MX Rewind is less than two weeks away, and the excitement is building with both racers and fans. Today Unadilla MX announced the line-up for the “MX Briefs”, which will occur during the weekend.
“MX Briefs are informal, one hour discussions lead by industry leaders and former racers” states Unadilla’s Greg Robinson. “Some are informative, many are hilarious, and all are fun. Some of the Briefs are designed to give people an insider’s look into the sport that they would not normally have. That is bound to bring up the “you have to be kidding” moments! And, of course, questions from the audience are welcome. We are really looking forward to having the MX Briefs are part of the weekend’s festivities. The whole weekend has been set up to be anything but what you would typically expect to find at a race. It’s so much more.”
Amongst the scheduled MX Briefs are: “The Olden Days: Trans-AMA, Trans-USA, and GPs from Mossiev to Kessler”. There’s a lot of racing history packed into those years and stories that have gone unheard. Noted moto journalist and historian Davey Coombs and founder of Racer X Magazine, will look into the early days of racing with stories of the golden era of Motocross.
Noted motorcycle restoration expert Mike Palmgren of Vintage Motorsports will present “Now That You’ve Seen ‘Em, How Do You Restore Them?” and will talk about some of the challenges and rewards of restoration, as well as answer some of the more vexing questions. Through his company Vintage Motorsports, Palmgren has restored bikes for Honda of Japan’s collection and is a noted expert in the area of off road restoration.
“The World Champion Speaks” lessons learned from racing abroad. Brad Lackey and Trampas Parker will entertain with stories of their successful campaigns to be American World Champions. The travel, the racing, being a “Yankee” abroad, expect to hear it all and more. These guys raced before the days of open borders, and have some harrowing stories of years past and travel throughout the world.
“We won! What It Took To Get On the Top Box at the MX des Nations” Donnie Hansen, Ron Lechien, and Jeff Stanton will talk about the politics, pressure, and pride that goes into representing the U.S. at the Olympics of our sport— The Motocross des Nations (now called the Motocross of Nations).
Official times and locations for these events will be announced on (Friday) morning, June 1, 2012.
Information about MX Rewind weekend can be found at www.mxrewind.com