In 2011, Producer and Director Todd Huffman of "The Motocross Files" acquired reels of lost footage from the 1976 motocross series shot by a young filmmaker from San Diego named Ray Baum. The footage had never been edited into anything so after transferring thousands of feet of film into a digital format, hidden in all the wonderful motocross footage was six minutes from this BMX race.
BMX is a Bicycle Motocross Racing documentary I made in 1977 while attending film school at San Francisco State University. My father was a bicycle racer in the 1940's, and opened a bicycle shop in Pleasant Hill, CA in the 1960's. He promoted any kind of bicycle racing and in the 1970's, sponsored a BMX team. Most of the film was shot at Merritt College in Oakland. The music track is original music, performed by myself and some friends. Monument Cyclery was a great, creative environment, encouraging and producing some great artisans in varied creative careers...and Me? Still producing films!
To promote the GT BMX Heritage brand, licensee of GT BMX’s Heritageline Alans BMX, are running a UK-based race team for 2017. The small - but perfectly formed team - was launched at the Manchesterindoor track and comprises: Top row: Karl Sanderson, John Bentley, Alan Woods (TM), Josie McFall.Bottom row: Joe Parr, Jay Fairbank.“I knew that it would be cool to recreate that Dale Holmes-GT era fromaround 1999 for this project but when we got the frames back from paintand the jerseys, I can’t believe how into it everyone was. This was such aniconic period for GT that just so many people relate to - and to get WD40on board (one of the main sponsors in-period) as well, was the icing on thecake and with their new WD40 bike line the timing was perfect”.
A few sponsors are still to be announced, but we have the support of:CSG/GT Bicycles, Box BMX and Lake Cycling (via Moore Large), WD40Bike, Tioga (via Extra UK), Vans, Thor MX (via Madison), 100% (viaDecade Europe) and RSD who are making our jerseys”. “I’m stoked that we still have support of many