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Entries from December 24th, 2008

History of the World Motocross Championship

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on History of the World Motocross Championship · Racing, Vintage

Motocross MX1 is publishing a short series of articles on the History of World Motocross Championship. Part 1 of the series is up now. Parts 2-4 will be published in the next few weeks. If they are as poor as Part 1 there isn’t much point in reading them. Not much history here — there […]

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Houston, TX is a motocross mecca

December 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Houston, TX is a motocross mecca · Racing

Last night on Pit Pass Radio one of the guests was Larry Hughes, district manager for Parts Unlimited. Larry was on to talk about the upcoming Parts Unlimited AMA Allstars Amateur National and WMA Cup that will be held at the end of the month at Freestone MX in Wortham, TX. One of the interesting […]

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Racing a Sportsman-class CZ 125

December 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Racing a Sportsman-class CZ 125 · Racing, Two-Stroke, Vintage

Let’s hear it for Steve “Souper” Clark and the Sportsman-class 125 project code-named Lester! Owned by the infamous Giles Nelson and the subject of ongoing and endless modifications and improvements by “Dr. G” Larry Garcia and “CZ Guy” Lee Holth, this little beauty throws some dirt at the 2007 Chehalis Classic. Nice work, guys! Now […]

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Metro Racing joins survey sponsors

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Metro Racing joins survey sponsors · Events, Politics of Riding

Metro Racing, the classic motogear supplier, has joined our list of AMA survey sponsors. Metro is providing one of their standard, long-sleeve jerseys in the size and logo of your choice — a $30 value — as an incentive for one lucky winner. This brings our total sponsors to four. I’m very pleased at the […]

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MAS of Mesa, AZ sponsors survey

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on MAS of Mesa, AZ sponsors survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Motorcycle Accessory Shop in Mesa, AZ has offered a nice package of 480 Racing accessories as an incentive for our AMA survey. The accessory package includes a gas cap vent, safety wire, and extruded safety wire washers — a $25 value. The package will be given away to one lucky winner after the survey closes. […]

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Motorsport Publications LLC sponsors survey

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Motorsport Publications LLC sponsors survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Chris Smith at Motorsport Publications, LLC has agreed to sponsor our How Do You Feel about the AMA? survey. Chris has generously offered a free, 1-year subscription to Classic Dirt Bike magazine ($50 value) to be given away to one lucky respondent after the survey closes. You must use a valid name and e-mail address […]

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What’s your MX passion story?

December 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on What’s your MX passion story? · Vintage

I was talking to a friend today, reminiscing about when I was a kid and first learning about MX. I got my first mini-bike — a Briggs & Stratton-engined number with 10″ inch wheels — when I was 9 (I think.) But I clearly remember sitting in my fifth-grade class at Bell Elementary in Tyler, […]

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Trials open house at Goodwood – really open house

December 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Trials open house at Goodwood – really open house · Events

Here’s a cool video of Dougie Lampkin giving a tour of Goodwood house. Found via The New Cafe (racer) Society with a hat tip to my friend Paul Buck.

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Custom two-stroke crotch rocket by Roland Sands

December 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Two-Stroke

Check out this cool custom by Roland Sands Design. Sure looks like a two-stroke motocrosser with road race trimmings, to me. I can’t read the stamp on the ignition cover, but judging by the length it could be Kawasaki. I know RSD is prototyping a new 450 SuperSingle for a WERA spec class that is […]

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Thinking differently: The future is coming

December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thinking differently: The future is coming · Industry, Politics of Riding, Technology

This is only tangentially about motorcycles, and only in the sense that it points to how the world of the future will work. But it’s an important insight into our future. This NYTimes editorial by Thomas Friedman (author of “The World is Flat” and “The Lexus and the Olive Tree”) is about a new kind […]

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