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.
The French rider, Christophe Pourcel racing the Glen Helen National.
James Stewart’s Pro Circuit Splitfire KX85.
Travis Pastrana back in his freestyle days.
Nick Wey on a Pro Circuit KX125.
Roger DeCoster chasing Jimmy Weinert in 1975.
1977 Maico 400 with Pete Maly riding.
Mitch Payton lost a bet and Goat Breker got to shave his head.
Mike Alessi before he was big enough to ride big bikes.
Jeff Ward in his Indy race car in 1997.
Justin Barcia’s 2018 factory YZ450F sure did look good.
Robbie Maddison practicing his jump at Wyvern Ranch before he did it in Vegas.
This was Robbie doing the real thing.
The 1997 CR250 that everyone dreaded riding.
Honda ad for Ricky Carmichael’s 2022 perfect season.
MXA test rider Larry Brooks surfing the 1994 KX250 in the sand.
The dream team.
Keith Johnson holding the infamous Cannondale MX400 engine.
The Synergy carbon fiber Supermoto bike.
2004 Glen Helen start with Kyle Lewis (23) leading the way.
Blake Wharton: Whiskey throttle much.
Casey Lytle back in 2000 when he raced for the FMF Honda team.
Awww how cute.
Tim Ferry in 1997.
Pro Circuit power on a 2002 CR250.
Chad Reed back on a YZ250 two-stroke in 2002.
Austin Forkner’s PC KX250.
Matt Walker back in 2004.
Paul Currie in 1997 when he was on the Moto XXX team.
1997 MXDN winning Belgium team on Stefan Everts (left), Joel Smets (center) and Marnicq Bervoets (right). See Steve Lamson in the far left corner?
2018 Red Bull National.
Christian Craig at the 2018 San Diego Supercross.