FOX RIDERS COMPANY ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE LAUNCH OF NEW EYEWEAR LINE FEATURING OAKLEY TECHNOLOGY
Fox Riders Company (Fox) announced the launch of its inaugural line of sunglasses, part of a strategic alliance with Oakley. The Duncan, The Dean and The Wade are new eyewear styles that combine the spirit of Fox with the patented technology and premium craftsmanship of Oakley. In keeping with the exclusive four-year agreement between the two companies, Oakley is responsible for the manufacture, marketing and worldwide distribution of the eyewear inventions.
Greasy Comb Distribution is announcing the addition of four brands to its growing line-up: Proper Bike Co. (UK), Superstar (France), St. Martin (France) & Tioga (Japan). David Wooten, Greasy Comb's U.S. rep explained that he is very excited to work with each of the brands, due largely in part to their unique product lines. Here's a bit more from Wooten on who each of the brands are and what they have to offer.
Proper Bike Co: The UK-based company is owned and operated by Vert rider Carlo Griggs Carlo who also designs most of Proper's products. Proper is a very popular brand in other parts of the world and has now decided to enter the ultra-competitive U.S. market. We are very excited to work with a brand like Proper that is already well known and desired.
Elite men results of round three and four of the Euro BMX Championships in Klatovy, Czech Republic just came in. Check how your favorite rider did.
Saturday Round 3
Elite Men (63 Riders)
1 Roger Rinderknecht/SUI
2 Michal Prokop/CZE
3 Lukas Tamme/CZE
4 David Gibert/FRA
5 Dennis Wissink/NED
6 Ivo Lakus/LAT
7 Henrik Baltzersen/DEN
8 Thomas Allier/FRA
This one has a strong Believe it, or not?! feel to it. Sometimes we hope to be incorrect about what we put on this site, that's definitely the case with this story on Kevin McNeal. Kevin was one of the early heroes of BMX. He was taller and stronger than most which resulted in factory rides, number one plates and winning a Trans-Am car for his efforts.
The "Where are the now?" question regarding the old pros also goes for Kevin. Stories of McNeal showing up at the Twin Palms trails with a few Corona's (he was the Corona kid after all) came up years ago but it got silent after that.
The latest we heard was that Kevin was stuck in a Mexican prison. The reason for that is somewhat unclear but when his brother visited him, he was far from the big man he used to be. It must suck being captured in Mexico so we say: Free Corona Kid!
BMX Plus! magazine used to run a comic called Radical Rick. Every issue had a new episode which was fun to read. Damian! was the artist that produced the BMX cartoons.
This page shows one of the early drawings of the comic before it went full colour.
Click on the image to see a bigger version of Radical Rick!
Okay, we've got three girls in this one with some quality logo placement by Stileman. When we received the photo we had to double check on the girls' age. We received confirmation that they are all 21+. Thanks to Stileman for the contribution. And now, are you ready? One...., two......., three!
Bob Haro had an interview in the 1981 January issue of Action Now magazine. On the cover Bob is introduced as: HARO: BMX Magician. Trickster Turns Executive.
D.D. Morin did the interview and the pics are from the hands of Cassimus and Bradley. We picked a couple of quotes from the hostorical interview to share with you.
"At 22, Bob Haro is a businessman, trick rider, and an artist. He started as a professional doodler when he was young and matured into a cartoonist who could convert talent into dollars."
"He started his 20-inch escapades when he no longer could afford to race his motocross bike. His car gave him problems next, and he ended up on his brother's 20" bike for transportation. After busting the bike on a jump, Bob was forced to buy it."
France has got three BMX magazines left. One of them is BMX-up. The February/March issue has a bunch of stuff in it. Here's the list:
P. 06: Les News
P. 012: Les Mike Ardelean
P. 014: Templar distribution
P. 018: File No-pegs
P. 024: Nicolas Joigneaux interview
P. 028: On the Grond, Christmas Jam
P. 030: Road trip to Belgium
P. 032: Interview Anthony Coqterre
P. 034: Kevin Guerdner interview
P. 042: Jason Richardson interview
P. 048: Wild Wild North-East trails
Origin magazine. 48 pages. Free.
Origin is a magazine from the UK that covers MTB, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, FMX, Surfing and BMX. The only way those type of magazines works is for them to be given out for free. No one is going to spend his hard earned cash on a magazine that only has 4 pages of his/her favorite sport in it. They'll buy a BMX magazine instead. Origin is a free magazine so they got that part right.
Issue three has an "Inside the mind of Chris Mahoney" interview (page 28-30). Chris also made the cover. Other than that there's a bit on BMX racing on page 16.
Origin is a magazine that can help you kill some time on a (short!) road trip and not worry about your best friend taking it. It's not a loss when you don't have all issues in your magazine collection.
This Van Doren Rubber company ad shows the real Made in USA Vans style #38 hi-tops. You could recognize the new shoes by the smell alone. Natural tacky rubber waffle sole, available in many colours and later also with a side-print.
In the VANS advertisement from 1980 it is a young Greg Hill endorsing the product. It states: "Van's (as in Van Doren's) #38 style is the newest in the finest collection of super BMX footwear." Seeing that the shoe is still available today, you cannot doubt its popularity.
Back then, the style #38 hi-top shoe cost $ 29.95. The Slip-On model (style #98) cost 10 bucks less. Check your local VANS dealer for the current prize or visit: