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Classic Dirt | EVENTS

Classic Dirt is a laid-back event where two-strokes and twin-shocks still rule. Where you’re likely to sport a Rickman Matisse, a Penton or a Norton alongside the Maicos, Bultacos and the occasional BSA. All among the scores of classic Japanese oil burners – such as an immaculate Suzuki Apache 400.

The 15th Annual Classic Dirt held at Queensland Moto Park was no different and while the bikes are well loved, most of them are also well used. So the majority of riders turn up with more than one bike on the trailer to ensure they get plenty of track time. On average three bikes per rider for a total of over 600 bikes; including a 1974 Jawa CZ250 Six-Day – one of only 21 built – so only there for the show ’n’ shine.

Guest of Honour was Californian Donnie ‘Holeshot’ Hansen who hit his peak in 1982 as AMA National and Supercross Champion before winning the Trophy Des Nations. Together with former Aussie champions Adrian Bailey and Jimmy Deacon, Donnie took to the berms for a few demo laps while everyone had a breather.

The Queensland Classic Titles will be held at the same venue in a few weeks’ time so should you wish to see what MX was like before competitors needed a pilot’s licence, get along to Queensland Moto Park on 26 May.

By Peter Whitaker