01/08/2011 | 18 comments
Classic, iconic, legendary…JT Racing is back.
For anyone out there who was into MX or BMX in the 70′s and 80′s you will already know all about JT Racing. It was one of those ‘must have’ brands. Most of us could only afford a sticker or a race jersey if we were lucky. Well we have just had news that the company is about to start up again. We are not quite sure of the whole story yet, or even why they disappeared in the first place, but what we can tell you is that Decade Europe will be bringing the new range (jerseys, gloves, pants, helmets and casual items) in and it should be available very soon.
Matt Yeo from Decade Europe had this to say, “JT Racingʼs heritage and iconic status coupled with their pursuit of innovation, style and quality is an exciting prospect for us. Weʼre really pleased to have them on board and look forward to offering their excellent range to dealers throughout the UK.”
“I’m extremely excited about the simultaneous re-launch of the iconic JT brand across the globe. Typically, brands first focus on the US market because it is the biggest, however, in our situation we wish to give every market the opportunity to buy JT products at the same time.
Here’s a bit of background info JT Racing: Launched by John and Rita Gregory in the late 1960′s, JT Racing ruled the motocross world for decades. It was the gear of choice for racing legends like Smith, Hannah, Johnson, Lechien and Bailey. For 2011, JT Racing returns to the sport it helped build with an innovative line of motocross gear: pants, gloves, jersey and a trick new helmet not only reminiscent of the ground-breaking ALS-2 of the early 1980ʼs, but one that will make you rethink helmet technology entirely. With many past champions – Glover, LaPorte, Lechien and Hansen – developing, testing and promoting the new line of gear, JT Racing is poised to unleash the style and innovation that will once again become the gold standard in motocross. JT Racing USA – History. Innovation. And heart.