I got my first sponsorship ever from Jason Hassell, OG UK Hutch team rider, super smooth at flatland and ramp riding back in the day. Check out his run from the 1986 Cardiff UKBFA National. Jason now resides in Australia for anyone curious.
Matthew Dyer published a whole stack of of archived footage from the BMX Beat series that ran in Carlisle, England in the 80’s. Check this run from Ian Tovey, 1986 styles with the decked out GT Performer.
Matthew Dyer aka Denny has been busy uploading some great stuff from the UK archives from the 80’s era. One of the most underrated riders from that period was this guy, Graham Marfleet. The opening backwards boomerang is awesome, definitely a fun trip down memory lane watching this one this morning, thanks Denny!
For this weeks OSS we go back to the AFA LA contest in 1989. Hit play to check out Eric Emerson’s run from the Pro class, as I remember the light was going quickly as the contest run really late. Enjoy this trip down memory lane!
The Poole UKBFA National contest in 1986 marked my first national contest, and an also an amazing demo by Team Haro featuring Dave Nourie, Brian Blyther, and Ron Wilkerson! Great trip down memory lane watching this one again!
It’s that time of the week where I go back to the Old School! And it’s to 1989 this week, and the Rochester War of the Stars contest, that will always sadly be remembered not for the riding, but the fact only a few dudes got paid their prize money. Ironically one of those was Bill Neumann, check out his super dialled run right here!
Time for a repost for this weeks OSS. For years I wanted to see this run from Gerry Smith at the 1988 AFA Kansas Finals after reading about it in BMx Plus!, thanks to Jamie West for publishing this run online. The last two tricks in particular are so good, so much power and style!
It is always a treat to see old footage of the man, Kevin Jones competing! Check out this nice run from the Ohio AFA in 1987, Jones on Skyway at this point! I’m off to enjoy the Barcelona sunshine…