Theme Tuesdays: BMX, Cars And The 80s

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I’ve made it no secret that, outside of cars,  BMX is one of my biggest hobbies. What I don’t quite touch on nearly as much is my love for nostalgia and damn near anything from the 80s and 90s.

Every so often all three of those interests intersect and when they do (like for today’s Theme Tuesday) in the words of the immortal Samuel L Jackson in Jurassic park; hold on to your butts!

Ah the 80s, money, Porsches, big hair, and pink paint
Ah the 80s, money, Porsches, big hair, and pink paint. @outsidersbmx recently posted this and triggered this entire Theme Tuesday
Jumping Porsche's seemed to be the thing to do then
Porsches and BMX went together in the 80s, as did jumping them to flat.
This photo of 'Stompin' Stu Tomsen gets reposted fairly often
This photo of ‘Stompin’ Stu Tomsen gets re-posted fairly often
This angle is new to me however, and truth be told a little scary!
This angle is new to me however, and truth be told a little scary! There’s a cool story on this entire jump on redlinebicycles.com, which is the source for these photos

Not all that long ago (well a few years now)  Mike ‘Hucker’ Clark redid the shoot over some Toyota Tacomas, to flat again of course.

This isn't an old photo, but it's an 80s car. I believe Odyessey's  Jim Bauer is the rider
This isn’t an old photo, but it’s an 80s car. I believe Odyssey’s Jim Bauer is the rider and if memory serves it’s a digbmx photo.
As a kid this would have blown my mind.
As a kid this would have blown my mind because I absolutely loved monster trucks. This comes courtesy of @instadiggles on instagram
BMX ended up in a lot of TV shows, and one can only assume this is a set photo...
BMX ended up in a lot of TV shows, and one can only assume this is a set photo…
I'd assume this is also a set photo
I’d assume this is also a set photo as well
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Mike Dominguez was a straight ‘g, clearly
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Love this Datsun, really wish there were more pictures
Maybe the OG Minitruckin’ coalition guys can track it down..
Eddie Fiola is without a doubt one of the most well known riders ever, but what's that in the background?
Eddie Fiola is without a doubt one of the most well known riders ever, but what’s that in the background?

Turns out he’s had a wicked CRX for a long, long time.

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Snakebitbmx (a favorite site of mine) has a ton of awesome articles, photos, and podcasts of nostaliga BMX old school to mid

 

Bonus: BMXMusem Members

While pulling this post together I naturally ended up on bmxmuseum multiple times. On that site I stumbled upon a thread entitled `How many are into old cars and BMX‘ and you know I had to repost a couple here.

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Da Pineapple’s 1955 Chevrolet 150 and what looks like a trickstar
Lilare's Beetle and vintage redline
Lilare’s Beetle and vintage Redline lilare.com seems to be no more sadly
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Skim’s 85 720 Kingcab
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And finally negativematt’s 1949 Studabaker and Mongoose Decade

There are quite a few more awesome rides in the full post so check it out, the pairing of old cars and BMX just go together so well.

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