How Motocross Became the Biggest Sport of the Early 00s

2020 31 اوت
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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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  • Make more dirt bike vids

    GD JordaanGD Jordaanپیش 2 روز
  • How can you make this video and not talk about redbull x fighters or Tom Pages??

    Joshua MaundersJoshua Maundersپیش ماه
  • No mention of Jeremy Mcgraths nac nac ....it was the first moto trick done in competition...from wat i remember he was hesitant to do it because he didn't know what kind of reaction he would get..so he did it in France when took the checkered flag at that particular race

    William PettitWilliam Pettitپیش ماه
  • There were quite a few riders in that Charlies Angels movie. McGrath for sure

    John FustonJohn Fustonپیش ماه
  • I can’t believe that chad just retired

    Rider VrzakRider Vrzakپیش ماه
  • Kevin Windham is from my town so when we would get out of church on Sundays we'd go to our local restaurant and they'd always have the motocross races pulled up on the TV so we could cheer own our local celebrity. He used to have parties out at his place for New Years at first then he'd throw them in the fall and have a concert usually Craig Morgan, one year he had Clint Black, and the last time he had Travis Tritt.

    Steven BoykinSteven Boykinپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Its BrahanIts Brahanپیش 2 ماه
  • Crusty dirt demons?

    Stephen francisStephen francisپیش 2 ماه
  • Great video! Summed up my childhood memories for sure.

    Jason BannanJason Bannanپیش 2 ماه
  • Nolan: "Motocross is the coolest thing to ever happen in motorsports" Group B: *sad rally car noises*

    Nathan JosephNathan Josephپیش 2 ماه
  • 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.

    Milo ZMilo Zپیش 3 ماه
  • 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 RichardsJustin Richardsپیش 3 ماه
  • The pickup kit before it was the pickup kit.

    Justin RichardsJustin Richardsپیش 3 ماه
  • Jermey mcgraph was in Charlie’s angles

    Bill_Buzi_Bert _FTCBill_Buzi_Bert _FTCپیش 3 ماه
  • you talking about that nu metal music with motocross. yeah see motocross bike in kid rock bawitdaba

    insane professor x zoneinsane professor x zoneپیش 3 ماه
  • motocross is awesome

    insane professor x zoneinsane professor x zoneپیش 3 ماه
  • Ricky Carmichael is the goat

    WardawgWardawgپیش 3 ماه
  • Cool

    Shaunixtv xxShaunixtv xxپیش 3 ماه
  • who remembers this wicked motocross game on ps2 ehe?!?

    Seby KSeby Kپیش 3 ماه
  • Lance Strollhaving swag, you funny Nolan

    Juan Miguel Gual AlonsoJuan Miguel Gual Alonsoپیش 3 ماه
  • 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.

    Motocross MxMotocross Mxپیش 3 ماه
  • 550cc 4 strokes don’t go against 250cc 2 strokes 450cc 4 strokes are what go against the 250cc 2 stroke

    Phoenix Watson609Phoenix Watson609پیش 4 ماه
  • He talks about Travis right?

    toast frenchtoast frenchپیش 4 ماه
    • Hell yeaaaaaa8)

      toast frenchtoast frenchپیش 4 ماه
  • Do one on flattrack! I love it so much and I think it would help the sport get big again

    Outlaw DavisOutlaw Davisپیش 4 ماه
  • We love u nolan❤️

    Mayank KapoorMayank Kapoorپیش 4 ماه
  • “Pastrana vs everyone” more like Pastrana vs death

    Blake StewartBlake Stewartپیش 4 ماه
  • You didn't even mentioned the explosion of MX video games! MX vs ATV anyone?

    Oscar JeansOscar Jeansپیش 4 ماه
  • Jeremy Stenberg did a cameo in in XXX too

    ProjectRed93ProjectRed93پیش 4 ماه
  • Great vid broski! Definitely took me back to my youth! 👍😎

    Eric ThomasEric Thomasپیش 4 ماه
  • Yay motrsicles

    Alex BleykerAlex Bleykerپیش 4 ماه
  • Good one. Do a episode of Flat Track or Dirt Track. On any sunday is much more about this than Moto Cross. Thanks.

    till vanishtill vanishپیش 4 ماه
  • 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

    Jacob TyerJacob Tyerپیش 4 ماه
  • You can’t talk about motorsports without talking bout James Bubba Stewart!

    MAXX BoykinMAXX Boykinپیش 4 ماه
  • 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!

    Mikkel NyvangMikkel Nyvangپیش 4 ماه
  • 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.

    Knightmare 1690Knightmare 1690پیش 4 ماه
  • Feels You couldn't walk ten feet without seeing some in a Fox jersey in the early 2000s.

    A N D YA N D Yپیش 4 ماه
  • he's the only Motocross racer I've ever heard of

    DragonzakaDragonzakaپیش 4 ماه
  • So much nostalgia from this. I love it I miss the 2000s. No tik tok less tech more fun doing stupid shit

    Pine Tree 32Pine Tree 32پیش 4 ماه
  • 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.

    jarski440jarski440پیش 4 ماه
  • Just last weekend in Crandon Wisconsin Travis and Brian Deegan raced pro 2 short course trucks!

    Trenton HeadsonTrenton Headsonپیش 4 ماه
  • “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

    theCyberAppletheCyberAppleپیش 4 ماه
  • my uncle raced super cross as a privateer and has told me stories of racing with Bubba Stewart as a kid! pretty awesome

    Braden HarrisBraden Harrisپیش 4 ماه
  • Nolan you are beautiful. Thank you

    Mech HeadMech Headپیش 4 ماه
  • thank god motocross "fell off" because only the real homies stay after the party

    J NJ Nپیش 4 ماه
  • U forgot the triple back flip on motor cross and the 4 back flip for bmx

    HUDSON LANEHUDSON LANEپیش 4 ماه
  • What about nitro circus

    HUDSON LANEHUDSON LANEپیش 4 ماه
  • I love motocross Outdoors series / arena series Vintage MX On Any Sunday My '74 Yamaha MX175A

    Dre' The Cajun '81Dre' The Cajun '81پیش 4 ماه
  • I grew up in a big city, and Fox,/Metal Mullisha/No Fear shirts were still prerequisites for being cool.

    Heather CookHeather Cookپیش 4 ماه
  • best episode ever

    Ethan HollandEthan Hollandپیش 4 ماه
  • 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😂😂

    CarsonCarsonپیش 4 ماه
  • 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

    zach wilsonzach wilsonپیش 4 ماه
  • PastranaLand is dope. gotta love living near annapolis...

    Chris SzubaChris Szubaپیش 4 ماه
  • @ 15:57. Hey Donut Media : Pining for Alfa Romeo are we??

    ChrisChrisپیش 4 ماه
  • monumentous

    DrMarvDrMarvپیش 4 ماه
  • So glad you mentioned freakstyle

    TuxedoedErmine NaswallTuxedoedErmine Naswallپیش 4 ماه
  • damn u guys should cover the motocross moments~

    Khalief Budi IndrawanKhalief Budi Indrawanپیش 4 ماه
  • #AMABLOWS #letronride

    Dylan eagletonDylan eagletonپیش 4 ماه
  • Moar Motorcycle videos!

    KastimizillionKastimizillionپیش 4 ماه
  • Travis pastrana also went on to drive for Subaru’s rally team

    J3 BlantonJ3 Blantonپیش 4 ماه
  • 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.

    Dylan HaleDylan Haleپیش 4 ماه
  • Nolan is a garrett reynolds fan

    Reyniel Von T. GentugayaReyniel Von T. Gentugayaپیش 4 ماه
  • out here in Tennessee we tag our bikes for street use and fuckin send it off loading docks and stairs and stuff

    Josiah TJosiah Tپیش 4 ماه
  • I got a signed fox hat from Mike metzger when I was young enough to not know how big he was.

    John SmithJohn Smithپیش 4 ماه
  • Biggest sport of the 2000s? Yeah right.

    Cyberdemon MikeCyberdemon Mikeپیش 4 ماه
  • W8 W8 y say that the neighbors and other peaple stop it by complain about that ???????????????????????????????

    GamingTubeKategidasGamingTubeKategidasپیش 4 ماه
  • Who remembers the power rangers that did motorsross? (Edit: I think it was dino thunder and ninja storm)

    Cal_Ward ProductionsCal_Ward Productionsپیش 4 ماه
  • I got metal mulisha bars on my 250 from the old owner and there super ugly😂

    jak kellyjak kellyپیش 4 ماه
  • @jamespmunfrey #woopsnolan or @rythymnolan 😂 mighty fine bike work @nolan

    DJDilly GentDJDilly Gentپیش 4 ماه
  • Oh so Nolan can rip huh? Hell yea

    nick spauldingnick spauldingپیش 4 ماه
  • Day #5 asking James to do an "Up to Speed" episode on the Volkswagen Corrado please

    corradokid90corradokid90پیش 4 ماه
  • 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

    Qutaiba AliQutaiba Aliپیش 4 ماه
  • That cover of Mx vs atv that’s a fucking throw back and a half

    George SpicedaddyGeorge Spicedaddyپیش 4 ماه
  • Curious to see if donut media would dabble into covering the sport and culture of snowmobiling?

    Renegade MotorsportsRenegade Motorsportsپیش 4 ماه
  • 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

    Robert MolitorRobert Molitorپیش 4 ماه
  • Jeremy McGrath’s flow is unmatched. There is a video of him at Ocetello ridge that is well worth a watch.

    Kyle OlinKyle Olinپیش 4 ماه
  • Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton? Really? Way to pick two of the most annoying drivers on the grid

    BHSBHSپیش 4 ماه
  • 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

    ChamoChamoپیش 4 ماه
  • Freekstyle on the ps2 was so freaking fun

    Devin GuzmanDevin Guzmanپیش 4 ماه
  • 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. :)

    Jesse AlexanderJesse Alexanderپیش 4 ماه
  • I still wear No Fear shoes. I think I'm on my 4th pair, gotta keep that legendary brand alive

    Ryan WRyan Wپیش 4 ماه
  • 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.🤟🤟🤟

    Blitz-MekanikaBlitz-Mekanikaپیش 4 ماه
  • Beautiful episode. sx mx all day

    DalisaelDalisaelپیش 4 ماه
  • this was my childhood. MX Unleashed was also a factor. I miss the old Fuel TV

    R BAS3LR BAS3Lپیش 4 ماه
  • Nolan sporting the 2-stroke!!! Nice. Looks like a YZ.

    Gordon SumnerGordon Sumnerپیش 4 ماه
  • so good back in the days i lived for this stuff.

    yeah naryeah narپیش 4 ماه
  • I'd have bet money I'd hear an accordion and a violin in this video. I'd have lost...

    SwnkyTigerSwnkyTigerپیش 4 ماه
  • 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 😂😂🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

    Issam NasrIssam Nasrپیش 4 ماه
  • Made me smile and cry at the same time...😢😌

    mid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZmid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZپیش 4 ماه
  • 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 )

    Super milsim dudeSuper milsim dudeپیش 4 ماه
  • EXCELLENT VIDEO! Thnx for the memories, also got nostalgic. Your very talented at putting the story together and making it interesting. keep it up.

    Felipe FrancoFelipe Francoپیش 4 ماه
  • Best donut video yet... thanks Nolan

    Lucas StonekingLucas Stonekingپیش 4 ماه
  • To those who know about the can am bikes I got a 75 tnt

    Liam JacksonLiam Jacksonپیش 4 ماه
  • Raycons don’t sound good

    RJIVHaloRJIVHaloپیش 4 ماه
  • Anyone remember having a pair of Lee Pipes. I had a set of black red and yellow ones.

    pippippitypippippityپیش 4 ماه
  • That’s enough to make a grown man cry

    Ricardo CominsRicardo Cominsپیش 4 ماه
  • Love this video! I got hooked on motocross back when guy cooper introduced the tail whip

    777RocketS777RocketSپیش 4 ماه
  • Bro do a video on the 1980s Honda XR600R a true mx monster 10 or 12 time baja 500 champion

    Troylee XxxTroylee Xxxپیش 4 ماه
  • Watched this, wrenched my bike and ran some trails. Thanks donut!

    Broken-PlatesBroken-Platesپیش 4 ماه
  • Seeing that you guys put the 3rd strike music video was awesome, I thought I was the only one who listed to them.

    Branden JonesBranden Jonesپیش 4 ماه
  • 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.

    Andrew FarrellAndrew Farrellپیش 4 ماه
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