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VIDEO: Crotch-Rocket Cowboys Terrorize St. Louis

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Imagine this in your rearview mirror. Not distracting. Not at all.
It's called the "Ride of the Century" even though it happens once a year on the interstates running through St. Louis.

Last weekend the motorcycle stunt team Streetfighterz, hosted its 2011 edition of the ride. As local media has reported, the hundreds of riders who turned up for the event wreaked holy terror on motorists on the highway.

At least one participant from last weekend's Ride of the Century remains hospitalized after being struck by a pickup truck along Interstate 270. Another motorcycle rider hit a car on Highway 40 and went flying fifteen feet through the air but somehow was able to leave the scene relatively unscathed.

Complaints of dozens of other bikers speeding down the highways while performing stunts now has law officers on notice. St. Louis County Police and the Highway Patrol promise to crackdown on any future events. Meanwhile, James Vaughn, who co-founded Streetfighterz Productions in 1999, can't understand all the negative attention his group is getting.

"We've always gotten kind of a bad rap in the press, and maybe rightfully so in the beginning," Vaughn tells the Post-Dispatch. "But for the last six or seven years, we've pretty much kept to ourselves."

Really!? Check out the following YouTube clips and judge for yourself.

In the video below from the 2009 Ride of the Century bikers pop wheelies on I-270, shut down Interstate 170 to perform 360s and ride on sidewalks.



Last weekend's Ride of the Century (below). Nothing illegal going on here.



Ditto the 2008 Ride of the Century (below)...

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47 comments
Gschulties
Gschulties

Grow up dick,not everybody acts this way on a street bike.In fact you are no better than the ones on the bikes talking about demolition derby their ass's you fucktard grow up and be responsible Mr i hate streetbikes so kill all who ride them,fuck you!

STLrider
STLrider

Its a shame that what used to be a cutting edge newspaper has joined the biased mass media in the crucifixion of a yearly ride while supporting there drug abused alcoholic local bands and constant escorts and strip clubs in their paper. What a joke, a magazine that used to be the ear of the streets in its time is now just another one sided piece of press. We are the streets we're in the streets and I'm sure all these helpless victims were "terrorized" HaHa your in a car its safer for you then it is for us everyday riding. We're more worried about you being on the cell phone,yelling at your kids, arguing with your wife or high, drunk and other items that take your mind of driving your cars that you might take out some innocent person on a motorcycle (in which there was Harleys on the ride other cruisers,enduro bikes and sportbikes but that never makes the articles). Its ok to have a whole bunch of fools go to sturgis and act up. But one ride a year in STL and you people are a bunch of babies. If you seen 500 harleys coming down the road you would move so have the common courtesy and move to the slow lane and we'd be pass ya' in five minutes. Don't bother on discussing the positive things the Streetfighterz do fo the community but focus on the negative.  And all you "brainiacs" want to clip off a motorcycle rider are testerone filled fools and theres know difference from you and the murders we have in jail. I would never wish any harm done to motorcycle riders or drag racers or anything of the sort cause karma always has a way of knockin right on your front door. See ya' in the streets my fellow sportbike and motorcycle riders. Godbless. Don't bother wasting your precious time commenting I wont be returning here or getting the RFT or promoting it.

doesntwannadieovernerdrage
doesntwannadieovernerdrage

A douche for riding a machine that outperforms $200,000 super cars? I would call it a fucking bargain. Look at me look at me.......you cant see my face or my licence plate. The gray haired lawyer who just bought his first Harley with no helmet must be the inconspicuous one. Riding wheelies takes focus, I cant text or verbally abuse my wife, or shove a cheeseburger down my throat while I do that. So if we collide on the interstate, it wouldn't be my fault, but I bet you don't end up in the hospital. Also if 2000 people came to town and each spent $500 thats a million dollar tourism boost, and all we did was congest a highway for a little bit.

Retard Cops
Retard Cops

wow really i will die a stunter never been caught never will fuck the police.. motorcyclists "risk" their own lives while performing stunts and nobody elses and it rarely happens anyway why do cops give so much shits about that and fuck the pussy pedestrians that called the cops, if i was driving i'd roll down the window give the guys high fives 

Waymond_hemphill
Waymond_hemphill

i love how people bitch about us riding but i wonder how many people drink an drive every weekend ....i swear people r dumb shits ....ride or shut the fuck up before we still ur wife just bye waving on r bikes

Baby clothes
Baby clothes

I was in Phoenix in 2007 and the Ruff Ryders did this. Shut down one of the major highways there. Some idiot on a busa flipped his right in front of me doing a wheelie. Tore his arm up and trashed his bike.

BluntStunts
BluntStunts

Stunt riders wear helmets and protective gear, while Harley riders die every day driving into ditches 30 mph not wearing a helmets.   Saying you would swerve your mini van to hit a stunt rider makes you a D-bag.  Wheelies piss you off because it reminds you how you can't get it up without a prescription.

Chris
Chris

BTW, I'm glad the RFT is actually pursuing this story, considering the shitty, take-them-at-their-word the mainstream media job did.  These assholes are clearly a menace, and just simple saying that regular motorists are just as shitty of drivers is no excuse.  One policeman on duty I know said they had shots fired at them by someone in the pack of motorcycles.  But no one wants to report on that.

guest
guest

Lol that officeer is a fucking liar and if he did it was probably someone trying to defend themselves from the dick head cop trying to wreck them. I call that self defense against an agent of the government.....

MelS
MelS

Really?  I'm disappointed that RFT isn't acknowledging the artform and gymnastic ability required to do what they are doing.  RFT turning old fogey on me?  Dangerous to be sure, but guys get hurt playing football and boxing too...  the part that needs to change is putting  other innocent standbyers at risk but other than that, live on.  I think it's cool.

An Intelligent Guest
An Intelligent Guest

I have been attending this event for several years now. I was unable to make this year and I am very disappointed because I am not able to juxtapose the difference between previous events and the events this year.

Generally, in the past, there have been about 800-1,200 motorcycles. Wheelies were done , people are wild, but for the most part there have been those there to watch and those there to stunt. It worked well because people understood and respected their level of competency as it relates to motorcycling. 

The majority of riders in the past occupied a vast amount of the road. That happens when there are 1,000 of them. With the respect that the pack paid to the road and those around them there was a return from other motorists. 

I can only imagine that the issues that arose this year were due to both the failure of riders new to the event and the motorists on the road to acknowledge and respect one another as a people, not just slabs of meat.

To address the rider who was injured: He WAS NOT riding a wheelie, weaving in and out of traffic, or being disorderly. As reported by previous journalistic mediums, he had pulled over to retrieve an item from the shoulder of the interstate when he was struck by a passing truck. This man could have just as easily been ran over if he had been by himself than if he had been in a group of hundreds.

To finish off: When there are 1,000 vehicles in a group on the interstate they control the flow of traffic, regardless of how that may aggravate you, you become the minority and in turn just act accordingly. Pull over, drive normal, or find a different route.

Chris
Chris

My favorite part of the videos is all of the white people doing "gangsta" signs while standing on their motorcycle.  Darwinism at its best.

Motorcyclist
Motorcyclist

Streetfighters: "Look at me!! Am I cool yet? Are you looking at me? I'm cool, right? God I hope someone thinks I'm cool..." 

EveryoneElseOnEarth
EveryoneElseOnEarth

Wow shutting down a freeway so you can ride in circles.

Just when I thought I couldn't dislike these kind of faggots more.

Pwnzzorz
Pwnzzorz

They're not douches for simply owning sportbikes.  They're douches because:1. They use a 'Z'.  2. They shut down a highway and make people late for work.  People who pay into health insurance that help pay for ambulances, life support, wheel chairZ, and PhyZiCal Th3rapY for fucktardz like them.

mo600rr
mo600rr

And we all follow every traffic law to the T when driving our multi ton death rams down the hwy.  sweet lets kill motorcyclist weighing in at a life threatening 400lbs!!! And by the way, the ride will happen every year.  There is no way to stop it. What r police going to do with 1500+ people and motorcycles if they shut the hwy down. Take us all to jail and impound 1500+ bikes. HAHAHA. that'l happen. Its called malicious obedience. Cant b stopped.

Fred L
Fred L

See ya next year, organ donor...

Hobo Joe
Hobo Joe

Keep riding, you're young and fearless. Just be careful out there and don't hurt someone or yourselves. It takes some balls doing wheelies @ 65 mph! Last time I looked this was still America, you can ride whatever you want ride, sport bike, a Harley, anything!

survivor
survivor

not a single car person was injured .  out of a ride with over 1500 motorcyclist , there were two accidents. btw if you are threatening bodily harm to a motorcyclist by using your car, duly noted,your mirror is next. We ride on the roads every day and nearly die because you can seem to avoid texting and driving at the same time.Every day one of you in the car merge without looking . 

 bet you can see us now cant you . 

Guest
Guest

Tweens from St. Peters and St. Charles County have a constitutional right to be as big of douchebags as they want. Just don't splatter in front of my vehicle I don't want that shit all over my paint job.

Unsafe At Any Speed
Unsafe At Any Speed

The next time one of these brainiacs tries to blow by me on one wheel (it happens a few times a year on 270) I will be signaling a sudden lane change.

Vastunts
Vastunts

you suck dick

Vastunts
Vastunts

I hope you die in a car accident tomorrow because someone "suddenly" changed lanes. People like you are pieces of shit so fuck you and die

me
me

i will continue doing wheelies on the highway and if u decide to cut me off/try to kill me i will follow u b/c u have to stop sometime...then we'll see how tough you are...

Jaeger 636
Jaeger 636

It's a$$ holes like you that hurt and kill motorcycle riders every day

Catbird
Catbird

keep pissing people off jack ass

survivor
survivor

so , you are willing to take a life because someone is doing a wheelie , seriously , hope you get a tumor

Internetz McToughpantz
Internetz McToughpantz

Rather than calling for vigilante justice and potentially killing one of these morons by changing lanes into them - why not just use that fancy schmancy cell phone, get a photo or video of the rider and the plate and send  it to the highway patrol or STL County police? Maybe call it in through, you know, 911? 

Oh that's right, you want to sound super tough on the internetz. Cool story, bro. Time to grow up and do the right thing.

Lord Byron
Lord Byron

Great idea, dipshit. Nothing like being told to make a cell phone call, much less snap a picture or record video, while you're driving on the highway while these cocktards pop wheelies. For most people, that'll precipitate an accident anyway. 

Fuck them. If you own one of those bikes, you are a douche. That's a given. But if you wanna endanger me or my kids with your douchebag acrobatics on a fucking highway, I will go demolition-derby, and I won't think twice about it. 

Jet3888
Jet3888

I agree with Cbrstuntstl. Myself and everyone I ride with is carrying. If anyone ever tried to run me off the road I would reply with a few well placed shots. I was worried for my life when you threatened me with your deadly weapon. And on a side note, I have two crotch rockets, am a father, a fire fighter, and I have never rode a wheelie in my life but apparently I too am a douche bag.....

Cbrstuntstl
Cbrstuntstl

Taking actions as you are talking about is how people make the news. A vehicle can be a deadly weapon, so threatening a riders life with your "Pinto" will get you shot. Right to carry is a beautiful thing. Most riders are always packing so you may want to think twice before you swerve into that wheelie rider. I

Vastunts
Vastunts

One other thing lord Byron. If you can't drive while talking on a cell phone you're a fucking retard should have your man card taken your balls taken and you should be crucified because you suck at life bitch

Vastunts
Vastunts

I hope you and your fucking kids die in a car accident

BluntStunts
BluntStunts

Using your mini van on the highway as a deadly weapon...  Way to be a role model to your kids in the car.     

By the sounds of things you are too busy swearing up a storm in front of your kids.  You should write a book on how to not to raise children.

It takes 10's of thousands of wheelies and years of practice to get to this skill level of riding.  This dedication, never give up attitude, and get up after you fall mentality are some great life lessons your kids can learn from stunt riding.

Guest
Guest

You're just a douche regardless of what you own. Probably too scared to ride a fast bike, stick with your Hardley Ableson

survivor
survivor

and ill show you the same courtesy

Guest
Guest

"Just owning a sportbike makes someone a douche?"

YES!

More Like Lord Dumbass
More Like Lord Dumbass

These guys in the videos are morons, but you're obviously just as big of a moron as they are. Just owning a sportbike makes someone a douche? Wow. You must suck from the slow and heavy teet of Hardley Ableson.

Odds are much higher that you'll kill a motorcyclist before one injures you or your family in an accident.

loki03xlh
loki03xlh

I'd much rather have a pack of Hell's Angels ride through town than this group of organ donors.

Douche_McGee
Douche_McGee

He's out of his mind if he doesn't know why the event they created is giving them heat. Every year the ride ends up shutting down a highway ,completely stopped, while they film them doing stunts at the front.

The post dispatch quotes Vaughn as saying he's not sure they will put on this ride again because of the James Ruma incident (he's the one that was hit on 270) but I would bet it's more because of all this publicity that they won't be able to put on another ROC. The fact that they were able to put it on for 9 years is just luck.

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