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Classic Dirt Bike

Issue 51 Summer 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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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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technically speaking

My column this issue was going to be about the insides of a Montesa 200 engine, which belongs to a relative of mine who was abit good on a trials bike in the Fifties (he’s got the rest of the bike as well but that’s not in too bad a condition compared with the engine). Then, just as I was finely crafting the words, in popped an email from John Dickinson with his column attached. Having seen a photo of it, John also mentioned the Montesa, mainly because he couldn't believe what he was seeing.Now, John is actually a mechanic, whereas I’m not, and I’m sure the technical jargon which peppered his email is official language for use when a qualified craftsman is presented with something suffering the attentions…

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international dirt bike show on the move

Though amodern show, there's still our type of bikes there. Since event organiser Mortons Media Group Ltd announced the change of date and venue for the International Dirt Bike Show, trade continues to pour in, ensuring showgoers will have a jam-packed two days at Stafford County Showground on September 28/29.Latest to sign up is kit, clothing, parts and accessories giant Off Road World. The company’s managing director, Jason Harding, stated: “Off Road World is excited to be attending this year’s Dirt Bike Show at the new venue of Stafford County Showground.Previous years at Stoneleigh Park have been hugely successful for us and we look forward to carrying that on this year and meeting more new customers. Lining up alongside them are Yamaha and Talon Engineering plus wheel builder and…

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are you passionate about bultaco?

If the answer is yes, then maybe you ought to be in the club… Bultaco Club UK to be precise. Formed by Damon Wood (his Matador was best in show at Telford and is in this issue to further the Bultaco cause) and launched just before Christmas 2018, the idea behind the club is to share knowledge and encourage Bultaconess among enthusiasts of the Spanish marque.Though we’re a dirt bike magazine and naturally concentrate on the off-road side of things, the club is more widely focussed and caters for all Bultacos – yes even those with smooth tyres.To celebrate the launch of the club there is a high quality T-shirt available for £19.95 inc postage, it is available by contacting info@bultacoclub.co.uk – which is also the contact you need…

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toughsheet twinshock series

Past masters' parade lap. With two rounds of the Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championships done and dusted, the series has seen quite an upturn in entries. The series now caters for Twinshocks, Evolution, Super Evos, and Veterans on Modern bikes.Round three is coming up fast, and is being run by the newly formed Nottingham Twinshock Club, at the popular Bevercotes track on Sunday, May 26. Entries are now being taken, and the forms are all on the National Twinshock website www.nationaltwinshock.co.uk The remaining rounds are as follows:■ May 26Notts Twinshock Club at Bevercotes.■ June 16 Lancs Twinshock Club at Astbury, Cheshire.■ July 27/28 Cumbria Twinshock Club at Howton Court, Pontrilas. Jack Burnicle interviews Roger Harvey and below, Jack gets the scoop from Freddy Mayes while Alan Clough waits…

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highland classic 2019

It is likely too late to try and get an entry for the Inverness DMCC Highland Classic Two day Trial on the Alvie estate near Aviemore on June 8/9, as the entries fill up very quickly once they are open and the opening date was February 1, 2019. However, there’s an outside chance someone might drop out and the waiting list moves up a notch. This year, guest of honour will be Bernie Schreiber who will forsake Bultaco blue for SWM yellow – he was top rider for both factories – as the trial will celebrate the Italian SWM marque. Bernie, so long out of the trials loop, has embraced the sport he was once top of the world at and has lost none of his skill.…

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increase in entries for leven valley

Mick Grant waits to be flagged off by 2018 guest Sammy Miller. Latest news from the Leven Valley Two Day Trial is the entries have been upped to 250 from an initial 200. So popular has the event been that the organisers were oversubscribed almost on the day the entries opened. The trial will take place in Kinlochleven on September 28/29, 2019 and will be all off-road. There will be one lap each day and the terrain will be typical Highland going. All successful entrants have been notified and all those who were not have also been contacted concerning a reserve list. If anyone has any queries about their entry get in touch via david.dougan71@ btinternet.com …