A trio of rare CCMs, a legendary Maico and a selection of rip-your-arms off open-class Japanese two strokes are among the dozens of collectible and delectable dirt bikes set to go on show at the fast-approaching The Bike Shed Times Capel River Classic Motorcycle Show and Shine.
The event will be held on Saturday June 25 in parallel with the 45th Capel 200 Trail Bike Rally, at 1688 Goodwood Road, Capel River, Western Australia, home of the Ironstone Adventure Riding Club. The show and shine includes a special category dedicated to off-road bikes (pre-1993), commemorating south-west motorcycling identity, the late Glen Britza.
Members from both the Vintage Enduro Club of WA and the Vintage Motocross Club of WA are expected to display a range of bikes, in addition to those formally entered for the show and shine competition. A short but impressive special-test course has been laid out adjacent to the display area, so spectators will be able to see vintage dirt bikes in action.
Brothers Dave and Jim Lawson will be showing off no less than five of their vintage motocross bikes — including four thumping great British four-strokes and a lovely 125cc two-stroke from Japan.
Big-bore Japanese two strokes dominated motocross tracks around the world through the 1980s, with the big four manufacturers — Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki — all producing huge power and way-long suspension. Wanneroo collector Colin Dickinson has one of each, lucky devil, and will be taking them all down to Capel.