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From left to right: Gary Jones, Marty Tripes, and Jimmy Ellis. This is the only time in the history of the sport that the first 3 places in the national championship series went to 1 manufacturer.

The Event

Hosted at Gopher Dunes in Courtland Ontario the Weekend of August 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th. The event was Sponsored by Can-Am, and featured MotoX, Cross Country, Trials & Demos. We ha workshops, seminars, prizes, movies, competitions, a free banquet, factory bikes, prototypes, memorabilia, bike show, swap meet, marketplace & more. We also raffled off 3 vintage restored Can-Am bikes.

The Event

Hosted at Gopher Dunes in Courtland Ontario the Weekend of August 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th. The event was Sponsored by Can-Am, and featured MotoX, Cross Country, Trials & Demos. We ha workshops, seminars, prizes, movies, competitions, a free banquet, factory bikes, prototypes, memorabilia, bike show, swap meet, marketplace & more. We also raffled off 3 vintage restored Can-Am bikes.
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EVENT Schedule
EVENT Schedule
9:00-11:30 am
Gary Semics MX school
1:00-3:30 pm
Gary Jones MX school
1:00-3:30 pm
Q & A Session with members of the original design team (ODT).
Meet n Greet with the ODT, celeb riders, etc., Movies, Vendor area, and static display areas open museum and archival artifacts displays open.
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Bike RaffleWe are offering 3 bikes up for raffle, to which there will be 3 draws and 3 winners. Each ticket has the chance to win 3 times. Draw will be hosted and aired live August 19th at 9.00pm on Vintage MX Q & A, by Joe Abbate with the help of Gary Jones, Jimmy Ellis, Gary Semics and Jim Holley.
Bike RaffleWe are offering 3 bikes up for raffle, to which there will be 3 draws and 3 winners. Each ticket has the chance to win 3 times. Draw will be hosted and aired live August 19th at 9.00pm on Vintage MX Q & A, by Joe Abbate with the help of Gary Jones, Jimmy Ellis, Gary Semics and Jim Holley.
1974 can-am MX1 250(Photo - Pre Restoration)
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    1977 can-am ISDT 175(Photo - Pre Restoration)
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      1979 can-am 370 Qualifier(Photo - Pre Restoration)
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        $10 CAD/ Ticket Draw is open to all of Continental Canada and USA and will include "Land only" delivery should the winners not be attending the event. 6,000 tickets will be offered in the following manner, 5,000 tickets available commencing February 15th 2023, 1,000 will be held for sale at the event.

        Canadian purchases via Interac Etransfer or Credit Cards. American purchases via Credit Cards.

        Please note, we are a secure site and do not share any of your information with anyone. is via Interac, etransfer if purchaser is in Canada

        For dresses in the United Stated, we will ship the bike to you in the lower 48 only. For Remote addresses, we will ship the bike to a mutually agreed upon location that has regular deliveries.

        To purchase raffle tickets through email, email john@thethistle.ca with your request and the following information. Name, address (to mail tickets to), phone # and email address as well as your preferred method of payment and if you want consecutive or random numbered tickets. I'll confirm the order once payment has been received and mail the tickets out to you. Tickets will be mailed out within 24 hrs of purchase.

        Net proceeds from the raffle bike draws will be donated to the "Cure for Breast Cancer"
        $10 CAD/ Ticket To purchase raffle tickets, email john@thethistle.ca with your request and the following information. Name, address ( to mail tickets to ), phone # and email address as well as your preferred method of payment and if you want consecutive or random numbered tickets. I'll confirm the order once payment has been received and mail the tickets out to you. Tickets will be mailed out within 24 hrs of purchase.

        Draw is open to all of Continental Canada and USA and will include " Land only " delivery should the winners not be attending the event. 6,000 tickets will be offered in the following manner, 5,000 tickets available commencing February 15th 2023, 1,000 will be held for sale at the event.

        Canadian purchases via Interac Etransfer or Credit Cards. American purchases via Credit Cards.

        Please note, we are a secure site and do not share any of your information with anyone. is via Interac, etransfer if purchaser is in Canada

        Net proceeds from the raffle bike draws will be donated to the "Cure for Breast Cancer"
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        EVENT Classes& Registration - All Bikes Welcome
        EVENT Classes& Registration - All Bikes Welcome

        Vintage 1975 and older, air cooled, drum brakes.

        Heritage 1983 and older, NO DISC BRAKES!

        EVO Up to 1993

        V100 Age of rider + age of Bike must total at least 100

        V110 Age of rider + age of bike must total at least 110

        Womens 16 yo ( or have parent sign waiver) 200cc and under

        Womens 16yo and over 200cc.

        Rider Classifications:

        Amateur Rider has never competed or has minimal experience in a formal race.

        Intermediate Rider has limited racing experience

        Expert Riders previously classified as either Senior/Expert, Intermediate/Pro

        Inspections:

        All bikes are required to pass scrutineering to ensure it’s registered in the proper class. This isn’t a sound ( db ), safety or mechanical inspection!

        Race Length:

        1 Hour per class.

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        Event T-Shirt

        $35
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        Small Sticker

        $12
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        Large Sticker

        $15
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        PrototypesCan-Am Will have new prototype bikes on display for viewing at the event.
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        Event LocationGPS location: 42.8030° N, 80.6152° W Address: 4385 Norfolk County Hwy 5Courtland, ON N0J 1E0
        Event LocationGPS location: 42.8030° N, 80.6152° W Address: 4385 Norfolk County Hwy 5Courtland, ON N0J 1E0
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