Asphalt & Rubber Turns Two Years Old Today

10/28/2010 @ 11:59 pm, by Jensen Beeler22 COMMENTS

And now for the most important news story of the year: Asphalt & Rubber turns two-years-old today (clap you crazy bastards!). Officially now in our “terrible twos”, A&R continues to grow beyond anything I possibly could have imagined when I first started the site one cold October morning in a frost-covered Pennsylvania. Reporting everything from race results to business analysis, from industry news to humorous distractions, we’ve served over 1,800 articles to our now 300,000+ loyal monthly readers.

While I write occasionally, Asphalt & Rubber really wouldn’t be possible without the help from a metric ton of people, most notably Daniel Lloyd (systems administrator / reluctant coder), Dustin Gibbs (web developer / photographer / escape driver), Peter Lombardi (photographer / designer), Jason Yu (photographer / umbrella girl finder), Scott Jones (photographer / resident person over 50), and Tim Hoefer (hetero life-partner / tamed motorcycle rider). Also a big thanks goes out to all our friends (you know who you are) and family (thanks Mom for letting me use your basement) for supporting this sometimes profitable endeavor. But most importantly, thank you to all our readers, who make it all worthwhile.

Want to get in on the love fest? Follow us on Twitter, Friend us on Facebook, or just leave a comment below.

  • Bjorn

    Nice work Jensen, Jenny and all the crew at A & R. I’ve been an avid reader and occasional poster of comments for most of the last two years.
    Thanks for providing me with a near daily hit of motorcycling journalism.

  • Ian W

    Congrats! A&R remains a permenant fixture on the news toolbar at Xenophya towers.
    Keep up the good work chaps (and chapesses).

  • Mike Werner

    Congrats guys (and gals). Good show, older, wiser???

  • Rolf

    Great site, son top of the news. Congratulations, well done and keep up the good work!

  • bruce armstrong

    on your way of being the two wheel ‘’ of the two wheel set…….keep the pressure on….

  • carbonbigfoot

    Great site. Part of my webcrawl every single day.


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  • RLiddell

    Great site and happy 2nd birthday. I read it everyday.

  • giova

    Congrat! Very nice work, I love this website.

  • UKraine84

    Congratulations on one more year of nice website. I am still reading your good stories ;-)

  • Fernando

    I have been following you since! I had no idea it was this new, amazing website though, i really like thw way you guys work this place. It is very neat. Keep it up!

  • Mickey

    Really only 2 years old? And here I thought I’d missed out on something for a long time. I got connected to this site from, and from what I’ve seen I assumed the site was well established. Congrats on keeping with it for 2 years and here’s to many more.

  • geokan

    A good day starts with asphalt and rubber & a cup of coffee, happy birthday dudes from Greece !!
    Keep on sliding and turning the right hand as more as you can !!
    ….and a comment just to push harder: some articles-tributes for old racers and their machines from time to time. Motorcycling history has always things to know and remember.

  • 76

    cheers! keep the good stuff coming

  • ML

    “photographer / umbrella girl finder” <— I want that job!

    Congrats on two years. Looking forward to many more!

  • MikeD

    Congratulations and keep at It.

  • Marzouq

    Keep up the great work! I love what you guys do and the quality news that we keep looking for! Every bike review and every new bike announcement! And especially insider industry info and recalls!

    Your website is THE best bike website out there by far!

  • tar & getah

    happy 2nd birthday A & R !
    keep up the good work.
    from malaysia with love. ;)

  • JR

    Good site, good setup, right up there with Hell for Leather and Kneeslider

  • bikepilot

    Woot! Happy Birthday A&R!

  • EnvironMoto

    Just when you thought there wasn’t room for another electronic moto rag, A&R hits the scene and kicks some ass! Congrats, Jensen. You have really hit the mark with a fine website and a fantastic journalistic presence. Here’s to many more years to come.

  • Wyatt

    Congrats! Happy 2nd Birthday!