Services for longtime Orange County (California) motorcycle dealer John Matherson

John Matherson 1955-2008

The services for longtime Orange County (California) motorcycle dealer John Matherson will be held on Friday, May 23 at the El Toro Memorial Park on Trabuco Road in Lake Forest, CA.

Matherson, 53, died on Saturday afternoon when he crashed his motorcycle on a road south of Ortega Highway near his home in San Juan Capistrano. Matherson was en route to the Speedway races at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

The popular former pro flat tracker and speedway racer started in the motorcycle business over 25 years ago and steadily grew the business along with his wife, Robin. Recently, John and Robin completed the all-new Mission Motorsports superstore that sells Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Sea-Doo, Can-Am and KTM. John is survived by his wife, Robin, their children, John Sutton, Jim Sutton, Lori Sutton, grandchildren, Daniel, Rachel, McKenzie Ryder, Alexis Ryder, Hannah, Chase and one grandchild on the way.