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Are children and animals
welcome into the track?
Yes, kids are more than
welcome with a responsible adult. Animals must be kept on a lead.
Will there be food?
All onsite catering is
taken care of by the track owners. We cannot arrange for any outside caterers.
If you don’t like ‘track food’ consider bringing your own.
Can we bring beer into
Beer is allowed on the campsite,
no outside beer inside track area. There is a full bar at the track.
How much does it cost to go into the Ken Fox Wall of
It’s free, thanks to Guy
Martin’s Proper brand who have arranged for it to attend. There will be
sessions on Friday night, Saturday day and Saturday night for people to watch
this world famous show.
Can I go in the pits?
Only racers and one
mechanic, with a wristband, per racer are allowed in the pits. We have so many
racers in a small area that this rule has been made to keep the event running
smoothly and as safely as possible.
Is there going to be kid’s bicycle race?
Yes, and it’s free to
enter. Bring your own bike and helmet, gloves too if you’ve got them. 12s and
under. One lap, for fun only. About 4.15 on Saturday.
What other entertainment is there?
After the DTRA racing on
Friday night there is chance to go see the Ken Fox Wall of Death and listen to a
great band, The Vitamins. We’ll have some daft games and DJs too.
On Saturday we have lots
of non-racing fun on track, more Wall of Death, Vintage speedway, plus live
music from The Dream Themes during the day and Davros and the Deep Space
Deviants at night.
There will also be a
mini-custom show and dealer booths from some Sideburn and related companies.
Will you be selling Dirt Quake merchandise?
Yes, T-shirts and other
Is there a cashpoint at the arena?
Can I get a photography
Only with a
commissioning letter from the editor of a magazine or newspaper. Photographers
must show proof of public liability insurance if they want to enter non-public
areas. There are plenty of opportunities to take memorable photos from the
public areas, though.
What happens if it rains?
The racers get muddy,
but the event still goes ahead. There are covered grandstands at both sides of
Can I enter to race?
You could, but all the
entries are now full EXCEPT for the W&W Harley class. The only rule is, it
has to be a Harley. Email us if you want to enter the Harley race - Dirt @
Can I enter on the day
of the race?
Do I need a race licence?
Yes, but you can buy an
MCF day licence for £10 on the morning of the race.
Q Can I enter the DTRA races?
Yes, if you have a
suitable bike. There are classes for Rookies on Saturday morning and Vintage
bikes on Friday evening. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I check in?
Saturday morning at the
sign-up station from 10.15-11.30am. Sign-on closes at 11.30.
What do I need to race?
Helmet (see regs below),
eye protection (visor or goggles), gloves, trousers, long-sleeve top, over the
We highly recommend the
best safety gear you can get your hands on: leathers, armour, back protector,
full-face helmet… Motorcycle racing can be dangerous.
We run Dirt Quake with the help of the MCF, a race organization to ensure
everything is as safe as possible. They tell us helmets must comply with one of
British Standards Institution BS 6658-A
British Standards Institution BS 6658-B
UN ECE Regulation 22 ECE 22-05
Snell Memorial Foundation Snell M2005 or M2010 (individual approval only)
Can I fit a crown of pike nuts to my helmet for the
No. The MCF are adamant
that any modification to a helmet structure immediately invalidates approval.
Any helmet modified by the cutting, drilling or puncturing of the shell in any
way subsequent to its leaving the manufacturer, will be rejected at
I have a waist length ponytail,
is that a problem?
Competitors with long hair must have it contained within the helmet or
I’ve never raced before, is that a problem?
Absolutely not. Dirt
Quake was invented for novices.
Is there a bike safety
Yes. We need to make sure you are not going to injure
someone else with your bike. We are checking that:
wheels with big gaps in them are covered up. This is to stop limbs going
through them. Cut plastic or fibre board and zip tie in place.
·Levers must have a ball end or be taped
·Footrests must fold or be taped
·Chain must be covered at the point it joins the
·Glass lights must be taped.
·Bikes should be in a general safe condition (pay
attention to wheel bearings, loose parts, sharp things)
When is practice?
See schedule below.
How do I practice?
Every rider gets one
session of practice, four laps in length. The car park and campsite are not for
practicing. Save it for the track.
What is the race format?
One practice session,
two heat races and a final. Everyone gets a final (if their bike is still in
one piece). All sessions are four
laps in length.
smoking in the pits
be respectful of the staduim and pick up your litter.
takes place on the track and not in the car park.
PLEASE NOTE: The schedule and listed attractions
are liable to change without any prior warning.
Radical street scrambler from Thrive Motorcycles, Jakarta, Indonesia.. Looks like a late-'80s official concept bike, if it were powder blue with a yellow seat. And that's a good thing.
The project was one of our most ambitious. Designed and built for very special friend. We've been friends for a couple of years and from that we could say he is one of the most curious graphic designer we know. The bike was designed over dozens of questions in his head, he is a kind of person who always wondered how to put ideas and function at the same place. It always intrigue us when we meet people who have visions and dreams, their vibes always inspire us to build something that’s not only good but also meaningful.
The discussions directing us into the ideas about two things that always cross each other, related with dualism in our life. It’s about the multiplication when two things intersected with each other. Like the good and the bad or the black and white. We always wonder what kind of spirit that live between them, we believe there must be more than only neutral circumstances. We believe if the grey area is more mysterious than you could ever think, it could be really bad and smartly good at the same time. This thought pushes us to develop a motorcycle that can be perfectly use when facing the road in a bad condition but still have her own beauty and sleekness nature from the owner’s thought.
So we started it by creating the whole new sub frame for this little 2008 Yamaha Scorpio to achieve a clean looks under the seat and maximazing the horizontal grid. We picked an aluminum plate for the whole body panel needs in purpose to reducing the weight in a thick material plate. The engine was in a good condition when she came to our front door, but then a few parts got new replacements, and renewed the gaskets after we put it on a vapor blasting treatment to add some contrast and more value to the bike itself before the coloring phase begin. Then we added a PE 28 Carburetor so now she can breathe more fresh air and we covered the custom made stainless steel exhaust with a black exhaust wrap.
To ensure more control, we use a fatbar handlebar completed with the custom clucth and brake lever, custom dashboard with a light indicators and GPS mounting, custom light switch and start button, ended with the custom bar-end turn signal to keep a clean look on bar area. In front suspension, we used a set of Honda’s upside down forks, but we had to modified the triple trees and steering column to make it fit perfectly on a Yamaha’s chassis. For the rear, we used a Yamaha’s swingarm pair it with Showa Monoshock Suspension on a custom made unitrack system.
For her shoes we used a pair of 18” spoke rims wrapped with Kenda’s Trial Tread Tyre and controlled by a pair of new disc brake system on a aftermarket trial hubs. We modified the original footstep by adding some detail to enhace the grips and pairing it with the chrome shifter and brake control. Then we add a custom-made skid-plate to cover the engine from dirts and rocks while she goes travelling around. There only two main colors on this bike, Gun Metal Grey on top of brushed metal finish at the aluminum panel, and black for the rest of the bike. We used three different black powder coat texture.
As we know, maybe we can not win everything but proving and experimenting what we believe is always good for us. The ideas itself will make the output naturally stand out among others in todays attention-seeking-trend. The serene sight will deceive people from the basic purpose of the bike, and that’s what we think about this project.
Stopped by Brat Style's year-old shop in Long Beach, LA, on our American whistle-stop trip. It was great to finally meet Go and Masumi in person.
He was cooly busy with finishing this Indian "Chout" for this weekend's Born-Free 7 show in Silverado, CA. We did a feature on his Tokyo shop in Sideburn #18. BP
Here are the Neave twins, two of the fastest flat trackers in Europe, wearing Sideburn T-shirts.
The black one is the Bultaco Astro tech drawing design and is only available for subscribers who sign up to the great 8-issue Sideburn sub deal.
Choose to start with the current issue, 21 or the next one, 22. Remember to choose the correct size shirt.
The blue one is our back issue offer T-shirt and is just £15 (plus post) including a back issue of your choice. Just choose the size and magazine you want from the long dropdown menu.
THIS IS THE BLOG OF SIDEBURN MAGAZINE. IF YOU LIKE IT, MAYBE YOU SHOULD BUY A COPY.
Sideburn is a magazine made four times a year by Gary Inman, Ben Part and some of the best freelancers in motorcycling. It features racing, custom bikes, street trackers and great stories from all over the world. We love flat track racing, speedway and the road bikes loosely inspired by the racers plus the heroes and zeroes who line up to race them.
Sideburn also organises Dirt Quake events.
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