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Twist on the Right and Turn Left – Stofskop is Back!

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The long hiatus is almost over – Stofskop, the ultimate social motorcycle event, will be returning to the Randfontein Raceway in Johannesburg on Saturday, 12 August 2023.

This is a motorcycling event like no other; it’s a day that’s all about being a non-conformist and combining the thrill of the dirt track with that special feeling you get when you dress up as a superhero, a rhino, a unicorn or whatever else takes your fancy.

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“We’re delighted to confirm the return of Stofskop Powered by Motul,” commented chief organiser, Chris Shelvey. “With over 40 registrations already received, including a record number of ladies, we’re certain that this will be the biggest, best and most inclusive Stofskop ever,” he added.

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It’s not a race in its traditional format – instead, it’s a chance for riders to get their eccentric, eclectic and unusual motorcycles to go sideways on a dirt oval.

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To kick up some dust and not only impress with their wacky dress sense but also with their motorcycle handling skills. For spectators, the thrill of watching these machines sliding around on the flat track and overcoming all manner of mechanical and wardrobe issues, where anything can and usually does happen, means it’s guaranteed entertainment for the whole family.

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Expect the air to be filled with the sounds and smells of every kind of two-and four-stroke engine, more than a little dust, enticing aromas from food trucks, cheering and laughter. It’s a place to dress up, be a little silly, and experience the wackier side of motorcycle culture.

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There are only two serious aspects to Stofskop: safety, and the prizes on offer in the Grand Prize Draw. Just like a confirmed rider entry, a spectator ticket (R50 per person at the gate; free for under-12s) is also an entry into the Draw.

“For the Motul team, Stofskop is one of our favourite events,” commented Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. “We love the fact that it’s so welcoming, and we’d encourage anyone who loves bikes – or who’s simply looking for a very different kind of Saturday – to register their Stofskop special, or come along and cheer,” she added.

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So whether you’re a Stofskop veteran or a rookie rider, here is your chance to show SA’s motorcycle community what you’ve been hiding in your garage, your shed or even in pieces under your bed. With classes including Inappropriate Road Bike, Moped Mash, Chops & Bobbers, Scrambler & Tracker and Plastic Pigs, it’s hard to imagine a kind of bike that isn’t eligible to take part in Stofskop. Indeed, the philosophy of Stofskop has always been to ‘run what you bring’.

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Anyone who is 18 years and older and wants to add to the colour, charisma and barely contained chaos of Stofskop Powered by Motul, should email a picture of their motorcycle to [email protected] before 04 August 2023. They will then receive a link to the entry form and all the additional details.

Check out the official Stofskop Facebook page for more info about the event and to see some of the fantastic motorcycles that have already been entered.

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Learn more about Motul’s product range and their commitment to supporting the motorcycling and automotive communities, by visiting the website.

Staff Writer
Staff Writer
Compiled by the ZA Bikers team.
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