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Carey Hart (b. Las Vegas, Nevada on July 17, 1975) is a freestyle motocross motorcycle racer and off-road racer.

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Biography

Early years

His parents divorced when he was very young and he and his younger brother Anthony "Tony" Hart were raised by their father, Tom Hart.[1] Hart began competing in motocross races in 1981 at only 6 years old, turned professional in 1993 when he was 18 and began competing in super cross racing at that time. Hart then began competing in freestyle motocross (FMX) in 1996.[1]

Career

During the 2000 Gravity Games, Carey attempted a back flip in a motorcycle competition.[2] He also invented a freestyle motocross trick known as the Hart Attack.[3]

Hart also has his own film directed by Johnny Vegas Good times with Carey Hart. The film tells the true life story of Hart's career and how he accomplished the back flip.

Carey has traveled the globe putting freestyle Motocross on the map. Along the way he has jumped the trailer park in Kid Rock’s video “Bawitdaba” and saw his dream to play bass with the band Penny wise come true on the 2000 Australian Warped Tour and appeared in P!nks ‘Just Like A Pill’ and ‘So What’ Videos.

He has been featured in nationwide ad campaigns for Ford, Dunkin Donuts, Fox, DVS and Mountain Dew as well as in such print publications as Paper Magazine, Teen People, ESPN The Magazine, Rolling Stone, Prick, Skinnie and has been on the covers of numerous Motocross & tattoo magazines.

Carey has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Inked, MTVs Life Of Ryan, Rove Live (Australia), appeared on The Today Show, was a guest in Talkin' 'bout Your Generation and has starred in ESPN/Touchstone Pictures’ IMAX film, Ultimate X and has cameo appearances in xXx and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Pink's videos Just Like a Pill and "So What". Carey also appeared as a cast member on the fifth season of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life.[4]

Life after freestyle

Carey competes in AMA Supermoto championship as a member of his Hart & Huntington Tattoo/Rockstar Supermoto Team.

In 2009 Hart teamed up with PMG to launch the Hart and Huntington Tattoo truck team. He also competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for Team General Tire's Unlimited 2 trophy truck.[5]

Hart & Huntington

In 2004 Carey’s passion for tattoos turned into a business venture. Teaming up with fellow entrepreneur, John Huntington, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company opened their doors in the Palms Casino. This move lead to another TV opportunity for Carey when the A&E network decided to follow him and the workings of the shop in their own reality show: INKED.

Since then, Hart has taken over 100% of the company as seen on Inked. Three more Hart and Huntington Tattoo shops have opened: Honolulu, Cabo San Lucas and Orlando at Universal Citywalk. Carey also expanded into making a clothing line based on the designs of the artists that work at Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company.

In 2009 the Vegas store was relocated to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Wasted Space

He teamed up with Cory McCormack, Jason Giambi, Benji Madden & Joel Madden to create Wasted Space in July 2008, Wasted Space melds the rock n' roll culture with fashion, art and design.

The club was designed by Hart, McCormack and Zeff Design. Hart hand-picked one of his favorite L.A. artists to create a 30-foot hand-made mural of vintage rock show posters and flyers with the signature Wasted Space winged microphone logo stenciled over them. The 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) nightclub will hold 400-500 people, has 17 tables/booths in the club itself, and five more in the 24-hour Wasted Lounge.

The venue has two signature drinks:

-- "Hart Attack" - named after Hart's famous record-breaking mid-air handstand on a 250cc motorcycle, the drink will consist of Jameson, Red Bull, cranberry and a float of Jagermeister.

-- "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - named after legendary U2 song, this is the club's signature Bloody Mary concoction.

Marriage

In 2006, Hart married the singer Pink. Hart met Pink in Las Vegas at the 2001 X Games. After four years of dating, Pink proposed to Hart in 2005 via a pit board during one of his races in Mammoth Lakes, California. She was holding a sign saying the classic phrase "Will you marry me?" On the other side was written "I'm Serious!" After Hart read the sign, he almost caused an accident.[6] They married in Costa Rica in January 2006.[7] After months of speculation, Pink's publicist Michele Schweitzer, told PEOPLE magazine in February 2008, that she and Hart had separated.[8]

"This decision was made by best friends with a huge amount of love and respect for one another," Ms. Schweitzer said.[9]

After two years of marriage, they separated in February 2008.[10] During their separation, in August 2008, Carey Hart's brother had passed away due to injuries sustained in a motocross competition.[11] While facing the loss of his brother, Pink was there by his side, giving her support to Carey.[12] After another six months, in March 2009, Carey Hart revealed in an interview for SpeedFreaks that he and Pink were 'dating'.[13] Carey has also confirmed on Jason Ellis' Sirius XM radio show, The Chelsea Lately Show & The Best Damn Sports show that he and Pink are attempting to work things out stating: "Sometimes you have to take a couple of steps back to move forward".[14] Pink has stated that the couple has gone to marriage counseling and have gotten back together and have never been legally divorced.[15]

References

  1. ^ a b "Notable Biographies.com". Notable biographies.com. http://www.notablebiographies.com/newsmakers2/2006-Ei-La/Hart-Carey.html.  
  2. ^ http://expn.go.com/xgames/sxg/viii/s/020815_backflip.html
  3. ^ http://www.inkedmag.com/features/hart-luck/page/2/
  4. ^ http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_surreal_life_5/series_about.jhtml
  5. ^ Kong, Benson (April 7, 2009). "Motocross Legend Carey Hart Now Competing in Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series". Motor Trend. http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2009/163_news090407_motocross_legend_carey_hart_now_competing_in_lucas_oil_off_road_racing_series/index.html. Retrieved 3 January 2010.  
  6. ^ "Pink Gets Engaged To Motocross Champion Carey Hart". http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1505056/20050630/story.jhtml. Retrieved February 1, 2008.  
  7. ^ "Pink Gets Married in Costa Rica". http://top40.about.com/b/2006/01/09/pink-gets-married-in-costa-rica.htm. Retrieved February 1, 2008.  
  8. ^ "Pink News on Yahoo! Music". http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/57322859.  
  9. ^ "Pink blue after marriage bust-up". NEWS.com.au. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,26278,23245045-10388,00.html. Retrieved Feb 20, 2008.  
  10. ^ http://www.showbizspy.com/article/181529/pink-doesn't-regret-marriage-to-hart
  11. ^ http://www.imorial.com/anthonyhart/
  12. ^ http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/carey-hart-and-pink-back-together/
  13. ^ "Carey Hart sees off-road action". SpeedFreaks.tv. 30 March 2009. http://www.speedfreaks.tv/gallery/display.sd?iid=4361. Retrieved 2009-04-05.  
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ "Q&A: Pink talks about tour, Britney, ex-husband". Associated Press. 27 April 2009. http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=406079. Retrieved 2009-05-06.  







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