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Offline oldschoolace

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*** We Were Rad book project ready to roll ***
« on: November 29, 2020, 02:12 PM »
Hey guys.

Over the last 3 years Ant (factory pilot) Andy (dancetothedrummersbeat) and myself have compiled over 10,000 unseen images and interviews from all over the BMX world including Martin Apajio, Tommy Brackens, Andy Ruffell, Maurice Meyer, Craig Schofield and a host of others as well as editors/contributors from the leading magazines from the era with a view to releasing the greatest BMX book ever!

The ethos of the book is to tell the story of BMX from the average joe on the street. Ramps in their back gardens, hanging around parks, wheelies in the street etc. and how the larger bmx world influenced them including chapters on music, fashion, shops and media.

It has been a massive labour of love but we have amassed a huge archive on BMX and are in the midst of compiling chapters with a view to launching our book early new year.

The book is primarily about British BMX and we think most of you guys would be interested, the photos we have alone are phenominal and all have never been seen before. We also have loads of cool insights and revealing conversations with the great and good of BMX

Once the book is out we plan to follow up with a massive exhibition of BMX ephemera, film, photos etc aswell as applying for long term funding for an archive. We are painfully aware that as every year passes, we lose legends, photos get lost or destroyed, stories forgotten and important relics lost forever.

We thinks its easy to underestimate the impact BMX had back then and are keen to save as much as we can for future generations.




We humbly invite you to check us out on facebook : https://m.facebook.com/groups/161890204418162

On Instagram : https://instagram.com/we_were_rad_book?igshid=f8q2i1qyrpvw

And if you would like to be kept up to date on things please check out our website : https://www.wewererad.com

We are super stoked that our huge project is nearly ready to roll and we think you will enjoy the RAD emersion in BMX as much as we have these last 3 years :)


« Last Edit: December 06, 2020, 12:26 PM by oldschoolace »
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Re: *** We Were Rad book project ready to roll ***
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 02:16 PM »
Look forward to it Clint.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 03:59 PM »
Look forward to it Clint.  8)

You're featured Tim :)
Thanks for your support  :4_17_5:

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 04:42 PM »
Signed up for this lads, sounds awesome  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 05:00 PM »
Look forward to it Clint.  8)

You're featured Tim :)
Thanks for your support  :4_17_5:

I'm humbled Andy! A truly inclusive project lads.  :daumenhoch:
« Last Edit: November 29, 2020, 05:04 PM by hotdog »

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 05:25 PM »
Thanks lads and lasses for all your support over .. we're very very close now!  8) :4_17_5:
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 07:44 PM »
Saw your post over on the Museum. Super impressed  :bow: :bow: :bow:, and can not wait for this to see the light of day,  to the three of you, thanks from all of us  :4_17_5:
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2020, 09:46 PM »
So THAT's where you've been! Glad to hear it's almost ready to hit the streets. :daumenhoch:

We may have been rad but you guys are most definitely rad!!! :bow:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2020, 10:32 PM »
Fair play to the three of ya for putting in so much work for us to enjoy  :4_17_5:
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 10:27 AM »
Good luck lads  :4_17_5:  look forward to getting a copy and reading this  :daumenhoch: keep us updated on here please as dont do any social media such as faceache  ;) :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2020, 12:17 PM »
Will do mate, we know some don't do the social media thing and we will put any updates up here for deffo  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 12:59 PM »
Awesome work lads,signed up and really looking forward to seeing it :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2020, 04:00 PM »
Top work guys, signed up  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2020, 11:17 PM »
I know these things are always tentative, etc, etc, but what's the target date for release of the book?
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2020, 07:24 AM »
Sounds like it's going to be a great read...btw the facebook link is incorrect, needs to be https://www.facebook.com/groups/161890204418162

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2020, 12:47 PM »

Great work gents.... looking forward to it  :popcorn:

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2020, 10:13 PM »
Top work guys, can't wait to get my hands on a copy 😏👍

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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2020, 08:21 AM »
Can't wait guys, what a great idea and project to do.
I agree the history and impact needs loging for us and future generations, BMX had such an impact and was massive back then.

Please keep all us unsociable media guys posted here!

I hope there is a whole chapter on Burners!

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2020, 12:26 PM »
Sounds like it's going to be a great read...btw the facebook link is incorrect, needs to be https://www.facebook.com/groups/161890204418162

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Cheers mate, fixed now  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2020, 05:23 PM »
Ihis will be the most sought after book in Old School BMX history IMO.  I cant wait to get a copy  fistblump explosion

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2021, 01:09 PM »
really looking forward to getting myself a copy... or 2... you boys have put some graft into this "little" project. roll on the launch day...🤞👌👏👏👏👏
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2021, 08:57 AM »
This is fantastic, great work guys. I've signed up!  :smitten:

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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2021, 11:04 AM »

How do I order a copy? Not on Facebook.  :-\

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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2021, 11:49 AM »
You can sign up for updates at  https://www.wewererad.com/
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