Good Ol' Scrambling.
Before it was called Motorcross/Motocross, it was Scrambling. As a kid, when Saints were playing away, I used to love watching scramblers like Vic Eastwood, Dave Bickers and Jeff Smith. They almost exclusively used to ride British bikes, mainly 4-strokes, but occasionally 2-strokes, which had better power charcteristics in certain situations.
Here is Dave Bickers on the 250cc Villiers 2-stroke engined, Greeves, with their famous aluminium framed front and headstock, with leading-link front forks.
Jeff Smith is on a 440cc 4-stroke BSA Victor. Murray Walker commentating as always. Great stuff.
Last edited by St Landrew; 21-02-2010 at 08:31 PM.
Brilliant stuff, love it. I used to race a KX250 back in 2000.
This is pretty good too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwHnsESSSjM
A bit before my time but have great memories of watching scrambling in the early 80's with my Dad. The mud, the smell of the 2 strokes, and all the noise and excitement. I'd always fall asleep in the car on the way home dreaming of racing a bike like that myself. Happy care-free days!
That brings back memories,used to go with my dad in the '60's? Saw the likes of Eastwood,Bickers.
Originally Posted by St Landrew