Motocross enthusiasts geared up for Fleet Club movie

A rider performs a stunt during the making of the movie Moto8. Photo courtesy of Moto8 The Movie

A rider performs a stunt during the making of the movie Moto8. Photo courtesy of Moto8 The Movie

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~

MS Pierre Lacombe wants fellow motocross, BMX, and mountain bike enthusiasts to mark Nov. 18 on their calendars.

On that day the Pacific Fleet Club will screen Moto8 The Movie. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at or at the door.

The movie features spectacular aerial footage of some of motocross’ top riders doing jaw dropping tricks, stunts and jumps on their mechanical rides.

The screening will serve as a fundraiser for Canada’s Motocross of Nations (MXON) team, and an opportunity to bring the dirt bike community together.

“I want to get all the MX, BMX and mountain bike community in Victoria together in one room for the first time,” says MS Lacombe, who owns Pit Board Industries / Pit Board Racing with his wife Isabelle. He also works as a naval electronic sensor operator aboard HMCS Calgary.

He became engaged in MX racing four years ago in 2012 when his children Antoine, 12, and Leone, 16, started their involvement in the sport.

He started out designing racing outfits for his children, but gradually expanded his uniform-making ability into a cottage industry.

The hand-made racing gear was eventually sold to local BMX and motocross teams and clubs in Victoria, then on provincial teams, and now the national MX team.

In the summer, Kourtney Lloyd, Team Canada MXON manager, contacted MS Lacombe for custom-made jackets and pit shirts for the team’s mechanics and pit crew. The items were for their Sept. 24 Moto Cross of Nations event in Maggiorra, Italy, one of the sport’s most important competitions.

“They liked my designs so much they immediately ordered 40 jackets,” says MS Lacombe. “They even painted my design on the riders’ helmets. So my design got way more exposure during the event than I had ever dreamed it would.”

With such prestigious approval from a national team, the sailor anticipates international sales are just around the bend.

“I have been working this business based on three principles: honour, leadership and ethics,” he says. “I will sacrifice profit to ensure those principles remain intact; this is the course I choose and Pit Board Industries is sticking to it.”

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