San Diego Auto Museum presents: Motocross America The Early Years
On May 17, 2008, the San Diego Automobile Museum held it's grand opening of the
"Motocross America, The Early Years"  display with a motocross star studded event. Tom
White ( was responsible for bringing this spectacular display
to the San Diego Museum as well as orchestrating the banquet after the Grand Opening.
Needless to say, the event was very well attended and provided the opportunity for  
motocross fans to rub elbows with many of the MX stars from the past.  There was a raffle
and auction at the end of the evening. One signed photo of Marty Tripes and Rex Staten
standing next to the Harley Davidson Motocross Van sold for $3000.00.  A good time was had
by all and all proceeds went to help fund the San Diego Automobile Museum.  Great job Tom!
Set up for the event started early in the morning
Some of the display bikes used for the event.
Some of the photographs and memorabilia  that were later raffled off or auctioned.
More display bikes
Gary Jones and crew out in front of the museum signing autographs!
Just arriving at the event, Greg Primm (Primm MX Collection), David Bailey, Marty Tripes and Rick Doughty (Vintage
Joining the group is Tim Hart and Dwayne Jones
Marty Smith being interviewed inside the museum
Signing autographs inside were Lars Larson (standing with yellow shirt), David Bailey and Broc Glover
Marty Smith gets interviewed again......
Roger DeCoster shares a few words with Jody Weisel
Dinner is served!
There are (4) pros in this photo...can you pick them out?
The auction begins!
The Harley Davidson photo with Marty Tripes and Rex Staten went for $3000.00. The photos and memorabilia was
provided by Tom White.
Inside the museum...a works Yamaha YZ and Weinerts works Kawasaki SR