RANDOM RADNESS #16

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.

Joey Savatgy KX450 2019 Oakland Supercross pits-4697The double resonance chamberS on Joey Savatgy’s 2019 factory Kawasaki KX450. 

Our video guy, Travis Fant getting the shot on the 2022 YZ450F.

Tim Ferry’s 2009 factory Kawasaki KX450F.

Your choice. KX450 or YZ450F?

2008 Yamaha YZ450F exhaust (above) and the reverse engine YZ450F tornado exhaust. 

TRAVIS PRESTON 2020 YAMAHA YZ450F-7311Travis Preston from went from factory rider to Yamaha R&D front man and test rider. 

Stefan Everts 1997 MXDN Nismes BelgiumStefan Everts in 1997 at the MXDN in Nismes, Belgium where his team went on to win. 

Justin Barcia YZ450F 2019 Indianapolis Supercross-3783Warming the tires on Barcia’s YZ450F. 

Trey Canard Cooper Webb 2017Trey Canard and Cooper Webb battling in 2017. 

John Dowd in 1995 on a YZ250. 

YZ450F converted into a Fat Cat type bike. Don’t know what a FatCat is? Look below. 

1986 Honda Fat CatThe 1986 Honda FatCat. 

Jimmy Decotis in 2015 at the Daytona Supercross doing a nac-nac. 

Jeff Ward on a KX500 in 1990 with the number one plate. 

James Stewart’s Two-Brothers Racing all-gold KLX110. 

Jeff Emig Paris Supercross 1995Jeff Emig at the Paris Supercross in 1995.

Old FMF ad. 

Ernesto Fonseca in 1999 at the US Open of Supercross.

We aren’t sure what we were thinking shooting bubbles around an FMF exhaust, but we did. 

Cone pipe artist. 

Denny Stephenson in 1990 on a RM125. Check out the MXA sticker on his helmet. 

Before energy drinks took over the sport. 

Doug Henry 1991 YZ125Doug Henry in 1991 on a DGY YZ125. 

Roger Decoster back in his hey-day. 

Glen Helen 125cc National start in 1993. Falling over leading the pack is Robbie Reynard (593). Other riders are Ezra Lusk (43), Chad Peterson (28), Todd DeHoop (38) and Tyson Volland (37).

Chad Reed with son Tate Reed during opening ceremonies in 2015. 

Yamaha ad with riders Jeremy McGrath, John Dowd, Kevin Windham and Doug Henry from left to right. 

The 2009 ATK 450MX. 

Jeremy McGrath in 1995 during the Paris Supercross. 

Never a good sign when there is a broken sprocket on the track. 

David Pingree getting stretched before a race. 

Zach Osborne FC450 Fox Raceway 1 National Best In The Pits-14Zach Osborne’s big seat hump on his factory FC450. 

Broc GloverBroc Glover when he raced for factory KTM.

Ryan Villopoto 2019 YZ125 2019 Hangtown Best in the pits-4Rare sight of Ryan Villopoto putting on his own grapics back in 2019. 

Dean Ferris_2019 Hangtown Best in the pits-5Back when Dean Ferris from Austrialia raced for the factory Yamaha squad. 

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