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DAVID BAILEY

MOTOCROSS ACTION CLASSICS: JULY 1981 ISSUE

By: Zap     None other than a pre-factory Honda David Bailey graced the cover of the July 1981 issue  – an issue which if it stood out for anything it very well could have been the array of gear and product ads that featured many of the top riders of the day. Highlights on the inside included a Bob Hannah interview and coverage of the AMA National at Hangtown. And how about that coverline, “Hannah: Over The Hill?” With Honda and Suzuki factory rides still to come, no, the Hurricane was ha…

CAN YOU NAME EVERY EVERY AMERICAN MXDN TEAM SINCE 1972? YOU CAN ONCE YOU READ THIS STORY

Ryan Dungey?2009-2010. EVERY AMERICAN TEAM SINCE 1972: AND HOW THEY FINISHED Year…Place…Riders 1972…7…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Gary Jones 1973…4…Jim Pomeroy, Mike Hartwig, John DeSoto Tony DiStefano?1974-1975-1976-1977. 1974…2…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Jimmy Weinert, Tony DiStefano 1975…9…Brad Lackey, Jim Pomeroy, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1976…5…Bob Hannah, Rex Staten, Kent Howerton, Tony DiStefano 1977…2…Steve Stackable, Gary Semics, Kent Howerton, Tony …

WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: RYAN HUGHES, DOUG DUBACH, PETE DeGRAAF, GARY CHASE & LARS LARSSON WIN WORLD VET CROWNS

Ryan Hughes. There are races that seem to transcend the normal atmosphere of the typical motocross event. The MTA World Vet Motocross Championship is one of those events. It is, by its very nature a family affair?not just of blood relatives, but of racers who have raced together for so many years that they feel like brothers-in-arms. Whether they are from Germany, Tahiti, Canada, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Australia or Japan, they think of the World Vet Championship as a homecoming. Throughout the week you s…

GUESS WHO’S BACK? AN ICONIC BRAND IS COMING BACK

100%, “how much effort do you give?” Back in 1982, with just a hundred bucks to his name, the likeable young Drew Lien – then Jim Holley’s mechanic – came up with a cable guide and a stick-on heat shield as leading products for a new company he was dreaming of starting. “Everything back then was alphabetical” said Drew Lien in a 2004 interview ; “DG, FMF, CMC, HRP, and so on. So I thought that “DRP” (Drew’s Racing Products) would be an awesome name! (Laughter)…. My buddy Chuck told me not to name it t…

DAVID BAILEY TO RECEIVE THE 2011 EDISON DYE MOTOCROSS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

David Bailey on Saddleback’s Suicide Mountain. This year’s recipient of the Edison Dye Lifetime Motocross Achievement Award is the three-time AMA National Motocross Champion David Bailey. David becomes the 16th recipient of this prestigious award, and will be honored with a special ceremony on Sunday, November 6th at 12:30 p.m. at Glen Helen Raceway as part of the MTA World Vet Motocross Championships ceremonies. David will also be immortalized with a special monument, joining those other motocross grea…

MOTOCROSS MEN & MEMORIES: (02/22/11)

Team Yamaha’s Ricky Johnson (55) and Team Honda’s David Bailey (10) pose for the cameras on the start line at Mammoth Mountain. The numbers on their bikes are special for Mammoth, but you can still see their AMA numbers on their helmets.