Classic Dirt Bike magazine: is about the bikes and personalities of the sport, covering pre-65 machines, classic and twin shocks, trials as well as scrambling/motocross and enduros. There are reader rebuilds from the UK/Europe and North America, event coverage, personality interviews/profiles, letters, products and so much more.
Tick-box society • Filling in a questionnaire by ticking boxes has become such a part of modern life I doubt many of us actually think about it until we don’t fit the boxes.
DIRT NEWS • The Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks at Telford International Centre is just around the corner…
Pre65 Scottish entries open
ACU Licence renewal time
HJ Pugh Auction of Vintage and Classic Motorcycles
Classic Dirt Bike
Leven Valley Two Day Trial
Car and Classic auction
Champion’s choice • A development rider is not only expected to win events and championships but also has to create a motorcycle for his factory to sell.
A matter of evolution • Motorcycles tend to evolve to suit the role they have to play and few machines have evolved more than those which spend their working lives turning left.
Works prepared • The ISDT’s laudable aims of promoting standard machines were still largely adhered to in the early Sixties. Of course, some standard machines were inherently more suitable for the task.
Limited edition • A works prototype is by definition going to be limited to a few machines built for the star development riders.
Snagging list • Anyone with construction industry in their background will know about a snagging list. It simply means bits held off until a later time… which is now.
DIRT PRODUCTS • Got something new, something reintroduced, or the latest thing for classic off-road riders in the feet-up, MX or enduro world? Tell us and we’ll put it here. Contact Leon in advertising on 01507 529465 or Tim Britton on 07739 615605 or CDBeditor@mortons.co.uk
Tee-time • A scramble on a golf course? Better believe it… mind you, it’s a pretty special golf course.
In memory of Diane • Cumberland County MCC headed to the Scottish/English border near Newcastleton and laid out a superb course for the Diane Shield Memorial Trial.
Knock, knock, who’s there? • It is a miracle anyone survived the motor trade back in the day.
Veteran world • No, we don’t mean clankers and wheezers with belt drives but older riders going pretty damn fast… Nick Haskell was there.
Foxing the weather • Foxhill MX track was destined to be dogged by bad luck or bad weather really in the Eighties and Nineties. Lately though, the track has had the conditions it deserves and is a superb venue.
MXing it up at Vets MXdN • Team sport requires team-mates and teams… Farleigh Castle played host to the Vets MXdN in September… a team event.
Reader’s Ride – 1966 Bultaco • Our occasional series Readers’ Rides continues with Michael Woodend’s Bultaco Sherpa which is identifying as a BSA Bantam.
Mega good turn • With a sick bike spoiling John Smith’s racing and leaving him on the verge of packing in, a chance offer from Bill Brown to use his personal bike changed the lad’s fortunes.