Lake Elsinore, California.  This event, planned for over a year by Peter DeLaTorre, was to pay
tribute to his parents, Andy and Marie DeLaTorre , owners of MID-VALLEY CYCLES in Van
Nuys, California. The DeLaTorre's were very active in the motorcycle/motocross community
during the 1960's, 1970's and into the 1980's. Through the years, they established very close
relationships with many of todays motocross legends including Roger DeCoster, Joel Robert,
Torsten Hallman, Malcolm Smith and the list goes on..

The DeLaTorre's have had a tremendous impact on American motocross and was an
opportunity for us to express our thanks for their support and encouragement over the years.

Peter DeLaTorre hired Marty Tripes to cater the event.  Marty and his crew treated the 250 plus
guests to an unbelievable meal topped off with a 25 foot long dessert table and open bar.  No
one went home hungry!

putting together what will undoubtedly go down in MX history as one of the most enjoyable and
memorable evenings for two very special people, Andy and Marie DeLaTorre!  
Rex Staten shares a story with Clyde Williams
Tom White, Rex Staten and a 1973 CZ250
The displays and memorabilia was incredible.
Rex Staten, Tom White and Mike Runyard
1973 Maico 125, 1973 CZ25, 1976 works CZ400.....
Monark 125
Twin Port CZ
Mid-Valley Cycles Reunion
Mid Valley's 1974 Race Team.....Mike Maricle, John Wozniak, Dave Haugh Joel Robert (just posing with the team) and
Jerry Beaman
Don Jones and Tom White next to Gary Jones' 250 Can-Am
The evening was packed full of fond memories and motocross stories galore!
Malcolm Smith signs a photo for Tom White
Joel Robert signing yet another shirt.....the number of MX stars in attendance was remarkable!
Tim Hart taking it all in!
Brad Lackey shares another story with Bryar Holcomb
Gary Jones' 250 Can-Am
Don Jones, Rex Staten, Mike Runyard and his Father.......who happens to be 103!
Dwayne Jones enjoys some of the memorabilia...
Marie steps into the room full of friends and family!  She was truly surprised!
Marty Tripes....motocross legend, chef extraordinare!  A fabulous night of MX stories and extraordinary cuisine!
Torsten Hallman, Joel Robert and Brad Lackey........alot of MX history in this photo!
John Desoto...hasn't changed a bit!  An unbelievable gentleman and not a bad dancer....
Clyde Williams shares a story with Broc Glover
Jim Holly and Torsten Hallman
Kenny Zahrt shares a story with Andy and Marie
Andy DeLaTorre is escorted into the main room by his son Peter and John DeSoto
The line begins to greet Andy and Marie
Peter DeLaTorre starts the evening out, sharing stories and introducing friends and family. Joel Robert, Marie and Andy
DeLaTorre, Roger Decoster and Dave Arnold look on....
Billy Payne shares a few stories.