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MARTY SMITH GETS BUSTED BY L.A. POLICE CHIEF CHARLIE BECK

Marty on his RC400 in 1977. See the bike and the man at the world Vet next weekend. When Marty Smith recieves his Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award, at this year’s World Vet Championship on November 3-4, L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck will be one of the presenters. Beck, a hardcore motocross racer, is a long-time fan of the Teen idol?Marty Smith. Additionally, Honda mechanic and team manager, Dave Arnold will be on hand and with him will be Marty’s 1975 championship-winning 125cc factory r…

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: DANNY LaPORTE’S 1981 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TRIUMPH

?The most exciting moment of my life was the first year that Team USA won the Motocross des Nations in 1981. As a team, we weren?t expected to win, nor did we even think that we would win. Honda put together a group of riders that probably weren?t the best choices to race. For years, Yamaha had a rider that was capable of doing well at the MXDN, and then Suzuki would have a guy. The problem was that because the riders were on different teams, there was an every-man-for-himself sort of mentality. Donnie …