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Scanned: Robbie Morales & Lawan Cunningham’s 1995 Univega Poster

“The wack pack is on the attack!” Why anyone would think that would be a good slogan to sell bikes is completely beyond me. Given it was the 90s and shit was kind of kooky, but even at 15 I thought this was weird. It certainly didn’t have saving up my lunch money to go buy a Univega. Poor Robo, he had to eat A LOT of shit when he showed up on this aluminum piece. We were tolerant of his experimentation into the aluminum world when he was aboard the half aluminum half chromoly Frankenstein-esque contraption that was an…

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Scanned: Brian Foster’s Schwinn Little King Ad

Here’s another good one that I had hanging on my wall back in the day, and another gem shot by Keith Mulligan. Who knew that Brian was a pioneer in home brewing craze? The text in this thing cracks me up! “Warning: Suspending a rider from BMX competition may lead to complications such as that same rider kicking everyone’s ass in subsequent dirt jumping events.”  “Contents: Malted aggression, domestic aluminum, and only the finest stuck landings”

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Scanned: 1996 Mongoose Solution Pro R/S

The other day myself and a few guys were sitting around after a session at Boondocks and we got to talking about kooky bmx frames. A good number of the obvious ones came up like the Jad Sherman, Elf Doublecross, TNT Hwa Fong Daddy, Ace Holeshot, and even the two wheel drive Herrington Crusader II. One frame that didn’t get brought up and one that I had all but forgotten about until I ran across my 1996 Mongoose catalog was the Solution Pro R/S. Not only did this thing come stock with the infamous Answer Pro-Forx, but it also had a…

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Scanned: Gary Ellis’ Suicide No Hander

This pic of Gary Ellis firing out a suicide no hander at the trails had a lot of people talking. You didn’t see shit like this from top AA pros unless their initials happened to be BF. I’m not exactly sure when this came out, but if I had to guess I’d say like 97-98. It was definitely towards the end of Gary’s career. He went out with a bang, winning a bunch of races and even the NBL Grands. This picture that Keith Mulligan shot for Gary’s Snap interview was the icing on the cake! Take note of the…

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Scanned: Shaun Butler’s S&M Challenger Ad

Where do I even start with this one? I was going through the box of photos that I used to have hanging on my wall looking for something good to put on the site. The only problem with that was the fact that pretty much every photo and or ad that I looked at became a candidate. I managed to narrow it down to a few really good ones and was just about to put the lid on the box when I saw the corner of this little gem poking out. Over the years S&M has had plenty of ads…

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Scanned: Robbie Morales’ Ride Issue 25 Cover

The other day while helping out at my parents house and I noticed the remnants of some BMX pictures that I used to have hanging on the walls. There’s actually still a poster of Brian Foster permanently fused to one of the walls due to a broken water pipe many years ago. Anyway, seeing those made me reminisce about some of the things that were an inspiration to me back in the day. One of the first things that popped into mind was this cover of the December/January 1997 issue of Ride #25 featuring Robo (the original Robo). I loved this cover…

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