Factory Effex was there at the start of motocross in the USA. Way back in 1967 just as some of the very first motocross racers hit the tracks in the US. Castaic, Hopetown, and Westlake Village was where the Europeans lapped most of the U.S. riders. When Bryar turned pro, he was on the ground floor of racing, with the Europeans like DeCoster, Robert, Wiel, Hallman, Hansen, Everts, Mikkola, Karsmakers, and the great U.S. stars like Lackey, Weinert, the Jones brothers, Desoto, Chaplin, and Semics, to name just a few. Bryar was at the forefront of the riders from the U.S. who began beating the Europeans on a regular basis, and in essence, shaping motocross in the U.S. as you know it today. Bryar won the 250cc class at the Carlsbad U.S.G.P. the very same year Marty Moats beat all the Europeans. Eventually the U.S. Nationals replaced the Trans-AMA series, and when Supercross was born Bryar even managed to take the top spot on the podium for the 500 class in the very first Supercross held at the L.A. Coliseum, back in 1972.
Factory Effex officially started in 1992 with a line of graphics, which at the time were looked at more as protection for your plastic than as pieces of art. The graphic industry was soon born, and the guys at Factory FX are proud to say that we were there from the beginning. Nearly everyone at Factory FX rides, from the warehouse crew to the art department to sales and marketing and senior management. Itís all about getting involved and having fun.