Sorry for the gap in between posts. I've been trying to get this one up for several days, but YouTube has been uncooperative. First they get the audio sync off several times when I uploaded the file, then, while they get it right this time, it took them over 14 hours for it to come live.
Last week Eric (twitter.com/cwluc) and I were trading tweets about movies, Top Gear, etc and got me thinking about this. That, plus Bernie and Max trying to turn Formula 1 into IROC made me think back to the days when F1 mattered.
All that being said, here is the opening to the 1966 John Frankenheimer classic. Make sure you crank up that volume!
So I thought we'd have a little fun for a few minutes and take a look back at some of the glory days of the 500GP series, you know REAL GP bikes, TWO STROKES, not the fuel restricted diesels that DORNA has saddled us with.
Five interviews here before the race, and five very large names in the recent history of Grand Prix motorcycle roadracing.
First up, The King, Kenny Roberts in his last full year of racing, the championship this year went down to the final race.
Next KRSR rival for the championship and a man who would go on to be one of THE WORST color commentator in motorsports Freddie Spencer
Now to a man who was four times a runner up in the championship and would go on to be a member of one of THE BEST announcing teams in motorsports, Randy Mamola
Time for The Brits, first Rocket Ron Haslam
Finally a man who is/was a legend, Barry Sheene
From August of 2000 till the middle of 2003 Rumblestrip.net was one of the top sites on the internet for news and commentary about motorcycle roadracing. Due to a number of issues, mostly financial, the site had to be shut down, but that dream never died.
In March of 2006 the site was re-imagined as Rumblestripradio.com, now one of the leading podcasts about motorcycle racing and the industry in the world. However, the thought of bringing back Rumblestrip.net has always been a strong one. The question has always been, what will it be.
Even now, I'm not 100% sure what it's makeup will be, other than it will be mostly a video based platform. Originally the vision was to be a twice weekly show with some quick hits for news about the motorcycle industry, but the more I thought about it I felt that the focus was to narrow.
What I think this will be is my platform to talk about the world of cars and motorcyles, and what I see as the important issues of the day. I'm also hoping to add reviews of cars and motorcycles to the site both written and in video format, that is an ongoing discussion with many of the manufactures both two and four wheeled.
So, sit back and hold on as we are about ready to go for a ride. The site is new, the mission is new, but the attitude is the same, the old tag line is back, "If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up to much space!"