RANDOM RADNESS #23

Motocross Action has the most documented collection of photos in the sport as their photogs have been capturing everything motocross since MXA’s inception in 1973. These photos have been kept locked up inside MXA’s palatial towers (except for the ones that were pilfered). It was time to break into the historic archive of photos that have been captured over our 48-year history. Out of the millions of photos MXA has in its archive only a fraction of those have been seen by the public. Only a few hundred photos were needed per issue of MXA, but our guys snapped thousands of photos each month that were just stored never to be seen. We finally thought we should share these unseen photos of the past and present. We also thought that other fans of the sport needed a platform for them to share their Rad photos as well. With that, MXA’s Random Radness was born.

This week’s gallery is sponsored by Helix Racing Products. They truly have some serious random rad products. Check them out!

RJ Hampshire at speed racing Hangtown in 2021. 

Justin Bogle swag style. 

Val Tamietti laughing on MXA’s Aussie test rider Dan Alamangos’ butt patch. 

Here is a 1971 Maico 501.

Jett Lawrence nosewheelings into the first turn in Seattle Supercross. 

Cameron McAdoo floatin’.

Dirt Bike test rider putting his life on the line testing the ATK 700cc two-stroke. 

Justin Barcia throwing it sideways.

What a name for a dirt bike. Tornado Squirrel. 

Yikes!

Dirt beard.

Have you ever ridden a two-wheels drive dirt bike? We have. 

Mud with style. 

Inside Ricky Carmichael’s abandoned farm house.

 Ricky Johnson pouring a beer over Johnny O’Mara’s head after a race — Miss Miller Beer approves.

Jeff Stanton with the lucky number 7.

The fan favorite, Guy Cooper on a factory RM250.

Ryan Hughes’ was hired by Honda to race the prototype CRF450.

Bob Hannah on a factory Honda CR250 back in 1983.

Steve Lamson at the 1995 Paris Supercross. 

Haiden Deegan sporting the orange MXA lid for photos for a test of his KTM Supermini.

Arne Kring sliding his Husky in 1970. The track was Arroyo Cycle Park, which we now know as the REM track at Glen Helen.

This is an inside look at Yamaha’s BASS mechanism (Brake Actuated Suspension System).

Red hair, don’t care. 

The one-off KTM 125 prototype that never went into production. 

The 1998 Honda CR125. 

Ken Roczen and Blake Baggett throwing down at Fox Raceway. 

The fans are what makes this sport so great. 

Jeremy Albrecht and the Troll Train. 

We hope to see Adam Cianciarulo with the red plate in 2022. 

Mini-bikes + mud= Not a good idea. 

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