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March 22, 2006 at 8:46 pm #24853
Was from all the info I can gather, the year that the first “BMX” race went down in NJ, somewhere near Millville.
TOO many top racers and freestylers have graduated from this state.
Way back then…Zeuner, Litsky, Farside, LePage, Sullivan
Now…Cranmer, Richardson, Delizia, Byrnes
Adam Guild and I were talking late last year about doing NJ’s own version of Joe Kid.
Well, judging by the guys I got around me now, I think it’s about time that we actually get on the stick and start throwing things together.
Who has, photos, footage and ideas on who to interview about the “sport” in NJ?
We’re not gonna live forever man, we gotta make an impact now.March 22, 2006 at 8:51 pm #28909
1974.. thats the year bmx legend was establishedMarch 22, 2006 at 9:05 pm #28910CrazyCraigMember
Dave – I think you just opened up the door to a lot of comments. 😆
Regarding NJ Joe Kid – back in 84 NBC or ABC did a Kids-on-Kids special about BMX and taped it at Braddock. I know because they got two shots of me (leading my races, thank you 😛 ) in the footage they aired.
Anyone remember which network it was – or how to go about getting it other than just calling the switchboard at the networks?
If we are serious about this – I’ll track it down – but any help getting pointed in the right direction would be great.
I also have that book Brett that you see me on the cover of. It will take a little digging to find the rest of my stuff.March 22, 2006 at 9:14 pm #28914
I’m serious, we have more than enough people here with more than enough skills and we certainly all seem to respect one another, seems like recipe for doing something important.March 22, 2006 at 9:18 pm #28915
i remember at braddock i think 1988 they did a cheerios try out for a commercial.. i think jimmy gnecco got it.. but they never actually did the commercial.. i remember hitting that tabletop thing out of the 2nd turn and killing myself .. haha.. ah the good old daysMarch 22, 2006 at 9:25 pm #28916
i have a few photos of braddock.. thats about it.. and some name plates off of the trophies..i also have a GENERAL SCOOTER SERIES trophy.. haha racing scooters around a bmx track.. the 80’s ruledMarch 22, 2006 at 10:04 pm #28917
start scanning, writing down the stories and taking pictures….March 22, 2006 at 10:20 pm #28918
brett ill bring them with me to the next race we will both be at.. i dont have a scanner.. im so far back in the computer world its rediculous.. hahaMarch 23, 2006 at 12:44 pm #28966AnonymousGuest
Dirt Bag on a Diamondback???????????????????March 23, 2006 at 1:20 pm #28971rodneyMember
redneck on a redline, homo on a haro , the list of names are endless LOLMarch 23, 2006 at 9:51 pm #28996CrazyCraigMember
Here’s my vote:
NJ BMX – U GOTTA A PROBLEM WID DAT??April 22, 2006 at 11:43 pm #30155
if brett is all good to be at eht for the national.. ill dig up my braddock photos for him to scan and what notApril 24, 2006 at 6:43 pm #30186pjtaftMember
Craig / Dave,.. is JV still around or anything that way? if so,.. I’m sure that there is some stuff there,.. any other local BMX shops from the Day? cosmic wheel in maywood? not saying these shops to slight anyone,.. they are the one’s i remember most,.. that is 1,000 miles, 3 kids and a lifetime ago,.. that makes me feel really old at 35!!
seeing my 13 year old son riding my old Rig,.. excellent,.. yet,.. scaryApril 24, 2006 at 10:15 pm #30196
yes jv is still open.. cosmic wheel is now in ridgefield park.. they dont have anything from the old days…
clifton speed center is still around to.. but the guy who owns it now is a crackhead
pat what bike does the little one ride?April 25, 2006 at 12:15 am #30204pjtaftMember
my old race bike,.. the Free Agent Limo,.. early model,.. the factory guy was Todd Slavik? revcore Neck, Boss Bars,.. RL cranks,..
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