Note: Vicki sold me his Cessnock ISDE backup ktm 250 with all the steel parts... it breaks my heart to say I had to sell it in my divorce. My ex is now married to ex ADB ad guy Clubby who runs his own mag now... how the world turns... Also for some years I was the happy ridder of Geoffs KDX 250.. that was a great bike... Geoff really looked after me... he was a good bloke...
Twelve classic dirt bikes which were the property of the estate of the late Geoff Eldridge, founder of 'Australasian Dirt Bike magazine, have been sold by private tender under instructions from Geoff's former partner. For the past four years these bikes were in the custodianship of VMX Magazine. Some were shown at VMX's Classic Dirt events in Kyneton, Victoria. All 12 bikes will remain in Australia and most will be recommissioned by their new owners to once again emerge as active classic racers. So where do they live now?
Gone to new homes in Western Australia are many of Geoff's personal favourites - 1974 Yamaha 250A and YZ360A, 1975 Yamaha YZ250B, 1975 Yamaha YZ125C, 1969 CZ250 Side Pipe - Model #980, 1974 Honda CR125M and 1988 Kawasaki KX (KDX) 250 Enduro. Moving back to Australia's east coast are Geoff's Yamaha DT1 Enduro, 1979 Suzuki PE400T, 1975 Kawasaki KX250 A2, 1973 CZ400 and his 1992 KTM 250 ISDE bike that still carries all the ISDE markings and seals.