dirtquake... 16th-17th july 2016
At the 2015 Happening, whilst drunkedly rambling (due to a little too much Moonshine), Tim Donnelly & Jason 'Cookie' Waterworth came up with a cunning plan to get a team together and compete in 'Dirtquake 2016'.
Well, how could Twisted Iron not get involved with a plan conceived out of Romanian Moonshine at The Happening!! So we supported the Twisted Iron 'Moonshine Racing' team at Dirtquake (16th-17th July 2016).
This page is dedicated to the brave fools... er sorry men (and woman), who are Moonshine Racing – and we'll be giving regular updates on their progress.
This is a brief description of Tim and Jason's masterplan...
"Buy an utter shitter of a bike, (maximum £250 spend... extra kudos if you get one for less). Get it roadworthy and mental by July 2016, ride to Dirtquake (in Norfolk), hopefully take part, then ride home!
Dirtquake is a weekend racing on a dirt oval speedway track + bands and booze, the more inappropriate the bike the betterer. The route, will include motorway and dual carriageways, so no 50cc 'peds, unless they have a homebrew turbo and nitrous, or you are very brave!"
meet the team
Will happily modify any bike to be less comfortable, less practical and bonkers. Prides himself on his appearance, a drunken tramp is sooo 2015. He has no sense of direction, regularly getting lost in the town he has lived in for 20 years. Has the worst super power ever, he can walk through half of a wall.
A puzzle, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in fur. He has the biggest nitous bottle in the world, Owns a mad CBR600 that has been modified so much it's turned into a fireblade. Small animals love him, ladies are afraid. Famously likes salad with everything, especially a cooked breakfast.
Appears normal, but is in fact a Wizard. Regularly seen stood in a 3 foot pile of swarf, working on something shiny and precious. Rumour has it he forged the 'one ring of power' for Sauron. Drinks Moonshine through the eyeball, had less success with a piping hot cup of tea using this method.
The thinking womans totty. Vernon doesn't say much, but when he does be prepared for a life changing fact, eg. Do you know Giraffes can't vomit'. Famous for having the most immaculate winter hack in the world, and will happily spend several hours polishing. . . and then he starts on his bike.
Paul's beard and ponytail have a life all of their own, regularly seen partying long after Paul has gone to bed. Rides a Ninja, and oddly is a Ninja. . . you won't see him if he doesn't want to be seen. Dreams of owning an underground 'Super Lair' and several hundred Minions with the aim of complete world domination.
Initially appears sane, however after 2 minutes you quickly realise the error of your ways. Can ride the tyres off anything, the crappier, the bike the faster he goes. Famous for inventing the 'question mark', and having a relationship with his Katana which is entirely innapropriate.
Dibbs has unhealthy fascination with matt black bikes, he is never happier than when he is riding his Rat stepthrough with 18" apes. Famous for being able to herd cats while singing 'Du Hast' to no one in particular. Owns a teapot, and isn't afraid to use it.
Bob hates rubber trees and is leading a one man campaign to make them extinct by destroying tyres as fast as possible. Happiest while hidden in a cloud of tyre smoke (photo's are rare) Can drink his own bodyweight in a single session. Famous for chaining several helmets to his bike for safety, only to forget the key... much hilarity ensued.
Kat owns a dirtbike, which actually means she knows what she is doing (unlike the rest of us) and is fast on the road too. . She's the only one of us that gets an ID check to buy fags (which we all secretly envy). At 3ft 1" tall Kat still packs a punch but one day aims to be 6ft 5" she regularly sleeps in a grow bag to this end. . .