Greetings from your VMX Magazine team!! It is unbelievable that we have reached August of 2019 already. Two issues from the first two quarters of this year have been created and distributed to our readers, advertisers, contributors and business partners.
Your favourite VMXMag gang are diligently creating VMX Magazine Issue #79 now and we estimate that it will be unveiled for your reading pleasure by mid-September.
Of all the things involved in getting Issue #79 finalised, we have to say that creating the right cover shot has been a bit trickier than usual. We had a batch of shots for the cover bike but weren’t 100% happy with them so last weekend we sent Editor Smith off into the Blue Mountains to grab some extra shots. All well and good except it was snowing! Blowing a gale and snowing actually, which aren’t exactly the best conditions to undertake a photoshoot. The conditions just weren’t conducive to loading up a trailer and transporting the bike to a nice bush setting so a neighbour’s front yard had to provide the backdrop. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say. It’s not every day you get to photograph a bike in the snow so close to Sydney so it was certainly one photoshoot to remember. We hope you like the outcome – you will see the results very soon on the front of Issue #79.
Perry’s new bike — an Ossa MAR 250
In other news here at the VMX Magazine HQ, ‘Publisher Perry’ recently added another one to his stable of steeds – take it away Perry:
“Even though I’ve added a Sherpa T and Alpina 250 to my motley collection of mostly Japanese motocross weaponry over the last couple of years, one bike I always aspired to own was a Mick Andrews Replica Ossa. Surely one of the best-looking dirt bikes of the ’70s, I really didn’t expect one to jump out of nowhere, yet that’s exactly what happened last month when editor Smith sent me an urgent text telling me that an Ossa MAR 250 was on eBay and not too far from where I live. To cut a long story short, within 45 minutes I managed to buy the bike and it’s now parked in my very overcrowded man shed! It’s in great shape and very original so I’m looking forward to just riding and enjoying this fine example of Spanish engineering for a while before deciding if a full resto is on the cards. We’ve never featured a MAR Ossa in the magazine so who knows, so this one might just turn up in print in time to come.”