We have alot of swap meets on the grounds where I work. Last couple of years I've got to know this old codger that swaps old motorcycle parts. I've told him about my BMX collecting and every once in awhile he finds me a little something,never anything good but I always throw him a few bucks for his effort and plus he's one of those old guys that tells great stories from back in the day and he's just all around a really cool old dude. So today we had a little car show in my town and I see a few trailers parked behind the tractors and one of them is his. I track him down because I want my 4 year old son to meet this guy and he says" hey I found some old rims in a storage area under a bed in an old Winnabago I'm scrapping out!" He says there probably junk becuase they're heavy as all hell and the casting is crap and you can't read the letters in the metal... I'm thinking hmmmmmmmmmmm Motomag 1's!!! So as we're walking to his trailer he says they say Moomags on them and or mormags he can't read it, so now my heart is about banging out of my chest. Sure enough we get there and here sits a very clean set of Motomag 1's!!! He shoots me a price which I doubled ,so at least I filled his van up with gas. He wouldn't take any more, old codger probably has a million in the bank! Sorry to babble on,it was just one of those really cool experiences with a guy thats been around the country and seen a little bit of everything.
Anyway the rims are very unique from any MM1's I have ever seen. I'm not an expert but the Simis I've had are first generation and the molds they used at first were obviously better so the letters are easy to read. They also said pat pend on them and had no numbers and they were stamped Simi Calif. The Chatsworth MM1's were second gen and the molds must have been wore out becuase the letters are hard to read and the casting is poor. They also had a serial number on them and the a and the g in motomag were crooked at the end. They were stamped Chatsworth Calif.
The MM1's I got today are Chatsworth 2nd gen, or so I thought. When I got them home I noticed the letters were extremely hard to read, they have a crooked a and g at the end of Motomag and they have a serial number... buttttt they are stamped SIMI CALIF! Either way I'm glad to have them. If anybody out there can explain this mystery I'm all ears!