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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1963 YAMAHA 250 ASC...

Mar 06, 2014Comments off905 Views

By Tom White Southern California’s Ascot Park was the hotbed of flat-track racing in the western United States in the 1960s and 1970s. AMA rules

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1962 BSA 500 CATALI...

Feb 01, 2014Comments off1047 Views

By Tom White The BSA Catalina Scrambler was the perfect machine for a rider like AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Chuck ?Feets? Minert. Minert excelled

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1966 WHITE TORNADO ...

Jan 02, 2014Comments off739 Views

By Tom White The White Motorcycle company didn?t stay in business very long, nor did they sell very many motorcycles back in the ?60s. Based

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1973 HONDA CR250M E...

Dec 17, 2013Comments off1799 Views

By Tom White Announced in October of 1972 and on sale in the USA in March of 1973, the Elsinore was preceded by minimal hype

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1969 HUSQVARNA 400 ...

Dec 10, 2013Comments off1118 Views

  By Tom White This is the bike that made Bengt Aberg famous, or was it the other way around? Aberg raced the 400 Cross

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1952 FB MONDIAL 200

Nov 24, 2013Comments off704 Views

By Tom White The FB Mondial Motociclistica was founded by Count Giuseppe Boselli in 1948 in Arcore, Italy. Prior to WWII, FB Mondial manufactured motorized

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1968 SUZUKI TM250

Nov 14, 2013Comments off985 Views

By Tom White Suzuki's first venture into motocross started in 1964 with an experimental twin-cylinder, road-race-inspired works machine that appeared at several 250 GPs. Suzuki

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 VAN TECH HARLE...

Oct 02, 2013Comments off922 Views

  Bill Van Tichelt was a mechanical engineer, and Bill's father was a toolmaker. Bill's passion was karting, and, in 1961, he designed a reed-valve

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 MONTESA 250VR ...

Sep 04, 2013Comments off1060 Views

By Tom White Montesa was formed in 1944 by Pedro Permanyer and Francisco Bulto (who later formed Bultaco). They built their first batch of machines

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CLASSIC IRON: 1970 KAWASAKI G31M 100 CENTUR...

Jul 02, 2013Comments off1112 Views

In the late 1960s, the 100cc class was booming with a multitude of brands filling the starting lines. Kawasaki had previously dabbled in the offroad

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1969 CZ 360 TYPE 96...

Jun 11, 2013Comments off970 Views

By Tom White East German Paul Friedrichs won three consecutive 500cc World Motocross Championships (1966-1968) on a CZ 360. With a record like that, any

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1973 COOPER 250 END...

Jun 07, 2013Comments off674 Views

By Tom White Cooper was the brainchild of Frank Cooper, owner of Apache Limited, the U.S. Maico distributor in Burbank, California. Cooper saw a gap

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1974 BULTACO MK360 ...

May 14, 2013Comments off989 Views

By Tom White In the 1960s, Bultaco had been a successful brand in American scrambles and local motocross, but their stock rose when American upstart

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 YANKEE 500 Z T...

May 02, 2013Comments off903 Views

New York's John Taylor was a mover and a shaker in the motorcycle industry in the late 1960s. He was the American importer for both

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 AMERICAN EAGLE...

Apr 23, 2013Comments off592 Views

By Tom White American Eagle arrived on the U.S. motocross scene in 1967, but in truth, there was no American Eagle motorcycle factory. The American

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1967 BULTACO MK II ...

Apr 11, 2013Comments off590 Views

By Tom White The MK II Pursang first appeared in the spring of 1967, and it would be a major change from the Rickman-inspired MK

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 RICKMAN ZUNDAP...

Apr 02, 2013Comments off1029 Views

  By Tom White British Grand Prix stars Don and Derek Rickman manufactured eponymous motorcycles from 1960 to 1975. Although the Rickman brothers originally focused

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CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1965 CZ TWIN-PIPE 2...

Mar 21, 2013Comments off774 Views

By Tom White Adolf Hitler tried. So did the Russians. But nothing could stifle the Czechoslovakian spirit?a society that honored its engineers and technicians with