Classic Dirt Bike Issue 53 Winter 2019

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.

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Like it or not, lists are a part of life. They can take many forms, as indeed do their contents. Some lists will be aimed at domestic life and remind us to pick up bread, milk, quails' eggs, aspic jelly or whatever your dietary needs or likes dictate. Other lists may be aimed at organising your daily routine – this magazine for instance has its own list, though it’s termed a ‘flat plan’, showing what goes in each issue and on which page. There are three projects on the go in this magazine, and I’m personally involved in two of them. One has never been a complete motorcycle, the other was but has loads missing and alongside these I’ve got my own selection of motorcycles which, being old, need attention. Writing this column…

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ho ho ho... it's beginning to look a lot like... telford

Incredibly as this is written there are only 12 short weeks to go until the 2020 Classic Dirt Bike Show. Okay so there’s a thing called Christmas in the way, but for us in the dirt bike world the show at the Telford International Centre on February 15-16 (and which is again backed by Hagon Shocks) actually IS Christmas... and the similarities are clear. For instance, ties and socks as presents are entrenched in Christmas folklore, while at Telford there will be ties – cable ties – and socks too… race socks for wearing under trials, enduro or MX boots – so ties and socks will be on the trade stands. There will be lots more there too and as most MXers are in down time and doing the rebuild thing, it's likely…

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doing it for dom

As well as running a superb series of trials for classic, twinshock and aircooled monos, the Kia organisers have been raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Dominic Feaks who sadly lost his battle with the disease. In our last issue we had a tantalising glimpse of the charity calendar photoshoot involving the wives and partners of riders that participate in the championship. Well, the calendar is now produced and is for sale – cost £10 – at the remaining Kia Championship Rounds. The calendar can also be purchased by emailing to though postage of £2.50 will need to be added. Finally, there will be a stock of the calendars to buy at both the Kia and Rockshocks stands at The Classic Dirt Bike Show in Telford to…

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toughsheet backing the twins

Dougie Mercer’s Toughsheet Building Supplies is continuing as headline sponsor of the 2020 National Twinshock MX Championships. The series will consist of seven rounds, and registration is now open, with all the forms needed on the National Twinshock website. There are classes for all Twinshocks, Evos, Super Evos and Vets on Modern bikes. The Festival of Legends could return to Hawkstone in August, but this will be confirmed once the British MX Championship releases its events. For info email or call 07816 283252.…

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elsinore gp

Remember the Elsinore GP featured in the classic movie On Any Sunday? Lots of dirt bikes racing through the town, to the delight of the population, before heading out into the hills. Some racers took it seriously most didn’t and legends such as Malcolm Smith managed to combine both attributes, then there was Harvey Mushman… who? Hollywood actor Steve McQueen is who. He rode under a pseudonym so the movie studios wouldn’t spot what he did on a weekend. Seems the Elsinore GP still happens and is a four day festival in, on and around town in California. It’s about to happen as we write, will be happening when we go to press – November 8 – and will have happened when this magazine comes out. The event plays heavily on our era…

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top guests getting set to entertain at the cdb show 2020

As revealed in issue 52, there are two fabulous guests from the world of off-road motorcycling at the Hagonbacked CDB Show 2020. From the feet-up world there is 1979 world trials champion Bernie Schreiber. The Californian burst on the scene in the Seventies and was at the forefront of a new style of riding and ushered in the new guard of young guns. When we interviewed Bernie for CDB in issue 47 he told us: “I never set out to change the sport but was focused on finding new ways to ride in the rules of the time…” That he did just that is irrefutable and his reward was a world championship for Bultaco. Though forever associated with Bultaco and SWM, his skills were displayed on many other makes too. For the scrambles…