Saturday, July 23, 2016

Zach Newman...small town bmx vert outsider, unknown and unsponsored shocks at the BMX Worlds...

Everyone loves an underdog, that's why Zach Newman's recent fourth place finish on the vert ramp at the BMX Worlds is so popular. Unsponsored, unknown and "under the radar" has been the theme for the 26 year old small town Kentucky native. "It's hard to break-in, so many contests are invite only, and if you are not connected through agents, insiders or sponsors it's nearly impossible to get a look", says Newman, who has been the first alternate for the prestigious XGames for the past three years straight."I knew I could beat those guys if I just had the chance to compete, so I borrowed $1500 from my parents for a plane ticket to England and the BMX World Championships". The BMX Worlds is an open competition for bike riding extreme athletes and this year was held in conjunction with the three day outdoor NASS Music and Sports Festival in the UK. A far away second in terms of money and prestige to ESPN's Xgames, yet the BMX Worlds features all the heavy hitters of the Vert Ramp, their sponsors and the international prime time coverage that follows. Newman who just missed the podium by a couple of points, seemed to be the crowd favorite. "Haha, I've made so many friends here in England, I camped with the kids and hungout, It's been a blast!". Newman said there was enough prize money to cover the loan and that hopefully the risk was worth the reward in terms of support and sponsorship. While most of the other athletes stayed on in the UK to see the sites, Zach was on a plane the next day headed back to Kentucky and his 9 -5 job as a mechanic at the local bike shop. If hard work and perseverance pays off we will see Zach Newman on the Podium very soon! Zach would like to THANK his wife Rachel, his parents, Resers Bicycle Outfitters (for the time off), Ollies Skatepark (they let me ride for free) Woodward Camp (extreme sports heaven on earth), FIT Bikes (they help me with bikes and parts) and everyone else who has supported me along the way, the trip so far has been awesome!

Billy Chadwick @localbmxmaguk

Monday, May 16, 2016

Today's Thrift Score...

   remember when these were all the rage from Studio 54 to Hollywood to the Rock Star Gods?...I scored a bunch of these 1980s original vintage cheap imitations of the real deal from "back-in-the-day"...when you wore this , it was a message "hey, I'm cool, I'm rich and I do Coke"...or at least I want to look like I do...Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Vintage Watch List...




I must admit I've been in sort of a funk lately...kind of bored with the whole vintage thing...haha, that lasted about a minute until I saw what was being offered on the Auction Block...WOWZER!!!...Happy Hunting...Kevin

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

today's Thrift Score...

wowzer...this 1950s - 60s vintage Official Kentucky Derby Souvenir Hat is super-Cool and super-Rare...Happy Hunting! Kevin

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

today's Thrift Score...

this crazy lot of over 50 1970's and 80's Concert T-Shirts that I fell into this past weekend at the local flea, when some random guy stopped by as I was packing and asked if I'd be interested in his sisters rock concert t-shirt collection...good stuff, all legit and most of them Mint and Un-worn, I bought them all!...nice to know stuff like this can still be found...Happy Hunting! Kevin

Monday, February 22, 2016