As far as I recall, I first interacted with Scot at the Yamaha Gold Cup qualifier in San Diego. I was 13. To imagine that he was only 16 and running that thing at the time is amazing. He always went by the monikor "the OM (Old Man)" I believe as a marketing tool to get parents, sponsors and business partners to think he was more mature than he was, and he grew a beard as soon as he could... Most of us had no idea how old he was. For him to pull off what he did between the ages of 13 and 30 is amazing.
There has been much argument over the last few years as to who "created" BMX. Our friend in Europe Gerrit Does has images of bicycle races with number plates on city bikes over jumps and berms. But one guy started putting on races regularly in SoCal
SE Bikes is mourning the loss of Scot Breithaupt, the “Godfather of BMX” and founder of the SE brand. Breithaupt, who passed away Sunday at the age of 57, is credited with jump-starting the sport by organizing and promoting the first-ever BMX races on makeshift tracks in Southern California in the 1970s. He established the Bicycle United Motocross Society, became a national champion, was inducted into the U.S. BMX Hall of Fame, and lived his life as a devout promoter of BMX racing – now an Olympic sport – up until to his death.
Since Breithaupt created SE Racing back in 1977, the SE brand has grown, thrived, and evolved to now include many different styles of bikes. But at its core, SE remains deeply rooted in BMX and will forever be indebted to Breithaupt for his pioneering innovations nearly four decades earlier.
“Our entire line of retro BMX bikes is directly credited to Scot. They
BMX has lost one of the founding members in Scot Breithaupt. News arrived in the middle of the night and spread fast. The Old Man is no more. This morning I watched the Joe Kid video from start to finish and it's impressive to see what Scot has done for BMX. He was there when it started and made it bigger, and bigger. SE Racing stands for Scot Enterprises, his company which he sold later on but will live on with his name attached to it. In 1981 Scot made it over to The Netherlands with RL. Osborn and Mike Buff and did a demo in Venhorst, barely 15
Cool Flo are proud to announce our latest collaboration with BMX Freestyle legend Bob Haro to be held at the Hoxton Gallery London. After the great success when we teamed up early in 2014, Bob Haro and the Cool Flo team have got together once again. This time we will produce a range of photographic limited edition tee designs for the new Cool Flo California range.
These unique images from Bob Haro's private collection have never been applied to tees before a real exclusive at the event. Join the BMX cruise to the event meeting at Liverpool Street station.