When the start gate drops this weekend at the Australian Classic Motocross Championships in Boonah, riders as young as 16 and as old as 84 will go full throttle towards the chance at becoming an Australian Motocross Champion.
When the start gate drops this weekend at the Australian Classic Motocross Championship in Boonah, riders as young as 16 and as old as 84 will go full throttle towards the chance at becoming an Australian Motocross Champion.
According to Motorcycling Australia, the event is as unique as its competitors and bikes, attracting almost 200 riders from across the country, even featuring a championship class dedicated to riders over 70.
“Nostalgia buffs come from as far away as Western Australia to watch and race these bikes and everyone is invited to come and see just how well built and preserved these bikes and their riders are.” commented event coordinator Colin Metcher.
Unlike the homogenised MX bikes of today, the classic motocross event features unique and quirky bikes such as Spanish Ossa, Bultaco and Montesa bikes which are brought back to life by their owners and reworked to championship condition.
“We’ve definitely seen a resurgence in the classic Czech built CZ bikes in 2013, blitzing previous year’s entries to record its highest entry rate ever,” Metcher added.
“There is an immense amount of pride involved in getting your old bike through to the finish and good natured rivalry in the pits is common between different bike brands.”
For most, it’s the chance to get their bikes out on the track and racing. Resurrecting these bikes and bring them back to their glory days is a labour of love for people with most of the bike brands dying out years ago.
The 2013 Lucas Oil Australian Classic Motocross Championship will be held at Queensland Moto Park in Beaudesert this weekend with entry from 10:00am.
Entry is $10 for adults and spectators are invited to come and get up close and personal with the bikes and their riders and enjoy a great day of classic motorcycle racing.