Holeshot Magazine / BERM Texas Motocross Chronicles was on hand for Diamond Don's 9th Annual Vintage National held in Jefferson, Texas. Gary Bailey headlined the event as Diamond Don's legend for the weekend. The race is a who's-who of former World Champions, National Champions, Local Bad-Aces, and extremely fast motocross racers from yesteryear. However, don't let that fool you.. some of these guys still haul ace faster than most current racers on modern bikes.
The weekend kicked off with Cross-Country and Trials racing on Friday. Saturday would host the Vintage MX races and one of the largest BBQ & Crawfish Boils this side of LA. Sunday would hold the Post-Vintage MX races with a huge Wind-down party after the awards ceremony. The wind-down party is as big as it gets... Drinks, Bands, FIREWORKS and as much food as one could ever come across!
Lone Star VINTAGE Racing at it's best!
The host, Diamond Don, has been a staple in Texas motocross since the very early 1970's. Here is the old H&H Music MX Racing Team ad that ran in 1972/1973. Diamond Don is the man in the bottom left hand corner just above the H&H. In fact, his longevity in TX-Moto earned him a special award and interview at this years Houston Supercross. If you were there you would have seen him on the jumbo-trons!
Diamond Don & wife - Francene
This cannon fired off on Saturday morning to start the motocross weekend.
With races only held this one-time per year - the course is over-run with rich green east Texas grass... And quickly turned over by knobby impressions!
Legends Parade Lap - Steve Wise, Brad Lackey, Trampas Parker, Gary Bailey
STEVE WISE - arguably the GREATEST M/C racer of ALL-TIME, and 2nd/3rd on the All-Time TEXAS MOTOCROSS GREATS list. The Texas speedster out of the Valley region conducts Sunday mng's Church Service
With the lovely Liz
Signing his chapter in the BERM book for a fan.
A view of the river & RR tracks that both flow along Diamond Don's beautiful property.
Davey Coombs w/ Racer X was on hand for some metal-moto. DC was hauling ass, shooting the breeze w/ everyone, talking some history, enjoying fajitas... And of course during all of that - staying glued to his I-Pad for his seemingly never ending work ethic. Always good conversations w/ Davey!
DC ripping in the woods part of the MX track.
Tom Hudson (Andrew Short's father-in-law) and Brad Robertson act out their roles in the Spring 2011 smash hit "Driving Miss Davey!"
Burnett was ripping this berm
The Poison Ivy vine growing up the tree is not your only concern!
Wasn't all Vintage
JP interviewing Rio Bravo MX Park's owner Danny Erdeljac about the upcoming Old School MX'ers Reunion in September, and the AHRMA National that will make a tour stop at Rio Bravo in November.
Texas legend, and all around funny guy, Bobby Pickard!
Bobby P. giving Trey Jorski some rely-on gate techniques!