Deadman's Point Motocross began competition in the summer of 1968. Located in the High Desert of SoCal about 90 minutes from the LA basin, the track had a nice population of CZ's in all 250 & 500cc classes. DMP was the very first stadium style MX track in the Nation and BERTUS had an important role of supplying bikes and parts for this race venue - probably most all of them! Other local shops in SoCal carried CZ's and parts as well. The Point had a great family atmosphere and would regularly turn out 200-300 riders on Sunday! This recently released video captures the essence of Deadman's. We hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Mr. Bertus loaded up his Dodge van with CZ wares, some CZ books and drove over 8 hours to the 2016 Don Matthews CZ World Championship event in Marysville, CA. The event attracted over 350 riders of which Bertus has supplied thousands of parts for the riders machines, hundreds of thousands worldwide. Most all of them had never met Bertus in person so this gathering of CZ'dom enabled them to finally meet the man who keeps the CZ world of motocross alive!
Franco Rippa meets Bertus
Photo courtesy Franco Rippa
L-R: Rick Nabers, Jim Keeton, Robin Hanna, Bertus, Lee Rook.
Photo courtesy Rick Nabers
Bertus was recognized for his lifetime of achievement for the CZ/JAWA motorcycle effort he has led for over 50 years in America and the World! Lets hope there can be a CZ World Championship event done in his honer while he is still with us...
CZ's as far as you can see!
Photo courtesy Ed Sims
This is just one of many photographs of probably the greatest assemblage of CZ motocross machinery the world has yet seen in one place! It's as if the CZ Factory had opened again producing them. There were CZ's in modified race trim, lightly and highly modified, to CZ's in showroom original condition. Fantastic effort by all, Mr. BERTUS was right at home.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Are you ready to GET SERIOUS? This is the CZ motto you know.
Bertus now has these new pipes, headers and leg guards in stock. They are perfect to the factory specs and drawings. Scrupulously inspected by Bertus himself every part is guaranteed to fit right up onto your prized Sidepipe machine ready to show or go. Get one today and transform your CZ into a true representation in appearance and performance.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
One of the best performance improvements you can make on your vintage CZ motocrosser is the B.U.S. electronic ignition produced by BERTUS JAWA-CZ. It will instantly add 5-7 horsepower, produce first kick starts and give you years of reliable race performance season after season. Get one!
A group of recently assembled ignitions ready to be packaged.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Is your JAWA fuel tank badge broken or missing on your motorcycle? Bertus has these brand new polycarbonate tank badges in stock. Also included is a JAWA logo masking applique for ease of painting the black and red background accurately and professionally.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Mr. Bertus passion and pure knowledge of his craft is legendary not only with weekend motocross warriors, but with professionals in the industry as well. One example of Bertus craftsmanship is this fabulous 100% original 1959 ESO 500 Moto-Cross machine he restored. What makes this build unique you see is, the bike traveled to the US in Bertus suitcase part by part over a few trips to Europe! It's a very fascinating story that could only be told in the classic Bertus color and detail that included some very tense moments in Eastern Europe. The bike now resides in Tom Whites Early Years of Motocross Museum in California. Tom honored Joel Robert in 2006 at his museum where this photo was snapped of Bertus and his incredible build project, the Suitcase ESO 500!