Motoracing is a newspaper published from September 1955 through January 1964. All 203 issues of Motoracing were scanned from the original negatives for inclusion on the DVD. Each of the 2,057 pages are printed in full color with fine print. The photographs are high quality and include many new photographs of racing positions, test tracks, photographs from the MotoRacing archives, special events, and other important content. With a large section devoted to motorcycle racing history, the DVD includes an introduction to motor racing, a short timeline of significant events in motor racing, and a list of important races.
Included in the DVD are two correspondences from MotoRacing's Editor-in-chief, Bill Poulos, and his personal secretary, Rosemary Poulos. These letters provide insight and detail to the inner workings of MotoRacing from its beginnings to its present status. They also provide the first impressions of the author, Mr. David Cote, who wrote the original text for the magazine. Both letters join Apricot Records as one of the few remaining independent motorcycle magazines in existence and help lead the way for other publications to jump on the band wagon.
Motoracing was one of the first (and still only) American motorcycle magazines. It was started by David Bittrl1000, who was actually the son of a mechanic and race car driver. David Bittrl 1000 joined the first motorcycle magazine, Hot Rod, as a staff writer and went on to write for numerous other publications including Cycle Sports, Motor Cycle News, and Motocross Now. As time went by, he decided to combine his love of motorcycles with his writing abilities and formed the Motoracing Magazine. The very first issue was released on April 24th, 1955, and within a month the publication sold out. Due to demand, Motoracing has continually evolved over the years and is still read by enthusiasts and professionals around the world today.