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Vale Jack ‘Rivets’ Burns
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Thursday, 18 October 2018
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Australian off road racing mourns the passing of a true visionary, one who helped lay the foundations for the sport we know today. Jack ‘Rivets’ Burns saluted his final checkered flag on Friday last week.

All offroarders would, at some time, have either driven or raced against a Rivmasta buggy. Rivets designed and built the first in a long prodigy of Rivmasta off road buggies. The original Rivmasta was built off the floor pan of a VW going on to be a full space frame after teaming with Peter Jones of Peco Star. Guestimates by those early offroaders in the know, have somewhere in the vicinity of 500 Rivmasta buggies built up until the late 90’s out of the Peco Star factory.

Rivets and Peter not only built cars together but were also a racing team with Peter behind the wheel and Rivets in the co-drivers seat of their Class 3; the duo winning multiple Class 3 Australian Off Road Championships in their racing careers.

With the closure of Peco Star, Rivets went on to work at ARB where he stayed until his retirement.

Using his extensive technical expertise, Rivets gave back to the sport as a scrutineer; not only volunteering at off road events, but he would often be seen across most disciplines including V8 Supercars.

Rivets was a life long member of the original Victorian Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) the Buggy Association of Victoria (BAV).

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Rivets’ wife Peggy and son Craig.