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H. R. 4678 VMX – We are just collateral damage

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on H. R. 4678 VMX – We are just collateral damage · Politics of Riding, Vintage

In warfare there is a term – collateral damage – that is used to describe damage to people and property which is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome. It is important we understand that, unlike land closures and noise ordinances, the latest threat to our vintage dirt bike hobby, the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability […]

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USVMX – US Vintage Motocross series announced

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on USVMX – US Vintage Motocross series announced · Events, Racing, Vintage

Rick Doughty, of Vintage Iron fame has announced the new, national VMX series — the U.S. Vintage Motocross Series. This has been in the works for a while. It’s the first vintage national MX series (to my knowledge) not promoted by the American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association (AHRMA). The off-road portion of AHRMA in general, […]

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Racing a Sportsman-class CZ 125

December 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Racing a Sportsman-class CZ 125 · Racing, Two-Stroke, Vintage

Let’s hear it for Steve “Souper” Clark and the Sportsman-class 125 project code-named Lester! Owned by the infamous Giles Nelson and the subject of ongoing and endless modifications and improvements by “Dr. G” Larry Garcia and “CZ Guy” Lee Holth, this little beauty throws some dirt at the 2007 Chehalis Classic. Nice work, guys! Now […]

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What’s your MX passion story?

December 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on What’s your MX passion story? · Vintage

I was talking to a friend today, reminiscing about when I was a kid and first learning about MX. I got my first mini-bike — a Briggs & Stratton-engined number with 10″ inch wheels — when I was 9 (I think.) But I clearly remember sitting in my fifth-grade class at Bell Elementary in Tyler, […]

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How do you feel abut the AMA – vintage rider survey

December 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on How do you feel abut the AMA – vintage rider survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Last night I got an email from Tony Wenck, producer of Pit Pass Radio, to let me know they’re interviewing AMA CEO Rob Dingman on tomorrow night’s show. Tony asked if I had any questions I wanted him to ask. It’s short notice, but one of the things I want to do is gauge the […]

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Old school pitbike races – Honda SL70 and XR75

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Old school pitbike races – Honda SL70 and XR75 · Events, Racing, Vintage

Recently my old school friend Ronnie Welch sent me a bunch of pictures from TVRC’s annual “King of the Ant Hill” race in Texas. If you were under the misguided belief that pitbike races were some new phenomenon, well, let me assure you that the only thing truly new in dirt biking is the backflip. […]

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Excellent VMX video from 2008

August 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Excellent VMX video from 2008 · Vintage

Here’s some top-notch racing action from the 2008 Nostalgia Scramble at Kendal, Cumbria, England last weekend. The rider in yellow is 67-year-old Terry Challinor. Found via RacerX and artist Rob Kinsey.

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Vintage bike show at High Point MX National

June 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Vintage bike show at High Point MX National · Events

This Saturday is the Parts Unlimited Vintage Bike Show at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, PA. Expect a first-class showing from our East Coast VMX brethren in conjunction with the world-class modern MX racing at the AMA Outdoor National.

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Another cool trailer conversion and more Diamond Don’s pics

April 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Another cool trailer conversion and more Diamond Don’s pics · Racing, Vintage, Workbench

Two cool links today. First is another nice trailer conversion site I found while researching some RV awnings. I don’t know the owner’s name, but he’s done some really nice stuff inside his 7’x14′ tandem axle trailer. I especially this idea for a flip-out table that attaches to the E-Track cargo strips along the wall. […]

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