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MOTOCROSS ACTION CLASSICS: DECEMBER 1976 ISSUE

By: Zap     At various times in his career, Finland’s Heikki Mikkola was known as both the  ?Flyin’ Finn? and the ?Fierce Finn.? He was in fact, a little of both, but after winning the 1976 250 World Championship title, Mikkola showed up on the cover determined to forever be known as the ‘Smilin’ Finn.? With his overall victory, Mikkola, who would later get hired by Yamaha and win two 500cc world titles (1977-1978) for them. All in all, Mikkola won the 1974 500 World Championship, 1976 25…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S RICH EIERSTEDT MEMORIAL: SAYING GOODBYE TO OUR FRIEND

   Rich Eierstedt was one of the first wave to teenager American motocrossers. He was on the cutting edge of the sport and with his quick smile, good looks and cool manner?riders like Rich Eierstedt are the reason that motocross became a smash hit in the 1970s. Unlike dirt track or road racing, teenagers like Marty Smith, Gaylon Mosier, Marty Tripes and Rich Eierstedt made motocross the sport of the young. It was a new sport, it had new heroes and there was nobody who came before to tell Ameri…