As the history of television, radio, Rock and Roll, racing, automobiles and motorcycles, marched through the sixties and seventies to present day, Peter Starr has been in lock step with and responsible for some of the most important developments in them all.
From racing motorcycles and working for the legendary Triumph marquee in Coventry, England; as a host, producer and innovator of radio programs (featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to name a few founders of modern Rock and Roll); to his recent award winning films, television commercials and ground breaking specialized camera equipment. Peter Starr has been involved and continues to be at the forefront of the most exciting era in film, television and motorsports.
His most famous feature film “Take it to the Limit” has received Gold and Silver Awards at the Chicago and Houston International Film Festivals. In addition his films have won an additional 12 International Awards and his radio programs a Gold and Silver Award at the New York International Radio Programming Awards.
He has produced and directed over 40 television specials on motorcycling and motorsports, and pioneered the distribution of motorcycle films on television through “barter” syndication in the early and mid 1970s in conjunction with Pennzoil.
Among his ground breaking first are:
• First film camera mounted on a motorcycle during an AMA National Race-Laguna Seca in 1980.
• First live broadcast from a motorcycle in competition at AMA National-Duquoin Mile ABC Wide World O Sports 1985
• First National television series on motorcyclingThe Peter Starr Motorcycle Show for The Nashville Network- 1983
• Brought Stroh’s beer to the dirt track series and created The Stroh Miles in 1984/1985 broadcast on The Nashville Network and USA Network