In preparation for the inevitable skids and slides, motorcycles were kitted out with studded tyres and mudguards (and riders with thermals) before taking to the track for a day of high elevation and, a bit less, acceleration. With inappropriate road bikes, vintage and snow pro classes all racing through the jagged white peaks and corners; plus an appearance from Italian Moto-racing legend Giovanni Bussei, it was a day like no other.
For the spectators, those defrosting their beards or those just trying to regain feeling in their fingers; oil drums buried in the snowbanks held burning logs- providing a bit of warmth to gather round with a hot coffee, and to take in the stunning views of the Monte Rosa. Snowquake is not just about the impressive riding and bikes- including Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400! But a meeting of humble individuals willing to brave the elements for their genuine love of motoring.