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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Vintage Maico Race Pants for AHRMA Vintage Motocross$100.00
Answer Racing vintage Style Motocross Gear Mickey Diamond RETRO$150.00
VINTAGE SINISALO RACING MOTO X MOTOCROSS JERSEY MENS L T-SHIRT AMA DIRT BIKE EU$119.95
RARE VINTAGE PRO CIRCUIT SPLITFIRE KAWASAKI MOTOCROSS MX PANTS 30x30$99.99
1972 Husqvarna vintage motocross 400cr tank.$200.00
Shoei motocross helmet vintage motorcycle helmet$100.00
1973 -1976 Vintage Honda Elsinore CR125M CR250M Racing Stand Motocross VMX AHRMA$200.00
1981 Maico - Billet Gold annodized rear brake pedal - AHRMA - vintage motocross$99.00
Moto 4 Peak Visor WHITE - NOS - rare color - Bell Helmet ahrma vintage motocross$125.00
Vintage JT Racing ALS1 Helmet ALS 1 Size L David Bailey VMX Motocross Moto 3 III$100.00
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'75 MONTESA V75 250 WHEELSMITH? Super Trick Vintage MX MotoCross Collectors LOOK$7,500.00
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NOS Cycle Am Pants Yamaha Red White Blue VMX AHRMA Vintage Motocross 28$99.99
Vintage Yamaha 650 Moto Cross Racing Motorcycle AMA AHRMA Open Class Champion$6,699.99
Rare Vintage Fox Yamaha Motocross Jersey$209.99
'73 CZ 250 Nice Vintage MX MotoCross Running CORE REBUILDER for Restoration$2,995.00
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'73 CZ 400 Boyd & Stellings Engineering Vintage MX MotoCross Collectors LOOK!$8,950.00
Full Face Helmet S M L XL for Retro Vintage Motocross Off-Road MX ATV$109.99
NOS Hondaline Honda CHILD Leather Motocross Riding Pants, AHRMA Vintage MX CR$99.99
Rare Vintage Fox Motocross Jersey$169.99
NOS HONDA ELSINORE CR125 CR125M COIL VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX CR250 CR250M XR75$289.95
NOS Vintage Motocross Lot Thumb Warmer Scott Lexan Lense Kill Switch Tether Puch$98.00
Vintage JT Racing Motocross Honda Motorcycle Pants Size 30 Red Distressed$129.99