MXA’S BIRTHDAY BOY: THE TEEN IDOL OF MOTOCROSS
Marty Smith was born on November 26, 1956. The now 60-year-old Smith was the most popular motocross rider in the world during the motorcycle boom of the 1970s. Smith won the 125 National Championship in 1974 and 1975, and came back in 1977 to win the AMA 500 National Championship. His teen idol status was assured by his boyish good looks and smiling face.