STUDIO CITY, CA, December 12, 2005 ¿ Veteran motojournalist Charlie Morey announced today that his 2006 Legends of American Motocross Calendar is available at the print-on-demand website, Lulu.com. Morey captured the formative years of professional motocross in the United States while working as a freelance photographer and in editorial positions for Cycle News Newspaper (1974-1981) and Dirt Rider Magazine (Morey was the founding editor and worked there from 1982-1996).
Fourteen of the Charlie’s favorite black-and-white pictures are used in the 26-page 8-1/2″ x 11″ calendar. On two of the months, vertical format is used with two side-by-side images per page.
“The years I spent working with professional motocross riders were among the richest experiences of my lifetime,” Morey states. “We were all young, fit and eager to win, whether the game was motorcycle racing or getting the story out first with top-quality images.”
“Looking back on it now, motojournalism provided me with the opportunity to travel the world, to become acquainted with the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet, and to express my visual creativity through a thrilling, dynamic medium.”
One of Charlie Morey’s legendary images, The Jammer, which depicts “Jammin’ Jimmy” Weinert slamming into “Tony D” DiStefano at the 1974 Highland Hills AMA 500cc National Championship event, was honored in 2004 by Racer X Illustrated Magazine. Racer X inducted the image into the Racer X Hall of Fame and presented the picture on its February 2004 cover and in posters.
Morey has retired from motorsports photography and now creates and sells fine art photography prints on his website and as a resident artist at the Infusion Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
Morey’s 2006 Legends of American Motocross Calendar is available for $14.99 at the URL below:
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