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6/8/2011 10:28 AM

I'm trying to clean out my stuff out of my parents basement and I ran across a bunch of my old MX trophies from the 1980's and 1990's. I really hate to throw them out, but I hate to keep them as well. What have you guys done with your old 'glory days' stuff like trophies? I've thought about peeling off all the trophy name/place plates and doing something with them. Should I just take them to Goodwill?

6/8/2011 10:48 AM

look for a boys & girls club, they could use them. I don't think goodwill has a use for em, maybe the Special Olympics, but locally in your area.

S

6/8/2011 11:02 AM

Believe it or not , they sell on Ebay. I bet professional practice riders and guys like Devin Davis are the guys who buy them.

Ed Johnson

6/8/2011 1:43 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

Believe it or not , they sell on Ebay. I bet professional practice riders and guys like Devin Davis are the guys who buy them.


Maybe some of the taller ones that are 3ft -4ft, I should get a new name plate that says something like "2011 Red Bud National, Lites Class First Place" and see if anyone bids on it.
What does the Boy's and Girls club do with them?

6/8/2011 1:57 PM

I put 10 of them on ebay a few years ago and sold everyone of them. To ship them just take them apart. I got about $170 for them.

Ed Johnson

6/8/2011 2:48 PM

Sell them or if a local dealer has helped you out let them have them, oh yeah give them a can of pledge for the dust. That way tou can point them out when you stop in and say "Hey that's mine!"

6/8/2011 3:31 PM

See if a local promoter wants them to recycle or use for a fun race.

6/8/2011 4:18 PM

I ruled 4th place in C class, no way am I parting with my 3 trophys.

6/8/2011 6:14 PM

vet323 wrote:

See if a local promoter wants them to recycle or use for a fun race.

Yeah, I already tried that. The local MX club was like " Yeah thanks for the offer, but no thanks".

6/8/2011 6:40 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

Believe it or not , they sell on Ebay. I bet professional practice riders and guys like Devin Davis are the guys who buy them.

elohel...

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6/8/2011 9:31 PM

drmarkr wrote:

elohel...

I had to look that up in the urban dictinoary.

Ed Johnson

6/9/2011 7:48 AM

I have everyone I ever earned. Mean way to much to ever get rid of.
At least pull off all the name plates and put them on a mat and frame.

6/9/2011 7:49 AM

Drove by a friends one day after he had moved out of his Dad's place. There were at least 60-80 trophies sitting there out front, waiting for the garbage man . I had to stop and take a look. So many memories came flooding back as I had been at many of those races where the trophies had been won.

I think Lee (ThePipe) has a jump on his track where he has a bunch of old trophies buried underneath it. It's called the " trophy " jump.

I still have a bunch hanging around. Many have self destructed.

I have thought about taking them apart,and constructing one huge trophy by combining them all together. Probably harder to store than a bunch of individual ones, though.

6/9/2011 9:37 AM

Between my old trophies and my son's, we probably have 175-200. If we chose to keep only the "important" ones, we'd have maybe 15. I keep thinking I will be able to build my 9500sq/ft shop someday with a trophy shelf around the perimeter that will hold them all.

6/9/2011 2:36 PM

slowvet wrote:

I ruled 4th place in C class, no way am I parting with my 3 trophys.

I used to have a significant collection of 5th place. They didn't make the move from Iowa to Vegas.

My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

6/9/2011 6:59 PM

I have a couple of dozen of my dads from the late 40s and 50s. Some of those metal tops are worth $20-40 a piece on ebay. I'm not sure the plastic ones will ever be worth anything but if you do toss them keep the tops.

What?

6/9/2011 10:34 PM

I sold the majority of mine to a pool hall.

1998 Honda Z50
1994 Honda CR125
1996 Honda CR250
2000 Honda CR500

6/10/2011 6:00 AM

Lee at "On The Pipe Racing" took all of his and buried them under one jump on his practice track, and calls it the Trophy Jump. (It's a very very small jump.... )

6/10/2011 10:45 AM

I'm really proud of my 3rd and 5th place trophies from the mid eighties and my 1st place surfing trophy from 1974.
I don't really need the shelf space in my garage yet ! lol

6/10/2011 10:54 PM

Garage sale back in the early 90's. Mom called, asked if I wanted "them".

Old trophy junk from the "80's".

Wish I had kept at least a few for the memories.

6/11/2011 8:56 AM

Still have all my 70-80s trophies and I'm not parting with them any time soon.



Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!

6/17/2011 6:57 AM

Boy I never thought about selling them. I gave all mine to the local track and the owner gives them out to the little guys on practise days and poker runs etc. The absolute best way to get rid of them in my opinion.

6/20/2011 8:11 AM

After many years and lots of dust mine ended up in the trash can.

6/25/2011 5:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/25/2011 5:03 AM

Man it is hard to believe how ungodly ugly some of the stuff we used to get for awards really were, isn't it?

Early in my racing days I saw a tip in a magazine to take a marker and record where, when, and how you got a trophy on the bottom. Glad I did that.

I am a promoter so I recycled a few of mine.

A few, like my first one, will go with me to the nursing home.

Others, ehhhh.

The real treasure you get in this sport is the friends you make and the memories you have.

6/25/2011 8:02 AM

My first, at 16. was an empty, dented, Coors can I was awarded as I crossed the finish of my very first motocross race. Wish I had kept it.
Now, that i am approaching 59, I keep the plaques I earn. All the trophies from years past, I never picked up or gave them to the neighborhood kids.

I don't trust any "Joined Date" later than 2012

6/25/2011 11:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/25/2011 11:50 AM

JustMX wrote:

Man it is hard to believe how ungodly ugly some of the stuff we used to get for awards really were, isn't it?

Early in my racing days I saw a tip in a magazine to take a marker and record where, when, and how you got a trophy on the bottom. Glad I did that.

I am a promoter so I recycled a few of mine.

A few, like my first one, will go with me to the nursing home.

Others, ehhhh.

The real treasure you get in this sport is the friends you make and the memories you have.

The real treasure you get in this sport is the friends you make and the memories you have.

Yup.

I tried to give mine back to the local trophy shop years ago and they didn't even want them.....ouch!

7/1/2011 7:54 PM

I kept about 80 that ment anything- Put them in the attic and they are still there. Going back to 1974. Guess I should get them out and put them on ebay/

7/2/2011 8:29 AM

I would keep them, for the memories and the sentimental value and to remind you of how hard you worked.

8/15/2011 1:05 AM

Hi, I am looking for old trophies with their original name, event, date engravings still on them for an art project. The more the better! So if anyone has any they don't want I will be happy to have them, and they will forever remain an artwork so you don't have to throw them away. I like keeping the memories alive...even if they are someone else's!

8/15/2011 8:01 PM

project racer wrote:

Drove by a friends one day after he had moved out of his Dad's place. There were at least 60-80 trophies sitting there out front, waiting for the garbage man . I had to stop and take a look. So many memories came flooding back as I had been at many of those races where the trophies had been won.

I think Lee (ThePipe) has a jump on his track where he has a bunch of old trophies buried underneath it. It's called the " trophy " jump.

I still have a bunch hanging around. Many have self destructed.

I have thought about taking them apart,and constructing one huge trophy by combining them all together. Probably harder to store than a bunch of individual ones, though.

Yes
It's true I buried mine and do call it the Trophy Jump

I also shot a Squirrel and made a jump out of him. The Squirrel Jump