2022 LANGSTON MOTORSPORTS VINTAGE BIKE SHOW
Every year for the past six years Langston Motorsports, owned by Grant Langtson and his father Gerald, host a vintage bike show in front of their Perris, California, dealership. It has food vendors, product displays and oodles of classic motocross iron. So, when Aussie Dan Alamangos said he was going to display his 1979 Yamaha YZ125 and Ernie Becker’s unrestored 1981 Pro Circuit Husqvarna CR250 we gave him one of MXA’s EZ-Ups and some period correct riding gear and helmets—all he had to do was shoot some photos for us. Here they are.
The turnout of legends from the past, who came out to sign autographs and tell tales was impressive. Back row: Gary Chaplin, Coty Schock, Steve Lamson, Selvaraj Narayana, Scott Burnworth, Gary Jones, Gerald Langston and MC Joe Abbate. Front row: Grant Langston, Broc Glover, Rex Staten, Ron Turner, Billy Urban, Tommy Croft.
Now in charge of Mexico and South America for KTM motorcycles, Selvaraj Natayana was once a factory Maico mechanic at the German factory and the last man to work for Maico USA in America after they filed for bankruptcy.
Greg Poole is the owner of this rare factory prototype 1982 Husqvarna ATC250. Jim McIlvain, best known as Jimmy Mac to readers of Jody’s Box, was the man in charge of building the Husqvarna line of three-wheelers in partnership with Volvo. The project came to a halt when Cagiva bought Husky in 1987.