Motocross Action has the most documented collection of photos in the sport as their photogs have been capturing everything motocross since MXA’s inception in 1973. These photos have been kept locked up inside MXA’s palatial towers (except for the ones that were pilfered). It was time to break into the historic archive of photos that have been captured over our 48-year history. Out of the millions of photos MXA has in its archive only a fraction of those have been seen by the public. Only a few hundred photos were needed per issue of MXA, but our guys snapped thousands of photos each month that were just stored never to be seen. We finally thought we should share these unseen photos of the past and present. We also thought that other fans of the sport needed a platform for them to share their Rad photos as well. With that, MXA’s Random Radness was born.

This week’s gallery is sponsored by Helix Racing Products. They truly have some serious random rad products. Check them out!

Joshua Varize taking a soil sample at the Fox Raceway National as Joe Shimoda (30) crosses that line off his list.

A look from above inside Arlington stadium. 

It was great to see Ken Roczen congratulate Dylan Ferrandis after winning the 450 title at Fox Raceway. 

Mike Kiedrowski 1991 mxdn ValkenswaardMike Kiedrowski in 1991 racing for team USA at the MXDN in Valkenswaard. The team of Damon Bradshaw and Jeff Stanton went on to win. 

Bob Hannah (39), Pierre Karsmaker (8), Akira Watanabe (143), Scott Gillman (223), Gerritt Wolsink (106), Rick Burgett (261), Graham Noyce (10) and Gaylon Mosier at the Phoenix Trans-AMA in 1976. 

GasGas factory rider Michael Mosiman and Troy Lee celebrate their podium finish with the fans at Fox Raceway.

Back in 2005 with Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham Chad Reed on the podium.Back in 2005 with Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham Chad Reed on the podium.

Justin Bogle calm before the storm. 

John Dowd 1993 Daytona SXJohn Dowd in 1993 at the Daytona SX.  

Danny “Magoo” Chandler getting into an ambulance after a bad crash. 

Roczen’s goggles ready for action. 

Eli Tomac’s dad, John Tomac, on the cover of our sister magazine Mountain Bike Action.

Ivan Tedesco back in 2010. 

Austin Forkner at the starting line at Fox Raceway. 

Kevin Windham in 1995 on a factory YZ125. 

Trey Canard 2008 Glen Helen Trey Canard in 2008 racing at Glen Helen.

Andrew Short and Ivan Tedesco bagging bars in 2009. 

Chris Gosselaar PPG RM-Z250 2005Chris Gosselaar’s 2005 PPG RM-Z250. 

Jett’s Red Bull Alpinestars helmet. 

Ryan Hughes 2005Ryan Hughes in 2005 on an ECC CRF450. 

Jason Lawrence 2009Jason Lawrence in 2009 with the number 1 plate. 

Candy apple-coated shock spring on one of the Factory Connection Honda’s.

Cameron McAdoo losing the rear end up the face of a jump at the 2021 Atlanta Supercross.

Ryan Dungey Ryan Dungey leaning in.

Jade Dungey 2021 Atlanta Supercross 1-7677Jade Dungey celebrates after his rider Chahse Sexton gets on the podium.

Jess Pettis 2019 Oakland Supercross races-7565Canadian rider, Jess Pettis racing the 2019 Oakland Supercross. 

Steve Lamson poses for an HRP Flak Jak ad. 

Travis Pastrana after getting up from a crash. 

Dylan Ferrandis’ 2017 Star Racing YZ250F in his rookie year racing in the states. Awesome to see how far he has come. 

Ben SchiermeyerBen Schiermeyer’s beard is impressive. 

Mitch PaytonMitch Payton and the team going over some details. 



The Showa shine on the Pro Circuit bikes. 

Brandon Jesseman Washougal 2000Brandon Jesseman racing in Washougal back in 2000.

Behind the gate at Anaheim. We are excited the racing in SoCal will be back in 2022. 

Carson Mumford’s CRF150 that he raced when he was on mini-bikes. 

Remember when factory Honda ran a graphics advertisement for “The Mummy Returns” on their bikes? 

The July 1976 cover of MXA with Jammin’ Jimmy and Tony D. 

Inside of the 2010 YZ450F four-valve head. 

Broc Helper 2005Broc Hepler after a win in 2005. 

Retired MXA helmets.

Super Hunky with a sandwich and Jody Weisel on a Montesa behind the starting gate at Saddleback Park. 

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