Kenny Blake grew up in Strathalbyn, with a love of racing. He started racing his 1964 Triumph in 1966, and was soon taken under the wings of Les and Dean Jesser.
Blake had his first major win at the 1973 Castrol 6 hour Production Bike Race at Ameroo Park Raceway in Sydney. In 1974 he won the Australian 350cc and 500cc championships and in 1976 he won the coveted Australian 500TT race against a field of international riders.
Blake went on to win 11 national championships and compete at the Isle of Man.