Three bodies, the Knock club, EMI and the NI Classic Scrambles club, have come together topromote a two-day event next weekend at Shigrley near Killyleagh.
Some of the biggest names in the business like Laurence Spence, William Burgess, Alan Morrison and David White have signed-up for this trip down memory lane.
Spence was previously part of the grand prix scene while Morrison was the 125cc British champion in 1990 before switching to car racing in 1997.
Spence, he’s the current chairman of the MRA, is the only Irish rider to gain a 500 cc grand prix podium and in the world rankings back in the 1980s he had a fine fifth.
“This year is an historical year for Irish motocross,” explained organiser Peter Magowan. “It is the first televised event at Shrigley.
“Those two facts have given us the drive to pursue with this event which will cater for riders with period motorcycles right up to modern-day machinery as well as the youth section.
“We are also organising a parade of former riders along with their period motorcycles.
“Modern machines will also be catered for. Already we have entries from Gary Gibson who is close to winning the Irish championship and former multi-champion Wayne Garrett.”
And Saturday, September 7 will be devoted to a round of the Classic championship with supporting EVO races while the following day the emphasis will be on past and present Irish championsalong with youth classes.
Meantime, the final round of the highly successful summer trials series takes place on Sunday on the slopes of Slieve Croob near Dromara.
The Lisburn club is in charge and all grades will be catered for.year since the start of schoolboy motorcross and it’s the 30th anniversary since the event started.