- WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE?
- VINDURO NZ EXPLAINED
- COMING EVENTS
- VINDURO WORLD
- NZ ENDURO HISTORY
- VINTAGE DIRT PHOTOS
- MY PERSPECTIVE
VINTAGE NORTH 2017
VSE 2017 EVENT INFO
Round two of the Vinduro NZ Series is back to Riverhead Forest on the outskirts of Auckland. The VSE was one of NZ's earliest enduros and commemorates those early 1970s events using some of the very same tracks that the Waitemata MCC has faithfully maintained all these years.
VSE 2016 EVENT COVERAGE
Overnight rain made for challenging, slippery conditions on the shaded parts of the course in the 2016 edition of the VSE Vinduro held in Riverhead Forest on the outskirts of Auckland.
An epic hard event in its day Raglan Enduro was akin to the heroics of the modern Romaniacs. Despite the effort required to finish riders would party hard on occasions right through to dawn. Happy daze indeed. Includes Raglan 1981 ADB article.
ROTORUA MCC DAYS
The Burgess family and the Rotorua MCC are names that went hand in hand in offroad motorcycling for many years. Here's some fascinating photos from a box Paul and Neil Burgess dug out of the cupboard that show just how much fun they really had.
More great photos from Shane and Lee Kelly of those crazy seventies and eighties Waitemata MCC and NZ Enduro Champs events.
HARD MEN WANTED
We are looking for some real hard men to ride the Vinduro 4 speed Vintage Class at the 40th VSE endure celebrations. That’s right Vinduro NZ’s vintage class caters especially for old-school four speed dirt bikes like this 1969 Triumph Trophy.
Vinduro is currently the growth area in classic off road riding with events run in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, France, UK, USA and Australia. On these pages we'll be posting photos and video from Vinduro events out side NZ.
NORTH SHORE DAZE
Shane Kelly shared this great bunch of pics with us. Shane was bred on Auckland's North Shore where dirt bikes were a popular way to get around and weekend fun. The photos give a great flavour of the times including some of the basic transport modes used in those simpler and far less plentiful days.
NZ ENDURO HISTORY
Many riders contributed to the early success of the sport and in that first decade. People who instantly come to mind include; Dave Judson, Roy Long, Gary Wendt, Kevin Sargent, Bob Jackson, Dave Vinsen, Tjebbe Bruin, Lester Yates, John Isdaile, Phill Thompson, Laurie Pettersen, Alaistair Meikle, John Shand, Russell Hurring Alan Olliver, Barry Reiher and Tim Gibbes. Read about the people and events that shaped enduro in NZ.