 2017, where he ticked off the bucket list item of competing in the 50th BAJA 1000 in the United States alongside close friends Ben and Luke Erceg. The same year, Geoffrey was tragically diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease.
However the life-changing news didn’t stop him living out his passion and last year, he travelled to the states once again to compete in the Vegas to Reno as part of the Erceg Racing support crew but had his son Ryan by his side this time around.
Geoffrey March was a popular figure within the off road community and will be sorely missed.