Hughey Hartman Upholstery owner Larry Hughey fell in love with motorcycling in the early 70s. In 1975 he opened his first motorcycle accessory shop called World Class Products. Larry raced motocross in the early 70’s and is a lifetime AMA member. Larry loved these early days of motocross and became friends with many riders and promoters. The year was 1976 when Larry decided to market and produce “Mud Muckers.” Butch Ray a marketing genius came up with an ad that was run in the November issue of Motocross Action. With this one time ad Larry started selling his Motorcycle hand guards all over the country.
Larry would spend time in the pits at pro races and giving samples out to the likes of Jim Pomeroy, Billy Grossi, and the man himself, Roger Decoster.
Now 42 years later Larry has decided to get back into this market. With a background in sewing from a family upholstery shop the new “Mud Muckers” will be produced the same way Larry did it 42 years ago. The good old fashioned way. By Hand! Everyone of these little gems will be made by Larry’s Upholstery shop. Hughey Hartman Upholstery located in Carmel, IN.
Instead of constantly trying to come up with a better idea for the new bikes that have the disc brake reservoir. I have decided to go back to the orginal design but with a super fabric called tempotest. You can find the company at https://tempotestusa.com, Miami corp is the sole distributor of this fabric. This new Mud Mucker which by the way is a trademark name. Will be branded with orange trim and have our rubber logo emblazed on the throttle side. We will still use a very light weight closed cell foam and the chrome turnbuckle. As always it is a challenge to find faster ways to produce this motorcycle hand guard without going to China. I am very excited about the new branding.
Larry D. Hughey
AMA lifetime member