Remembering Peter Starr | Rider Journal

Peter Starr

Rider presents condolences to household and associates of Peter Starr. Starr, who died July 3 on the age of 80, was legendary within the motorcycling world for his work in movie and tv.

Born in Coventry, England, in 1942, Starr discovered his love of motorcycling whereas working for Triumph as an interpreter. In 1965, he moved to the U.S. and labored as a DJ. Over time, his horizons expanded to filmmaking. His award-winning documentary, Take It to the Restrict, introduced motorcycling to the plenty and gave viewers a more in-depth have a look at iconic racers like Kenny Roberts, Jay Springsteen, Ricky Graham, and Bubba Shobert.

Starr produced and directed greater than 40 TV specials associated to motorcycling and motorsports all through his life. He acquired 14 main worldwide awards for filmmaking, and his work has been on USA Community, TNN, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting, The BBC, Channel 5 UK, ABC Sports activities, The Historical past Channel, PBS, and others.


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In accordance with Starr’s web site, he was additionally the primary to deliver many modern methods to bike filmmaking. He was the primary to have a movie digital camera on a bike and to broadcast stay video from a racing bike. He was additionally the primary to have a nationwide TV sequence on motorcycling: The Peter Starr Motorbike Present.

Starr additionally spent a while in entrance of the digital camera himself as a stunt rider. He carried out in movies like Batman and Robin, Apollo 13, EDtv, and Deadly Weapon 3, in addition to loads of commercials.

He was inducted into the AMA Corridor of Fame in 2017 and the Trailblazers Corridor of Fame in 2011. He wrote two autobiographical books and hosted the MotoStarr podcast and YouTube channel.

Rider Journal Insider Podcast hosted Peter Starr in 2021. Within the episode, Starr and Editor-in-Chief Greg Drevenstedt speak about Starr’s life and profession, his movies, and his experiences using bikes in 12 international locations, which is the topic of Starr’s e book Motorbike Traveler. Take heed to the podcast episode right here.

Peter Starr was a real legend who formed the picture of motorcycling for riders and nonriders alike. He will probably be missed.