Hell On Wheels 2013 Moto Scramble
Milestone Motocross Park
Photos and Captions by Tom Corley/TCE Studios
RIVERSIDE, CA, JUNE 1, 2013
When it comes to having a fun motorcycle event, the Hell On Wheels Moto Scramble deserves a gold star. The riders mount on vintage bikes that don’t always complete the race – and if they did, there were a few less parts on them.
Oh yes, there was also a modern-bike class, and one for minibikes, too. In the midst of the sounds of two- and four-strokes, those in attendance could hear Dano Forte’s “Freak Show,” which was followed by “The Singles.”
When the dust had settled from the racing, the ladies got up on stage and presented themselves for the “Miss Hell On Wheels” contest. The racers were awarded trophies, which included a few unique drinkable ones. This was an interesting photo opportunity, and along with racing pictures below you’ll find some of the riders with their bikes and helmets that showed a whole lot of personality.
Come out and have fun with the Hell On Wheels crew. The Moto Scramble is held once a year, and their hillclimb is a don’t-miss event!
Dano Forte’s “Freak Show” is a one-man band, reminiscent of those who traveled around in the 1800s.
Shown here beating the heat of the day are the “Cycle Zombies” – a.k.a. J.J. Wessels (left) and Scotty Stopnik (right).
Making up most of the pull-start minibike class were (from left to right) Mike Lee, Curtis Lee, Jeff Lee, Matt Horowitz and Marshall Lee. To the far left is the cool Harley owned by Roger Vasquez.
“This was given to me free by a friend of mine,” said Brody Cox, the proud owner of this rad scooter. “It’s now been highly modified.”
“No Luck, Just Talent,” says Andrew Hopkins, who tells it like it is.
As you can tell by the T-shirt, Siali Fuji hopes to ride a Triumph someday. For now, he is happy riding his bike around.
Dinosaur Riders Association rider Douglas Farren had one of the trickest Triumph bikes, with a Trackmaster frame.
Tamara Wilson has a way of making this Triumph look so fine.
This “On Any Sunday” helmet was one of the coolest at the event.
Eric Anderson had a skunk on his helmet and a “Peace Dove” on his handlebars.
Tommy Mitchell decided that four eyes are better than two. Check out his helmet.
Joe Pape rode with his signature sombrero.
Hayden Roberts (left) makes sure that these guys get in the right race.
Standing in front of these riders is Hell On Wheels promoter Jeff Tulilius.
You can easily tell who these guys are looking at: Jenny Pirch, the starter and finish flagger.
Jenny Pirch kicks some rocks out of the way before the start of the race.
Not only did Jenny (right) start the race and kick the rocks away, she also kicked some rock playing guitar in the band “The Singles.”
Joe Pape (75) reaches out to Julian Heppekausen (second from right). It’s good to greet your neighbors before you go out and scramble.
Julian Heppekausen, we salute you for wearing a suit and being the best-dressed man of the day!
Looks like Joe Pape had some trouble right after the first turn. “We got a little tangled up and I got knocked off my bike,” said Pape.
Joe Pape rode with his “little buddy” strapped safely to his cycle. “I have my rat with me,” Pape said. “That’s why we call it a ‘rat bike.’”
Jason Klements (911) rode this bike with no problems, but on his Sportster, the battery fell off. This photographer picked it up and set it off to the side of the track.
Zeke Landers (27G) was the most stylish rider off this finish-line jump.
Dave Hurley (178) needs larger numbers on his number plate. He took his KTM around the first turn ahead of a good turnout of modern bikes.
L. Sims (666), with his foot kicked back in the dirt, was so fast on his Honda. Chris Corum (3X) was fast, too, but he slowed down when his gas cap fell off in the first moto.
With her red cape, Tamara Wilson (369) looks like Supergirl. Not only did she do well out on the track, but also in another contest…
These girls took the stage for the annual “Miss Hell On Wheels” contest.
The winner who took the trophy and the title of “Miss Hell On Wheels” was Tamara Wilson.
This guy was just kickin’ it, enjoying the band and watching the girls.
Winning one of these bottles is better than taking home the average trophy.
Posing together are three trophy winners: (from left to right) Dimitri Coste from France, Jack Landers, and Jack’s son Zeke.
Finally, a big thanks to my friend “Chaplin” for watching my bike. See you all at future Hell On Wheels events!