pre 90 bikes are here to stay either you like it or not, next year pre 90 bikes will be catered for at HBBB, and it want make a crap of difference to the easter weekend, so suck it up and be part of it and enjoy the atmosphere.
I can't hold back a chuckle at your all of a sudden leaping onto the pre 90 bandwagon Dave. It seems like a fortnight a go you were crying out for us to build pre 65 bikes to maintain the traditions of our sport, even decrying that pre 90 bikes weren't really vintage. Why the sudden change Dave? While my main interest lies in pre linkage or twin shock era bikes and pre 70/65 in particular I can't see why HBBB should shun pre 90 bikes. As long as all
if the eras get an equal grab at track time I don't see a problem.
A bigger concern to me is the seeming disinterest in the dirt side of things at HBBB by MA. Jonesy, Frank Stanborough and I attended the Saturday night banquet a couple of years ago and were a extremely pissed off at the self praising attitude shown by the evenings host (some burned out commercial radio hack)
, co-host Jim Scaysbrook and other officials, just about everyone given a go on stage or thanked for their contribution were involved in the road race side of the event, the dirttrack, speedway and motocross side of things only mentioned in passing. Amid all of the gratuitous back slapping on stage, the bloke who'd organised the whole shebang and had kept it all running so smoothly, Peter Drakeford wasn't given any recognition whatsoever. After two hours of cold, bland food, overpriced bargain bin quality wine and boring Alan Cathcart interviews with so called celebrities that most of us wouldn't have heard of, we left vowing never to attend that part of HBBB ever again. Whatever your thoughts on Drakie, it's bloody hard to ignore his love of the vintage dirt biking and his hard yakka in keeping the Bonanza running smoothly. It was offensive to all involved in the dirt side of the Bonanza to see how little it figured in MA's big picture and equally offensive to see Drakie's contribution ignored.