That's all until November 2013
The Classic Scramble Club can trace its history back to 1989, when 14 riders got together and decided
that there were no real opportunities for the older bikes to be raced, and that they should do something about it.
At about this time, vintage motocross ( the word "scrambles" is actually more correct, as "motocross"
wasn't really used until the late 1970's ) in the USA was gaining in popularity. Australia had taken up the
challenge of catering for the older bikes, so the time was right for New Zealand to do the same. Initially called
"Greybeards", there was a surprising amount of interest, and the club quickly grew in numbers.
Initially, the club catered for 2 classes, pre 1969, and pre 1975.
Initially, the older bikes were hard to find, and so could be expensive. However, within a couple of
years they had all come out of the woodwork, and are now fairly easily obtainable, and relatively inexpensive.
This has also meant that parts are a lot easier to find, especially for the Japanese bikes.
In the year 2000, and following the trend of the USA and Australia, the Evolution class was introduced. ( See Rules )
The introduction of this class has really opened up the opportunities to very cheaply purchase an old motocross or
enduro bike, and get out on the track.
Well actually, many of the club members would call this a misnomer. Certainly if you want to race, you can. Start at the
front and you'll have some fun giving it 100%. But, if you're like most of us in the club, you'll just want to
have some fun. In that case, start a bit further back and just ride and enjoy, or race your mate without the hassles
of other riders passing you. If Classic Scrambles can be summed up in one phrase it's
"the great fun of motocross without the hassles of having to be serious".
So, you've got an older bike that qualifies, and you want to give it a go. Well, here's what you should do:
1) You don't need a racing license. Just check the rules page for bike and clothing requirements.
You must have a front number plate on your bike.
2) Check out the calendar for the next event. Make sure you check that the
ride is on before you go. Generally, meetings are only held if it's dry, so
check that the meeting is on.
3) A race meeting is $30 for the day. You may race as many bikes as you want for the one fee!