Back in the 80’s, the Holeshot contest in Islington, London was the biggest event on the calendar. This run from Dennis McCoy wasn’t as clean as I remember, but without a doubt helped pave the way for the future. Great energy in this..
The AFA Masters from Bristol PA back in 1989 will be remembered forever as the contest where Kevin Jones unleashed the hitchhiker and the backpacker in his run.
But, it was Dennis McCoy however, who took the win in Pro flatland. Dennis’ runs were always super charged! Check it out right here.
For this weeks OSS we go back to the 1986 Holeshot contest, Islington, London with Dennis McCoy! Massive crowds, good times in the capital!
On June 11th, Dennis McCoy and Dave Mirra R.I.P. were indicted into the BMX hall of fane. It only makes sense to dedicate this weeks OSS to the man himself, DMC! Check out his run above from the 1987 ABA Nationals in Old Westbury, NY jamming to Run DMC.
You can also check out his speech from the BMX Hall of Fame ceremony below:
With the news the AFA is reborn again, it’s as good excuse as I need to post some AFA footage from back in the day for this weeks OSS. If you haven’t seen this run from Dennis McCoy before at the AFA Kansas Finals 88, the music over the top kind of spoils it. I always like to get the energy from the music and crowd noise, but nevertheless the rolling over and out to macaroni at 00:35 is amazing!
With the re-release of the 1986 Haro freestyler this week at Interbike, let’s go back to 1986 and check out Dennis McCoy’s run from the AFA Masters in Columbus, Ohio.
Holeshot was the biggest event in the UK for many years during the 80’s, one of my earliest memories growing up on the UK contest scene was this run by Dennis McCoy at Holeshot 1986! Take a moment to enjoy this trip down memory lane!
This weeks OSS is dedicated to Dennis McCoy, who this week took bronze in Vert at the X Games in Austin, Texas. Check out his run from 1988, at the AFA finals in Wichita, Kansas.
Rare footage uploaded by Grass Roots freestyle of Dennis McCoy as a expert rider from the AFA Manchester contest back in 1985! So much raditude on the grasshopper to cherrypicker, as you’d expect from DMC!