Today marks the anniversary of Neil Ruffell sadly passing away, so it seems only right to me to dedicate this weeks Old School Sundays to the man himself. Enjoy this blast from the past, the 1985 Kelloggs head to head battle Neil vs Ron Wilkerson.
For this weeks OSS we go back to 1994, and the World Championships in Cologne, Germany check out some of the highlights from Day Smith, Paul Osicka & Phil Dolan!
Old school vibes in fill flow right here with some Holeshot 1987 contest footage from Carlo Griggs and Karl Denton. Holeshot at that time was the biggest contest running in the UK.
This section took me back this morning, cracking section from the legendary Aggroman video in 1989 by Eddie Roman. Kevin Jones and Mark Eaton jamming in California, around the time of The K’s interview in Freestylin’. Thank you to the Plywood Hoods for everything they bought to flatland.
For this weeks OSS we go back to 1988, and the King of Flatland series that ran in New England, USA. Tommy Simpson throws down a flawless run, this guy was dialled!
For this weeks OSS we go back to a great video from the Hickman brothers, “Hardcore radness 2”, thanks to Kurt Schmidt for uploading a segment of this featuring some great footage from the Make A Wish contest in Virginia with the likes of Pete Brandt in his O-zone days, Ross Smith, Josh Marsele, Tyson Godfrey, Danny Meng, and many more. I feel like this contest and period of time bridged the gap between old/mid school.
One of my earliest memories of BMX, was the Kelloggs BMX event that aired on British television back in 1985. Proper old school vibes in this head to head contest between Ron Wilkerson and Mike Pardon.
Khelagger just dropped a rad old school “Woodward 1989 Jam Session” featuring Perry Mervar, Jay Jones, with a lil’ Eddie Roman, and Dave Voelker thrown in the mix.
For this weeks OSS, we go back to 1985. Most of the footage is shot at San Diego AFA contest and some Del Mar footage of Hugo Gonzalez spinning a 360 over the fence. Featuring: Hugo Gonzalez, Dave Vanderspek, Robert Peterson, Scotty Freeman and Maurice Meyer with a cameo of Bob Haro riding a wheelie. Proper Old School vibes!
Yesterday marked one year since Dave Mirra sadly passed away. It seemed only right to dedicate this weeks OSS to the man who gave us all so many memorable moments throughout the course of his career, that helped change the game forever. Hit play and watch Mark Eaton’s Dorkin’ 10 compilation:
Thank you Dave for everything.
RIP Dave Mirra 1974-2016.