Name: Dom Phipps Occupation: Owner On Record - A Brand history marketing agency. BMX History Projects done: Haro Bikes - 30 Years of Freestyle. Haro First Generation Innovation. Books - The Rise of BMX Freestyle Volume 1 & 2. The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement - 1st and 2nd Edition.
Current BMX history project: Redline BMX Foundations.
First of all, how can you explain your interest in the early days of BMX? Dom Phipps: I was just a neighborhood rider growing up in the south of England. BMX came along in a period of my childhood, where I think many of us needed to set off in a direction. BMX became the catalyst for a lot of young people to become free-thinking, creative, and independent. I loved everything about it, including the social aspect and friendships with other like-minded kids. It was a magical time to be young.
Dom Phipps has finished the 2nd edition of The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement book and sent over a bunch of information on the launch party, how to order the book and what is included in the latest version. A must have for the Oldskool BMX fans we'd say.
The US Book launch for the 2nd Edition of The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement is held in San Diego at the 10 Barrel Brewing pub location in east village on May 25th. This 350-page oral history book, with 109 contributors, and hundreds of previously unseen images, tracks the metoeric rise of BMX Freestyle in the late '70s and through the 1980s. Come and join us at our event sponsors and host - 10 Barrel Brewing - to celebrate the launch of this great record of freestyle history.