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MOTOCROSS ACTION CLASSICS: NOVEMBER 1973 ISSUE

BY ZAP   On the cove rof the November 1973 is Texan Jumpin’ Jack O’Leary (with his Full Bore boots, leather ?leathers? and Carerra goggles) aboard a strapped tank YZ at the Lockhart MX track in Texas.   Long before Chaparral, BTO Sports and all the rest, the mail order business was alive and well over at Speed Center USA. What were some of the standout deals for the day? How about a Shoei full-face helmet for $32.95? Bill Walters GP Pants for $79.95. Motocross suspenders for $4.95. Presto…

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…

MXA TEAM TESTED: MARTY SMITH RE-GRIP GRIP

WHAT IS IT? A brand-new motocross grip resulting from a collaboration between Marty Smith and ODI. WHAT’S IT COST? $12.95. CONTACT? www.martysmithmotocross.com or www.odigrips.com . WHAT STANDS OUT?  Here’s a list of things that stand out with Marty Smith’s grips. (1) Original concept . As three-time AMA National Champion Marty Smith worked with students at his Marty Smith Motocross Clinic, (619) 659-0273, he came to realize that the hardest thing to teach riders was to re-grip the throttle as they…

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…