Dave Dewhurst Drops “Motocross, The Golden Era” At Book Signing Event

Forty-eight years in the making, Dave Dewhurst’s 484-page tome titled Motocross, The Golden Era is hot off the presses and was officially introduced to the world on November 20th, 2022 at a book signing event held at the Troy Lee Designs store in Laguna Beach, California. In attendance were a number of the athletes featured in the book including Jeff Ward, Gary Jones and Roger DeCoster. If every athlete featured in the book had attended, there wouldn’t have been room for the fans eager to buy their own copy. Yes,…

Revered Hopetown Race Remembered And Preston Petty Is Paid Tribute

Another Hopetown Reunion is in the books. The event drew a former World Motocross Champion (Brad Lackey, who won Hopetown as a young whipper snapper), a slew of former flat track, speedway, desert and motocross racers and plenty of current day motorcycle racing fans. It also attracted an impressive collection of vintage and collectable motorcycles. The reunion was highlighted by a tribute to Preston Petty who left this mortal coil in January after living a life that no “normal” person could comprehend. The man was a racer, adventurer, aviator, inventor,…

Hopetown Reunion Set For Sunday November 6th In Simi Valley

The Hopetown Reunion, held at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California, is an annual gathering of the event’s racers and fans. Once featured on ABC’s Wide World of Sports (directed by Bruce Brown) and a must-race event for both flat track and budding motocross racers (Hopetown predates motocross in America), the reunion attracts a great mix of personalities. Here are some photos from last year’s event. Hope to see you there. Rider and monkey: It would be great if a few of the sidehack racers and trikes attend…

Riding Partner Breaks Ankle In Golfing Accident, Not On His Motorcycle

I’ve told my riding partner, Lance Sallis of Central Texas Restorations, not to participate in high-risk sports like golfing, but the guy just wouldn’t listen. Only a few weeks since finishing our epic Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route adventure, Lance somehow broke an ankle stepping (or falling) out of a golf cart. The injury will require surgery next week. His doctor feels Lance will be in for a full recovery in six to eight weeks following going under the knife. I’m sure all the Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels readers will…

Crushing Motocross Bikes A Blatant Publicity Stunt That Benefits Nobody

The New York Post is reporting that Eric Adams has joined the list of former New York City mayors who think that destroying motorcycles ridden illegally is the best way to combat the operation of off-road vehicles on New York City streets. These “crusher” events are a publicity stunt that the media eats up. Just watch the wags leap to their collective feet to get the “money” shot of a bull dozer flattening motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. Sad, because how can anyone believe the destruction of these vehicles will somehow…

Hill Country Motorheads Vintage Motorcycle Museum A Baby Boomer’s Two-Wheel Stable

The 2022 MotoGP weekend schedule at the Circuit of the Americas didn’t leave me a lot of free time but I had heard of a motorcycle museum in Burnet, Texas, that displayed an eclectic mix of drool-worthy motorcycles. I’d miss some of the MotoGP practice sessions on Friday but decided it was worth the risk of driving about an hour outside of Austin to see what made the Hill Country Motorheads Vintage Motorcycle Museum special. I’m so stoked I blew off practice to make the drive (actually, I talked Lance…

The Trailblazers Banquet Is What The World Needs Right Now

Have you noticed people acting a little stressed out lately? Our phones, TVs and computers spew out a continuous bombardment of horrifying news and a trip to the grocery store or gas station is all it takes to trigger stomach-turning despair. That’s why the 77th Annual Trailblazers Banquet couldn’t have come at a better time. Attendees entering California’s Carson Center were treated to The Trailblazers Bike Show that included priceless (I say “priceless” because I don’t think many of the bike owners would sell them) and rare motorcycles that alone…

Coming Events: The One Motorcycle Show 2022

Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels followers already know this is our favorite motorcycle show of the year. You need to squeeze it into your busy calendar. You will not be disappointed. Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual One Motorcycle Show, where riders, non-riders and motorcycle-enthusiasts will roll into town Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st for a full weekend of immersive motorcycle fun. The historic Zidell Barge Building, was chosen for this year’s venue. The Ridell is a rustic, open-air building along Portland’s Southwest Waterfront. “When…