Keep It Dirty!—the nation’s premier annual, open-invitational event for all café racers, motorcycle riders, builders, and enthusiasts of all ages—headed back to its original stomping grounds at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds located inside the Club Manila East Complex, San Juan, Taytay, Rizal for its third edition.
April 8, 2018 was a date that was definitely one for the books as it was just packed with various exciting activities. As the event remained true to its roots being the country’s first-ever custom and classic flat track racing, Keep It Dirty 3 also featured numerous categories for a ton of adrenaline-thirsty bikers to compete on the dirt track, all in the name of friendly competition, fellowship, and of course, fun.
Along with many event participants, motorcycle-aficionados-slash-celebrities like actor-and-dirt-bike-rider Jericho Rosales and surfer-and-custom-bike-fanatic Luke Landrigran once again took time out of their busy schedules for a full-day of hitting the dirt and maneuvering through mud, all with the biggest smile of their faces. After all, this was the heart and soul of Keep It Dirty! since its inception.
After noticing that majority of the events in the motorcycle firmament were mounted in a motor show-type of setting, Café Philippines’ Managing Director Michael Eijansantos decided that organizing an opportunity for motorbike buffs to hop on their favorite machines in its natural element is the way to go, but minus the intimidating risks inherent to professional motorbike races. This vision was strongly supported by the MX Messiah Fairgrounds director Sam Tamayo, even advocating the importance of instilling safe-riding principles and practices to young riders via the event.
Certainly, we all couldn’t wait for the 2019 Keep It Dirty installment and if you happen to ask what it takes to be part of the event—whether you be a green motor biker entering the scene or a rather veteran custom-bike maker who keeps pushing the envelope and wants to be part of this segment of the thriving community—know that the requirements are pretty simple and straightforward. In the words of the organizers themselves: “As long as it runs on two-wheels, you’re welcomed to come.”