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40th year of Dirt Wheels Magazine

40th year of Dirt Wheels By D. West, 2020 marks the 40th year that Dirt Wheels has been producing magazines. So, what happened four decades ago that caused this magazine to suddenly exist? Well, let’s go back to the summer of 1980 and see what was going on at Hi-Torque Publications. That is the company that published Dirt Bike magazine and Motocross Action magazine. It was owned by Bill Golden, but he was getting older and looking to retire from the publishing business. He wound up selling the rights to the two magazines to…