Name: John Buultjens Hometown: Dundee, Scotland. Now San Diego, California. Started riding BMX in: 1982 Number of bikes in the collection: Had 128, now 25
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? John Buultjens: The date was August 1997. I immigrated to Australia back in June 1995 and left all my old bikes and parts under my parents' house in Dundee. The folks were moving and had everything boxed up from under the house and shipped it to me in Australia. When I opened the boxes, I found all my childhood treasures, 1988 Sport, 1989 Chrome Master Bashguard, 1989 Master Bashguard in black and my 1991 Air-Master. eBay had just come online and I started searching for parts to re-build my bikes and bring them back to they way I rode them back in the day. Took me a few years, but I got all the parts. Whilst searching I was finding other bikes too, so I started collecting the Haro’s I had always dreamed of, including the 1982 Haro Freestyler.
Was Haro always the #1 brand in your head of bikes to collect? John Buultjens: Sure was, after receiving my OG bikes, I just knew I had to restore them.
Name: Perry Wills Hometown: Sacramento, CA Started riding BMX in: Late 70’s Number of bikes in your collection: 20-25 bikes currently not including parts
Can you claim you bombed down the hills on a bike in the '70s? Perry Wills: I did not bomb hills in 70’s, we typically made jumps in fields or went to places we knew there were jumps. Relatively flat where I grew up.
Do you think the suspension bikes from the '70s are fascinating? Perry Wills: Love suspension bikes! Own several. Probably the rarest I’ve had is Harry Leary’s mono shock made by Prodyne.. Current rarest probably the Whitney Marine Baja 500 mono shock.
When you see one at a local swapmeet do you have to get it no matter what? Perry Wills: I’ve purchased 3 mono shocks all being Matthew’s at a local flea market and one Silverfox shock bike so yeah pretty much. If I were to find one I’d most likely buy it..
Wales' finest export since the ginger ninja, Jordan Godwin celebrates the launch of his signature colorway for the Etnies Jameson Vulc. This Creme bad boy looks the business and Jordan backed it up with an onslaught of nutty street riding as you'd expect. Effortless whips, outrageous hardways and heaps more.
Been filming off and on lately winter in Ohio has been pretty brutal this year,took my new footage and put it together with my best past footage to make an ultimate compilation of me simply just riding my bike and having fun, hope you guys enjoy
Jaheeeeez, this goes hard as hell! 20 year old Joaquim Mayol comes stampeding through with this absolute banger of a DIG Locals! Joaquim comes from the a town 50kms outside Barcelona, Spain and certainly ain't scared to send it when he hits the city.
Name: Adam Cox Hometown: Glendora, CA. USA. Started racing BMX in: 1974 How many bikes in collection: 9
As a former Factory JMC rider, is that where the BMX collection started for you? Adam Cox: Collecting for me started in Jr. Highschool with balloon tire bikes, Beach cruisers and Whizzer Motorbikes. In about 2000 I started collecting BMX. At the end of 1980 my family moved to Sacramento, CA. My Dad and I had a shop out of our garage "Factory Connection". I had quite a bit of leftover inventory from that short venture to help me kick off my BMX collecting.
Do you only have "Made in the USA" bikes in your collection? Adam Cox: Yes
Does "Made in the USA" mean a lot to you to this day?
Happened to be near the Wetlands on a Wednesday, so that meant that they typical heavy crew would be roasting the trails just as they have over the last several years. Thanks to Anthony Napolitan for letting us come out.