Vintage dirt bikers heading to Conondale


YOUNG and old will gather with their vintage dirt bikes at Conondale’s Green Park from Friday-Sunday, June 11–13, for the TeamMoto Classic Weekend.
The event will feature dirt bike riding, a show and shine, five riding tracks, live music, trade, food and bar stalls, a huge raffle including a motorbike up for grabs, and more.

The Classic Weekend, now in its second year at the venue, will host hundreds of riders across the five tracks for non-competitive recreational riding so attendees can ride as many or as few laps as they like.
Among the riders will be Jeff Leisk, who in 1988 won all three classes (125cc, 250cc and 500cc) at the Australian MX Championships. He was the first Australian to win a 500cc MX GP in Finland in 1993, made it to multiple American Motorcyclist Association supercross podiums, won the Paris Supercross in 1990 and came second the World Supercross in 1990.

Jeff, who says he has never kept anything from his racing career, recently bought a 1984 CR500, which was a bike he previously rode and will be bringing to ride at the Classic Weekend.
“I also bought a 1990 HRC CR500 replica of the 1990 championship bike, which I’m restoring at the moment and will be on display in the TeamMoto tent,” Jeff said.
“I can’t wait to ride Green Park again and catch up with everyone. I’ve joined forces with the TeamMoto group and am looking forward to helping get more riders on two wheels in the future,” he said.

Shannons will be hosting the pre-78 MX track, with a second open MX track for all pre-95 bikes, plus a vinduro (vintage enduro) loop, trials area and popular grass track for riding on the Saturday and Sunday.
There will be a Carmart bike yard to buy or sell bikes, and riding gear will be available to buy from the many trade stalls operating on Saturday and Sunday.

Young Henrys will be serving fine beverages each afternoon and into the evening and hosting a live band on Saturday night.
The Sunshine Coast Historical Bike Society will also have a display.
TeamMoto Kawasaki Maroochydore and TeamMoto Yamaha Sunshine Coast will be onsite all weekend with a range of motorbikes, parts and accessories. If you need any specific parts you are advised to call the shops in advance and they can bring it for collection at Green Park.

Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights with hot showers and facilities available for all participants, great food and coffee, plus all-day riding Saturday and Sunday.
The event is hosted by the community-run Sunshine Coast Motorcycle Club and sanctioned by Motorcycling Queensland.

All riders must be over 16 years old and can buy a one-event licence to ride any of the tracks.
Information and rider tickets are available online from www.scmcc.info/classic-weekend
The cost is $135 for riders and $20 cash at the gate for spectators.
To find out more go to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastMCC or FB Event page www.facebook.com/events/120579835951581

Photo: Jeff Leisk at the 1990 500cc United States Grand Prix

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