Mert’s career included 17 National championship wins including TT, Short Track and Half Mile, to the big daddy of them all, “The Mile.” However, Mert is probably most well known today for his role in the iconic movie, “On Any Sunday,” which was on the silver screen back in 1970.
If you have not seen this film, do yourself a favor and rent it, or better yet, pick up your own signed copy as more than likely you will watch it more than once.
Be sure to check out the photos link for a trip down memory lane. See some old photos from the early 60’s from when Mert was starting out, all the way through this career when he retired from racing in 1977. In addition to his racing career, Mert ran successful teams that have included such legendary riders as Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Steve Morehead, Ricky Graham, Mike Kidd, Garth Brow, and Jimmy Felice, just to name a few.
With years of experience working and designing motorcycle chassis, Mert took this knowledge and developed a revolutionary bicycle rear suspension system that took the bicycle industry by storm. Mert had such an impact in the bicycle world that he was eventually inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
Mert is the only person to be in both the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Even if you’re not a bicycle fan we encourage you to take a lap through the “Bicycle Design” section of the site and see what eventually became the patented suspension system used on the Lawwill Street Tracker.
In addition to Mert’s history with designing suspension systems and chassis, his latest invention is a prosthetic device that enables amputees to get back in the saddle again.
Designed and developed with the late Chris Drayer of 60’s dirt track fame, Mert has come up with an extremely innovative prosthetic device that bolts onto any motorcycle, bicycle, or anything with handlebars. Mert’s latest project involves developing a shock absorber for the prosthetic hand that will enable the user to better handle violent impact thus making the device more comfortable. There is also a prosthetic elbow in the works for “Above Elbow” amputees.
Mert is still producing a very limited number of Street Trackers like what you see here on the site. Contact Mert directly to see what it takes to get one of your own. Thank you for visiting our site.