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Garage Finds | Broc Tickle’s 2015 Thor MX Jersey


Garage Finds | Broc Tickle’s 2015 Thor MX Jersey

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Back in 2015, Jordan Powell and I put together what was my favorite TransWorld Motocross DVD movie ever: Premix. The movie had an all-star cast ripping around tracks at full speed, with no music, aboard two-stroke dirt bikes. Starring Jeremy McGrath, Ryan Villopoto, Josh Hill, Dean Wilson, Weston Peick, Ashley Fiolek, Shane McElrath, Christian Craig, and Broc Tickle, the film was as fun to shoot and edit as it was to watch once it was all done. Several of the riders rode specially built two-strokes, and one of them was the Suzuki RM250 that Tickle rode at Cahuilla Creek.

Broc had a blast on the bike, as it was an old RM250 engine mounted inside what was then a current RM-Z250 chassis. Then a member of the RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/RAM team, we decked the bike out in Tickle’s team graphics and the segment in the movie was absolutely epic!

After the shoot, Broc declared that he had so much fun, that he was going to build a similar bike for himself. I don’t think he ever did, but man he continued to talk about how fun that day was for a while afterward. That day, Broc brought with him two sets of Thor MX gear to wear, and we chose a brighter flo yellow and orange kit for its pop. Since he did have a set of new red Prime Pro gear with him, we talked him out of the jersey to give away in an Instagram contest to help build hype around the movie. Surprisingly, the entrant we chose as the winner never DMed us his mailing address, so the jersey has stayed on the wall of my garage instead! Sorry about you, winner guy!

One of my favorite things about the movie were the opening scenes, which we also incorporated into the movie trailer. At each shoot, we brought along a white studio backdrop for consistency and asked each of the riders to make their best two-stroke sounds. Haha! The trailer is below. Enjoy!

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Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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  1. Tonic August 15, 2019

    I love these articles! First, you’ve got an endless amount of stories that bring texture and context which is cool to hear. And it’s pretty cool to see how the gear has evolved and this one is a reminder of how RCH had an impressive sponsorship line-up!