What we know today as "motocross" began in northern Britain, in the early 1920s, and was an off-road event known as "Scrambles". The first "Scramble" was ridden in 1924 in Camberley, Surrey. The dirt bikes of that period weren't very different from the road bikes, however, the intense off-road competition quickly led to technical improvements, such as the addition of suspension to the bike in the 1930s.
With the popularity of motocross on the rise world wide, it was only natural for a country versus country competition to arise. The competition would be an annual event called Motocross des Nations, with each country's team being comprised of three racers. The first race was held in 1947, and won by Great Britain. Great Britain only lost six times between 1947 and 1968, making them the obvious initial threat. Belgium became the dominating force through the 1970s, but once the United States entered the picture in 1981, no one else would take the prize again until 1994.
Now that motocross fever had spread most of the globe, and Motocross des Nations had become a yearly team tradition, a solo championship was needed. The first World Championship in motocross came in 1957, and was raced with each rider using a 500cc dirt bike. The 250cc class was added to the championship competition in 1962, making way for the two-stroke motocross bikes. It was then that the weight and easier riding ability of the two-strokes allowed companies such as Bultaco, CZ, Maico, and Husqvarna to take over the market. The 125cc World Championship class was introduced later in 1975.
In the early 1980s, Japanese bike companies began making major changes to the typical motocross bike. The bikes became water-cooled and with monoshock rear suspension, which started with Yamaha in 1975. The 1990s brought even more change when Californian environmental laws forced manufacturers to develop more environmentally friendly four-stroke bikes, yet many still prefer 2 stroke models for off road, woods style riding.
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NOS VINTAGE MOTOCROSS SCOTT USA GOGGLES FACE MASK GUARD AHRMA$239.00
Vintage Bell Moto 3 Helmet size 7 3/4 black-Hannah-Motocross 1975$400.00
Vintage MAICO Mesh Motocross Jersey Viking Red/ Yellow Size M NOS$142.00
Custom Helmet Vintage SIMPSON "Double Eye-port Racing Helmet" Style Size M-L$137.50
NOS 1975-76 Honda CR250 Elsinore Engine Crate Motor NEW Vintage Motocross CR 250$1,199.99
Suzuki 1976 RM125 - 1977 RM125 - used Tank (Lot "D") AHRMA vintage motocross$365.00
1979 Yamaha XT500 Vintage Motocross TT500 VMX$1,250.00
Vintage Race Face motocross goggles blue Scott Oakley 100% fox U.S. VMX MX$99.00
Vintage Fox Factory Forx 44mm Front Suspension Motorcycle Forks Yamaha AHRMA MX$3,950.00
Vintage Honda Motocross Helmet$300.00
Penton/Sachs 125/100 Right Side Ignition Cover - Vintage Motocross - AHRMA$245.00
Suzuki 1976 RM125 - 1977 RM125 - alloy tank - (Lot "C") AHRMA vintage motocross$355.00
* VINTAGE MOTOCROSS JT RACING KIDNEY BELT RON LECHIEN *$91.00
Vintage 1970 Team Husqvarna race used Bell Toptex Super Magnum motocross helmet$199.99
75 Yamaha YZ MX400 MX250 Silencer Exhaust - AHRMA Vintage Motocross$250.00
Vintage Motocross Scott Goggles with Face Guard$350.00
Vintage Bill Walters Leather Motocross Pants - Made In USA$170.00
VINTAGE SCOTT USA MOTOCROSS FACE GUARD BLUE VMX BMX MX AHRMA$125.00
Vintage Motocross Scott Boots Size m$600.00
Vintage Motocross Jersey - Made In USA$125.00
Vintage DG | Motocross Racing Supercross Race Pants | Blue & Yellow | Size 36$299.99
NOS Vintage JT Racing BMX Motocross Racing pants size 32 Red / White$400.00
Vibram vintage motocross boots size 9$200.00
Vintage SCOTT USA Motocross Face Guard U.S. VMX MX strategic gear nos$225.00
Vintage Style V4 Motocross Pants DeCoster MX Enduro Trials motorcycle Reign VMX$129.95