You can’t take the ‘New Jersey’ out of Joe Abbate, even though he’s been living in California since 2009, as that distinctive New Jersey accent still dominates every sentence. Lots of people get to hear Joe’s accent of course, on his ‘Vintage Motocross Q&A Live Feed’ Facebook site, answering all your restoration questions.
Joe has built up a considerable knowledge on dirt bike restoration and it’s that knowledge that people attending VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16 will be able to soak up. He’s a pretty entertaining guy as well so it will be fun!
Ask Joe about restoration
There’ll be two Q&A and restoration sessions from Joe, one late Friday afternoon and one late Saturday afternoon. At one of the sessions, Joe will also be giving a demonstration on aluminium tank repairs, one of his specialties. Yes, he’s even bringing his tools to the event.
He started ‘Joe Abbate’s Cycle Therapy’ restoration business in 2000 and like many of us, he had previously been a racer, mainly in New York state. Joe made a big push to get ‘American Motocross Restoration’ happening as a cable TV show but it was just too high a mountain. But he’s still pursuing that dream and you never know with Joe!
So please think up some questions for Joe at the event or just look forward to having a great chat with him over the weekend. We’re just very glad to have him with us for VMX Magazine Classic Dirt 16!
Joe will be at the event courtesy of Harry and Rhonda Mason from BGK Motorcycle Restorations on 0415342283.
As mentioned in our previous e-news. Ridernet is now live! For the riders: you only need to enter one ‘class’ and one bike but you can of course ride on any relevant track on any number of bikes. To register, please click here. Credit card and EFT payment options are available for your convenience.If you require any assistance, please contact Perry Morison on 0418 468 889. For the spectators: you can pay at the gate. Please scroll down to see details of event map.
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: 5 – 7 June 2020
Venue: Three Pines MX Park , North Kyogle NSW