Jay Clark Enterprises is basically about Jay Clark working in the industry that he loves. I have been in the Motorcycle/ATV industry since 1990. I have worked with great people and I have had a blast. I have been very blessed to work in this industry that allows me to ride and work many times on the same day. Growing up many kids dream of being a professional in the sport they love. One day you come to realize that you will not be able to be a professional but that maybe working within the sport you love would come close. Even though many times I get tired or frustrated, I always remind myself that “it beats a real job”. I live, work, worship and raise my family (wife and three great kids) in Sun City, California.
I grew up loving motorcycles and my first bike was a 1977 RM80 (in 1980 or so). I liked working on bikes and as a youngster I messed up more stuff than I fixed. I slowly got better at it and added in some machinist training. Then I realized that I also had the wonder gift of gab. So, I put that technical experience with some hard work and got into the motorcycle/ATV industry with Wiseco Piston. I worked for them for 12 years and became known as “Wiseco Jay” or “banner Jay”. Even though I do not work for them any more, I appreciate the opportunity it gave me. I am also very grateful to Bob and JoAnne Anderson for all of their support over the years. There is nothing in this world like working hard for people who really appreciate you and your efforts. I will never forget the lessons they always tried to teach me. The same goes for Bob Gorman, Mike Burchell, Kinney Jones and countless others. I truly have been blessed. I really enjoy my work and working with the magazines and industry people every day.
What do I do? I work to get the core companies that I represent good coverage in magazines or other media outlets. This is accomplished through project bikes, tests with editors, track coverage, sponsorships and many other opportunities that come up. I build 15-20 bikes/ATV’s a year for these various projects and also get good banner coverage up at many of the best So Cal events. I try to ride at least twice a week.
I am currently working with C&E (Pivot Works, Hot Rods, Hot Cams, Cylinder Works, Vertex Pistons and Wrench Rabbit), Dunlop, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.com, FMF, Cycra/CV4/Xcyldyne, Cometic Gasket, Millennium Technologies, Renthal, Uni and Works Connection.
Thanks for supporting the companies that I work with and enjoying the project bikes I get to build.