Name: Maurice Meyer Hometown: San Francisco, USA Started riding BMX in: 1975 or so? Number of bikes in the collection: 4 fully built, 1 complete unbuilt, a few frames, many Tuff Wheel sets, parts, etc.
You put together your first 'collector' bikes some 15 years ago. What made you decide to put these three bikes together? Maurice Meyer: I was seeing a lot of really cool stuff being done on VintageBMX.com so I went back to mom's house and dug in the old shed. Found my first Skyway TA frame and fork in really rough condition all rusty from laying on one side on this damp plywood floor. It was probably the best thing I could find though since it was my the bike I rode on my first tour and in my first contest and also had a rare fork since Skyway welded it up with no rake for freestyle. Robert Peterson got the same in white and I think that's it - two ever made and just this one left. At first I thought I'd just put some used parts on it and make it look as used but the people on VintageBMX started hooking me up with mint parts which meant I had to step up and get the frame repaired and chromed. Doing the really personal stuff like making the number plate and custom stickers got me some heavy flashbacks which was awesome.
Hugo Gonzales and the Nor Cal Trick Team - Super Kids, 1982. TV show featuring racing at Fremont BMX track and a freestyle show by the Nor Cal Trick Team. Features racers Jason Jensen and Greg Liggins with a brief appearance by a 17 year old Brian Patterson. Freestyle riders featured are Hugo Gonzalez, Bill Manfroy, John Manfroy, Bob Gray, Dan Murray and Pete Reeves. At this time, the Nor Cal Trick Team was sponsored by MCS which is what Hugo was riding on his BMX Action cover shot. Their trick show is done in the dirt and includes a bonzai lenghtwise car jump attempt.