(Posted November 18, 2013)
Words by Rob Shoemark
Photos by Rachelle Wilkinson
The Harrow, it is legend now, five events gone by, five lots of stories of courage and heart break.
It is with much regret that VMX Magazine has decided to cancel Suzuki Classic Dirt 10, which was scheduled to be held at Wallerawang, NSW on September 27-29, 2013. Classic Dirt has rightfully earned the title of being the Southern Hemisphere's most spectacular and successful vintage and classic dirt bike event on the calendar, so this decision was not taken lightly. Unfortunately this has been forced upon us due to a substantially lower level of interest in the event, when compared to the past few Classic Dirt events. Read more …
(Posted May 30, 2013)
Rider entry is now open for Suzuki Classic Dirt 10! The Manly Warringah Club will be doing all the entries on behalf of VMX Magazine. Please go to the Manly Warringah Club website and you will see the links and entry details there - http://manlywarringahmcc.com.au/
It is a bit different this year as you need to do the full entry, rather than just registering to ride, which will of course save you time at the event.
Further enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Posted March 30, 2013)
It's going to be BIG! The tenth running of the legendary Suzuki Classic Dirt event will once again be set amongst the rolling hills of Wallerawang. Download more information (pdf, 990 kB)
(Posted January 18, 2013)
The Pan Pac Games are held every second year and have been running since 1998. There are nearly forty sports involved and this year there were more than 12,000 participants overall. Read more …
Anyone taking out a NEW subscription between now and the 10th of December 2012 will go into the draw to win a collection of EVERY ISSUE of VMX Magazine. Read more…
(posted 2 April 2012)
Lush green grass as far as the eye can see…overlaid with some natural terrain motocross tracks and a flowing enduro loop that winds its way around much of the prime hills and dales of the property. All laid out by none other than Geoff Ballard.
The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum is proud to announce the April 3rd opening of its next major motorcycle exhibit, "Dusty Jewels: Off-Road Motorcycles of the 1970s." Read more…
Start planning for the next instalment of Australia's biggest and best vintage and classic dirt bike weekend, back in NSW!
Rolling green hills with all the usual tracks - pre '85, pre '78, Novice, Enduro loop and trials section.
All tracks designed and laid out specifically for CD9
by Geoff Ballard.
Where: Wallerawang, near Lithgow, NSW
When: 7-9 September, 2012
Further details available in issues 49 and 50 of VMX Magazine, and on the VMX website.
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See the pictures from this classic event here
(Posted 26th September 2011)
One of Australia's motocross legends had one of his most prized bikes stolen yesterday, after thieves smashed the front window of his workshop premises. The bike stolen was his 1992 Peter Jackson Yamaha YZ250. Craig provided some further details - "It’s my 1992 Peter Jackson YZ 250 race bike. It has many special parts most identifiable is the works Ohlins forks, the only set of its kind in Australia, Ohlins shock, magnesium clutch cover, Pro circuit exhaust and muffler and lots of other little special parts scattered over the whole bike."
Craig is naturally very upset at the theft so if you hear anything about this bike or if you're offered the bike or any of its parts then please contact your local Police.
(Posted 18th August 2011)
Just a reminder about this great event - it will be held on the 24th and 25th September 2011 and it has surely become THE classic event to attend in the UK, on one of the best natural circuits in the world. The circuit has seen many great events in the past.
This year’s participants include confirmed greats Dave Thorpe, Shayne King, Josh Coppins, Darryl King, Gordon Crockard, Rikki Priest, Neil Prince, Werner De Wit, Greg Hanson, Ryan Hunt and around 450 of the world’s best Twin Shock/EVO riders from England, USA, Australia, Ireland, Belgium and Holland.
|1 - Twinshock A Unlimited cc||6 - International Vets Cup Modern|
|2 - Twinshock B Unlimited cc||7a - Twinshock 4 Stroke|
|3 - Twinshock Over 50||7b - Evo Pre 85 Unlimited cc|
|4 - Evo 125/500 cc||8 - Pre 83 125 cc|
|5 - Evo 250 cc||9 - MXdN|
Camping from Thursday 22 Sept.
Friday and Saturday night entertainment.
(Posted 13th August 2011)
There will be a reunion for the Yankee 500Z, that unique two-stroke, twin cylinder enduro bike, in the USA on the 27th and 28th of August 2011. Please get all the details at the website www.yankee500z.com/ and Read More…
(Posted 27 April 2011)
Husky legend Gunnar Lindstrom will be attending Suzuki CD8, as a special guest of the 'Team Husky' duo, Rob Shoemark and 'Husky Pete' Andrews. Read More…
(Posted 27 April 2011)
Rider registrations are filling up fast! You don't want to miss out on riding at CD8 do you, but you will if you don't register soon. The cutoff figure of 600 riders isn't too far away as we're now up to 459 riders! Remember, you CANNOT sign up to ride when you arrive unless you have registered prior to the event. Read More…
(Posted 4 February 2011)
Don't forget that you MUST be registered to ride before you attend CD8. This is a departure from all previous events where you just 'signed-up' to ride when you got to the event. Read More…
(Posted 31 March 2011)
The Penda 125 (Penton frame with Honda CR125 engine) built by Dave Miller, featured in Issue 45, drew a lot of praise. The featured bike also brought back some memories for Scott Wallenberg, publisher of Racer X magazine and ex factory Monark racer. Read More…
(Posted 31 March 2011)
Issue 45 also drew a few more words from Ake Jonsson. After discussing the contents of the article with Ake and others for months before publication, it seems an error crept in anyway. Read More…
(Posted 16th January 2011)
We missed reporting the passing of an old motocross legend in the magazine so we’ll mention it now.
Uno Palm passed away last August after a battle with cancer. He was born on the 3rd of May 1944 and started his racing career in 1962. Read More...
(Posted 23 September 2010)
Penton/KTM fan or not, you need a nice vintage dirt bike calendar on your wall for 2011 and this one is always a cracker. Read more…
(Posted 20 September 2010)
Dropped in to see Justin and Simone and the rest of the Trooper Lu crew last week and came away very impressed. They have been advertising their new shop in VMX for a while now and they’re really picking up speed. Read more…
(Posted 18 Sept 2010)
Words and photos from Nisse Wedin
Kaj Bornebusch, the founder of the Swedish brand Lito, passed away after a period of time with kidney disease. He was born on the 19th of June 1937 and passed away on the 11th of September 2010. Read more…
It's time for the Pre ’78 guys to cut loose! In 2010 the Crawford River Classic will hold it's world famous trophy races for Pre 78 bikes to honour our lost VMX mates and heroes. On Saturday 26 June 2010 we will be running the Roy East Trophy for Pre 65 bikes, the John Hinde trophy for Pre 75 bikes, the Geoff Eldridge trophy for Pre 75 bikes and the Ray Ryan trophy for Pre 78 bikes. Read more…
18-19 September 2010. Download a flier here
Sat 31 July & Sun 1 August 2010
QVMX invites you to Green Park for the Fourth Conondale Classic in sunny
Queensland. Download a flier here (pdf).
The timetable for this iconic event is now available here…
Australia’s premier vintage and classic dirt bike event is on again over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend,11—14 June 2010 at Green Park, Conondale, SE QLD. Read more
Tuesday the 23rd of February was a tragic day for the VMX world. One of our favourite Aussie VMX characters, Bruce ‘Magoo’ McFarland, passed away at the tender age of 49. He is survived by his wife Anne and three kids, Ally, Dan and Amy. Read more…
The vintage dirt bike scene in Italy is booming. The country has always been a hotbed of motocross and enduro activity and they've had some pretty spectacular home-grown bikes built there over the decades. Read more
We just got word from VMX columnist, Super Hunky, of a whole new happening on his site. Here's the news straight from Super... Read more
Just received this shot from Western Australia, showing just how much of the track a sidecar can move with one twist of the throttle. Photo taken by Alison Irving at one of the vmxwa meetings. Click the photo to view a larger version.
This site has a chart with recommendations for jetting for Mikuni conversions on many of the popular European vintage dirt bikes. People are always asking “I want to put a Mikuni on my CZ 250, what jetting should I use?”, well, this chart will provide some answers. In most cases it provides recommended carb size, main jet, pilot jet, needle jet, needle and slide details. Sometimes it also tells you who provided the info to the site. Naturally they are all just baseline recommendations and you will still have to fine tune to your individual requirements.
It is a great resource and if you have a Mikuni fitted to a bike which isn’t on the list then please email them the details so they can add another to the chart.
There was a photo on Page 20 of Issue 39 which carried the wrong caption. The caption should have read: Getting some air is the GAZI sponsored EML outfit of Cooper Fletcher which wowed the crowd with its amazing leaps over Drunks Hill.
Perfect weather and track conditions for the weekend event made for another unforgettable two days of VMX action at the HEAVEN Club’s home track at Crawford River, Buladelah. Rider entries in excess of 110 for the weekend and ensured that full grids would be the order of the day for the weekend’s events. Read more…
Exactly a year ago I first met John, at my first Hodaka Days event in Athena, Oregon. John, being both a local and a Hodaka fan, had been many times before - every time I suspect! My first day at the event was spent riding a Hodaka in the inaugural Bad Rock Reunion Trail Ride. Read more…