• Ed Warren Sr.

    Clio, Michigan's Ed Warren Sr. wrenched for moto greats, Bart Markel, Ray Goff, Cal Rayborn, George Roeder, Mike Hartwig and his son Eddie Warren Jr. The life and Times of Ed Warren Sr. are chronicled in this story.

  • Eddie Warren Jr.

    Clio, Michigan's Eddie Warren Jr. brought the Michigan Mafia to the forefront during the 70's & 80's. Warren won multiple state and national amateur champions before turning pro. He would go on to win the first AMA Supercross lites title in 1985, a few AMA Nationals before walking away from America. This is Eddie's story

  • Hadley, Michigan's Mike Hartwig

    Hadley, Michigan's Mike Hartwig brought a new breed of speed to professional motocross in the mid 70's. Here is the chance for you to read about the up and then down career of one of the fastest motocross racers in the world.

  • Dave Hollis ~ 1982 AMA Trans U.S.A Champion

    Dave Hollis won the 1982 Trans-U.S.A Championship. How did he do it? Where is he now. I interview Dave and give you his insights, along with original race reports and results in what was the end of a fantastic era of motocross racing.

  • 1976 AMA 125 National at Midland, Michigan

    This killer shot by Kevin Shea is of the 1976 AMA 125 National at Midland, Michigan. I've wandered back some thirty seven years to re-cap that thrilling day.

  • Robbins Sportcycles

    Robbins Sportcycles were the first Husqvarna dealer East of the Mississippi. Read their story!

  • Denny Bentley

    Denny Bentley had a stellar amateur moto career. And then he turned pro. Now you can catch up with Bentley and learn why his pro career came to a sudden and unexpected end.


Recent Blog Posts

Oct 2014 29

RIP Leland Rumph

Posted in R.I.P Michigan Mafia Racers

Former Michigan/District 14 racer Leland Rumph passed away on Monday, October 29th, 2014 at the age of 59. Rumph, was a part of the early Michigan Mafia motocross band of gypsy's who traveled the professional motocross circuit racing Bultacos for ...

May 2014 23

Eddie Warren

Posted in AMA Racing, MI District 14 History, MI District 14 Rider Stories, Motocross, Road racing, Supercross
Eddie Warren Jr.

  “You can lie down and die or you can push on and do something different. You have to make the best that you can.”   I probably don’t have to say this, because I assume that many, ...

May 2014 23

Ed Warren

Posted in AMA Racing, Flat Track, MI District 14 History, MI District 14 Rider Stories, Motocross, Road racing, Supercross
Mike Hartwig & Ed Warren

In the fall of 2012 I got together with Ed Warren Sr. at his place to help him do a little barn cleaning. Seemed a few raccoons had taken up residence and the plan was to clean things up and ...

Feb 2014 14

R.I.P Gil Engels

Posted in Dealer, R.I.P Michigan Mafia Racers

JOHN GILBERT ENGELS Of Dexter, Michigan, formerly of Grosse Pointe Farms age 83, died February 14, 2014 in Ann Arbor. He was born April 18, 1930 in Dearborn, Michigan , the son of Hans & Gertrude (Krebsbach) Engels. Gilbert worked ...

Dec 2013 30

Dave Hollis – 1982 Trans U.S.A Champion

Posted in MI District 14 Rider Stories, Motocross

So for some time after I began working on the Michigan Mafia website, I began thinking about some of the Michigan riders that I would like to write about. Dave Hollis is one of the guys who was on my ...

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