Here at Racer X, we often come across things that don't necessary make it into the news we report here. As the weeks continue to click away without racing, our deep dives, old photo reviews, social media run downs and general inane bench racing continue as our cabin fever grows worse.
We need an outlet for the inane. These little nuggets could be funny, crazy, or just plain weird, but they often give us a talking point in the inter-office Slack channels. So check back each day for our running tab on Random Things We Found Today.
May 7: Candidate X
When Monster Energy Supercross held a press conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, back in 2008, Utah Governor John Huntsman was on hand. Huntsman is a huge motocross fan, actually, and we even spotted him at the Budds Creek National, just outside of Washington, D.C. He always attended the Salt Lake City, Supercross, as well.
We know this man likes moto, but at this press conference, we seriously have no idea how or why John Hunstman ended up in a Racer X t-shirt! We'll take it! Huntsman later ran for president in 2012. More recently, he has served as the U.S. Ambassador to China and Russia. We know he has good taste in moto fashion!
May 6: Kick Stand
During his podium interview at the 1987 Seattle Supercross, we noticed Jeff's factory Kawasaki just dropped on a jump in the background. Oh, and there also isn't an actual podium, they're just standing next to the track!
May 4: Not PC
This 1974 Cycle News cover is from a much less politically correct time.
April 29: G Force Right Through The Roof
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45 today ! Guess my mental age? ???? #jarvisbasics #isolationfail #gardenfail @husqvarna.motorcycles @rockstarenergy @motorex_powersports @michelinmotorcycle @michelin @airohelmets @sidisport_official @fmf73 @zambranamotos #hardenduro #romaniacs #erzberg #erzbergrodeo #getzenrodeo #alestrem #motocross #supercross #fmx
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Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes ! #basicbirthday ???? @husqvarna.motorcycles @rockstarenergy @motorex_powersports @michelin @michelinmotorcycle @fmf73 @sidisport_official @airohelmets #hardenduro #romaniacs #erzbergrodeo #getzenrodeo #roofofafrica #alestrem #fmx #gardenlife
April 28: The OG Helmet Cam
Would have been a good time to invent the OG neck brace.
April 27: Little Kid on a Big Bike
Haiden Deegan borrowing his dad's bike. No big deal.
April 26: MCSCOT
Jeremy McGrath once had a mascot. And the mascot had fans.
April 25: Communist Terrorist Combo
Before our sensitivities changed and ad-copy writers could stray anywhere...
April 24: Fork in the Road
April 23: Are Those Autographs?
When Bob Hannah took all of the trophies, and sometimes the trophy girl!
April 22: We Are (Both) the Champions
Was this as confusing then as it is now?
April 21: Bad-Shaw
Damon "Beast from the East" Bradshaw was such a bad dude that AXO made a comic book character out of him. #marketable
April 20: It's April 20th!
Why not celebrate with Jason Lawrence at his J-Lawest?
April 19: art and sign-ence
The amount of effort that went into this sign is impressive.
April 18: Drinks On me
Michelle Rinaldi and his pre-Camelbak drinking system, way ahead of the game in 1981...
April 17: Everyone get On the podium!
Looks like a podium for the entitled everyone-gets-a-participation-trophy set.
April 16: Congrats on the Win!
Trophies were a lot different in the 80s. Broc Glover isn't quite sure what to make of this one. Wait, are those jorts?!