How Motocross Became the Biggest Sport of the Early 00s

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2 muaj më parë

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We look at the motocross in the context of the extreme sports phenomenon of the late 90s, and how it influenced pop culture. I will make the case that motocross was the most culturally relevant motorsport since 60s NASCAR, and celebrate figures like Travis Pastrana, Ricky Carmichael, and the McGrath v. Stewart rivalry.
Motocross was the coolest thing ever to young Nolan, even if he wouldn't ride a motorcycle until 20 years after the fact. All of my friends loved it and wore MX branded clothing, I think it definitely contributed to me getting into cars.
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Its Brahan
Its Brahan Ditë më parë
title should be " How FREESTYLE Motocross became the biggest sport of the early 00s" as they really only covered freestyle. mx isn't just all freestyle. racing came first and will always be bigger than freestyle.
Stephen francis
Stephen francis 3 ditë më parë
Crusty dirt demons?
Jason Bannan
Jason Bannan 11 ditë më parë
Great video! Summed up my childhood memories for sure.
Nathan Joseph
Nathan Joseph 28 ditë më parë
Nolan: "Motocross is the coolest thing to ever happen in motorsports" Group B: *sad rally car noises*
Milo Z
Milo Z Muaj më parë
Back in 2006, on the first day of school, I wore a fox jersey and I was the only kid for the entire year that dressed like that. It was like that for years after and now seeing brands like fox and others in the motocross scene make a comeback, makes me smile.
Justin Richards
Justin Richards Muaj më parë
Blessing & a curse but we witnessed an era of progression that I doubt we will ever witness again. How many backflips can a person do on a dirtbike based on a physics stand point? How much faster can someone go around a supercross track?
Justin Richards
Justin Richards Muaj më parë
The pickup kit before it was the pickup kit.
Bill_Buzi_Bert _FTC
Bill_Buzi_Bert _FTC Muaj më parë
Jermey mcgraph was in Charlie’s angles
insane professor x zone
insane professor x zone Muaj më parë
you talking about that nu metal music with motocross. yeah see motocross bike in kid rock bawitdaba
insane professor x zone
insane professor x zone Muaj më parë
motocross is awesome
Wardawg Muaj më parë
Ricky Carmichael is the goat
Shaunixtv xx
Shaunixtv xx Muaj më parë
Seby K
Seby K Muaj më parë
who remembers this wicked motocross game on ps2 ehe?!?
Juan Miguel Gual Alonso
Juan Miguel Gual Alonso Muaj më parë
Lance Strollhaving swag, you funny Nolan
Motocross Mx
Motocross Mx Muaj më parë
Dang! I wish I could have experienced FMX and Moto in the early 2000’s. Sadly, I got into Moto in the mid 2000’s when 2 strokes already started to die out.
Phoenix Watson609
Phoenix Watson609 Muaj më parë
550cc 4 strokes don’t go against 250cc 2 strokes 450cc 4 strokes are what go against the 250cc 2 stroke
toast french
toast french 2 muaj më parë
He talks about Travis right?
toast french
toast french 2 muaj më parë
Hell yeaaaaaa8)
Outlaw Davis
Outlaw Davis 2 muaj më parë
Do one on flattrack! I love it so much and I think it would help the sport get big again
Mayank Kapoor
Mayank Kapoor 2 muaj më parë
We love u nolan❤️
Blake Stewart
Blake Stewart 2 muaj më parë
“Pastrana vs everyone” more like Pastrana vs death
Oscar Jeans
Oscar Jeans 2 muaj më parë
You didn't even mentioned the explosion of MX video games! MX vs ATV anyone?
ProjectRed93 2 muaj më parë
Jeremy Stenberg did a cameo in in XXX too
Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas 2 muaj më parë
Great vid broski! Definitely took me back to my youth! 👍😎
Alex Bleyker
Alex Bleyker 2 muaj më parë
Yay motrsicles
till vanish
till vanish 2 muaj më parë
Good one. Do a episode of Flat Track or Dirt Track. On any sunday is much more about this than Moto Cross. Thanks.
Jacob Tyer
Jacob Tyer 2 muaj më parë
I’ve been subscribed to this page for a while and I never get notifications when they post and their videos never pop up on my home page. Wtf
MAXX Boykin
MAXX Boykin 2 muaj më parë
You can’t talk about motorsports without talking bout James Bubba Stewart!
Mikkel Nyvang
Mikkel Nyvang 2 muaj më parë
Awesome video! It's crazy to think about the double backflip pastrana did. In Denmark we even talked about it in 4th grade with people who learned the sport because of Pastrana!
Knightmare 1690
Knightmare 1690 2 muaj më parë
Irony. Calling Travis the clean cut boy next door. While using footage of the event he launched his RM into the bay and got fined 18k.
A N D Y 2 muaj më parë
Feels You couldn't walk ten feet without seeing some in a Fox jersey in the early 2000s.
xerosagas 2 muaj më parë
he's the only Motocross racer I've ever heard of
Brad _M
Brad _M 2 muaj më parë
So much nostalgia from this. I love it I miss the 2000s. No tik tok less tech more fun doing stupid shit
jarski440 2 muaj më parë
Crusty demons of dirt 2 was a game changer. had footage of Travis when he was 11 - 12 and killing the game. Also first time I saw dirt bikes ride on top of water. oh and Bubba rolling down the hill on the Honda oddessy.
Iam_th6 2 muaj më parë
Just last weekend in Crandon Wisconsin Travis and Brian Deegan raced pro 2 short course trucks!
theCyberApple 2 muaj më parë
“Mommy, why is daddy playing guitar on a broom while wearing a wig?” “You see Johnny, there is this thing called alcohol, and daddy really enjoys it” “Is that why he hit me mommy?” and that kids is how you ruin everything. Tune in next time to learn about making anything sound overly sexual and weird
Braden Harris
Braden Harris 2 muaj më parë
my uncle raced super cross as a privateer and has told me stories of racing with Bubba Stewart as a kid! pretty awesome
Mech Head
Mech Head 2 muaj më parë
Nolan you are beautiful. Thank you
J N 2 muaj më parë
thank god motocross "fell off" because only the real homies stay after the party
HUDSON LANE 2 muaj më parë
U forgot the triple back flip on motor cross and the 4 back flip for bmx
HUDSON LANE 2 muaj më parë
What about nitro circus
Dre' The Cajun '81
Dre' The Cajun '81 2 muaj më parë
I love motocross Outdoors series / arena series Vintage MX On Any Sunday My '74 Yamaha MX175A
Heather Cook
Heather Cook 2 muaj më parë
I grew up in a big city, and Fox,/Metal Mullisha/No Fear shirts were still prerequisites for being cool.
Ethan Holland
Ethan Holland 2 muaj më parë
best episode ever
Carson 2 muaj më parë
Where’s the part about Obama and the EPA fucking everything up with 2stroke restrictions and taxes on race bikes now it’s an almost dead sport and I can’t find a 2 stroke for a good price😂😂
zach wilson
zach wilson 2 muaj më parë
I like how they bring up 80’s motocross and McGrath without mentioning Honda lol. The most successful Mx bike company through the 80’s and 90’s lol
Chris Szuba
Chris Szuba 2 muaj më parë
PastranaLand is dope. gotta love living near annapolis...
Chris 2 muaj më parë
@ 15:57. Hey Donut Media : Pining for Alfa Romeo are we??
DrMarv 2 muaj më parë
TuxedoedErmine Naswall
TuxedoedErmine Naswall 2 muaj më parë
So glad you mentioned freakstyle
Khalief Budi Indrawan
Khalief Budi Indrawan 2 muaj më parë
damn u guys should cover the motocross moments~
Dylan eagleton
Dylan eagleton 2 muaj më parë
#AMABLOWS #letronride
kastimizillion 2 muaj më parë
Moar Motorcycle videos!
J3 Blanton
J3 Blanton 2 muaj më parë
Travis pastrana also went on to drive for Subaru’s rally team
Dylan Hale
Dylan Hale 2 muaj më parë
If the pattern with motorcycle racing is the same as auto racing, what killed motocross was most likely sanctioning bodies driving the prices of competing up through Homologation and rules. Every racing series suffers through this and eventually it will kill it of left unchecked. For example the 24 hours of lemons 🍋 the racing series for $500 cars, now requires upwards of $5000 worth of safety equipment, plus $600-1000 per driver as cars get faster and grids become larger. Its just inevitable Sadly.
Reyniel Von T. Gentugaya
Reyniel Von T. Gentugaya 2 muaj më parë
Nolan is a garrett reynolds fan
Josiah T
Josiah T 2 muaj më parë
out here in Tennessee we tag our bikes for street use and fuckin send it off loading docks and stairs and stuff
John Smith
John Smith 2 muaj më parë
I got a signed fox hat from Mike metzger when I was young enough to not know how big he was.
Cyberdemon Mike
Cyberdemon Mike 2 muaj më parë
Biggest sport of the 2000s? Yeah right.
GamingTubeKategidas 2 muaj më parë
W8 W8 y say that the neighbors and other peaple stop it by complain about that ???????????????????????????????
Cal_Ward Productions
Cal_Ward Productions 2 muaj më parë
Who remembers the power rangers that did motorsross? (Edit: I think it was dino thunder and ninja storm)
jak kelly
jak kelly 2 muaj më parë
I got metal mulisha bars on my 250 from the old owner and there super ugly😂
DJDilly Gent
DJDilly Gent 2 muaj më parë
@jamespmunfrey #woopsnolan or @rythymnolan 😂 mighty fine bike work @nolan
nick spaulding
nick spaulding 2 muaj më parë
Oh so Nolan can rip huh? Hell yea
corradokid90 2 muaj më parë
Day #5 asking James to do an "Up to Speed" episode on the Volkswagen Corrado please
Qutaiba Ali
Qutaiba Ali 2 muaj më parë
Nolan I like your voice, your tone, your level of excitement.. to be honest if the same video was introduced by the LIGHTNING HORSEPOWER BABY!! Shouting guy, I wouldn’t watch it
George Spicedaddy
George Spicedaddy 2 muaj më parë
That cover of Mx vs atv that’s a fucking throw back and a half
Renegade Motorsports
Renegade Motorsports 2 muaj më parë
Curious to see if donut media would dabble into covering the sport and culture of snowmobiling?
Robert Molitor
Robert Molitor 2 muaj më parë
I was racing motocross back in the 70s and early 80s. We made our own tracks and it was a blast lots of fond memories
Kyle Olin
Kyle Olin 2 muaj më parë
Jeremy McGrath’s flow is unmatched. There is a video of him at Ocetello ridge that is well worth a watch.
BHS 2 muaj më parë
Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton? Really? Way to pick two of the most annoying drivers on the grid
Chamo 2 muaj më parë
Back in the mid 00' a lot of people in Spain whore Renaults polo shirts because the boom of Fernando Alonso winning the F1 championship twice
Devin Guzman
Devin Guzman 2 muaj më parë
Freekstyle on the ps2 was so freaking fun
Jesse Alexander
Jesse Alexander 2 muaj më parë
I think giant spiders chased motocross freestylers in eight-legged freaks.Superman seat grab to kick giant spider in the face. Those pages were white all through production. :)
Ryan W
Ryan W 2 muaj më parë
I still wear No Fear shoes. I think I'm on my 4th pair, gotta keep that legendary brand alive
Blitz-Mekanika 2 muaj më parë
Grew up in that Era. And yes I got on a dirt bike when I was 7. The went to a motocross camp, and in the evening it was watching crusty demons.🤟🤟🤟
Dalisael 2 muaj më parë
Beautiful episode. sx mx all day
R BAS3L 2 muaj më parë
this was my childhood. MX Unleashed was also a factor. I miss the old Fuel TV
Gordon Sumner
Gordon Sumner 2 muaj më parë
Nolan sporting the 2-stroke!!! Nice. Looks like a YZ.
yeah nar
yeah nar 2 muaj më parë
so good back in the days i lived for this stuff.
SwnkyTiger 2 muaj më parë
I'd have bet money I'd hear an accordion and a violin in this video. I'd have lost...
Issam Nasr
Issam Nasr 2 muaj më parë
Not that I like motorcycles, but the only reason I like Carey hart is Cz he’s married to P!nk who I is just pure awesomeness 😂😂🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
mid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZ
mid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZ 2 muaj më parë
Made me smile and cry at the same time...😢😌
Super milsim dude
Super milsim dude 2 muaj më parë
Theres an atv video series called fallout of motocross and any form of 4 wheeler racing and it was my absolute childhood for anyone in here that knows (f*ck your ruts quads are better lol )
Felipe Franco
Felipe Franco 2 muaj më parë
EXCELLENT VIDEO! Thnx for the memories, also got nostalgic. Your very talented at putting the story together and making it interesting. keep it up.
Lucas Stoneking
Lucas Stoneking 2 muaj më parë
Best donut video yet... thanks Nolan
Liam Jackson
Liam Jackson 2 muaj më parë
To those who know about the can am bikes I got a 75 tnt
RJIVHalo 2 muaj më parë
Raycons don’t sound good
pippippity 2 muaj më parë
Anyone remember having a pair of Lee Pipes. I had a set of black red and yellow ones.
Ricardo Comins
Ricardo Comins 2 muaj më parë
That’s enough to make a grown man cry
777RocketS 2 muaj më parë
Love this video! I got hooked on motocross back when guy cooper introduced the tail whip
Troylee Xxx
Troylee Xxx 2 muaj më parë
Bro do a video on the 1980s Honda XR600R a true mx monster 10 or 12 time baja 500 champion
Broken-Plates 2 muaj më parë
Watched this, wrenched my bike and ran some trails. Thanks donut!
Branden Jones
Branden Jones 2 muaj më parë
Seeing that you guys put the 3rd strike music video was awesome, I thought I was the only one who listed to them.
Andrew Farrell
Andrew Farrell 2 muaj më parë
I’m probably going sound stupid but dose anyone know what mxa stand for because I got a 1989 Honda cr250r and it has mxa on the plastic kit and I’m just wondering what it stand for.
Clayton Weir
Clayton Weir 2 muaj më parë
Do a motocross episode on four-wheelers
Sebastian Stone
Sebastian Stone 2 muaj më parë
I want a bike again. I had a 110 when I was 11-12 and had to sell it because my dad make me choose bikes or go karts. I chose go karts and it was the right choice but I would like to do both.
Robbert 2 muaj më parë
People do wear f1 tees in europe but go on
Gustav Danielsson
Gustav Danielsson 2 muaj më parë
These raycon commercials are getting so good i don´t even skip them anymore
PixelFodder 2 muaj më parë
It's funny how Calib Wyatt was the first person to ride away from a backflip but no one's acknowledges it... I remember at the time thinking he seemed like a bit of a douchebag.
nitrous36 2 muaj më parë
"Today, Im not very cool. I dont dress cool. My meme game is pretty week. And I definitely dont know what the kids are listening to. But back in the early 2000s ( or insert your era here), that might have been the only time in my life when what I thought was cool, was also what everyone else thought was cool." Right in the feels man. Welcome to getting old. haha
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