CLASSIC MOTOCROSS PHOTOS: THE WAY IT WAS & THE WAY IT ISN’T

BICKER2FRIEDRICHS1CZECH1967justynnorekDave Bickers (2) leads Paul Friedrichs (1) at the 1967 Czech Grand Prix. Note the natural grass track and that the fans are restrained by a simple rope barricade. Photo: Justyn Norek (click on image to enlarge)

Motocross was a much simpler sport back in its formative years. There was no need for chain link fences to keep the fans at bay or Cats and top loaders to prep the track. In fact, the track didn’t even need barricades, markers or hay bales to make sure the riders didn’t cheat—it was all so much nicer back then. Dave Bickers and Paul Friedrichs demonstrate.

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