MXA Wrecking Crew Category
One chapter ends and another begins
We'll be here all week & next week too
Meet a man who has lived three lifetimes of bikes, races and motocross memories
"There is no more awesome job than working at MXA"
"I tested every bike made from 1977 to 1987. It was the best time of my life."
"I raced bikes that I could never been able to afford on my own."
They had the best bikes, the newest gear, the best reputation for testing and I was happy to become a test rider. It was a great time
I loved being at MXA, but I felt that I needed to race the same bike every weekend
“It takes a long time to be a good test rider.”
"When I was at my lowest Jody said that I could always sleep on his couch."
"The Maicos were the best test bikes I rode. The worst bike I ever rode was a Carabela 125"
“MXA has opened a bunch of doors for me.”
"It's the people, and not the bikes, that stand out. It's a fellowship"
"I miss my time at MXA. I rode every kind of bike imaginable."
“Riding different bikes really helped me, because I learned to tell good from bad.”
You ride what they tell you to ride and do what they ask
"I jumped 14 feet instead of 15. I was lucky that day"
Anaheim Hills, CA. A three-time Glen Helen REM Number One rider (1996, 1997 and 2003), for decades George designed drag racing clutches for McLeod Clutches when he wasn’t racing motocross. George has vast racing experience (including Europe).
Norco, CA. An experienced mechanic and graduate of MMI, Willy has worked as the production manager of a major motorcycle company (and set up the pipe shops for several major aftermaret pipe manufacturers). He has also been
Temecula, CA. Larry was a child prodigy. He was not only the National Minicycle Champion, but also the AMA Rookie of Year, a top ten AMA National rider and team manager for Jeremy McGrath, Chad Reed and
Costa Mesa, CA. Ray is the wrecking crew specialist. Ray takes care of the suspension settings, works on our project four-strokes and keeps everything with an engine running. In between, he races and has finished in the
Norco, CA. As part of the Texas gang that included Kent Howerton, Steve Stackable, Danny Doss and Wyman Priddy, Jody was a sponsored Hodaka rider back in the day (and back then, that meant bike and parts
San Diego, CA. This Swedish GP star is a legend. Lars was the first European Grand Prix racer to immigrate to the USA to race full-time (1968). Lars raced the original Inter-Am series, was the first Husqvarna
Norco, CA. MXA prefers to build test riders from the ground up and Billy Musgrave, who is still in high school, got his start on minicycles. He has been testing motorcycles since he was 10 years old.
Mission Viejo, CA. Part of the MXA wrecking crew’s European connection, Swedish-born Bengt Johansson raced the 1996 Swedish/USA Match Races and has finished in the top five at the World Vet Championships six times. Bengt spends his
Westminster, CA. Perhaps the most famous of the Vet racers in the USA, Alan has won the Over-40 World Championship five times (’87, ’88, ’89, ’91), Over-50 World Championships three times (’94, ’95, ’97) and Over-60 World