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.
Hiding in plain sight • Sometimes the obvious is clear to all around – except for the one who needs to know...
An expert’s Cota • Casting an eye over Clive Smith’s Montesa at Alvie, we thought ‘This is a bit trick.’ So, we asked Clive to tell us about it...
YOU NEED… A 1977 WORKS HONDA IN YOUR SHED • It’s time for a shed upgrade as we’re telling you to get a works Honda in there and these are seriously rare – as well as ultra-desirable – so you will need to invest in a better lock or a bigger guard dog or both…
YOU ALSO NEED… A WORKS APRILIA IN YOUR SHED • Continuing our quest to tell you what you need in your shed, if you’ve got a works Honda RC500 MXer squeezed in the secure part, then alongside it we suggest you have a genuine works Aprilia trials bike.
Building on success • Montesa’s Cappra VR caught the public eye in 1973, Richard Allen’s caught our eye in 2018.
WHAT’S AN SAE?
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
50 years of Montesa in the UK • An arbitrary figure to say the least, but really for Montesa 1968 was the start of the big time in the UK.
GORDON FARLEY BRITISH CHAMPION
PERE PI – DEVELOPMENT CHIEF
Mix and match • Catalogue correct doesn’t often cut it on the track, where performance is all.
Welding • There are many reasons to contact a welder…
The rebuild progresses • Things have moved on a little and there’s news of the next project too.
IT’S NOT JUST ME… MEET JERRY’S JUMBO
Way back when… • … the Spanish made trials bikes.
WHO IS JOHN DICKINSON?
A matter of endurance
THIS SPORTING LIFE
A BIT ‘DOT’TY
Don’t know much about history... • Did anything happen before today…well, yes, a lot.
WHO IS IAN BERRY?
It’s anniversary time at Farleigh • They said it wouldn’t happen – but 2018 marked the 10th Vets MC of Nations.
…Brad Lackey • ‘Bad Brad’ burst onto the European MX scene like a breath of fresh air and the fans loved him for it. We caught up with him at Drumlanrig.
AN HOUR WITH
ON BRAD’S TERMS
BRAD ON TRACK
A TIME LINE, OF SORTS
DIRT TALK • Write to us at: ClassicDIRTbike, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6LZ. CDBeditor@mortons.co.uk
Italian mini stallion • For experts only? Aspes RGS Enduro needs keeping on the boil.
LIFE ON THE REBOUND