Les Spears was one of the greatest Unlimited Displacement Power Boat Drivers Australia has ever seen. He was a member of the Upper Hawksberry Power Boat Club in Sydney.
Les lost his life doing what he loved, racing his pride and joy “Holley” on New Years Day at Yarrawonga in Victoria. His battles with Pete Smith (Kaos) and the big Thunder Boats are part of folklore in Australian Power Boat Racing.
The Les Spears Memorial is held annually for Unlimited Displacement Racing and this design is part of keeping the legend alive.