Switzerland has a very strange relationship with motorsport. The country banned virtually all forms of motorised racing within their borders, after the 1955 Le Mans 24-hour tragedy, that resulted in the deaths of 84 people*. In the decades since there have only been time trial hillclimb events, where one vehicle is on the course at a time, until a relaxation in 2015, that allowed electric vehicle racing (how very Swiss). Somehow, the imaginative Swiss Dirt Track Association (
Guest blog post from Gareth Howes. Covid , Brexit and time surely these three small problems could be overcome so I could ride at one of my favourite events of the year, Wheels and Waves. This was the tenth edition of the event, and although I got onto them later, I love it! This year was the ‘Ghost Edition’, all very low key and hush-hush, because the local authority pulled the plug on the full event only a few weeks before it was supposed to go ahead, due to Covid worries.
I wasn't tuned into the old Harley market when the exodus of Knuckles, Pans and Shovels were leaving the USA by the container-load, heading for the Tokyo docks, and Japanese builders and customisers, who, at the time, were more appreciative of these older Harleys than a lot of US riders. This was the height of fat tyre, OCC, Exile, West Coast Choppers. The Japanese sidestepped it and were grooving on the old bikes that, now America has gone mad for them, prices have quadruple
Our friend at Dirt Track Lelystad Training are organising lots of practices, and ready to host races again soon. The firs is a training weekend on 1-2 May. They say... Come and join us for the training weekend , where the track will be open for 5 hours per day. This weekend will also include evening training with the newly installed lights. After the day is done and everyone has had their fun on the track, relax and enjoy the BBQ, Music with all the other riders. Make sure yo