The extrovert Bernie Schreiber, the American World Trials champion of 1979, and Bryan ‘Badger’ Goss, the 1970 British 500cc motocross champion, are the exciting guests for the Telford Classic Dirt Bike Show of 2020.
Once again, two of the off-road circus’s biggest and most flamboyant names will grace the stage at the International Centre at Telford on February 15 and 16.
Californian-born Schreiber influenced the development of a new riding style by perfecting floating pivot turns and bunny hops to the conformist and traditional sport of trials in the late ’70s.
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Born in January 1959 in Los Angeles, Bernie was ranked seventh in the world by 1977 and his potential saw him gain a direct contract with the Bultaco factory.
A year later he finished third, winning four world rounds and, in ’79, took the title off three-times world champ Yrjo Vesterinen, becoming the youngest ever champion in the process.
In 1982 he also fulfilled a lifetime’s ambition by being the first and still the only non-European to win the Scottish Six Days, riding for the Italian SWM factory.
As well as being contracted to them and to Bultaco, Bernie also had factory contracts with Italjet, Garelli, Yamaha and Fantic. Indeed, show consultant Alan Wright is arranging to have a full display of all such bikes and would welcome a call on 01789 751422 from anyone who could bring a tidy 250/350 monoshock Yamaha with red frame to Telford for the weekend. The rest are already secured.
Read more in the October 2019 issue of OBM – on sale now!