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.
There by a whisker… • …is the push of shame.
Anatomy of a winner • The road to success is made easier by attention to detail… and a good rider.
…A PROJECT IN YOUR SHED • Give a motorcycle enthusiast a challenge and he or she will rise to it. This issue’s challenge is not only to squeeze another bike into your shed but also a work bench and a tool or three. Yes, we say you need a project in your shed.
…A BULTACO MATADOR • We’re back on track here with a shiny, good-looking machine to fit in your shed. Luckily the previous bike is a project so can be stripped and stored safely while room is made for a Bultaco Matador, which needs to be near the door so it can be used frequently.
SAMMY MILLER MUSEUM
Hunting for success • Short-lived in production form, Ariel’s trials HT only really shone after the model was discontinued.
DRY AND WET WEIGHTS
THE HERE AND NOW
Dust devils • It takes courage to race a sidecar MXer, maybe that’s why Courage Breweries backed the 1974 British GP at Newbury.
A matter of development • Though christened the QUB, Greeves’ Griffon could have had the letters CAD after it.
Vapour blasting • There are many methods to clean up alloy motorcycle bits and pieces, we look at the simplest one here.
The best laid schemes… • … is a quote from Rabbie Burns’ ‘To a Mouse’ but could easily apply to those rebuilding a motorcycle…
DIRTPRODUCTS • Do you make, import or otherwise supply bits and pieces, clothing or other stuff the world of off-road motorcycling needs to know about? If so, then your product could be on these pages. Contact Helen in advertising on 01507 529574 or Tim Britton on 07739 615605 or CDBeditor@mortons.co.uk
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN… …a stud thread gives way? • That sickening feeling when athread gives way is a familiar one to all involved with old motorcycles – we show you a way to deal with the problem.
The comeback kid • Will he or won’t he? The question everyone asked.
WHO IS JOHN DICKINSON?
BEST LADY RIDER
Mac 2! • It’s the second win for local lad Gary Macdonald.
MOST HEROIC EFFORT
Montesa headlines at Highand event Edition Montesa • Inverness and District MCC have been guests of the Alvie estate for many a year… CDB went along for 2018.
Cancer charity’s feet-up fundraiser • There we were, in Cumbria, in June... it was damp
Storming the castle • Amid the peace and tranquillity of a fine country house in Dumfriesshire in July, Galloway MCC organised a classic MX – CDB was there.
…Gerrit Wolsink • Throughout his career and life, the King of Carlsbad, Gerrit Wolsink, has followed his own instincts. We catch up with him for an hour to see how that’s gone.
AN HOUR WITH...
A MISSED OPPORTUNITY?
DIRT TALK • Write to us at: ClassicDIRTbike, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6LZ. CDBeditor@mortons.co.uk
The summer of ’73… • ...when two-strokes ruled, perhaps CCM didn’t get that memo?
WHO IS IAN BERRY?
Ground breaker • Rickman’s Metisse made the MX world sit up and take notice.
AGAINST THE GRAIN