Grab On grips had some unique advertisements going on in the early eighties. The BMX magazine ads showed a comic style ad about the Grab On kid. Going by the drawing style we believe it was Bob Haro who did these comics. Enjoy the flashback.
Here's a copy of a Blazer ad from an early issue of BMX Action. It shows that back in the day they used real cowboys to test BMX bikes. The little kid in the middle is all padded up because if he doesn't do his job, the whip comes out. Whap!!
It's a good thing that Terrible One (located in Austin, Texas) have not taken up the traditional way of testing bikes. Poor Ruben in the range like a torro and Taj and Joe handling the whip...... whap!!!
Intense BMX is proud to announce their first factory AA Pro rider sponsorship with Jamie Staff.
Jamie Staff, a former UCI World Champion, NBL #1 Pro, and current UCI World Champion on the Track, will be returning to the BMX circuit in 2005 with his first appearance this weekend at the ABA US Nationals in San Bernardino, CA. Jamie will be riding aboard an Intense XXL Sabot frame. Jamie will also compete with Products from Intense BMX Tires, THE, and Sinz.â€œI am happy to be back on the BMX race scene and look forward to mixing it up in the AA Pro Class. My training for the Velodrome is very similar to BMX racing training, and after riding BMX for the past month, I feel that I am ready to come back to BMX racing and the AA Pro Class.â€?Pete Dylewski, VSI’s Marketing manager stated â€œVSI is very proud to have such a caliber rider as Jamie work with us, as our first factory Pro rider.
New Skatepark Officially Named The Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park Of Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY - Passed by the Oklahoma City Council and Oklahoma City Parks Commission, local BMX icon Mat Hoffman now has a skatepark after his namesake- "The Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park of Oklahoma City". The 26,000 square-foot concrete public park opened in February with Mat Hoffman in attendance. From May 13-May 15, Oklahoma City and the new park will proudly host for the first time Mat Hoffman's Crazy Freakin' Bikers (CFB) Series Presented by Target. The event, which is in its sixth year, is a BMX Freestyle competition that will bring together more than 300 professional and amateur athletes from more than eight countries. Admission to the public is free.
France has got three BMX magazines left. One of them is BMX-up. The February/March issue has a bunch of stuff in it. Here's the list:
P. 06: Les News
P. 012: Les Mike Ardelean
P. 014: Templar distribution
P. 018: File No-pegs
P. 024: Nicolas Joigneaux interview
P. 028: On the Grond, Christmas Jam
P. 030: Road trip to Belgium
P. 032: Interview Anthony Coqterre
P. 034: Kevin Guerdner interview
P. 042: Jason Richardson interview
P. 048: Wild Wild North-East trails
FreedomBMX Bicycle Motocross magazine issue 62
Number 62 of the German BMX magazine goes a bit international with stories on the Props Megatour (with the German WeThePeople company on board) and also made it to Tallinn for the Pop!Session that took place early January. The Wizzards with flattitude is a flatland jam report and also the Whootall JAM is covered in this issue. You can count on sharp photo's from the hands of Kay Clauberg all over issue 62 including the Gallery section. The German scene has been staying busy in the winter with another jam for park riders in Wuerzburg and a Woozy jam on page 54. Want more flatland? got it. Page 56 has a report of the "Flatland fuer arme, flatland fuer beine" contest. For the rich and the poor, for the arms and the legs, or something. Lowcash is taking care of a flatland how-to on page 58 and Gregor Podlesny is demonstrating the downside whip for the park riders. You can find a bunch of products on page 62 and 64 and a cool article on the Youth of Today (not the band). Video and media reviews. Check. It's one full issue. A must for every BMX-er who speaks German.
Origin magazine. 48 pages. Free.
Origin is a magazine from the UK that covers MTB, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, FMX, Surfing and BMX. The only way those type of magazines works is for them to be given out for free. No one is going to spend his hard earned cash on a magazine that only has 4 pages of his/her favorite sport in it. They'll buy a BMX magazine instead. Origin is a free magazine so they got that part right.
Issue three has an "Inside the mind of Chris Mahoney" interview (page 28-30). Chris also made the cover. Other than that there's a bit on BMX racing on page 16.
Origin is a magazine that can help you kill some time on a (short!) road trip and not worry about your best friend taking it. It's not a loss when you don't have all issues in your magazine collection.
While on the HARO tour we spotted those two ladies in the hotel bar. OBG (One Big German) got in the middle and disappeared! OSG (One Small German) compared to these two women. Consider this pin-up to be a funny one. If you can do better, send us your pin-up picture.
LOS ANGELES- In an unprecedented move for the X Games, ESPN, Inc. and AEG have reached a five-year agreement that will keep the premier action sports, competition in Los Angeles through 2009. It was announced today by Ron Semiao, Senior Vice President, ESPN Original Entertainment, and AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke. Los Angeles, which has hosted the last two X Games (2003, 2004), will now serve as the site for the next five, beginning with X Games 11 Aug. 4-7, 2005. AEG - owner and operator of STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center, the two primary X Games venues - represented the City of Los Angeles in reaching the agreement.
News News News from the HARO camp:
- Dave Mirra decided to turn down the opportunity to race the Toyota celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix and is concentrating on the upcoming contest season with the Dew Tour being a big part of it. Do you want to see Dave go big? wait for the new FOX ad. They've built Dave a monster ramp outside of his warehouse (it wouldn't have fit inside). Big roll in to massive jump box. Can you say airtime?
- The news that Warwick Stevenson had torn his ACL spread quickly. The Warlock's knee isn't healing, it can only be fixed with surgery. Fortunately cycling doesn't require lateral stability in the knee like basketball or tennis. He's just going to race with a brace to stabilize it. The brace should enable him to compete.