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June 16, 2013 (All Day)
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October 13, 2013 (All Day)
Andy Christie had somehow managed to secure a superb venue at the end of the Makirikiri Valley road at Robbie & Karyn Cummins property, Those smiles on everybody’s face in the group photo carried on thru out the day and even a patch of rain couldn’t dampen their enthusiasm.
There was some close racing in all classes with only a hand full of points covering the top 3 in most classes. Team managers were spotted converged around the computer working out strategies to ensure victory for their respective riders.
The Prize-Giving that followed would have to be the highlight of the day/season/year and suitably recognised the winners, contributors and ‘GOOD BASTARD’s of this sport and our VMX family.
Kiwi Vintage Motocross Wanganui would like to thank the following sponsors who have helped make this series possible.
NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR.
Neil Hintz @ Autoflight, Hamilton.
Pete & Les @ Eastbay Engineering Ltd.
Craig Hambling @ Hamco Industries.
Darryl August @ Darryl August Motorcycles.
Gary @ Rock Oil. (2 Wheel Wholesale)
Brett Sample Ex NZ Boxer.Com
Neil Bush for making his land available and Niven Muir for offering to sponsor the cancelled Rd. 5 Meeting
Geoff & Tony @ Keown Honda.
Darryl August @ Darryl August Motorcycles.
William Doe @ Taupo Towing.
Steve Sweeney @ Steve Sweeney Racing.com.au.
Francis Hoen @ Johnsonville Cycles.
Brian @ Brian Simpson Mobile Weld Testing.
Evan (Tubby) Walpole @ Parapara Engineering.
Ross Bennett @ www.livewire.gen.nz
Richard @ Vandenberg Shelter Belt Trimmers.
Mark Wood @ Woody’s Engineering.
Craig Hambling @ Hamco Industries.
Julie & Ian @ Coastline Honda.
We would also like to make special mention to the team of people who help in putting this unique series together over the past 10 years.
- Dave Jamieson and team from Manawatu VMX
- Les, Pete, Cooch and the guys @ Whakatane VMX.
- Darryl, Bill @ Stu from Taupo VMX
- Neil, Dave @ Nick from Aria.
- Brian @ Andy for the ‘FINAL’
Flag Marshalls——Tony McCabe & family.
Check-In/Lap Scoring——–Cheryl Coley, Julie McKenzie, Warren, Marie ,Debbie Ritchie.
The food providers over 48 meetings.
Race Starter @ Finisher—–Evan ‘TUBBY’ Walpole.
Race Commentator—–Neil (mini GOOD BASTARD) Ritchie
KVMX Helper—–Andy Christie.
All The Land Owners.
First Aid Providers.
The ‘VMX FAMILY’ (You the competitors)
And anyone else who has banged a peg in, taken one out, wrapped up that bunting or helped in any way.
KIWI VINTAGE, LLOYD McKENZIE, ROSS BENNETT, BRIAN SIMPSON, WAYNE MARSHALL,TUBBY WALPOLE & latterly ANDY CHRISTIE would like to place on record our total enjoyment over the past 10 years and yes we did 49 meetings, So do we have UNFINISHED business, which may mean look out for THE 50th KVMX Wanganui would like to be part of whatever is organised for the 2013/2014 season.
Can anyone out there help with where a workshop manual or parts book can be found for a Honda TLM200 trials bike (or if they are included in another composite manual), they were a two stroke trials bike made in the mid 1980s I understand and are an early monoshock frame. Does anyone know if other model pistons and rod kits fit them etc. Any contacts info or help greatly appreciated. Looking to help a couple of guys keen to get involved in twinsock trials in lower North Island, please contact Robert at email@example.com. I found this photo on the net as a few have turned up on trade me occasionally.
As you are all aware, New Zealand is currently being gripped by an extended spell of dry weather causing many areas to be declared drought zones.
By Wednesday this week , Wairarapa, Manawatu and Rangitikei are expected to be declared official drought zones as well….
With ground conditions ‘concrete hard’ and no likelyhood of significant rainfall before next weekend, Kiwi Vintage Motocross has had to make the differcult and unusual decision of cancelling Rnd 5 of Mr VMX 10th Anniversary Series which was due to be held at HALCOMBE on this coming Sunday 17th March 2013.
The primary reason for cancellation was around the heightened risk of accident due to dust and the high likelyhood of injury should accidents occur. The safety and enjoyment of Kiwi Vintage Motocross run events is paramount to the Kiwi Vintage Motocross team.
Your entry fee for Rnd 5 will automatically be carried over to the Rnd 6 final to be held at Wanganui on Saturday April 20, 2013.
We will be doing our best to contact all riders to inform them of this cancellation but this news may not reach everyone. Please do your bit and let your VMX buddies know in case they do not receive our email.
As usual at the end of the Series, Kiwi Vintage Motocross will refund any unused entry fee. This must be requested by the rider by email no later than 4 weeks after the end of the Series.
Should you have any concerns regarding this cancellation, please contact:
Lloyd McKenzie Ph 021 305 620 or Ross Bennett Ph 0274 465 467
The Summer Carnival ‘Trentham’ Classic Trial took place at Trentham Memorial Park on Saturday 23rd February in glorious weather with some great addition challenge added with the introduction or a range of logs to the totara reserve section of the course.The river section was very dry and a lot easier than in previous years. Fred Carter Fantic 200 won the Expert section from son Evan by 1 point, Colin Richardson the A Grade on his Montesa 200 and Alan Burgess the B Grade on his BSA B40 (the first time a British machine has won a trials grade in the four years I have been running twinshock trials). Pic shows Alasdair Keane on the Beamish Suzuki RL250. Next event is Sunday March 24th at the Mangatukutuku Valley Kapiti. For further details contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recieved news yesterday that local motorsport media legend and author/owner of motorcycle marketplace passed away.
Steve was a passionate supporter of all motorsport and we often would have nothing in our local papers if it where not for him, he was a great help with the VMX central team in helping us to get the Johnny Old up and running again in 2010/2012 with his vast knowledge and past photos.
You will be sorely missed,on behalf of the VMX central team and all motorcyclists thankyou.
With a wet forecast for Kapiti today I headed south from Wanganui with fingers crossed that it would improve. The first round in Akatarawa was after a few days rain but wasn’t too slippery, but today slip sliding away was the name of the game. The sections were all under cover in the native bush at the Mangatukutuku Valley and what a fabulous place. The 8 sections were spread out in a big loop with a few stream crossings to help keep the bikes clean. Read More….
Kiwi Vintage Motocross is up and running and and is proud to present the milestone 10th Anniversary Series for 2012-2013 in association with Auto Flight NZ.
This will not be the only milestone as this years series will include a bonus 6th Round which will bring the total to 50 Rnds of racing under the Mr Vintage Motocross banner !
The format for this year will be as follows..
Eastbay Engineering - Whakatane Rnd 1 – 6th October 2012
Hamco Industries - Halcombe Rnd 2 – 4th November 2012
Darryl August Motocycles/Rockoil - Taupo Rnd 3 – 2nd December 2012
nzboxer.com - Aria Rnd 4 – 16th February 2013
Urban Creations - Halcombe Rnd 5 – Date to be advised 2013
Keown Honda - Wanganui Rnd 6 Final – Date to be advised 2013
Our email has been running hot for week now from VMXer’s keen to get into gear… The entry form wlll be made available on this website toward the end of August.
Stay tuned for further updates !
The Triumph Riders Club ‘Thunder & Iron’ display at the Aramoho Hotel in April featured a cross-section of classic from pre-war Panther & Matchless singles up to the later model T140 750cc Triumphs. A mix of competition machines included the ex Peter Colin’s World Speedway Champion Weslake 500, a Jawa Ice Speedway bike, a trio of Triumph powered classic sidecar racers, my Montesa 247 Cota trials mount plus a trio of classic scramblers. The Husqvarana 400 71 GP Replica was the one a Kiwi based in England loaned me for Bryan Wade to ride on his ‘Down Under to NZ’ trip. Wanganui enthusiast Roger also had his CZ400 and Rickman Metisse MK3 Triumph T100 500cc machine in the display. This event and Bryan Wades tour have just featured in a four page spread in the June/July ‘Megaphone’ Magazine.
Picture by Tiffany Cochrane shows Seton Brown watching brother Karl ‘Charlie’ on his TY250A Yamaha on the tricky section 3. The Final round of the series was held at ‘Charlie Browns place at Kai Iwi, or should I say his motorcycle playground that includes a foam pit with floodlighting, a pit bike scramble track plus a pit bike supercross track and it now has Twinshock trials on its credits … Read More….
Yamaha TY250A stolen in Wanganui during Saturdays rugby test. This restored machine was stolen during the test. The owner had bought his dog inside unfortunately and the thieves got away with this bike, daughters 3 wheeler, ride on mower. This is a very distinctive machine and one of only 4 being used in the North Island. A reward is offered and if you hear or see anything please contact the writer on 06-343-7585 or owner on 06-344-3242
The Final Round of the Autumn Series will now be help at Carl ‘Charlie’ Browns place at Kai Iwi. Directions heading from Wanganui up SH3 past the school and pub and up the hill to Bushy Park Road. The road is on the right so turn off the highway (will be signposted) and go to the end of the road and gate entry will be signposted. Event includes riders prizegiving and beers after the completion of the four rounds of 10 sections. Read More….
What an amazing property Halcombe turned out to be with a variety of grass and dirt bank terrain, native trees and that was just the first 6 sections. Out trials master Merv had to make some changes late yesterday while setting out and miscounted and we ended up with 11 sections. So a few boys are a bit sore and tired after 44 sections but the creek offered some great challenge for the second half of the course. Read More….
The sublimely spring weather of late made for a great days riding in Wanganui at Ash Kents place. Top rider of the day was Seton Brown with Gerald Bull winning the A Grade and Julian Rivers the B Grade. Read More….
A Tiffany Cochrane photo at the Bullocks Quarry in Bulls. Left to right, Julian Rivers Kawasaki KT 250, Alasdair Keanne Beamish Suzuki RL250, Derek Evans Ossa Mick Andrews Replica 250 plus the writer Robert Cochrane Kawasaki KT 250. The other three riders were three of the eight that travelled up from Wellington for a great days riding. Of special interest to Suzuki fans is that Derek Evans worked for Beamish Motorcycles in England during the 1970′s and used to build the very machine Alasdair is sitting on, plus the yellow 325cc RL250 model Steve Gallichan has in his collection. Read More….
All through the Central region riders are getting machines ready for the first Round on Sunday 15th at Bullocks Quarry in Bulls. I had originally set aside this full weekend to get my machines ready with a focus on front fork improvements. The Montesa needs the forks cleaned out thoroughly and new oil, and the KT New fork seals. The original fork legs were very worn and leaked and to hard chrome was $600 and to get some new ones made was$450 USD. Lloyd McKenzie came up with a simple fix for me that cost $15 from Joe Lett Motorcycles. Read More….
A great venue at the Movie Set, a good new track and fine weather, 6 mths advance publicity for riders and the ‘Twinshock Dirt’ branding some would have thought a good rider turnout would be the order of the day. Admittedly some Pre 76 riders had been at events the previous 2 or 3 weekends so it was understandable they couldn’t make it. Apart from a few Wellington locals and some visitors from Wanganui, Taupo, Taranaki and Hawkes Bay there were no riders from Manawatu, Kapiti or Horowhenua which was both a major surprise and disappointment. Much ‘noise’ is made about the strength of the sport in the central region so it was a real surprise. But as ‘Bryan Wade’ said at the prizegiving, this is another fantastic venue and you guys had a great time, your passion for the sport is great. Read More….
The KEOWN HONDA Mr VMX Series 9 – Rnd 5 Final & prizegiving proved to be a fitting end to another outstanding vintage motocross race series. Some exciting racing was seen on the open and flowing Wanganui venue. The Series prizegiving that followed was the opportunity to recognise the winners, contributors and ’Good Bastards’ of this sport and the ‘VMX family’.
Kiwi Vintage Motocross would like to thank the following sponsors who have helped to make this Series possible:
Tricky Dicky Racing – Steve Gallichan
Hamco Industries - Craig Hambling
Darryl August Motorcycles & Rockoil
Urban Creations – Niven Muir
Coastline Honda – Julie & Ian
Henshaw Signs - Mark Henshaw
Steve Sweeney Racing -Steve Sweeney
Craig Stevens Motorcycles – Craig Stevens
Taupo Towing – Bill Doe
VMX Central – Jo & Owen Kirk
Johnsonville Cycles – Francis Hoen
Vandenberg Shelter Belt Trimming – Richard
Craig Bailey Motorcycles – Craig Bailey
We would as like to make special thanks to some of those behind the scenes people who helped to make this unique Series a success….
Manuwatu VMX – Dave Jamieson & team
Hawkes Bay VMX – Cooch & team
Taupo VMX – Darryl, Bill & team
Taranaki VMX – Steve, Stan & team
Lap Scorers – Debbie Ritchie & co.
Flag Marshals – Tony McCabe & co
Race Starter – Evan ‘Tubby’ Walpole
Media – Robert Cochrane
KVMX helper – Andy Christie
First Aid workers
The “VMX Family” (the competitors)
The final results for Series 9 … Mr VMX Series Points