BLAST FROM THE PAST: JOEL ROBERT ‘THE ORIGINAL BAD BOY!’

At 20 years old Joel raced a non-factory backed CZ and won the 1964 250cc World Championship for the Czech marque. They signed him the next year and Joel won two more titles before being signed by Suzuki. Joel was known for his incredible cornering prowess and an inherent style that had him doing things on a motocross bike that seemed unimaginable. Joel was hugely inspirational to the American motocross scene when he came to the states and raced and put on riding schools. The U.S. got to witness his greatness in the Trans-AMA Series where he won seven Trans Am Nationals during the 1970 and 1971 seasons.

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