How Motocross Became the Biggest Sport of the Early 00s

31. Kol 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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  • 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 ZPrije 4 dana
  • 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 RichardsPrije 12 dana
  • The pickup kit before it was the pickup kit.

    Justin RichardsJustin RichardsPrije 12 dana
  • Jermey mcgraph was in Charlie’s angles

    Bill_Buzi_Bert _FTCBill_Buzi_Bert _FTCPrije 12 dana
  • you talking about that nu metal music with motocross. yeah see motocross bike in kid rock bawitdaba

    insane professor x zoneinsane professor x zonePrije 13 dana
  • motocross is awesome

    insane professor x zoneinsane professor x zonePrije 13 dana
  • Ricky Carmichael is the goat

    WardawgWardawgPrije 14 dana
  • Cool

    Shaunixtv xxShaunixtv xxPrije 16 dana
  • who remembers this wicked motocross game on ps2 ehe?!?

    Seby KSeby KPrije 19 dana
  • Lance Strollhaving swag, you funny Nolan

    Juan Miguel Gual AlonsoJuan Miguel Gual AlonsoPrije 25 dana
  • 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 MxPrije 26 dana
  • 550cc 4 strokes don’t go against 250cc 2 strokes 450cc 4 strokes are what go against the 250cc 2 stroke

    Phoenix Watson609Phoenix Watson609Prije 29 dana
  • He talks about Travis right?

    toast frenchtoast frenchPrije mjesec
    • Hell yeaaaaaa8)

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

    Outlaw DavisOutlaw DavisPrije mjesec
  • We love u nolan❤️

    Mayank KapoorMayank KapoorPrije mjesec
  • “Pastrana vs everyone” more like Pastrana vs death

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

    Oscar JeansOscar JeansPrije mjesec
  • Jeremy Stenberg did a cameo in in XXX too

    ProjectRed93ProjectRed93Prije mjesec
  • Great vid broski! Definitely took me back to my youth! 👍😎

    Eric ThomasEric ThomasPrije mjesec
  • Yay motrsicles

    Alex BleykerAlex BleykerPrije mjesec
  • 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 vanishPrije mjesec
  • 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 TyerPrije mjesec
  • You can’t talk about motorsports without talking bout James Bubba Stewart!

    MAXX BoykinMAXX BoykinPrije mjesec
  • 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 NyvangPrije mjesec
  • 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 1690Prije mjesec
  • Feels You couldn't walk ten feet without seeing some in a Fox jersey in the early 2000s.

    A N D YA N D YPrije mjesec
  • he's the only Motocross racer I've ever heard of

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

    Brad _MBrad _MPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    jarski440jarski440Prije mjesec
  • Just last weekend in Crandon Wisconsin Travis and Brian Deegan raced pro 2 short course trucks!

    Iam_th6Iam_th6Prije mjesec
  • “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

    theCyberAppletheCyberApplePrije mjesec
  • 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 HarrisPrije mjesec
  • Nolan you are beautiful. Thank you

    Mech HeadMech HeadPrije mjesec
  • thank god motocross "fell off" because only the real homies stay after the party

    Jake NetheryJake NetheryPrije mjesec
  • 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 '81Prije mjesec
  • I grew up in a big city, and Fox,/Metal Mullisha/No Fear shirts were still prerequisites for being cool.

    Heather CookHeather CookPrije mjesec
  • best episode ever

    Ethan HollandEthan HollandPrije mjesec
  • 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😂😂

    CarsonCarsonPrije mjesec
  • 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 wilsonPrije mjesec
  • PastranaLand is dope. gotta love living near annapolis...

    Chris SzubaChris SzubaPrije mjesec
  • @ 15:57. Hey Donut Media : Pining for Alfa Romeo are we??

    ChrisChrisPrije mjesec
  • monumentous

    DrMarvDrMarvPrije mjesec
  • So glad you mentioned freakstyle

    TuxedoedErmine NaswallTuxedoedErmine NaswallPrije mjesec
  • damn u guys should cover the motocross moments~

    Khalief Budi IndrawanKhalief Budi IndrawanPrije mjesec
  • #AMABLOWS #letronride

    Dylan eagletonDylan eagletonPrije mjesec
  • Moar Motorcycle videos!

    kastimizillionkastimizillionPrije mjesec
  • Travis pastrana also went on to drive for Subaru’s rally team

    J3 BlantonJ3 BlantonPrije mjesec
  • 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 HalePrije mjesec
  • Nolan is a garrett reynolds fan

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

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

    John SmithJohn SmithPrije mjesec
  • Biggest sport of the 2000s? Yeah right.

    Cyberdemon MikeCyberdemon MikePrije mjesec
  • W8 W8 y say that the neighbors and other peaple stop it by complain about that ???????????????????????????????

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

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

    jak kellyjak kellyPrije mjesec
  • @jamespmunfrey #woopsnolan or @rythymnolan 😂 mighty fine bike work @nolan

    DJDilly GentDJDilly GentPrije mjesec
  • Oh so Nolan can rip huh? Hell yea

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

    corradokid90corradokid90Prije mjesec
  • 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 AliPrije mjesec
  • That cover of Mx vs atv that’s a fucking throw back and a half

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

    Renegade MotorsportsRenegade MotorsportsPrije mjesec
  • 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 MolitorPrije mjesec
  • Jeremy McGrath’s flow is unmatched. There is a video of him at Ocetello ridge that is well worth a watch.

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

    BHSBHSPrije mjesec
  • 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

    ChamoChamoPrije mjesec
  • Freekstyle on the ps2 was so freaking fun

    Devin GuzmanDevin GuzmanPrije mjesec
  • 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 AlexanderPrije mjesec
  • I still wear No Fear shoes. I think I'm on my 4th pair, gotta keep that legendary brand alive

    Ryan WRyan WPrije mjesec
  • 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-MekanikaPrije mjesec
  • Beautiful episode. sx mx all day

    DalisaelDalisaelPrije mjesec
  • this was my childhood. MX Unleashed was also a factor. I miss the old Fuel TV

    R BAS3LR BAS3LPrije mjesec
  • Nolan sporting the 2-stroke!!! Nice. Looks like a YZ.

    Gordon SumnerGordon SumnerPrije mjesec
  • so good back in the days i lived for this stuff.

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

    SwnkyTigerSwnkyTigerPrije mjesec
  • 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 NasrPrije mjesec
  • Made me smile and cry at the same time...😢😌

    mid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZmid-90’s _ to _ early 2000’s ViBEZPrije mjesec
  • 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 dudePrije mjesec
  • 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 FrancoPrije mjesec
  • Best donut video yet... thanks Nolan

    Lucas StonekingLucas StonekingPrije mjesec
  • To those who know about the can am bikes I got a 75 tnt

    Liam JacksonLiam JacksonPrije mjesec
  • Raycons don’t sound good

    RJIVHaloRJIVHaloPrije mjesec
  • Anyone remember having a pair of Lee Pipes. I had a set of black red and yellow ones.

    pippippitypippippityPrije mjesec
  • That’s enough to make a grown man cry

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

    777RocketS777RocketSPrije mjesec
  • Bro do a video on the 1980s Honda XR600R a true mx monster 10 or 12 time baja 500 champion

    Troylee XxxTroylee XxxPrije mjesec
  • Watched this, wrenched my bike and ran some trails. Thanks donut!

    Broken-PlatesBroken-PlatesPrije mjesec
  • 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 JonesPrije mjesec
  • 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 FarrellPrije mjesec
  • Do a motocross episode on four-wheelers

    Clayton WeirClayton WeirPrije mjesec
  • 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 StonePrije mjesec
  • People do wear f1 tees in europe but go on

    RobbertRobbertPrije mjesec
  • These raycon commercials are getting so good i don´t even skip them anymore

    Gustav DanielssonGustav DanielssonPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    PixelFodderPixelFodderPrije mjesec
  • "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

    nitrous36nitrous36Prije mjesec
  • I remember the X games and that's all I remember. Looking back I wish I was into these sports more. :(

    ricky vricky vPrije mjesec

    Will KingabyWill KingabyPrije mjesec
  • What was that music video? It brings back a distant memory of MX vs ATV and MTX mototrex.

    JJ BergstedtJJ BergstedtPrije mjesec
  • 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

    Roberto FloresRoberto FloresPrije mjesec