On the Pegs - January 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 1 - January 2022 - Page 168

gloomy for the Husqvarna twowheelers in the beginning of the sixties . Despite motocross titles and good intentions , the board of directors had limited understanding of the potential in motorcycling . To say the least , they were rather against most of the ideas that came from the responsible people in this division . The answer lay of course in the United States . The Swedish motorcycle dealer of " MC-Trim " in Stockholm , by the name of Stig Ericson , was travelling around in San Diego , southern California .
As winters were cold back home , " Stickan " preferred the sun of the western state to the local snow . In a nifty smorgasbord joint called " Bit of Sweden " in El Cajon , over a meal he met with bike salesman Edison Dye by sheer chance . The American had been in business for years and the two started talking about European motocross . Edison Dye showed interest in Husqvarna , but the motocross sport had yet to be discovered in the United States . Dye figured that there surely would be interest in solid offroad machines such as the Swedish product . Consequently , Edison Dye approached the Weapons factory with a letter asking them to let him and his company MED International ,
1969 Hu
ON THE PEGS // PAGE 168