Marty Tripes was arguably the most talented rider of his generation. He started racing when he was 12 years old and by the time he was 13, he was winning local races on a regular basis. In 1972, Marty, who was only 16 years old at the time, shocked the motocross Superbowl of Motocross in Los Angeles. Motocross would never be the same! The following year, Marty won the Superbowl again, this time aboard a factory Honda. Marty is best know for his stand up riding style and ultra smooth technique. Though Marty never won a championship, his influence and popularity on American Motocross is forever etched in MX history. Many of the following photos are from Marty’s personal collection.