Ken, Jamie, Poolboy Suzu400, Jim and others from Australia.
At this moment, do you wish you had started collecting even earlier?
PJ McKenna: Of course, I wish I would have continued seeking BMX in 1998 instead of waiting a few years to really ramp it up.
Do you feel there is a need for BMX products to survive for history's sake?
PJ McKenna: We definitely don't want our cherished past to fade away. To many of us, it's not the money, pain, or hassle the hobby can become, it's the fountain of youth and brings us all back to the most fantastic time in our life where we rode from dawn to late at night with no care in the world!
Which bikes have you built exactly to the spec a pro was riding it back in the day?
PJ McKenna: Stu's black STR1, Stu's 1979 GJS for SE, Stu's 1981 Redline Carrera, Bret Patterson's 1982 Championship bike.
Does it hurt to sell bikes you've worked on for so long?
PJ McKenna: Yes but I get crazy that I have too much stuff.
Is the BMX market any good to sell bikes now?
PJ McKenna: It is out of control, I sold a number of bikes last year to buy a house, a new truck and remodeling a pool.
Name three BMX collectors that you respect?
1) Dan Goins
2) William LaRoque
3) Darren Chan
What products are a great help when you find an old rusty historical piece of shit bike that needs to shine again?
PJ McKenna: Damn there is a lot of good stuff now days. But Barkeepers Friend is one product.
Do you have a man-cave where your bikes are displayed?
PJ McKenna: Yes, I have an entire room dedicated to BMX.
Do you always have room for "one more bike"?
PJ McKenna: Damn it they will kill me but yep...ha!
What's a bike (part) you have been looking for but haven't been able to locate?
PJ McKenna: I make it a goal to find everything...and I have even a Skyway og '80s cruiser. But I have always wanted a '70s BMX products factory team jersey.
Where can people reach you when they have that part available?
PJ McKenna: Se666 is everywhere. Museum, ebay, vintage society, etc.
Thanks to: William LaRoque for the guidance of bike building that catches the real antique uniqueness of our bikes.
Previous Episodes on FATBMX:
Episode 1: Christophe Detandt (BEL)
Episode 2: James White (GBR)
Episode 3: JT Freestyle (USA)
Episode 4: Ben Murphy (IRL)
Episode 5: Rainer Schadowski (GER)
Episode 6: GAry Sansom (USA)
Episode 7: Michael Gamstetter (USA)
Episode 8: Grant Stone (GBR)
Episode 9: Steve Blackey (USA)
Episode 10: Shannon Gillette (USA)
Episode 11: Woody Itson (USA)
Episode 12: Oliver Kienzle (GER)
Episode 13: Kelly Swanson (USA)
Episode 14: Pat A Lar (GBR)
Episode 15: Billy Mills (GBR)
Episode 16: Steve Brothers (USA)
Episode 17: Aykut Hilmi (GBR)
Episode 18: Alex Leech (GBR)
Episode 19: Mike Janssen (NED)
Episode 20: Brian Gutierrez (USA)
Episode 21: Chad Powers (USA)
Episode 22: Alessandro Barbero (ITA)
Episode 23: Chris Daly (GBR)
Episode 24: Ian MacArthur (GBR)
Episode 25: Steve Strong (GBR)
Episode 26: Stephen Joseph (GBR)
Episode 27: Paul de Jong (NED)
Episode 28: Jon Western (GBR)
Episode 29: William "LaRock" LaRoque (USA)
Episode 30: Johan Janssens (BEL)
Episode 31: Darren Chan (USA)
Episode 32: Frank Lukas (GER)
Episode 33: Jason Teraoka (USA)
Episode 34: Shad Johnson (USA)
Episode 35: PJ McKenna (USA)
Pics by PJ McKenna