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Old 08-12-2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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For sure, Dave is a moto guy first. He covered what the suits told him to cover. If it were up to him, his show would be 80% moto and 20% everything else.

As for NASCAR, I watch a little bit of it, but it is stunning to see all of the empty seats, or empty sections of seats at some of the tracks.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #17
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I met Dave in Mexicali while we were all getting our tourist Visa at the border for the NORRA Mexican 1000. I watched his scooter and gear while he walked to the bank to finish the paperwork. Later I spent a couple of hours with him at the bar in Cabo. Dave is a really interesting guy and I have no doubt that he will be back s strong as ever.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #18
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I thought he was pretty good when he called motorcycle racing, but NASCAR ruined him. He became just another talking head. Id rather listen to guys like Rusty Wallace.



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Old 08-13-2013, 10:18 PM   #19
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I was more upset than he was. I have always loved his perspective.

I got that feeling as well. I'm one of those geeky assed parents that considered "Wind Tunnel" 'quality family television'. My kids are just about driving age, so they have grown up with an awful lot of Eye Candy.

The special "On Assignment" episodes were very good, especially the one on Chris Ekonomaki; an American icon if there ever was one.

And Dave being a NASCAR sellout? I don't think so. He'll tell you right to your face right here he isn't:

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #20
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I got that feeling as well. I'm one of those geeky assed parents that considered "Wind Tunnel" 'quality family television'. My kids are just about driving age, so they have grown up with an awful lot of Eye Candy.

The special "On Assignment" episodes were very good, especially the one on Chris Ekonomaki; an American icon if there ever was one.

And Dave being a NASCAR sellout? I don't think so. He'll tell you right to your face right here he isn't:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #21
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If he decided to do a podcast, I would tune in.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:33 PM   #22
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The new MAVTV channel should pick him up and build a show for him to host. Something HE would like to do and cover. Just my .02 worth.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #23
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I've met and spoken to Dave a few times. He would occasionally come into a restaurant that I ran in Athens, GA nice guy and huge asset to the motorcycling community. He was certainly passionate. Wherever he ends up I hope his knees are in the breeze !
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #24
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Dave always gave plug-ins to his roots...dirt-track. Another one of the old school guys fading away. Met him at an event in Daytona a few years back when I was 23 and going to a nearby school. Spent 30+ minutes just chatting. Awesome guy that will be missed on TV. Sure he will take to writing somewhere...hopefully.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #25
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You had to know that with death of speed, the death every thing other than NASCAR was soon to follow. So long Despain, you will be sorely missed. Here's wishing you "heap good mojo". Ride safe wherever you may go.

Maybe not. They just signed to show MotoGP for 3 more years.

I'll miss Dave too, I watched every Sunday. Just as all the little clips from all the racers in the last episode; everyone who was into racing watched it. It was the most varied Motorsports show of them all.

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Old 08-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #26
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WTF speed is gone.

I knew that fox had bought the station and changes were coming obviously. Now my trusty ol 607 on the dial says tune to 219 speed is now fox sports 1.

I go to 219 and they are talking fucking football.



Help me get my motorsports fix.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:39 PM   #27
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WTF speed is gone.

I knew that fox had bought the station and changes were coming obviously. Now my trusty ol 607 on the dial says tune to 219 speed is now fox sports 1.

I go to 219 and they are talking fucking football.



Help me get my motorsports fix.
Fox owned Speed already.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #28
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Either way, I am pissed off with the programming.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #29
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either way, i am pissed off with the programming.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #30
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I had the pleasure of racing Dave at Roebling Road several times (WERA or CCS, can't remember which). He had the same attitude as I did: "I don't get paid to do this. It's supposed to be fun." Always a pleasure to be around him.
Great voice. Wish they would pick him up to do either WSB or MotoGP, and get rid of those amateurs they are currently using. Maybe Bob Varsha and Despain together...
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