Being the Photo Editor of TransWorld Motocross, I’ve been kicking my feet into a few random old hard drives that were under my desk that I moved into on my first day. There are about six of them here, un-labeled, and range from very-old to semi-new. After hunting down some old cables, I decided it was time to plug them in. I stumbled on a handful of old magic, and thought “Hard Drive Roulette” was a fitting name for a new online look back feature at whatever we may find on them. There are a lot of gigabytes of files, so stay tuned for much more. – Mike Emery
Today’s edition of “Hard Drive Roulette” digs us into some old gold of Justin Barcia back in 2011. Back then Justin was the new kid in town in the 250 class aboard his GEICO Honda, and he was in the process of turning heads with every whip and over-rev he did (let alone his speed on the track!) Just after Barcia had purchased and set up his new property, Editor-in-Chief Donn Maeda made the trip out to Greenville, FL to shoot him for what would be our September 2011 cover and a heck of a video segment in Kickstart 3: Whiskey Throttle. I went through the files and selected a small gallery of enormous whips with some lifestyle mixed in. It’s almost crazy to think that Barcia, after a rough 2017, finds himself currently without a signed contract for 2018 and signed up to pilot a privateer effort at the Monster Energy Cup next month. Things are sure to work out for the talented rider, but for now lets all enjoy the wild-style Justin Barcia from 2011. Below is a quick description from Donn about his first trip to Barcia’s…
“I visited Justin Barcia at his then-new track to shoot not only the cover of the September issue, but also video for the Kickstart 3 DVD movie. Barcia was unreal as he revved the guts out of his GEICO Honda CRF250R for me and my cameras, and it’s a trip that I’ll never forget. A couple things stand out in my memory from that trip. It was super hot and humid, and after we finished filming Justin jumped in his pond, gear and all. Later that day, he scared the crap out of me when he gave me a ride in his Corvette that he had just bought. A couple weeks later, I think he won first place at a car show with it…it’s a good thing I didn’t really poo my pants in the passenger seat!” – Swap
Desktop and iPhone Wallpapers
Justin’s September 2011 TransWorld Motocross Cover
Video Tour of Justin’s Property That Day
Remember Kickstart 3: Whiskey Throttle? Here’s the trailer below…some heavy hitters in this one!
Full Gallery From The Day