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Dirty Sunday


Posted on October 29, 2014 by Scott in Event. 8 comments

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One of the biggest revivals happening at the moment in the motorcycle scene is vintage flat track racing. Events like Dirt Quake, Hell on Wheels, Dirty Sunday and Australia’s up and coming Sunday Slide are bringing this sport back to a wider audience. Sure, most of these races aren’t very serious, but they are introducing riders to a sport that hasn’t been very accessible to those without a healthy budget. But the main reason these events are being held is that it’s hard to have more fun on two wheels. Let’s be honest, there’s nothing like getting sideways around a corner on a dirt track for the first time.

Last month, Dirty Slide was held by Activa Classic Bike Garage on a grass track in Gers, France. Ironically, this place is famous for its foie gras, but we’re pretty sure the riders were only eating dirt and grass. Looks like there was a great mix of motorcycles racing from dirt bikes, customs, choppers, sliders and even a few sidecars getting sideways.

The event went all day and ended up going well into the night with the ‘ring of fire’ being set up and the adventurous (or the most drunk) took their bikes to the air like flying French Evel Kneivels. Joie de vivre.

There’s still time to register for Sunday Slide this Sunday in Newcastle, Australia. Send us an email if you are interested in registering. All classic-styled bikes welcome. Animal suits optional.

[Photographs by the talented David Marvier]

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  • Great collection of photos. So cool to see all the different machines and personalities giving it their go!

  • arnold

    Now that looks like a blast!

  • What fun! Everything from mopeds to hacks. Would love to see that.

  • Patrick

    Yes , the best event no commercial in France By Activa classic bike garage !

  • Olivier Peltan

    Superbe pics (y)

  • TeamObsolete

    Love the brown beemer with the low headlight and loud pipes.
    Beemer emblems turned inside out as a statement?
    That guy knows what the verb “to chop” means!

  • James duke

    Now this looks like some fun !!

  • What is this Sunday Slide of which you speak ?
    Curious, of Wollongong