DVD Review

March 25, 2008 6:48am

Featuring narration by Arthur David Roberts, written by Eric Johnson, and directed by Troy Adamitis, Sixty Years and a Day is the most informative and in-depth look at the Motocross of Nations that has ever been assembled. The DVD takes you all the way back to the very first running of the event in 1947 and contains some amazing footage of its formative era. Every age of dominance is covered, from the Swedes to the Belgians to the Americans, giving viewers a unique perspective of which countries carried the torch and the perils they faced when they had to pass it on. 

The climax of the video is the 2007 MXoN at Budds Creek, and the history lesson really helps prove how amazing that race was. Of all of the rides put in by the best motocross racers of all time, the high-water mark was set by Washington’s Ryan Villopoto. The footage from the event is simply astonishing and had me wearing out the rewind button on my remote. My only groan about the DVD is that they failed to provide enough coverage of Villopoto destroying the Budds Creek facility. Sixty Years and a Day is a must-have for any moto historian and should be watched by every young racer on the planet. This DVD retails for $24.95 and can be purchased here.