Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Vintage Photos Just Added at BMX Retro Blog!

We just posted some new vintage BMX photos on the BMX Retro Blog! New postings every week so keep checking back. These are sick vintage BMX and Freestyle photos in hi-resolution, some never before published. Stu Thomsen, Matt Hoffman, Mike King, Scot Breithaupt, Woody Itson, Toby Henderson and more. You can even purchase 8x10 prints for your garage, shop, den or office.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bicycles and Dirt Magazine shoot with JMC's Darrall Young.

It was the early 1980's and Bicycles and Dirt Magazine was one of three leading publications covering everything BMX. The magazine was published by the American Bicycle Association and the editors were Brad Fanshaw and Denney Griffiths. This is a behind the scenes shot of a JMC, Darrall Young photo shoot. A wooden ramp was hauled out to a local park in Scottsdale, Arizona that had green grass, blue sky and a sloped landing area.

This shot shows the fluid riding skills of Young being photographed by Brad and Denney (Denney is in the foreground and Brad is laying under the ramp).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Eric Rupe- The Energizer Bunny of BMX!

Eric Rupe is one of the most dedicated bmx racers you will ever find. Rupe and his brother began racing in Southern California during the 1970's. A fixture of the bmx scene, Rupe was a Mongoose ambassador since his early career.

Known today as one of the top Veteran Pro racers he his fast and super friendly. The photo above shows Rupe lost somewhere in the 1980s and he had already been racing over ten years!
Rupe is decked out in the latest 80's bmx fashion with a Mongoose team jersey, Muscle Power patch and Oakley shades.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Brent Patterson 1980 #1 ABA PRO

There was a time when the newly crowned ABA #1 Pro received their new car at the following year's ABA Winter Nationals. In this classic photo Brent Patterson is being handed the keys to a Pontiac Trans Am for winning the top PRO position. The keys are being awarded on the infield of the Chandler BMX track by then ABA owner Merle Mennega.

Brent Patterson was the ABA #1 Pro rider in 1980, that is why the Smokey and The Bandit Trans Am was the big prize.

Brent Patterson gets his Trans-AM from Merle at Winternationals

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cheri Elliott Skyway's #1 1980's Female BMXer

Cheri Elliott Skyway's #1 Girl

Cheri Elliott was a force among female BMX racers in the 1980's. She rode smooth and strong and as you can see her style was as good as the guys!

Cheri always rode a white Skyway frame with, of course black Skyway Tuff Wheels. Cheri Elliott was fast, had jumping style and always had a big smile.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

East Coast Old School BMX

East Coast BMX Action

In the 1970's BMX was not just happening on the West coast, sure the California guys would like you to believe that. This berm shot shows that BMX racing was hard-core in the Eastern side of the USA. Note that the number plates are the early type round and rectangular. The JT mouthguard was the hot set-up in New Jersey and Florida!