Which bike, which issue?

Artwork from Roger Harvey

The poster, by VMX Magazine Illustrator Roger Harvey, wasdone for Chris Cormack of Officer, Victoria. It certainly is a 'one-off'! Chris Cormack's wife Mim asked Roger Harvey to do something special for Chris' birthday and this is the result.
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CD6 Save of the Day!

There'll be a full report of CD6 in issue 39 but in the meantime you can marvel at this 'save' at CD6. Terry Purcell sent us this pic of him on his 1984 KX500 almost losing it over Drunk's Hill. That's right, he saved it, as he told us - "I didn't even hit my arse on the ground, just slid on my feet, picked up the big girl and kept going".

Nice one Terry!


CD6 update No. 3 — May 2009

All the last minute details are happening to make CD6 the best classic dirt bike event that Australia has ever witnessed. … more


CD6 update No. 2 — March 2009

CLICK HERE to download the update.


CD6 update No. 1 including map
(Dec 08)

CLICK HERE to download the update and a map.


New Vintage series for 2009 in the USA

As well as the existing AHRMA series in the US, another series has been born for 2009, out of the independent vintage clubs. Please read on for their press release ... more

Vintage Am - The Vintage Event of the Year!

Brad Lackey’s 4th annual Nor Cal Classic is coming to the historic Sand Hill Ranch, in beautiful Brentwood in northern California, on March 28 and 29, 2009. … more


Carabela in Issue 36 Revisited

Our article on the Carabela Marquesa 125 in Issue 36 (pp40–43‚ Words by Mark Firkin, Photos by Ken Smith) drew some correspondence from Paul Parkinson from the USA. Paul is an avid Carabela collector and historian and owns a variety of Carabela models … more


Suzuki Classic Dirt 6

VMX Magazine and Suzuki Australia invite you to Suzuki Classic Dirt 6. The greatest classic dirt bike weekend is on again over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend
6/7/8 June 2009 at Conondale, QLD. Click here to find out more (pdf, 127 kB)


Caption Contest Winner

We extended the deadline on this one to get a few more entries but now it really is time to announce the winner.  Well done to Mark Whitley, you’ve earnt yourself a two year subscription and a VMX cap.  Mark’s entry is below, followed by a selection of the other entries.  Chris Malam entered with “Will this ‘dick-do’“ which wasn’t half bad but he was disqualified because he works on the magazine!  Thanks to everyone for entering! Read more...


Legends all ready for action in
South Oz

At the final round of the South Australian Motocross Titles on the 7th of September, there will be an exhibition event featuring many of the Legends from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The meeting will be held at Gillman (outskirts of Adelaide) and confirmed Legends who will be riding include Darryl Willoughby, Ray Robertson, Don Bowey, Gregg Toyama, Terry Wigzell and likely a few more!  Each of those named riders has won South Australian Motocross Titles in years past.

It will be sensational to see these guys back out on a motocross track (on period machinery of course) so go along and enjoy the moment.  If you have any further enquiries please contact Danny Gillard at dgslammer@bigpond.com


The Great Move of 2008

As many of you know, VMX columnist and dirt bike Legend, Rick ‘Super Hunky’ Sieman, spent many a year living in Baja, Mexico. There was plenty of freedom and plenty of places to still go dirt bike riding. Due to a number of reasons, Rick and his wife Tina made the move to Arizona earlier this year and due to some health issues, they recently had to move again. This move was even harder but thanks to a group of dirt bike riders it all went smoothly in the end. We’ll let Rick take up the story. Read more…


Bultaco at Dakar

Our friend Ignacio Chivite, who was featured in VMX Magazine in Issue 31 punting his Bully across the desert in the Pyramid Rally, is just back from successfully completing the Dakar Heroes Legends Rally.  We’re not sure if Ignacio is undertaking these quests a) because he’s completely mad or b) as a way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bultaco brand.  He seems to think the latter.  Here’s the report he sent us recently – make up your own mind! Read more…


Classic Motocross des Nations 2008– Finland

Following on from the news from Finland that appeared in Issue 32, regarding this event, we have been advised by Juha Monto that there is now a website up and running. Please go to www.hemk.net/cmdn/to keep up to date with all the arrangements for this event, or to find out the latest news.

Classic MXdN update - we’ve just been advised that Santa will now be riding for team Finland, check out the latest info here.


Brad Lackey gets his own wine label

VMX columnist, Brad Lackey, is very partial to the occasional bottle of wine. Seems fitting then that they've stuck him on a label. Commemorating his 25th anniversary of being crowned the world 500cc MX champion, Sonoma Valley Wines have released a limited quantity of Bad Brad Cab Sav! Aged for two years in French oak barrels, the Brad Lackey 25th Anniversary Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is available online here. Get in before Brad drinks it all, he can be a very thirsty lad sometimes.


Vale — Pat French, founder of MRD Métisse

On 30th July 2007 Pat French passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

Pat was a Devonian by birth but spent most of his life in the Bristol area where his MRD business was located…Read more


Mr Vintage NZ Motocross Championship 2007

Words and photos by Robert Cochrane

From September through to April each year for the past five years, a team of enthusiasts from Wanganui called Kiwi VMX have been hosting a five round series of races for like-minded people who love to race old bikes… Read more


Web Wonders

Just a nudge to some great follow-up websites relating to some stories that have featured in previous issues of VMX. Alain Goffart helped us with the article on Joel Robert in the last issue and his website has a load of further info and photos on other legends and also some great bikes — go to www.agmotocross.be and check it out. Also, have a look at a few of Marcello Grigorov’s websites (he helped out with the Puch story) at www.six-days.org www.registrozundapp.org and www.registrohercules.org although be advised that not all the text on all those sites is in English.


Classic racing at Linkoping, Sweden - Europe's version of "Mid-Ohio"

Alfredo Talin travelled from his home in Italy in August to attend this event, which combines classic motocross and roadracing on the one weekend at the one complex. Seems like a fantastic event and Alfredo sent us a few words and photos. Read more...


Nepean Dirt Track - The pre’75 Register

Words and photos by Ken Smith

While the Aussie Titles for vintage motocross for pre ’75 bikes were being held on the west coast of Oz, another event for pre '75 bikes was being run on the east coast on the same weekend. Read more...



Caption competition. Click to view larger.

Elise…I'll kick your starter in a minute pal…

The Crew all line up. Clcik to view larger

The crew all lined up.

Save of the Day! Click to view larger
Cormack Poster. Click to view larger
Mr Vintage NZ