There’s a new attraction at Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas.
Rhett “Rotten” Giordano, 34, recently relocated his motorcycle stunt show business, Rhett Rotten Wall of Death, from Florida to Sanger, Texas.
Helping Giordano make the adjustment after an accident left him with two broken ankles, the McDorman family of Sanger put him up until he could, literally, get back on his feet.
The family owns a motor sports graphics and pinstriping business, TEXEFX, and a sign business, McDorman Signs and Advertising Inc., according to the Denton Record Chronicle.
The pair hope Giordano’s move will give him a more central base for traveling to shows and offer him access to supportive people.
“I wanted to give up. I didn’t want to race my racetrack anymore. And out here we don’t give up,” Giordano told the newspaper. “The only way you lose is if you quit, and I’m not a quitter.”
Giordano found his Wall of Death track for sale in Long Island, N.Y.
“I took it to my Nana’s house, and I assembled just enough of it that I could learn how to ride,” he said. He bought a 1927 Indian Scout, the bike he rides on the track, in 1993, the year he graduated from high school. He also rides a 1957 Harley-Davidson Hummer motorcycle in his shows.
Giordano likes Sanger becuse the “support level to keep going is phenomenal.”
Legendary Custom Woodwork and Cabinetry will build a replica of the 1941 racetrack to leave at Strokers as a fixed attraction while Giordano tours, which he plans to do from late this month through October. Whenever possible, he’ll also ride at Strokers on weekends.
Posted by Holly Wagner