How Motocross Became the Biggest Sport of the Early 00s

31 ago 2020
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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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  • 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 Brahan7 giorni fa
  • Crusty dirt demons?

    Stephen francisStephen francis9 giorni fa
  • Great video! Summed up my childhood memories for sure.

    Jason BannanJason Bannan17 giorni fa
  • Nolan: "Motocross is the coolest thing to ever happen in motorsports" Group B: *sad rally car noises*

    Nathan JosephNathan JosephMese fa
  • 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 ZMese fa
  • 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 RichardsMese fa
  • The pickup kit before it was the pickup kit.

    Justin RichardsJustin RichardsMese fa
  • Jermey mcgraph was in Charlie’s angles

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

    insane professor x zoneinsane professor x zoneMese fa
  • motocross is awesome

    insane professor x zoneinsane professor x zoneMese fa
  • Ricky Carmichael is the goat

    WardawgWardawgMese fa
  • Cool

    Shaunixtv xxShaunixtv xxMese fa
  • who remembers this wicked motocross game on ps2 ehe?!?

    Seby KSeby KMese fa
  • Lance Strollhaving swag, you funny Nolan

    Juan Miguel Gual AlonsoJuan Miguel Gual Alonso2 mesi fa
  • 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 Mx2 mesi fa
  • 550cc 4 strokes don’t go against 250cc 2 strokes 450cc 4 strokes are what go against the 250cc 2 stroke

    Phoenix Watson609Phoenix Watson6092 mesi fa
  • He talks about Travis right?

    toast frenchtoast french2 mesi fa
    • Hell yeaaaaaa8)

      toast frenchtoast french2 mesi fa
  • Do one on flattrack! I love it so much and I think it would help the sport get big again

    Outlaw DavisOutlaw Davis2 mesi fa
  • We love u nolan❤️

    Mayank KapoorMayank Kapoor2 mesi fa
  • “Pastrana vs everyone” more like Pastrana vs death

    Blake StewartBlake Stewart2 mesi fa
  • You didn't even mentioned the explosion of MX video games! MX vs ATV anyone?

    Oscar JeansOscar Jeans2 mesi fa
  • Jeremy Stenberg did a cameo in in XXX too

    ProjectRed93ProjectRed932 mesi fa
  • Great vid broski! Definitely took me back to my youth! 👍😎

    Eric ThomasEric Thomas2 mesi fa
  • Yay motrsicles

    Alex BleykerAlex Bleyker2 mesi fa
  • 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 vanish2 mesi fa
  • 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 Tyer2 mesi fa
  • You can’t talk about motorsports without talking bout James Bubba Stewart!

    MAXX BoykinMAXX Boykin2 mesi fa
  • 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 Nyvang2 mesi fa
  • 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 16902 mesi fa
  • Feels You couldn't walk ten feet without seeing some in a Fox jersey in the early 2000s.

    A N D YA N D Y2 mesi fa
  • he's the only Motocross racer I've ever heard of

    xerosagasxerosagas2 mesi fa
  • So much nostalgia from this. I love it I miss the 2000s. No tik tok less tech more fun doing stupid shit

    Brad _MBrad _M2 mesi fa
  • 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.

    jarski440jarski4402 mesi fa
  • Just last weekend in Crandon Wisconsin Travis and Brian Deegan raced pro 2 short course trucks!

    Iam_th6Iam_th62 mesi fa
  • “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

    theCyberAppletheCyberApple2 mesi fa
  • 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 Harris2 mesi fa
  • Nolan you are beautiful. Thank you

    Mech HeadMech Head2 mesi fa
  • thank god motocross "fell off" because only the real homies stay after the party

    J NJ N2 mesi fa
  • U forgot the triple back flip on motor cross and the 4 back flip for bmx

  • What about nitro circus

  • I love motocross Outdoors series / arena series Vintage MX On Any Sunday My '74 Yamaha MX175A

    Dre' The Cajun '81Dre' The Cajun '812 mesi fa
  • I grew up in a big city, and Fox,/Metal Mullisha/No Fear shirts were still prerequisites for being cool.

    Heather CookHeather Cook2 mesi fa
  • best episode ever

    Ethan HollandEthan Holland2 mesi fa
  • 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😂😂

    CarsonCarson2 mesi fa
  • 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 wilson2 mesi fa
  • PastranaLand is dope. gotta love living near annapolis...

    Chris SzubaChris Szuba2 mesi fa
  • @ 15:57. Hey Donut Media : Pining for Alfa Romeo are we??

    ChrisChris2 mesi fa
  • monumentous

    DrMarvDrMarv2 mesi fa
  • So glad you mentioned freakstyle

    TuxedoedErmine NaswallTuxedoedErmine Naswall2 mesi fa
  • damn u guys should cover the motocross moments~

    Khalief Budi IndrawanKhalief Budi Indrawan2 mesi fa
  • #AMABLOWS #letronride

    Dylan eagletonDylan eagleton2 mesi fa
  • Moar Motorcycle videos!

    kastimizillionkastimizillion2 mesi fa
  • Travis pastrana also went on to drive for Subaru’s rally team

    J3 BlantonJ3 Blanton2 mesi fa
  • 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 Hale2 mesi fa
  • Nolan is a garrett reynolds fan

    Reyniel Von T. GentugayaReyniel Von T. Gentugaya2 mesi fa
  • out here in Tennessee we tag our bikes for street use and fuckin send it off loading docks and stairs and stuff

    Josiah TJosiah T2 mesi fa
  • I got a signed fox hat from Mike metzger when I was young enough to not know how big he was.

    John SmithJohn Smith2 mesi fa
  • Biggest sport of the 2000s? Yeah right.

    Cyberdemon MikeCyberdemon Mike2 mesi fa
  • W8 W8 y say that the neighbors and other peaple stop it by complain about that ???????????????????????????????

    GamingTubeKategidasGamingTubeKategidas2 mesi fa
  • Who remembers the power rangers that did motorsross? (Edit: I think it was dino thunder and ninja storm)

    Cal_Ward ProductionsCal_Ward Productions2 mesi fa
  • I got metal mulisha bars on my 250 from the old owner and there super ugly😂

    jak kellyjak kelly2 mesi fa
  • @jamespmunfrey #woopsnolan or @rythymnolan 😂 mighty fine bike work @nolan

    DJDilly GentDJDilly Gent2 mesi fa
  • Oh so Nolan can rip huh? Hell yea

    nick spauldingnick spaulding2 mesi fa
  • Day #5 asking James to do an "Up to Speed" episode on the Volkswagen Corrado please

    corradokid90corradokid902 mesi fa
  • 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 Ali2 mesi fa
  • That cover of Mx vs atv that’s a fucking throw back and a half

    George SpicedaddyGeorge Spicedaddy2 mesi fa
  • Curious to see if donut media would dabble into covering the sport and culture of snowmobiling?

    Renegade MotorsportsRenegade Motorsports2 mesi fa
  • 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 Molitor2 mesi fa
  • Jeremy McGrath’s flow is unmatched. There is a video of him at Ocetello ridge that is well worth a watch.

    Kyle OlinKyle Olin2 mesi fa
  • Lance Stroll and Lewis Hamilton? Really? Way to pick two of the most annoying drivers on the grid

    BHSBHS2 mesi fa
  • 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

    ChamoChamo2 mesi fa
  • Freekstyle on the ps2 was so freaking fun

    Devin GuzmanDevin Guzman2 mesi fa
  • 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 Alexander2 mesi fa
  • I still wear No Fear shoes. I think I'm on my 4th pair, gotta keep that legendary brand alive

    Ryan WRyan W2 mesi fa
  • 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-Mekanika2 mesi fa
  • Beautiful episode. sx mx all day

    DalisaelDalisael2 mesi fa
  • this was my childhood. MX Unleashed was also a factor. I miss the old Fuel TV

    R BAS3LR BAS3L2 mesi fa
  • Nolan sporting the 2-stroke!!! Nice. Looks like a YZ.

    Gordon SumnerGordon Sumner2 mesi fa
  • so good back in the days i lived for this stuff.

    yeah naryeah nar2 mesi fa
  • I'd have bet money I'd hear an accordion and a violin in this video. I'd have lost...

    SwnkyTigerSwnkyTiger2 mesi fa
  • 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 Nasr2 mesi fa
  • Made me smile and cry at the same time...😢😌

    mid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZmid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZ2 mesi fa
  • 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 dude2 mesi fa
  • 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 Franco2 mesi fa
  • Best donut video yet... thanks Nolan

    Lucas StonekingLucas Stoneking2 mesi fa
  • To those who know about the can am bikes I got a 75 tnt

    Liam JacksonLiam Jackson2 mesi fa
  • Raycons don’t sound good

    RJIVHaloRJIVHalo2 mesi fa
  • Anyone remember having a pair of Lee Pipes. I had a set of black red and yellow ones.

    pippippitypippippity2 mesi fa
  • That’s enough to make a grown man cry

    Ricardo CominsRicardo Comins2 mesi fa
  • Love this video! I got hooked on motocross back when guy cooper introduced the tail whip

    777RocketS777RocketS2 mesi fa
  • Bro do a video on the 1980s Honda XR600R a true mx monster 10 or 12 time baja 500 champion

    Troylee XxxTroylee Xxx2 mesi fa
  • Watched this, wrenched my bike and ran some trails. Thanks donut!

    Broken-PlatesBroken-Plates2 mesi fa
  • 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 Jones2 mesi fa
  • 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 Farrell2 mesi fa
  • Do a motocross episode on four-wheelers

    Clayton WeirClayton Weir2 mesi fa
  • 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.

    Sebastian StoneSebastian Stone2 mesi fa
  • People do wear f1 tees in europe but go on

    RobbertRobbert2 mesi fa
  • These raycon commercials are getting so good i don´t even skip them anymore

    Gustav DanielssonGustav Danielsson2 mesi fa
  • 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.

    PixelFodderPixelFodder2 mesi fa
  • "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

    nitrous36nitrous362 mesi fa