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Wandong Vinduro update
1 March 2021

Entries for the Wandong Vinduro on Sunday 28 March will be available on this website soon.

The course will be a loop of approximately 15 km through an old blue gum plantation. Mostly single trail. Some tight stuff (let faster riders past when safe to do so). Lots of fun!

Some other important points:
  • There is no camping at the venue.
  • BYO everything
  • Bikes don't have to be registered, but should have a headlight and tail light, and a decent silencer.
  • Bikes are to be pre 1988 models.
  • This will be a COVID-safe event, and we ask that attendees adhere to any related requirements and requests from officials.
  • Attendee numbers may be capped, we will make any such announcement as/if required.

Second A3VE back on track in 2021!

21 February 2021

Following the success of the first Australian Three-Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE) in 2019, the Vintage Enduro Riders Inc (VERi) are excited to announce the second running of the event will go ahead in 2021 (after being postponed in 2020).

The dates to mark down on your calendar for the 2021 A3VE are 6 – 9 May. The event returns to the Wombat State Forest around Blackwood, located 50 kilometres west of Melbourne in Victoria.

Around one hundred entrants took part in the first A3VE, and VERi is expecting even more eager riders will take up the challenge this year. Competitors will race for glory on the same tracks used in the first edition, but with some exciting new trails and special tests added for this year's event.

There are competitive classes for bikes from early pioneer days to pre-1988, riders under 40 years old, and women riders.

A non-competitive Rally class is also available for anyone wanting to get the time-card enduro experience without the pressure of timed special tests.

"Having to postpone the A3VE due to the Coronavirus last year was disappointing," according to VERi club secretary, Peter Drakeford.

"So, we're very excited to see the high level of interest for the rescheduled event. There's been a flood of enquiries, including a huge amount of interest from interstate riders. Many new converts to the sport are preparing bikes just for this event too."

The variety of interesting and challenging terrain makes this an unmissable event, and as Peter Drakeford points out, "We were really well received and welcomed by the local community in 2019, and we can't wait to get back to Blackwood again."

Entries are now open.

COVID-19 and the A3VE
  • VERi will liaise with Motorcycling Australia to ensure that the 2021 A3VE is conducted as safely as possible.
  • A COVID-Safe officer, David White, has been appointed for the event.
  • State and national government COVID-19 guidelines and regulations will be followed at all times
  • Any entrants that are unable to attend due to COVID-19 issues will receive a full refund of their entry fee.

2021 A4DE cancelled
22 January 2021

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19 and Border restrictions the Trail and Enduro Motorcycle Club of WA committee in consultation with Motorcycling Australia (MA) have made the very tough decision to cancel the 2021 Australian 4 Day Enduro Championships (A4DE) planned for May 2021.

More details are available in the official announcement by MA.

Vale VERi member Chris Nicholson
19 January 2021

The VERi committee was sad to learn that Chris Nicholson, a VERi member, passed away in November 2020. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Benavides wins the 43rd edition of the Dakar Rally

15 January 2021

Kevin Benavides has clinched his first Dakar Rally title on the final stage of the 2021 event. Defending champion Ricky Brabec has taken second place, giving Honda a back-to-back win in the motorcycle class.

Benavides from Argentina is the first rider from South America to win the motorcycle division.

Australian legend and two time winner Toby Price was forced to withdraw after a crash on Stage 9.

Fellow Australian, Daniel Sanders has taken 4th place overall, a very impressive debut for the enduro star from Victoria. No doubt he'll be making a big impression in Dakar in future.

Toby Price wins first stage of Dakar rally, and debutante Daniel Sanders performs well
4 January 2021

Australian enduro and rally legend Toby Price has begun his 2021 quest for a third Dakar Rally title with a win in the opening stage.

By comparison, defending champion Ricky Brabec had a less than spectacular opening day despite winning the prologue. Navigation issues saw the Honda rider finish the stage in 24th place, more than 18 minutes behind Price.

Australian rookie Daniel Sanders got off to a solid start by taking third in the prologue, and finishing in 25th place a the end of the first stage.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
23 December 2020

Season's greetings everyone!

Stay safe, and we'll see you in the parc ferme or out on the trail next year.

VERi announces 2021 event calendar

15 November 2020

Well 2020 was a bust, so the club is now looking forward to getting back on track 2021. The committee has been working hard and has come up with the following calendar of events:

March 28: Wandong Vinduro
May 6 - 9: A3VE at Blackwood
June 27: Won Wron Vinduro
July 30 - August 1: Harrow Vinduro
August 29: Beaufort Vinduro
September 19: Ross Creek Vinduro

There's an equal mix of old favourites and exciting new events to look forward to, and we can't wait to get out there.

Obviously we hope that the above dates and venues will not have to change.

Stay safe in the meantime.

VERi records DNS for 2020 season, looks to 2021!
18 October 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and with no major changes to restrictions in sight, VERi has to face reality and announce that we will not be running any events in 2020.

We look forward to coming back on full noise in 2021 with the awesome vintage enduro events we are known for, including the second edition of the Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro.

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy (both mentally and physically). Let's keep talking about the things we love, on social media or elsewhere.

2020 VERi events update

16 September 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are unable to commit to running any events in 2020. VERi continues to follow government announcements closely, and if the situation changes we will publish details here, and on our Facebook page.

Please note that the second edition of the Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE) will take place from 6-9 May 2021.

From Zero to Hero
17 August 2020

From the Husqvarna Motorcycles 'Good Old Times' blog

By Kenneth Olausson

After the 1960 season things looked gloomy for the Husqvarna Motorcycle division. The company had won the 500cc world championship, but in the quarter-litre class the situation was different. No research and development were done to the smaller power plants and no factory sponsoring was available for keen 250cc riders who wanted to conquer the world. As the "Silverpilen? street Huskys did not sell any longer there were low-key factors as well as new hope for ace rider Torsten Hallman. He seemed to be stepping up the ladder in the European championship.


VMX Magazine Classic Dirt update
13 August 2020

Official release from VMX Magazine:

COVID-19 strikes again! We've held out as long as we can, hoping for a glimmer of hope on the horizon that we could proceed with VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16 in October. Regrettably, on this occasion the virus has come out the victor.

We just can't in good conscience allow hundreds of people to camp out and congregate at the event. The possibility of someone bringing and spreading the virus is just a chance we don't want to take, as we want everyone attending the event to socialise and congregate to their heart's content and that just wouldn't be possible under the current restrictions.

As well, the travel restrictions and 'hard' border closures would severely impact the attendance of most of our interstate and overseas guests and that's also something we don't want to happen - we want to welcome everyone, from far and wide! For example, we would really like to have the borders open so our special guest, master restorer Joe Abbate, can attend the event from the USA.

So we're sadly making the call to postpone the event until 2021. That will give us even more time to prepare the magnificent new venue and we know you will all have the time of your lives there next year. We have already laid out the motocross tracks and the vinduro loops and they are first class - natural terrain at its best. In 2021, you will still be the first riders to use these marvelous new tracks!

Due to these unprecedented times we?d rather not wait for our traditional June long weekend dates in 2021 because we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend and enjoy another special VMX Magazine Classic Dirt event as soon as we can make it happen.

We have started from scratch in choosing a new date just for next year, so in anticipation of open borders and no more travel restrictions our plans are to welcome everyone to CD16 over the Easter break in 2021. So get ready to attend the original and best vintage and classic recreational dirt bike long weekend on 2-4 April 2021!

We would like to acknowledge all our associates and look forward to them joining with us again in 2021 – Three Pines MX Park property owner John Boyd, Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, BTW Communications, Engineered Environments, Harley and Co, Holden on Tight, HVA-Factory, Kyogle Motorcycles, Kyogle Tyres and More, Link International, Polaris Off Road, Polisport, Preston Petty Products, Surfside Motorcycles, Troops Legend Apparel and Yamalube,

Many thanks to the great team of helpers who have been on site and on board with the prep work, including Cam, Chris, Darren, John, Mark, Rob, Steve and Wayne.

We will carry entries forward until next year or if you require a refund, or want further info, please contact Ken by email:

VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16
Date: 2-4 April 2021
Venue: Three Pines MX Park , Grevillia NSW

OzVMV Resto Expo postponed to 2021

23 July 2021

The OzVMX team has announced via Facebook that the OzVMX Resto Expo has been postponed until 12, 13 & 14 March 2021.

From Facebook post: "Yes, it is frustrating, but with the recent second wave of infections still increasing and causing further tightening of restrictions across NSW, to continue to plan running such a public event that relies upon spectators to make it the special show it is, would not be in keeping with what our community requires of us at the moment."

VERi statement in response to Melbourne/Mitchell Shire lock-down
10 July 2020

The new COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria mean that we will not have any events for the next six weeks, and after that we can only hope for the best. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates.

VMX magazine #82 now available
26 June 2020

VMX Magazine #82 is now making its way to subscribers, VMXMag eBay and VMXMag online customers. It should appear in newsagents soon.

In this issue: Honda XR200 Specials x 2, Yamaha YZ125D, CCM/Maico/Yamaha, Husky 250 and 400 Enduro 1984, Jawa 250 652 ISDT 1972, Greeves Griffon 380 1969, HVM BSA 350 Trial Special, Maico GS400 1971, Bultaco Trials Comparo, Mugen 360 by Holly, Bengt Aberg, British Soil, Parts and Products, Trials column and lots more!

2020 VERi events announcement
17 June 2020

Who's keen for a ride? We are!

So, it appears that COVID-19 restrictions may be relaxed enough in the near future that we can think about running events again.

Depending on what happens in the next month or so, we are looking at running up to three events: Wandong (August), Beaufort (September) and Harrow (October). Please note that these locations and dates are only proposed and not confirmed at this time.

Bear in mind that we may have to make changes to the way events have been run in the past, especially regarding the number of entrants and camping arrangements.

We are working with relevant agencies and land-owners, and following government announcements closely. Hopefully, we will have some good news to announce soon.

When we know more details, we will publish them here and on Facebook.

Another membership reminder!

16 June 2020

Only a couple of weeks until the end of June...And VERi membership renewals are due by the end of June.

So if you haven't done so already, be sure to renew for 2020-21

Membership reminder

8 June 2020

Don't forget that VERi membership renewals are due by the end of June.

If you have a vehicle on CPS through VERi, you must be a paid-up member for that permit to be valid.

Please contact the VERi Treasurer if you have any concerns or queries related to membership fees.

Don't forget to renew your VERi membership

14 May 2020

VERi club membership is due by 30 June 2020, and can be paid directly into the VERi bank account.You will find the account number and the membership form if you need it,

.When depositing into the account please put your name, and member number (if you know it).

The yearly membership fee is $50.

Please note that if you have a vehicle on the VicRoads classic permit scheme, your membership needs to be current for the permit to be valid.

New members always welcome too!

Any queries should be emailed to

A note about 2020 VERi events
5 May 2020

Our planned calendar for 2020 has been thrown into disarray due to COVID-19 social restrictions. However we are hoping to produce a new calendar for 2020 as soon as social restrictions are lifted enough to allow. We have a few events that could still be run this year, and we will announce the events and dates as soon as we can confirm them.

VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16 - Rescheduling

20 April 2020

Official release from VMX Magazine:

VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16, set down for the June long weekend, has been postponed along with every other event that was scheduled for the coming few months.

We can announce that we have a tentative replacement date of 16-18 October. That date was chosen as there are currently no other similar vintage events on that weekend, thus avoiding any date clashes. This date change has been brought about because of the coronavirus and directives from MA. Next year's event will still be held on our traditional date of the June long weekend.

As any new information comes to hand we will let you know. We do apologise for any inconvenience but as we're sure you are well aware, there?s so much in the current state of affairs that is completely out of our hands.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at (the rescheduled) VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16, the original and best vintage and classic recreational dirt bike bike event!If you require any additional information, please contact Ken at

No politics, no racing, just natural terrain at its best!

Please share these dates with your mates, they won't want to miss out.
Event: VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16
Date: 16 - 18 October 2020
Venue: Three Pines MX Park , Grevillia NSW

A3VE postponed until 2021

31 March 2020

The COVID-19 virus has caused major disruptions in our lives and it has become apparent that our original Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE) date this year is not viable. VERi has now bowed to the inevitable and cancelled the A3VE until 6-9 May 2021 (TBC)*.

Despite the possibility of squeezing into the motorsport calendar in October this year and clearing a week in the Blackwood Caravan Park schedule, we came across the stumbling block of DELWP/Parks Victoria scheduled track closures until November (a time of heat and bushfire danger). Also, the fact that farmers will be preparing paddocks for crops made the scheduling this year unworkable.

The positive vibe this event has created drove us all to seek the best outcome, and we realised we wouldn't be able to do the event justice in these circumstances.

We are hoping that all entrants will carry over their entry and accommodation bookings into 2021.

On a positive note, the new date gives us time to polish the course and provide the best possible riding experience on an old enduro bike. The Blackwood township regrets the cancellation, but we are secure in the knowledge that we will come back bigger and better.

Please look out for each other and stay safe in these challenging times.

The VERi Committee.

* Please note: This date was originally announced as 20-23 May, then 13-16 May 2021, but has been changed to avoid clash with 2021 A4DE. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wandong and COVID-19
23 March 2020

To all our members and guests

We have been following the state and federal government announcements closely over the last few weeks and been trying to fit our events into their guidelines. In light of the most recent announcements and the shutdown on non essential activity in Victoria, we believe it would be irresponsible to proceed with our Wandong event this weekend.

While we can accommodate the social isolation rules, it would not be a good idea to proceed when other Australians are doing their part to slow the spread of the virus.

The closure of State borders is another factor we have to consider.

We will be giving out full refunds for those that have already entered. If you have already paid please send an email with your bank details to our treasurer
Please remember she is a volunteer and will get to these when she can.

Stay tuned for announcements about other VERi events.

Unanimously disappointed
The VERi committee