How Motocross Became the Biggest Sport of the Early 00s

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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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Milo Z
Milo Z Hace 5 días
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 Hace 13 días
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 Hace 13 días
The pickup kit before it was the pickup kit.
Bill_Buzi_Bert _FTC
Bill_Buzi_Bert _FTC Hace 13 días
Jermey mcgraph was in Charlie’s angles
insane professor x zone
insane professor x zone Hace 14 días
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 Hace 14 días
motocross is awesome
Wardawg Hace 15 días
Ricky Carmichael is the goat
Shaunixtv xx
Shaunixtv xx Hace 17 días
Seby K
Seby K Hace 21 un día
who remembers this wicked motocross game on ps2 ehe?!?
Juan Miguel Gual Alonso
Juan Miguel Gual Alonso Hace 26 días
Lance Strollhaving swag, you funny Nolan
Motocross Mx
Motocross Mx Hace 27 días
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
He talks about Travis right?
toast french
toast french Hace un mes
Hell yeaaaaaa8)
Outlaw Davis
Outlaw Davis Hace un mes
Do one on flattrack! I love it so much and I think it would help the sport get big again
Mayank Kapoor
Mayank Kapoor Hace un mes
We love u nolan❤️
Blake Stewart
Blake Stewart Hace un mes
“Pastrana vs everyone” more like Pastrana vs death
Oscar Jeans
Oscar Jeans Hace un mes
You didn't even mentioned the explosion of MX video games! MX vs ATV anyone?
ProjectRed93 Hace un mes
Jeremy Stenberg did a cameo in in XXX too
Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas Hace un mes
Great vid broski! Definitely took me back to my youth! 👍😎
Alex Bleyker
Alex Bleyker Hace un mes
Yay motrsicles
till vanish
till vanish Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
You can’t talk about motorsports without talking bout James Bubba Stewart!
Mikkel Nyvang
Mikkel Nyvang Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Feels You couldn't walk ten feet without seeing some in a Fox jersey in the early 2000s.
xerosagas Hace un mes
he's the only Motocross racer I've ever heard of
Brad _M
Brad _M Hace un mes
So much nostalgia from this. I love it I miss the 2000s. No tik tok less tech more fun doing stupid shit
jarski440 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Just last weekend in Crandon Wisconsin Travis and Brian Deegan raced pro 2 short course trucks!
theCyberApple Hace un mes
“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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Nolan you are beautiful. Thank you
Jake Nethery
Jake Nethery Hace un mes
thank god motocross "fell off" because only the real homies stay after the party
HUDSON LANE Hace un mes
U forgot the triple back flip on motor cross and the 4 back flip for bmx
HUDSON LANE Hace un mes
What about nitro circus
Dre' The Cajun '81
Dre' The Cajun '81 Hace un mes
I love motocross Outdoors series / arena series Vintage MX On Any Sunday My '74 Yamaha MX175A
Heather Cook
Heather Cook Hace un mes
I grew up in a big city, and Fox,/Metal Mullisha/No Fear shirts were still prerequisites for being cool.
Ethan Holland
Ethan Holland Hace un mes
best episode ever
Carson Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
PastranaLand is dope. gotta love living near annapolis...
Chris Hace un mes
@ 15:57. Hey Donut Media : Pining for Alfa Romeo are we??
DrMarv Hace un mes
TuxedoedErmine Naswall
TuxedoedErmine Naswall Hace un mes
So glad you mentioned freakstyle
Khalief Budi Indrawan
Khalief Budi Indrawan Hace un mes
damn u guys should cover the motocross moments~
Dylan eagleton
Dylan eagleton Hace un mes
#AMABLOWS #letronride
kastimizillion Hace un mes
Moar Motorcycle videos!
J3 Blanton
J3 Blanton Hace un mes
Travis pastrana also went on to drive for Subaru’s rally team
Dylan Hale
Dylan Hale Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Nolan is a garrett reynolds fan
Josiah T
Josiah T Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Biggest sport of the 2000s? Yeah right.
GamingTubeKategidas Hace un mes
W8 W8 y say that the neighbors and other peaple stop it by complain about that ???????????????????????????????
Cal_Ward Productions
Cal_Ward Productions Hace un mes
Who remembers the power rangers that did motorsross? (Edit: I think it was dino thunder and ninja storm)
jak kelly
jak kelly Hace un mes
I got metal mulisha bars on my 250 from the old owner and there super ugly😂
DJDilly Gent
DJDilly Gent Hace un mes
@jamespmunfrey #woopsnolan or @rythymnolan 😂 mighty fine bike work @nolan
nick spaulding
nick spaulding Hace un mes
Oh so Nolan can rip huh? Hell yea
corradokid90 Hace un mes
Day #5 asking James to do an "Up to Speed" episode on the Volkswagen Corrado please
Qutaiba Ali
Qutaiba Ali Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
That cover of Mx vs atv that’s a fucking throw back and a half
Renegade Motorsports
Renegade Motorsports Hace un mes
Curious to see if donut media would dabble into covering the sport and culture of snowmobiling?
Robert Molitor
Robert Molitor Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Jeremy McGrath’s flow is unmatched. There is a video of him at Ocetello ridge that is well worth a watch.
BHS Hace un mes
Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton? Really? Way to pick two of the most annoying drivers on the grid
Chamo Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Freekstyle on the ps2 was so freaking fun
Jesse Alexander
Jesse Alexander Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
I still wear No Fear shoes. I think I'm on my 4th pair, gotta keep that legendary brand alive
Blitz-Mekanika Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Beautiful episode. sx mx all day
R BAS3L Hace un mes
this was my childhood. MX Unleashed was also a factor. I miss the old Fuel TV
Gordon Sumner
Gordon Sumner Hace un mes
Nolan sporting the 2-stroke!!! Nice. Looks like a YZ.
yeah nar
yeah nar Hace un mes
so good back in the days i lived for this stuff.
SwnkyTiger Hace un mes
I'd have bet money I'd hear an accordion and a violin in this video. I'd have lost...
Issam Nasr
Issam Nasr Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Made me smile and cry at the same time...😢😌
Super milsim dude
Super milsim dude Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Best donut video yet... thanks Nolan
Liam Jackson
Liam Jackson Hace un mes
To those who know about the can am bikes I got a 75 tnt
RJIVHalo Hace un mes
Raycons don’t sound good
pippippity Hace un mes
Anyone remember having a pair of Lee Pipes. I had a set of black red and yellow ones.
Ricardo Comins
Ricardo Comins Hace un mes
That’s enough to make a grown man cry
777RocketS Hace un mes
Love this video! I got hooked on motocross back when guy cooper introduced the tail whip
Troylee Xxx
Troylee Xxx Hace un mes
Bro do a video on the 1980s Honda XR600R a true mx monster 10 or 12 time baja 500 champion
Broken-Plates Hace un mes
Watched this, wrenched my bike and ran some trails. Thanks donut!
Branden Jones
Branden Jones Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
Do a motocross episode on four-wheelers
Sebastian Stone
Sebastian Stone Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
People do wear f1 tees in europe but go on
Gustav Danielsson
Gustav Danielsson Hace un mes
These raycon commercials are getting so good i don´t even skip them anymore
PixelFodder Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
"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
ricky v
ricky v Hace un mes
I remember the X games and that's all I remember. Looking back I wish I was into these sports more. :(
Will Kingaby
Will Kingaby Hace un mes
JJ Bergstedt
JJ Bergstedt Hace un mes
What was that music video? It brings back a distant memory of MX vs ATV and MTX mototrex.
Roberto Flores
Roberto Flores Hace un mes
I believe is that the new generation don't know or care about motocross, I even ask some of my young cousin's about x games and they're looking at me like "what is that?" Kids these days
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