Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Motocross Racing at Indian Dunes
Valencia, California

Silent home movie of motocross racing at Indian Dunes in the 1970s by parties unknown. Do you recognize anyone?

According to the third-party vendor, the three short 8mm film reels had come out of the estate of actress Betty White.

Opened in 1970 by The Newhall Land and Farming Co. to compliment its other attractions that put Valencia on the map — a public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones and a magical amusement park that was under contruction — Indian Dunes was a 600-acre motocross park that featured two motocross tracks ("International" in the front and "Shadow Glen" in back along the Santa Clara River), as well as a flat track and a mini bike track. Frequented by Steve McQueen, it was located west of the new Interstate 5 and south of Highway 126. It closed in February 1985.

Film reels purchased 2018 by Leon Worden.


Film 1972


Film 1970s


Iron-on Transfer 1970s

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