Broc Glover down under for Classic Dirt | News
US motocross and Supercross legend, Broc Glover, will make a special appearance for Yamaha Motor Australia at the upcoming Classic Dirt Motocross event at Conondale on Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
US motocross and Supercross legend, Broc Glover, will make a special appearance for Yamaha Motor Australia at the upcoming Classic Dirt Motocross event at Conondale on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
Glover, an icon of the sport with 6 AMA US Motocross Championships to his credit, will take the long flight down under and be the special guest of Yamaha Australia at the high profile event, now in its 12th year.
“It is an honour to be asked to attend an event like Classic Dirt and for my name to be still recogniseable after all these years,” Glover explains. “I have heard great things about the event and look forward to the weekend in Australia and spend it with people who are passionate about dirt bikes and helped to make my career so special.
“The late 70’s and early 80s were such a strong era for dirt bikes around the world so it will be pretty humbling to relive some of those times with my fellow riders at Classic Dirt.”
The Californian based legend came to prominence in 1977 when he won the US National Motocross championship on a YZ125 and then went on to defend his championship in 1978 and 1979 making it a hat trick of national championships.
But his reign wasn’t over and he moved to the 500cc class in 1981 and racked up three more championships, 1981, 1983 and 1985 before retiring from full time racing in 1988. Glover was inducted into the US Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000.
This isn’t the first trip to Australia for the popular US rider, as he was a semi regular visitor during his racing days highlighted with an event victory when in Brisbane during the twilight of his career, competing at a Supercross event at the Chandler Velodrome.
“I have fond memories of my time in Australia and especially around the South East Queensland area. The people treated me well, I had a great night racing and even won wearing pink gear. I might see if I still have a set of that gear and bring it with me for old time’s sake,” Glover laughs.
Glover will be alongside a host on domestic legends of the sport including Stephen Gall, Craig Dack, Mike Landman, David Armstrong, James Deakin plus a few more international guests still to be announced.
“We are excited to announce that Broc has decided to join us for Classic Dirt,” says Yamaha’s Brand Manager, Peter Payne. “For anyone with even the smallest interest in motocross, the name Broc Glover is instantly recogniseable and even to this day, he is a popular figure in the US and still working in the motorcycle industry.
“Along with having Broc at Conondale for the weekend, we have a range of activities and things to see at Conondale as it also coincides with Yamaha’s 60th Anniversary so it will be a special weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts.”
Classic Dirt relives a golden era of dirt bikes as the sport boomed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. There is no better venue in Australia to relive some memories than the picturesque, rolling fields of Conondale’s Green Park.
Find out more about Broc Glover at: https://youtu.be/Mz_BIxhoClY
The event takes place on June 10 -12 and for more information, http://www.scmcc.info/#!classic/c8w