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Long Live Vintage MX

Discussion in 'Old Guys & Old Bikes' started by Mike, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Mike

    Mike PR Addict

    Racing Number:
    29
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  2. Vet261

    Vet261 PR Addict

    Location:
    Valley City, Ohio
    where was this race, how did I miss out on it?
     
  3. Mike

    Mike PR Addict

    Racing Number:
    29
    Farleigh Castle, Europe's premier vintage event held every September.
     
  4. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    Stringent scrutineering?
     
  5. Mike

    Mike PR Addict

    Racing Number:
    29
    ??? Awsome racing
     
  6. Vet261

    Vet261 PR Addict

    Location:
    Valley City, Ohio
    Ahhh, well no wonder I didn't attend it! I was thinking this was some midwest thing that I somehow overlooked!
     
  7. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    Good to see some nice old rusty stuff being enjoyed across the pond. And apparently it rains in places other than Ohio...
     
  8. Mike

    Mike PR Addict

    Racing Number:
    29
    Its on my BUCKET LIST... September 2017 takes some planning.

    Who's in?
     
  9. mxkid

    mxkid PR Member

    Location:
    newark,oh
    I have to do this sometime
     
  10. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    Going to race?
     
  11. sturd

    sturd PR Addict

    Farleigh is a great race but not really vintage. PV though if you're into that.

    Also note that the competition is Freakin Fierce. Friends have done it and you'll be competing
    against Ryan Hughes and such.
     
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  12. Mike

    Mike PR Addict

    Racing Number:
    29
    Absolutely, why go all that way and not race with the locals
     
  13. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    Have any contacts over there? What are you going to do for a bike?
     
  14. Mike

    Mike PR Addict

    Racing Number:
    29
    So I do have contacts, family and friends in the UK, I was born there, still have a UK passport.

    So really two options find a UK bike to either borrow or buy & sell. I think the best concept would be to find the right UK guy who has a few bikes, like most of us and offer a swap. Ride one of his bikes at Farliegh and then offer one of mine at Unadilla, Diamond Don's, or Mid Ohio what ever his bucket list item was. Makes perfect sense to me.

    Second plan would be if there a 4 or 5 Buckeyes that want to go we ship a container with bikes, gear etc. more expensive and a hassle but very doable.
     
  15. misstheflip

    misstheflip PR Member

    I've looked into shipping options and it wasn't cheap....about $1300 round trip for my KX. I did find this EVO MX pre 1985 series that also races Farleigh annually in August http://www.westmidsevo.co.uk/ . I believe it is run in conjunction with modern bikes, but seems to have a pretty good following. There is an FB page for the series too. Message some chap and ask if we can rent a few ready to race bikes for a Farleigh weekend. I'm seriously considering going next year if anybody else is game. There are several reasonable lodging options in the area (mostly B&B) and Heathrow is less than 2 hrs away.
     
  16. mxkid

    mxkid PR Member

    Location:
    newark,oh
    Im a year away maybe,I will still be officiating football in 2016,but that will be my last year.
     
  17. beenridin

    beenridin PR Elite

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    Racing Number:
    414
    I'm in !!
     

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