Here's the oldest 8mm footage I've got, a typical weekend at Carlsbad with motocross going on at the motocross track and bike road racing right next to it on the road course. I'm not sure but this might be the first or second motorcycle race I ever attended. I know I borrowed my dad's 8mm camera and received stern warnings about what would happen if it got dirty or broken. Next time you're shooting your digital video camera imagine you've only got 3 minutes of video and it will cost you an hour's wages to get it out of the camera.
In case you're wondering why I am bothering to post a bunch of grainy, ancient old home movies on YouTube and here, it is mostly for the guys in the films. I hope maybe someone will see himself (or herself) back then and remember what fun it was, what it was like to be young and slightly daft. Motorcycle racing was a lot less socially acceptable then than it is now. Maybe the rider's kids will see the movies and realize that dad or even grandpa were not always worn out old fahrts that they are now. We were all young once. Sadly, not for long enough.
Here ya go: