In the early '80-s everyone in The Netherlands rode a BMX bike. People in their 40-s-50-s remember that time well as everyone has stories of bombing frontyards, breaking bike parts or winning their first trophy. The magazines were the bible, it was all you had and they were read over and over again. It was how we learnt English in fact with every word that we did not understand looked up in the dictionary. New products were drooled over but impossible to get our hands on for multiple reasons.
Oldschool BMX Parts opened up shop in Heesch for a day to bring the BMX pioneers and oldschool fans together. Collectors displayed their bikes, brought products they wanted to sell and the Oldschool BMX Parts man-cave sold plenty of old parts. It was just cool to go back in memory lane because some of the
As Mike Daily wrote in "Kevin Jones: The Man. The Interview." published in Aggro Rag Freestyle Mag! Plywood Hoods Zines '84-'89: The Complete Collection (Stovepiper Books Media, 2013): Skyway rushed to sponsor Kevin Jones after his second place finish in 19 & Over Expert at Round 3 of the AFA Masters series held May 2, 1987, in Austin, Texas.
Dom Phipps has finished the 2nd edition of The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement book and sent over a bunch of information on the launch party, how to order the book and what is included in the latest version. A must have for the Oldskool BMX fans we'd say.
The US Book launch for the 2nd Edition of The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement is held in San Diego at the 10 Barrel Brewing pub location in east village on May 25th. This 350-page oral history book, with 109 contributors, and hundreds of previously unseen images, tracks the metoeric rise of BMX Freestyle in the late '70s and through the 1980s. Come and join us at our event sponsors and host - 10 Barrel Brewing - to celebrate the launch of this great record of freestyle history.