Miscellaneous


   
Rolling Thunder Newsletter No1

Rolling Thunder was located in Brentford, London and was one of my all time favorite Skateparks. It took awhile to 'offically' open - I must have joined before the official opening - hence the newsletter.

   
Rolling Thunder Newsletter No2

Skateboard! No16 (December 1978) had a Skatepark Supertest on Rolling Thunder



      My Rolling Thunder membership card.





 
Motorfair

As part of their European tour the Hobie team - Skitch Hitchcock, Mike Weed, Bob Skoldberg - visited the UK. They did a series of demos at the London Motorfair. My Dad's an actor and he was quiet well known on the TV in those days - I think he had been invited along to open some stand. Upshot of it all was I got to meet the Hobie boys, and very nice they were too - even got to skate around on one of their boards. Seemed a big deal to me at the time - I must have been all of eleven! I had completely forgotten I had this till it turned up in an old scrap album.



 
Yeah, well - me back then - on a ramp I built in my garden. I think I'm on a Shogo Kubo Airbeam so probably around 1979/80.
 
 



 
Skateboarders Against Racism

This is from the magazine section of one of the Sunday papers - not sure which one or exactly when - 1978? I had put it in a scrap book - hence sellotape marks all over the edges. Anyway, glad to see the Brighton boys were doing their bit.





 
Lui 1977 - Lui, le magazine de l'homme moderne.

Cover of the French adult entertainment magazine.                                   
 
  Lui 1978



 
Road Rash Comic Vol1 No1 May 1988 - SC8Comix - From Santa Cruz

See the new Skateboard Comics section on the site.
     




 
Event South West (UK)  November 1987
 
Local listings magazine - Skateboarding starts to hit the public consciousness again.



   
Lost and Found

Being somewhat obsessive about all things Skateboarding I hoarded my collection of Skateboard magazines back in the 70's.

I even made it to America in the late 70's and paid up my subscription to Skateboarder - so even in the dark days of the early 80's my copy hit my doormat in the UK. Then in some moment of madness called growing up, bar a few copies, I threw the whole lot away!

When I started skating again in the mid 80's, I also started collecting again, and years later with the rise of ebay I was able to re-build my collection.

Here we have two examples of my 'lost and found' - things lurking in books and magazines purchased on ebay and through collectors.  I could do a whole page on this. On the left a clipping of Skitch Hitchcock from a magazine, found in a book. On the right the actual receipt for a copy of Wild World of Skateboarding from 13 Jan 1978.

More to come.
   



 
Marina Del Rey Skatepark

My Membership card to Marina Del Rey Skatepark - I can't believe I ever looked that young!



  World Of Leisure Skateboarding Jig-Saw Puzzle

700 piece Jig-Saw puzzle. Complete with Dickie Davis on the cover.



 
Observer Magazine - Christmas 1977

One page article from the Observer Magazine. Features Lorraine Rossdale, Max Kirsten, Otto Willkinson and Alicia Bernard.



  Skateboard Soap 1979


 
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Daily Mail November 4th 1977

Article about Ian Tebb who along with Glen Powell and Charles Nissen set up Skate City London's first skatepark.