Friday, 30 October 2009
Skooter Farm: The Early Days
Dave Skooter Farm has done a lot to help grow the UK flat track scene. I've said a few times, if I'd never met him it's unlikely I'd be racing now. Jeez, I can't even imagine that.
This is his first dirt track racer, that he built way before there was a race scene in the UK. Here's its story...
I built this bike in 1998 with the sole intention of riding round 'n' round at Capt Highside's backyard grasstrack.
The initial "track" was carved out using a clapped-out Ford Capri driven in circles until all the long grass was gone.
The plan was for 3 or 4 of us to buy cheap small capacity road bikes, cg's, cd's, sr's etc. strip em down and turn 'em into little dirt trackers!!
In hindsight....it's funny we made the track BEFORE having built anything to ride??!!
I was amped on the idea and immediately bought a Honda CM200 Benly......I liked the look of this bike, 'cos it was twin.
I then spent a couple of months transforming it into a xr750 lookalikey!!
Needless to say I was the only one to put my money where my mouth was......nobody else took it any further than the ideas stage!!
One of the attached pictures is of my inaugural motorcycle race on the cm200.....but that's another story!!