Thick clouds of dust hung in the air as 'oohs' and 'aahs' emanated from the crowd, blending with the resonant chugs of motorcycle engines.
This was the scene at the recent Keep It Dirty 3 custom motorcycle flat track event.
The event was held at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal last April 8, spanning the whole day thanks to a wide variety of race categories. The aim of the event was to provide a light-hearted grassroots event for garage builders to put their creations to the test in friendly competition.
Among the many categories to join were open custom bikes, open underbone, open scooter, Honda Monkey class, a kid's category, an all-female class, a two-stroke class, Yamaha XTZ production class, open production class, and many more.
To mix things up, the latter part of the day featured more unique competitions like Longest Tail Slide, Most Donuts, Longest Jump and a few other trick competitions.
Of course, standout custom motorcycle builds were also rewarded.
Those with pride in their work could also have their photo taken professionally at the event.
Partners even set up shop for visitors like Yamaha Philippines, Gwapitos Imprint Customs with their apparel and custom bikes, as well as Apocalypse Custom Electric Motorcycles with their line-up of fully electric bikes.
The event was also attended and participated in by celebrity riders like actor, Jericho Rosales, and surf pro, Luke Landrigan.
True to its grassroots aim, race numbers were written on paper plates stuck to the handlebars, there was the occassional stalled start, and costumes were highly encouraged.
Part of the proceeds from Keep It Dirty 2018 went to Cafe Racer Philippines' chosen charity Waves for Water Philippines, which provides water filters to produce clean water for far flung communities in General Nakar, Quezon and Tanay, Rizal.
Keep It Dirty 3 could not be possible without the help of its presenter, Dan's Powersports, its major sponsors,Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc., Police Lifestyle, Oakley Philippines, Gwapitos Imprint Customs, and Ropali Classics and media partner, MotoPinas.com